In the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
— Woodrow Wilson

Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugationthe last arguments to which kings resort.
Patrick Henry petition quote

In the Lords prayer, the first petition is for daily bread; no one can worship God, or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
— Woodrow Wilson

Historically and politically, the petit-bourgeois is the key to the century. The bourgeois and proletariat classes have become abstractions: the petite-bourgeoisie, in contrast, is everywhere, you can see it everywhere, even in the areas of the bourgeois and the proletariat, what's left of them.
— Roland Barthes

Petition me no petitions, sir, to-day;Let other hours be set apart for business.To-day it is our pleasure to be drunk;And this our queen shall be as drunk as we.
— petition quotation by Henry Fielding