Category: Daily Quote

Daily Quote 12.17.14

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr



” I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy — I don’t disparage envy but I don’t accept it as legitimately my master. “










Daily Quote 12.16.14

Herbert B. Swope


” The first duty of a newspaper is to be accurate. If it is accurate, it follows that it is fair. “










Daily Quote 12.15.14

Louis McFadden




” The Federal Reserve (Banks) are one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever seen. There is not a man within the sound of my voice who does not know that this Nation is run by the International Bankers.”











Daily Quote 12.14.14

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin



” The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.”










Daily Quote 12.13.14

Robert Heinlein




” Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Nations and peoples who forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms.”











Daily Quote 12.12.14

Sir Francis Bacon




” Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.”











Daily Quote 12.11.14

William Glasser




” There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison. “











Daily Quote 12.10.14

William Jennings Bryan



” Money power denounces, as public enemies, all who question its methods or throw light upon its crimes. “











Daily Quote 12.9.14

Robert Higgs




” Democrats and Republicans alike support the “War on Drugs.” Federal, state, and local police make more than a million drug arrests yearly. Drug cases clog the courts. More than 60% of federal prison cells and about 30% of state prison cells hold drug offenders. No-knock drug raiders nullify the Fourth Amendment every day. Yet illicit drugs continue to pour onto the market, and they are readily available throughout the land. Looks like another failed policy. But politicians say more money will win the war. For fiscal 1996, President Clinton has requested a record $14.6 billion for this exercise in futility. State and local government will also spend huge sums. Who benefits? Posturing politicians and puritanical zealots, of course, but also the Drug Enforcement Administration, Customs Service, Coast Guard, FBI, and the rest of the drug warriors. Police love the drug war, because the forfeiture laws it inspired allow them to seize and keep private property with impunity. Corrupt cops get fabulous bribes, and corruption therefore runs rampant. “











Daily Quote 12.8.14

Frank Chodorov




” Perhaps the removal of trade restrictions throughout the world would do more for the cause of universal peace than can any political union of peoples separated by trade barriers. “











Daily Quote 12.7.14




” The more laws and restrictions there are, the poorer people become.”














Daily Quote 12.6.14

Dr. Lawrence W. Reed




” It constantly amazes me that defenders of the free market are expected to offer certainty and perfection while government has only to make promises and express good intentions. Many times, for instance, I’ve heard people say, “A free market in education is a bad idea because some child somewhere might fall through the cracks,” even though in today’s government school, millions of children are falling through the cracks every day. “











Daily Quote 12.5.14

Noah Webster




” Another source of power in government is a military force. But this, to be efficient, must be superior to any force that exists among the people, or which they can command; for otherwise this force would be annihilated, on the first exercise of acts of oppression. Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States.”










Daily Quote 12.4.14

Helen Keller




” Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. “













Daily Quote 12.3.14





” The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage.”










Daily Quote 12.2.14

G K Chesterton



” The free man owns himself. He can damage himself with either eating or drinking; he can ruin himself with gambling. If he does he is certainly a damn fool, and he might possibly be a damned soul; but if he may not, he is not a free man any more than a dog. “









Daily Quote 12.1.14

Julian Simon




” Not understanding the process of a spontaneously-ordered economy goes hand-in-hand with not understanding the creation of resources and wealth. “










Daily Quote 11.30.14

Theodore Roosevelt



” To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. “










Daily Quote 11.29.14

Albert Einstein



” The ruling class has the schools and press under its thumb. This enables it to sway the emotions of the masses.”











Daily Quote 11.28.14

Vladimir Putin




” Let us be frank: provoking military-political instability and other regional conflicts is also a convenient way of deflecting people’s attention from mounting social and economic problems. “










Daily Quote 11.27.14

Samuel Adams




” All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they should.”










Daily Quote 11.26.14

Percy Bysshe Shelley



” Conformity and obedience, Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth, Makes slaves of men and of the human frame, A mechanized automaton. “










Daily Quote 11.25.14

Edward Gibbon


” The principles of a free constitution are irrevocably lost when the legislative power is dominated by the executive. “











Daily Quote 11.24.14

Alistair Cooke




” Liberty is the luxury of self-discipline, that those nations historically who have failed to discipline themselves have had discipline imposed by others. “












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