Category: Daily Quote

Daily Quote 7.23.14




Walter Bagehot




” A democratic despotism is like a theocracy: it assumes its own correctness.”












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Daily Quote 7.21.14

William Kingdon Clifford




” All our liberties are due to men who, when their conscience has compelled them, have broken the laws of the land.”












Daily Quote 7.20.14

John Hospers





” An economy cannot long remain prosperous by government’s taxing and spending more, now absorbing national output at a rate equal to the entire income of every American living west of the Mississippi. If this trend continues, America will gradually sink into the status of a Third World nation — more unemployment, more shackles on production, more poverty.”













Daily Quote 7.19.14





” A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious.”













Daily Quote 7.18.14

Michel De Montaigne




” Those who give the first shock to a state are the first overwhelmed in its ruin; the fruits of public commotion are seldom enjoyed by him who was the first mover; he only beats the water for another’s net.”














Daily Quote 7.17.14

H L Mencken





” All government, in its essence, is organized exploitation, and in virtually all of its existing forms it is the implacable enemy of every industrious and well-disposed man.”












Daily Quote 7.15.14

Dr Ron Paul




” You don’t have a right to the fruits of somebody else’s labor. You don’t have a right to a house, you don’t have a right to a job, you don’t have a right to medical care. You have a right to your life, you have your right to your liberty, you have a right to keep what your earn. And that’s what produces prosperity.”













Daily Quote 7.14.14

Andrew Hamilton




” Jurors should acquit, even against the judge’s instruction … if exercising their judgment with discretion and honesty they have a clear conviction that the charge of the court is wrong.”












Daily Quote 7.13.14

Franklin D. Roosevelt





” In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happened, you can bet it was planned that way.”












Daily Quote 7.12.14

Benito Mussolini



” Against individualism, the Fascist conception is for the State … Liberalism denies the State in the interests of the particular individual; Fascism reaffirms the State as the true reality of the individual.”












Daily Quote 7.11.14

Walter Olson






” The paternalist project for our civil courts runs something as follows. After the revolution — which perhaps has already taken place—the average citizen will enjoy a vast array of wonderful new rights to sue other people. You will be empowered to haul your neighbors and fellow citizens to court if you feel they have fallen short of good faith and fair play. You will be entitled to sue them for unlimited damages, punitive as well as compensatory, even over behavior that had previously been thought not subject to liability at all. Everyone will be under a vague but stringent obligation to look out for your safety and welfare, enforceable by legal action. You will enjoy a cornucopia of contention opportunities, a smorgasbord of suing options, a Lotus-land of litigability.”












Daily Quote 7.10.14

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr



” Whatever disagreement there may be as to the scope of the phrase “due process of law” there can be no doubt that it embraces the fundamental conception of a fair trial, with opportunity to be heard.”













Daily Quote 7.9.14

Alexander Solzhenitsyn





“The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world.”

Daily Quote 7.8.14

Abraham Lincoln




” I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country; corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in High Places will follow, and the Money Power of the Country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the People, until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war. “












Daily Quote 7.7.14

Robert Southey





” Easier were it To hurl the rooted mountain from its base, Than force the yoke of slavery upon men Determin’d to be free.”














Daily Quote 7.6.14

Jacob G. Hornberger





” The true patriot scrutinizes the actions of his own government with unceasing vigilance. And when his government violates the morality and rightness associated with principles of individual freedom and private property, he immediately rises in opposition to his government.”













Daily Quote 7.5.14

Charles de Gaulle



” In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.”














Daily Quote 7.4.14

Mortimer Adler




” Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.”














Daily Quote 7.3.14

James Madison








” How prone all human institutions have been to decay; how subject the best-formed and most wisely organized governments have been to lose their check and totally dissolve; how difficult it has been for mankind, in all ages and countries, to preserve their dearest rights and best privileges, impelled as it were by an irresistible fate of despotism.”


























Daily Quote 7.2.14





” Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher.”













Daily Quote 7.1.14

H L Mencken



” [T]he only thing wrong with Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was that it was the South, not the North, that was fighting for a government of the people, by the people and for the people.”














Daily Quote 6.30.14

Maxwell Anderson





” When a government takes over a people’s economic life it becomes absolute, and when it has become absolute it destroys the arts, the minds, the liberties and the meaning of the people it governs.”












Daily Quote 6.29.14

e. e. cummings




” To be nobody but yourself — in a world which is doing it’s best, night and day, to make you like everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.”












Daily Quote 6.28.14

Italo Calvino





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














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