Top 100 Crusade Quotes

#1. I didn't decide to run for president to start a national crusade for the political reforms I believed in, or to run a campaign as if it were some grand act of patriotism. In truth, I wanted to be president because it had become my ambition to be president.

John McCain

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#2. I'm on a crusade to get movie directors to get their science right because, more often than they believe, the science is more extraordinary than anything they can invent.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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#3. The disintegration of the culture starts with the artist. I'm on a crusade to turn the tide in the arts, to restore dignity to the arts and, by extension, to the culture.

Thomas Kinkade

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#4. I have a crusade against fondant, also shortening. There's no reason why wedding cakes can't taste good if you know what you're doing.

Ron Ben-Israel

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#5. From Chile to China to Iraq, torture has been a silent partner in the global free-market crusade.

Naomi Klein

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#6. To them it was a holy crusade; not just a right, but a veritable duty, no less than an obeisance to God's commandment.

C.W. Lovatt

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#7. Many humanists in the West are stirred by a sense of outrage at what professed Christians, past and present, have done; and this makes them see their humanism as a kind of crusade, with the killing of Christianity as its prime goal.

J.I. Packer

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#8. tocsin of an ideological crusade, has no limits," Lippmann warned.

David McCullough

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#9. Anything that becomes a cult, or a mass movement, loses its moral and spiritual value. The crusade has to be personal, individual. As soon as it becomes collective it loses its purpose.

Rosamond Lehmann

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#10. I started the Pies Descalzos foundation in Colombia when I was 18, and since then I have been very involved in the crusade for education.


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#11. 'Indiana Jones' wasn't physically tough, but they are the only two films I've ever been ill on. On 'The Last Crusade,' I got sciatica. That's when the sciatic nerve, which goes through the funny hole in your pelvis down your leg, swells and rubs against the nerves.

John Rhys-Davies

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#12. You know - we've had to imagine the war here, and we have imagined that it was being fought by aging men like ourselves. We had forgotten that wars were fought by babies. When I saw those freshly shaved faces, it was a shock. 'My God, my God - ' I said to myself, 'It's the Children's Crusade.

Kurt Vonnegut

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#13. Any crusade requires optimism and the ambition to aim high

Paul Allen

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#14. To me, a world which thinks of itself in terms of puny, squalid, bickering little nations and not as one glorious field for the crusade of mankind is a world in which to succeed is the highest indignity that ca befall a good man, it is a world in which geed men are shut up like gods in a lavatory.

Michael Arlen

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#15. Evil isn't the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as Evil, maybe more so, and it's a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against Stupid. That might actually make a difference.

Jim Butcher

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#16. The life of a devotee is a crusade of which the heart is the Holy Land.

Alfred De Musset

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#17. Men, you are about to embark on a great crusade to stamp out runaway decency in the west. Now you men will only be risking your lives, whilst I will be risking an almost certain Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Harvey Korman

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#18. When Conservatives crusade against government while they are trying to be appointed to head the government, I think that's weird!

Rachel Maddow

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#19. A crusade is, simply put, something that's bigger than you are. It's a "cause" with an impact that reaches beyond your personal wants and needs.

Arthur L. Williams Jr.

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#20. As a young Marxist in college during the 1950s heyday of the anti-Communist crusade led by Senator Joseph McCarthy, I had more freedom to express my views in class, without fear of retaliation, than conservative students have on many campuses today.

Thomas Sowell

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#21. Like Russia's gangsterism and Bush's cronyism, contemporary Iraq is a creation of the fifty-year crusade to privatize the world. Rather than being disowned by its creators, it deserves to be seen as the purest incarnation yet of the ideology that gave it birth.

Naomi Klein

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#22. We must remember that in time of war what is said on the enemy's side of the front is always propaganda and what is said on our side of the front is truth and righteousness, the cause of humanity and a crusade for peace.

Walter Lippmann

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#23. When I was 6, a family friend gave me E.L. Konigsburg's 'A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver' and launched me on a full-blown Eleanor obsession. I wanted to ride off on Crusade, to launch a thousand troubadour songs, to marry a king - and then jilt him and marry another.

Lauren Willig

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#24. We reached a high point in my opinion with the passage of the civil rights legislation and Martin Luther King's success and the crusade of others. I think we kind of breathed a sigh of relief as if we had achieved the end of racial discrimination or white supremacy.

