9. Thanks for the contest.
"Pay no attention to what the critics say; there has never been a statue erected to a critic" -Jean Sibilius
"Any society that takes away from the most capable and gives to the least, will perish" -Abraham Lincoln
120 if it's not been guessed before
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds. - Samuel Adams"
Not yet guys, keep guessing. Couple more close calls!
hmmm .... 118? (didn't check everyone's guess)