Category: Daily Quote

Daily Quote 8.27.14

G K Chesterton



” It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged.”












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Daily Quote 8.26.14

Lord Acton




” At all times sincere friends of freedom have been rare, and its triumphs have been due to minorities…. “












Daily Quote 8.25.14

CS Lewis


” Hitherto the plans of the educationalists have achieved very little of what they attempted, and indeed we may well thank the beneficent obstinacy of real mothers, real nurses, and (above all) real children for preserving the human race in such sanity as it still possesses.”










Daily Quote 8.24.14

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton



” Personal liberty is the paramount essential to human dignity and human happiness.”











Daily Quote 8.23.14

John Maynard Keynes




” Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. … Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. “












Daily Quote 8.20.14

Rose Wilder Lane




” Nothing whatever but the constitutional law, the political structure, of these United States protects any American from arbitrary seizure of his property and his person, from the Gestapo and the Storm Troops, from the concentration camp, the torture chamber, the revolver at the back of his neck in a cellar.”













Daily Quote 8.19.14

L Neil Smith




” Few things are more laughably pitiable than authority once it has been successfully defied.”












Daily Quote 8.17.14

Lawrence Auster



“Once the government becomes the supplier of people’s needs, there is no limit to the needs that will be claimed as a basic right.”













Daily Quote 8.17.14

Frederic Bastiat




” Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone.”












Daily Quote 8.16.14

Italo Calvino





” Nobody these days holds the written word in such high esteem as police states do…”












Daily Quote 8.15.14

Thomas Hobbes




” Unnecessary laws are not good laws, but traps for money.”














Daily Quote 8.14.14

Samuel Eliot Morison





” If the American Revolution had produced nothing but the Declaration of Independence, it would have been worthwhile…. The beauty and cogency of the preamble, reaching back to remotest antiquity and forward to an infinite future, having lifted the hearts of millions of men and will continue to do…. These words are more revolutionary than anything written by Robespierre, Marx, or Lenin, more explosive than the atom, a continual challenge to ourselves as well as an inspiration to the oppressed of all the world.”













Daily Quote 8.13.14

Clint Eastwood





” Abuse of power isn’t limited to bad guys in other nations. It happens in our own country if we’re not vigilant.”














Daily Quote 8.12.14


Jean-Francois Revel





” A human group transforms itself into a crowd when it suddenly responds to a suggestion rather than to reasoning, to an image rather than to an idea, to an affirmation rather than to proof, to the repetition of a phrase rather than to arguments, to prestige rather than to competence.”












Daily Quote 8.10.14

Maximilien Robespierre





“The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.”

Daily Quote 8.9.14

A Bill Concerning Slaves





” No slaves shall keep any arms whatever, nor pass, unless with written orders from his master or employer, or in his company, with arms from one place to another.”















Daily Quote 8.8.14

John Adams



” Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve of any political institution which is founded on it.”












Daily Quote 8.6.14

Ayn Rand



” When you have made evil the means of survival, do not expect men to remain good. Do not expect them to stay moral and lose their lives for the purpose of becoming the fodder of the immoral. Do not expect them to produce, when production is punished and looting rewarded. Do not ask, ‘Who is destroying the world?’ You are.”












Daily Quote 8.5.14

Cat Farmer





” If you suppose that good intentions justify intruding on the lives and properties of your fellow citizens: Do you appreciate being the target of somebody else’s good intentions, or haven’t you had that particular dubious pleasure yet? “












Daily Quote 8.4.14


Georg Christoph Lichtenberg




” Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all.”











Daily Quote 8.3.14

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.”













Daily Quote 8.2.14


Rev. Henry Ward Beecher




” Make men large and strong and tyranny will bankrupt itself in making shackles for them.”












Daily Quote 8.1.14

Daniel Webster



” If the States were not left to leave the Union when their rights were interfered with, the government would have been National, but the Convention refused to baptize it by that name.”












Daily Quote 7.31.14

Honore de Balzac




” Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.”













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