Category: Daily Quote


Daily Quote 5.23.15

Edmund Burke

 

 

 

” We must not always judge of the generality of the opinion by the noise of the acclamation.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 5.22.15

H. L. Mencken

 

 

 

” The average man does not want to be free. He simply wants to be safe.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Quote 5.21.15

John Locke

 

 

” Government has no other end than the preservation of property.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 5.20.15

Plutarch

 

 

 

“The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 5.19.15

Phillip K Howard

 

 

 

” Coercion by government, the main fear of our founding fathers, is now its most common attribute.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 5.18.15

Immanuel Kant

 

 

 

” The enjoyment of power inevitably corrupts the judgment of reason, and perverts its liberty. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 5.17.15

Patrick Henry

 

 

 

” Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 5.16.15

Sir Francis Bacon

 

 

 

 

” Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 5.15.15

William Drayton

 

 

 

” If Congress can determine what constitutes the general welfare and can appropriate money for its advancement, where is the limitation to carrying into execution whatever can be effected by money? “

Daily Quote 5.14.15

John Quincy Adams

 

 

 

” Posterity — you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 5.13.15

Albert Einstein

 

 

 

” The important thing is never to stop questioning.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 5.12.15

Douglas Adams

 

 

 

” Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 5.11.15

Donald S. McAlvaney

 

 

 

” In every declining civilization there is a small “remnant” of people who adhere to the right against the wrong; who recognize the difference between good and evil and who will take an active stand for the former and against the latter; who can still think and discern and who will courageously take a stand against the political, social, moral, and spiritual rot or decay of their day.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 5.10.15

Ernest Renan

 

 

 

” To be able to think freely, a man must be certain that no consequence will follow whatever he writes.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 5.9.15

Justice Potter Stewart

 

 

 

” The right to defy an unconstitutional statute is basic in our scheme. Even when an ordinance requires a permit to make a speech, to deliver a sermon, to picket, to parade, or to assemble, it need not be honored when it’s invalid on its face.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 5.8.15

Henrik Ibsen

 

 

 

” The majority is never right. Never, I tell you! That’s one of these lies in society that no free and intelligent man can ever help rebelling against. Who are the people that make up the biggest proportion of the population — the intelligent ones or the fools? I think we can agree it’s the fools, no matter where you go in this world, it’s the fools that form the overwhelming majority.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 5.7.15

Anatole France

 

 

 

” If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 5.6.15

Grover Whelan

 

Grover Whalen

 

” There is plenty of law at the end of a nightstick.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 5.5.15

Daniel Webster

 

 

 

” The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 5.4.15

John Jay

 

 

 

” The jury has the right to judge both the law as well as the fact in controversy.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 5.3.15

Robert Heinlein

 

 

 

” The police of a state should never be stronger or better armed than the citizenry. An armed citizenry, willing to fight, is the foundation of civil freedom.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 5.2.15

Norman Thomas

 

 

 

” The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Quote 5.1.15

Paul Valéry

 

 

 

” Liberty is the hardest test that one can inflict on a people. To know how to be free is not given equally to all men and all nations.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 4.30.15

Thomas Jefferson

 

 

 

” Fear can only prevail when victims are ignorant of the facts.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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