Jimmy Carter

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#25. This crusade is much more important than the anti- lynching movement, because there would be no lynching if it did not start in the schoolroom.

Carter G. Woodson

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#26. What was the reason for invading Iraq' Was it a humanitarian crusade or an economic one' I would be inclined to say the latter. It was the same with the Civil War, because the landed gentry's money was being stolen by the king.

Dougray Scott

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#27. Even thirty years later, reflecting back on the competition, Jobs cast it as a holy crusade: "IBM was essentially Microsoft at its worst. They were not a force for innovation; they were a force for evil. They were like ATT or Microsoft or Google is." Unfortunately

Walter Isaacson

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#28. My first published novel was 'Mother of Demons,' which is simply 'The High Crusade' standing on its head. Poul Anderson placed his medieval human heroes in a futuristic alien setting; I placed my futuristic human heroes in a bronze age alien setting.

Eric Flint

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#29. It is significant that whenever the public mind is to be diverted from great social wrong, a crusade is inaugurated against indecency.

Emma Goldman

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#30. A regular method was the levy for a crusade, which allowed ecclesiastical income within each country to be taxed by its king, who soon came to regard it as a right.

Barbara W. Tuchman

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#31. In the ancient recipe, the three antidotes for dullness or boredom are sleep, drink, and travel. It is rather feeble. From sleep you wake up, from drink you become sober, and from travel you come home again. And then where are you? No, the two sovereign remedies for dullness are love or a crusade.

D.H. Lawrence

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#32. Although his crusade in 1957 occurred at a time in our nation's history when race divided all, Reverend Graham refused to preach in segregated audiences.

Jerry Moran

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#33. One does not contemplate failure, or even death, when one believes oneself to be on a crusade.

Ben H. Winters

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#34. It has become a crusade of mine to demonstrate that TV need not be violent to be exciting.

Gene Roddenberry

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#35. Every walk is a sort of crusade, preached by some Peter the Hermit in us.

Henry David Thoreau

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#36. In the Crusades, getting the Holy Land back was the goal, and any means could be used to achieve it. World War II was a crusade. The firebombing of Tokyo by Doolittle and the carpet bombing in Germany, especially by the British, showed that.

Stanley Hauerwas

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#37. When you believe that you are not worthwhile in and of yourself, in the back of your mind you also begin to believe that life is not worthwhile in and of itself. It is only worthwhile insofar as it relates to your crusade. It is a kamikaze mission.

Marya Hornbacher

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#38. America does not need another political campaign based on denial and avoidance of some of our real problems. It needs a crusade to reform and renew our country, its institutions and political system.

Richard Lamm

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#39. Being a mother comes first for me. Before my husband, before this surrogacy crusade, before myself. I don't see myself as particularly strong.

Mary Beth Whitehead

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#40. Poul Anderson's 'The High Crusade' may have had a greater impact on my development as a writer than any other book I ever read.

Eric Flint

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#41. A loss is often a win delayed. A win at times is a loss defrayed. Equanimity with either is the real crusade.

Rashid Osmani

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#42. For the past several years, I've been harboring a fantasy, a last political crusade for the baby-boom generation. We, who started on the path of righteousness, marching for civil rights and against the war in Vietnam, need to find an appropriately high-minded approach to life's exit ramp.

Joe Klein

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#43. American Progressivism - the moralistic social crusade from which modern liberals proudly claim descent - is in some respects the major source of the fascist ideas applied in Europe by Mussolini and Hitler.

Jonah Goldberg

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#44. Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ and author of the Four Spiritual Laws chose three words for his tombstone: "slave for Jesus".

Kyle Idleman

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#45. Animals in general have always been my passion, project, crusade - whatever you want to call it! The ocean is such a huge, beautiful thing that I feel like we all take for granted.

Aimee Teegarden

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#46. [O]ld enough to be wise yet young enough to be willing to partake in an arduous crusade.

Donald Kingsbury

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#47. King Richard, who was a strong, restless, burly man, with one idea always in his head, and that the very troublesome idea of breaking the heads of other men, was mightily impatient to go on a Crusade to the Holy Land, with a great army.

Charles Dickens

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#48. Do you know that my personal crusade in life (in the philosophical sense) is not merely to fight collectivism, nor to fight altruism? These are only consequences, effects, not causes. I am out after the real cause, the real root of evil on earth the irrational.

