Category: Daily Quote


Daily Quote 4.19.15

Aldous Huxley

 

 

 

” The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 4.18.15

Marcus Tullius Cicero

 

 

 

” Endless money forms the sinews of war.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 4.17.15

John Locke

 

 

 

” Virtue is harder to be got than a knowledge of the world; and, if lost in a young man, is seldom recovered.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 4.16.15

Arnold J. Toynbee

 

 

 

” The last stage but one of every civilization, is characterized by the forced political unification of its constituent parts, into a single greater whole.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 4.15.15

Jonathan Rauch

 

 

 

” A liberal society stands on the proposition that we should all take seriously the idea that we might be wrong. This means we must place no one, including ourselves, beyond the reach of criticism (no final say); it means that we must allow people to err, even where the error offends and upsets, as it often will.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 4.14.15

Malcolm Wallop

 

 

 

” Today government touches everything in America and harms almost everything it touches. Federal, state, and local governments together spend 42 out of every 100 dollars we earn. Those who do the taxing and spending have long since ceased to work for the people as a whole. Rather, they work for themselves and for their clients—the education industry, the welfare culture, public-employee unions, etc.. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 4.13.15

Herbert Spencer

 

 

 

” For what is meant by saying that a government ought to educate the people? Why should they be educated? What is the education for? Clearly, to fit the people for social life — to make them good citizens. And who is to say what are good citizens? The government: there is no other judge. And who is to say how these good citizens may be made? The government: there is no other judge. Hence the proposition is convertible into this — a government ought to mold children into good citizens, using its own discretion in settling what a good citizen is and how the child may be molded into one.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murray N. Rothbard

 

 

 

” It’s ours to right the great wrong done,\\ Ten thousand years ago — \\ The State, conceived in blood and hate, \\ Remains our only foe! \\ Oh, join us, brothers, join us, sisters,\\ Victory is nigh!\\ Come meet your fate, destroy the State,\\ And raise black banners high! “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 4.11.15

Dr Walter Block

 

 

 

” Protectionism is a misnomer. The only people protected by tariffs, quotas and trade restrictions are those engaged in uneconomic and wasteful activity. Free trade is the only philosophy compatible with international peace and prosperity.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 4.10.14

Andrew Bernstein

 

 

 

” Statism – the subordination of the individual to the state —  leads inevitably to the most hideous oppression.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 4.9.15

Thomas Jefferson

 

 

 

” If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 4.8.15

Aristophanes

 

 

 

” Under every stone lurks a politician.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 4.7.15

Alexandre Dumas

 

 

 

” Rogues are preferable to imbeciles because they sometimes take a rest.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Quote 4.6.15

Henry Brooks Adams

 

 

 

” Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 4.5.15

Jean Baptiste Colbert

 

 

 

” The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 4.4.15

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

 

” You have to choose [as a voter] between trusting to the natural stability of gold and the natural stability of the honesty and intelligence of the members of the Government. And, with due respect for these gentlemen, I advise you, as long as the Capitalist system lasts, to vote for gold.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 4.3.15

Friedrich Hayek

 

 

 

” A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 4.2.15

Charles de Montesquieu

 

 

 

” In the state of nature…all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the law.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 4.1.15

Butler D Shaffer

 

 

 

” Because we fear the responsibility for our actions, we have allowed ourselves to develop the mentality of slaves. Contrary to the stirring sentiments of the Declaration of Independence, we now pledge “our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor” not to one another for our mutual protection, but to the state, whose actions continue to exploit, despoil, and destroy us.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 3.31.15

Louis-René de Caradeuc de La Chalotais

 

 

 

” I claim for the nation an education that depends only on the State, because children of the State must be raised by members of the State.”   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 3.30.15

H L Mencken

 

 

 

” It is the invariable habit of bureaucracies, at all times and everywhere, to assume…that every citizen is a criminal. Their one apparent purpose, pursued with a relentless and furious diligence, is to convert the assumption into a fact. They hunt endlessly for proofs, and, when proofs are lacking, for mere suspicions.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 3.29.15

Alexander Hamilton

 

 

 

” If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 3.28.15

Thomas Sowell

 

 

 

” One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 3.27.15

William Wallace

 

 

 

 

” I tell you true, liberty is the best of all things; never live beneath the noose of a servile halter.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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