Most influential phrases

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Here is a list of some of the most influential phrases in history:

  • "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus" (Romans 3:23-24)
  • "Give me liberty or give me death" - Patrick Henry
  • "All men are created equal" - Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence
  • "... to secure these rights [life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness], Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed" - Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence
  • "I think, therefore I am" - Descartes
  • "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." George Orwell, Animal Farm.
  • "These are the times that try men’s souls." Thomas Paine, The American Crisis‎ (1776)
  • "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" - Ronald Reagan, speech at the Berlin Wall
  • "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth" - Genesis 1:1
  • "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."- Exodus 20:3
  • "upon this rock I will build my church" - Matthew 16:18
  • "Here I stand, I can do no other so help me God" - Martin Luther
  • "And yet it moves" - Galileo Galilei
  • "And [Josiah] did that which was right in the sight of the LORD," [2 Kings 22:2] "And he brake down the houses of the sodomites." 2 Kings 23:7

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