Ayn Rand

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#49. A good journalistic organisation upholds four values: inform, reflect, crusade, connect.

Jane Eisner

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#50. Well, for me, my favourite 'Indiana Jones' is 'The Last Crusade,' because you get tears in your eyes when you see the old guard standing at the end, so that's my favourite one.

Ray Winstone

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#51. To defy the laws of tradition is a crusade only of the brave.

Les Claypool

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#52. At one time, I was very angry. I even treated fashion like a kind of crusade: you were either with us or against us, that kind of feeling. Now I know we need ideas, not kicking down a door.

Vivienne Westwood

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#53. What's lemonade? Something you make out of lemons. And what's a crusade? Something you make out of crosses - a course of gratuitous violence motivated by an obsession with unanalyzed symbols.

Aldous Huxley

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#54. The crusade is never off my mind
the exercise I do, the food I eat, the thought I think
all this and how I can help make my profession better-respected. To me, this one thing
physical culture and nutrition
is the salvation of America.

Jack LaLanne

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#55. I even made poor Louis take me on Crusade. How's that for blasphemy? I dressed my maids as Amazons and rode bare-breasted halfway to Damascus. Louis had a seizure and I damn near died of windburn ... but the troops were dazzled.

James Goldman

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#56. Every government, left or right, always engages in moral crusades. What else are they supposed to do? Especially when they make war; any war has to be a moral crusade.

Richard Rorty

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#57. You are a drab, she told herself, seduced into infatuation by a soldier's tale. Outremer, bravery, crusade, it is illusory romance. Pull yourself together, woman.

Ariana Franklin

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#58. We must fight inequality and poverty if we want to re-establish peace and security. Seven million Mexicans live in extreme poverty, which is why I have launched a crusade against hunger. We also have to improve our educational system and stimulate economic growth.

Enrique Pena Nieto

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#59. What made al Qaeda retrieve the doctrine of militant jihad, and Breivik the ideas of crusade and reconquest, is a sense of siege. So, we should help both Westerners and Muslims get rid of that sense by easing their political tensions and by fostering dialogue between them.

Mustafa Akyol

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#60. The war against the Canadian seal hunt is more than a protest. It is a crusade to bring harmony between the natural world and humanity. All of us who oppose it are dedicated to the protection of life and the abolition of cruelty.

Paul Watson

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#61. My own early crusade for same-sex marriage, for example, is now mainstream gay politics. It wasn't when I started.

Andrew Sullivan

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#62. What we need are mental and spiritual giants who are aflame with a purpose ... We're a race ready for crusade, for we've recognized that we're a race on this continent that can work out its own salvation.

Nannie Helen Burroughs

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#63. The line between faith and fanaticism is a constantly shifting one," Dr. Poblocki said. "When does belief become justification? When does right become rationale and crusade become crime?

Libba Bray

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#64. Conservatives have been using poor black and Latino children as mascots in the voucher crusade for a decade.

Cynthia Tucker

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#65. It's my belief that by demonizing Saddam, by raising the stakes in this war to the point where we're talking about a great moral crusade, that Bush in fact planted the seeds of discontent in the country, because this was fundamentally a limited war with limited objectives and with limited gains.

Rick Atkinson

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#66. Author points out in Woodrow Wilson the flipside of the positive we might call big picture vision. He observes that as college president Wilson resorted to the language of a national crusade when he met resistance in a local, academic issue.

David Pietrusza

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#67. I'm not on any crusade.

Don Henley

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#68. It's my crusade to help women feel good about themselves.

Drew Barrymore

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#69. The crusade to convince us that global warming can only be dealt with by wealth destruction and higher energy prices began with an effort to 'raise awareness,' which turned into some delicate nanny-state prodding before efforts to artificially inflate prices.

David Harsanyi

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#70. The Civil War was started over economic issues, not slavery. The War was not popular in the North until the issue of slavery was added at a later time to turn it into a moral crusade.

G. Edward Griffin

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#71. Joseph McCarthy and the John Birch Society launched an anti-Communist crusade that won the support of millions of Americans in the 1950s.

Robert Dallek

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#72. I want everyone in the Republican party who opposed me to know this: you are welcome to join this people's crusade. Come aboard. You are both welcome and needed. If we unite, we'll win - and we'll rebuild New York.

