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1. "It is now an article of absolute faith among Republicans that 'the government' is an entity separate from 'the American people,' which they say the same way that the old Jesuits talked about 'the mystical Body of Christ.' It is now an ironclad commandment of conservative orthodoxy that 'the government' is something parasitic and alien."
Author: Charlie Pierce
2. "The Jesuits I know who have died and all their lives were great teachers, they're the least remembered people."
Author: Daniel Berrigan
3. "After learning the language and culture of the Chinese people, these Jesuits began to establish contacts with the young intellectuals of the country."
Author: Hu Shih
4. "The Jesuits had learned that a Christian mission to China could never succeed if it were not in a position to show and convince the Chinese intelligentsia of the superiority of the European culture."
Author: Hu Shih
5. "We're pupils of the religions—Catholic, Protestant, Jewish . . . Well, the Christian religions. Those who directed French education down through the centuries were the Jesuits. They taught us how to make sentences translated from the Latin, well balanced, with a verb, a subject, a complement, a rhythm. In short—here a speech, there a preach, everywhere a sermon! They say of an author, "He knits a nice sentence!" Me, I say, "It's unreadable." They say, "What magnificent theatrical language!" I look, I listen. It's flat, it's nothing, it's nil. Me, I've slipped the spoken word into print. In one sole shot."
Author: Louis Ferdinand Céline
6. "This society [Jesuits] has been a greater calamity to mankind than the French Revolution, or Napoleon's despotism or ideology. It has obstructed the progress of reformation and the improvement of the human mind in society much longer and more fatally.{Letter to Thomas Jefferson, November 4, 1816. Adams wrote an anonymous 4 volume work on the destructive history of the Jesuits}"
Author: Napoleon
7. "Before I met the Jesuits, I'd never encountered another group who thought that intellect and arrogance were treasures beyond price and necessities in waging wars against blasphemers, heretics."
Author: Pat Conroy
8. "It's always gratifying to share a hobby with a friend, and pining for erstwhile suitors falls into that category. In the months to come, Libby and I would analyze our respective exes with the gusto and intellectual rigor of Jesuits."
Author: Patricia Marx
9. "Some seem to think that Jesuits are behind everything, without any evidence whatsoever. That is not thinking, that is scapegoating."
Author: Sienna McQuillen
10. "Jesuits so dominated the study of earthquakes that seismology became known as 'the Jesuit Science."
Author: Thomas E. Woods Jr.

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