Category: Daily Quote


Daily Quote 10.30.14

Robert W Lee

 

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” The statist objective, always, is to make as many persons as possible, as dependent as possible, on a government as big as possible. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Quote 10.29.14

Sigmund Freud

 

 

 

” A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.28.14

Sir William Arthur Lewis

 

 

 

” Collective judgment of new ideas is so often wrong that it is arguable that progress depends on individuals being free to back their own judgment despite collective disapproval. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.27.14

Joseph Paul Goebbels

 

 

” Not every item of news should be published. Rather must those who control news policies endeavor to make every item of news serve a certain purpose. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.26.14

Robert Heinlein

 

 

” Political tags — such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth — are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.25.14

Barry Goldwater

 

 

 

” Most Americans have no real understanding of the operation of the international money lenders. The accounts of the Federal Reserve System have never been audited. It operates outside of the control of Congress and manipulates the credit of the United States. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.24.14

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 10.23.14

Richard Henry Lee

 

 

 

” [If Parliament] may take from me one shilling in the pound, what security have I for the other nineteen? “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.22.14

Frederic Bastiat

 

 

 

” By virtue of exchange, one man’s prosperity is beneficial to all others.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.21.14

Isabel Paterson

 

 

 

” Do you think nobody would willingly entrust his children to you or pay you for teaching them? Why do you have to extort your fees and collect your pupils by compulsion? “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.20.14

Ammon Hennacy

 

 

” Oh, judge, your damn laws: the good people don’t need them and the bad people don’t follow them so what good are they? “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.19.14

Margaret Mead

 

 

” My grandmother wanted me to have an education, so she kept me out of school. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.18.14

Mark Steyn

 

 

 

 

” The salient feature of America in the Age of Obama is a failed government class institutionally committed to living beyond its means, and a citizenry too many of whom are content to string along. ” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.17.14

Auberon Herbert

 

 

” Force and reason — which last is the essence of the moral act — are at the two opposite poles. The one who compels his neighbor… treats him, not as a being with reason, but as an animal in whom reason is not. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.16.14

Tom Bethell

 

 

 

” No Gulag, evidently, can deter the advocates of state power from believing in their own virtue and in the morality of the power they exercise. We are all Hobbesians now. Virtue is presumed to reside in the state. Its reliance on compulsion is seen as fulfilling, not undermining, morality. Our communicators, oddly employed in the private sector, work tirelessly to ensure that state control is maintained, our taxes stay high, the official message is promoted. The people know, and can only know, a tiny fraction of what Leviathan does, and what they know is what these partisans tell them. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.15.14

James Madison

 

 

 

” Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of freedoms of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.14.14

Edward Abbey

 

 

” A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.13.14

Kenneth Boulding

 

 

 

” A world of unseen dictatorship is conceivable, still using the forms of democratic government. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.12.14

Paul Craig Roberts

 

 

 

” In U.S. politics, ‘compassion’ means giving money and privileges to well organized interest groups at everyone else’s expense. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.11.14

Adam Smith

 

 

” I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.10.14

James Madison

 

 

 

 

” The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation and foreign commerce. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.9.14

Hypatia of Alexandria

 

 

 

” Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.8.14

Marcus Tullius Cicero

 

 

 

” To be ignorant of what happened before you were born… is to live the life of a child for ever.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.7.14

H L Mencken

 

 

 

” Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule — and both commonly succeed, and are right. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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