Carl Paladino

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#73. Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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#74. Protest to be effective, must be followed by resolute action and at this crisis in world history when materialistic energy aims at overthrowing spiritual energy and moral values, action needs to develop into a world crusade for the Spiritual Humanity.

Vida Goldstein

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#75. Equality is not in the natural order of things, and the crusade to make everyone equal in every respect (except before the law) is certain to have disastrous consequences.

Murray Rothbard

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#76. writers to explicitly posit that the Joker embraces the chaos of insanity and death, while the Batman instead channels his pain into an endless crusade to impose order.

Glen Weldon

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#77. It's like a big circle. I've gone on a get-a-man crusade, but so far it's been a disaster and I'm feeling as bad about myself as I ever have. I know I'm a great person and all that, a good friend, but I feel like real bottom of the barrel girlfriend material.

Ann Patchett

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#78. This Party is a moral crusade or it is nothing.

Harold Wilson

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James K. Morrow

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#80. Dominion is all about conquest; that's what we're made for. Men live for a cause, and this is the cause-the crusade to which we have been called-to make manifest the reign of Jesus Christ.

R.C. Sproul Jr.

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#81. Philosophically, Romanticism is a crusade to glorify man's existence; psychologically, it is experienced simply as the desire to make life interesting.

Ayn Rand

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#82. You have to go back to the Children's Crusade in 1212 AD to find as unfortunate and fatuous an attempt at manipulated hysteria as the Women's Liberation Movement.

Helen Lawrenson

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#83. They may not be conscripted against their will as the foot soldiers in a federal crusade.

John Paul Stevens

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#84. When the Pentagon feels free and even gleeful about killing anybody and Everybody who gets in the way of their vicious crusade for oil, the public soul of this country has changed forever, and professional sports is only a serenade for the death of the American dream. Mahalo.

Hunter S. Thompson

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#85. Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil.

Robert Anton Wilson

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#86. When I was a crusade director in British Columbia, all of our meetings were at 9:03. Somebody said 'That's ridiculous. Why did you do that?' It's because you remember it. You've never been to another 9:03 meeting.

Josh McDowell

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#87. As the ongoing industrial crusade to turn all earthly life to commercial purpose relentlessly impoverishes the biosphere and human culture, our living images of graceful possibility dwindle.

Stephanie Mills

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#88. There was one thing I was never going to do
no way: preach at a crusade!

Franklin Graham

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#89. Preach, my dear Sir, a crusade against ignorance; establish & improve the law for educating the common people.

Thomas Jefferson

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#90. It appears an extraordinary thing to me, that since there is such a diabolical spirit in the depravity of human nature, as persecution for difference of opinion in religious tenets, there never happened to be any inquisition, any auto da fe, any crusade, among the Pagans.

Laurence Sterne

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#91. The unweary, unostentatious, and inglorious crusade of England against slavery may probably be regarded as among the three or four perfectly virtuous pages comprised in the history of nations.

William Edward Hartpole Lecky

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#92. We had allowed ourselves to become distracted on the way to the Crusade, never laid eyes on a Turk, turned to pillage and rapine among the Hungarians and Greeks in order to reach the East ... all for the glory of God, of course, until defeated,

H.P. Lovecraft

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#93. The thirst for adventure is the vent which Destiny offers; a war, a crusade, a gold mine, a new country, speak to the imagination and offer ...

Jose Bergamin

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#94. Democracy is now going forth on a crusade against imperialism.

Irving Babbitt

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#95. It is not right to associate the fight against international terrorist networks with an imaginary crusade against Islam.

Omar Bongo

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#96. In the course of his ongoing crusade for Medicaid expansion, Ohio governor John Kasich has suggested that Ronald Reagan, Saint Peter, and God Himself all would support his plan to accept Obamacare's Medicaid expansion.

Edwin Meese

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#97. My Scottish Labour Party is a crusade - to fight poverty, inequality and injustice.

Johann Lamont

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#98. This crusade, this war on terrorism is going to take a while.

George W. Bush

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#99. You [the employees] are involved in a crusade.

Herb Kelleher

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#100. The difference between a policy and a crusade is that a policy is judged by its results, while a crusade is judged by how good it makes its crusaders feel.

Thomas Sowell

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