„It is with regret that I pronounce the fatal truth: Louis must die, so that the country may live.“

—  Maximilien Robespierre, Original French: Je prononce à regret cette fatale vérité... mais Louis doit mourir, parce qu'il faut que la patrie vive. Speech to the National Convention http://www.royet.org/nea1789-1794/archives/journal_debats/an/1792/convention_1792_12_03.htm on the judgment of Louis XVI (3 December 1792)
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„As many people as necessary must die in Argentina so that the country will again be secure.“

—  Jorge Rafael Videla Argentinian President 1925 - 2013
Videla in 1975, as quoted in Adam Bernstein (May 17 2013). "Jorge Rafael Videla, ruthless Argentine junta leader, dies at 87". The Washington Post.

„Are the ravishments of truth, so fatal to
The truth itself, the first idea becomes
The hermit in a poet’s metaphors“

—  Wallace Stevens American poet 1879 - 1955
Context: p>So poisonousAre the ravishments of truth, so fatal to The truth itself, the first idea becomes The hermit in a poet’s metaphors,Who comes and goes and comes and goes all day.</p

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„I do not have regrets. I believe I helped preserve the peace for this country. Why should I regret that?“

—  Hyman George Rickover United States admiral 1900 - 1986
Context: I do not have regrets. I believe I helped preserve the peace for this country. Why should I regret that? What I accomplished was approved by Congress — which represents our people. All of you live in safety from domestic enemies because of security from the police. Likewise, you live in safety from foreign enemies because our military keeps them from attacking us. Nuclear technology was already under development in other countries. My assigned responsibility was to develop our nuclear navy. I managed to accomplish this.

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„I only regret that I have but one shirt to give for my country.“

—  Abbie Hoffman American political and social activist 1936 - 1989
Post-trial statement (modeled after a quote by American revolutionary Nathan Hale), after being declared guilty of flag desecration for wearing a shirt that resembled an American flag (1968), quoted in "The Trial of Abbie Hoffman's Shirt" in The Huffington Post (8 June 2005) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-krassner/the-trial-of-abbie-hoffma_b_2334.html.

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„I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.“

—  Nathan Hale soldier for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War 1755 - 1776
Last words before being hanged by the British as a spy, (September 22, 1776), according to the account by William Hull based on reports by British Captain John Montresor who was present and who spoke to Hull under a flag of truce the next day:

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„I regret the narrow contracted education of the females of my own country.“

—  Abigail Adams 2nd First Lady of the United States (1797–1801) 1744 - 1818
Letter to John Adams (30 June 1778)

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„I may live in Beirut, but I think Egypt is beautiful and I feel like it’s my second country.“

—  Layal Abboud Lebanese pop singer 1982
July 16, 2014; Interview by Insight Magazine http://www.insight-egypt.com/celebrities/layal-abboud/july-16/214

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