Category: Daily Quote


Daily Quote 6.27.15

Maria Montessori

 

 

” Discipline must come through liberty… We do not consider an individual disciplined when he has been rendered as artificially silent as a mute and as immovable as a paralytic. He is an individual annihilated, not disciplined. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Quote 6.26.15

Doris Lessing

 

 

 

” Political correctness is the natural continuum from the party line. What we are seeing once again is a self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing their views on others.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 6.25.15

John Wayne

 

 

 

” It rankles me when somebody tries to force somebody to do something.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 6.24.15

St Augustine

 

 

” Though defensive violence will always be ‘a sad necessity’ in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Quote 6.23.15

George Mason

 

 

 

” Considering the natural lust for power so inherent in man, I fear the thirst of power will prevail to oppress the people.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Quote 6.22.15

Henry David Thoreau

 

 

 

” That government is best which governs least.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 6.21.15

Mark Twain

 

 

 

” When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 6.20.15

Herbert Spencer

 

 

” The authoritarian sets up some book, or man, or tradition to establish the truth. The freethinker sets up reason and private judgment to discover the truth… It takes the highest courage to utter unpopular truths.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 6.19.15

James A. Bruton, III

 

 

” Every time we establish a new crime, we’re creating a new mechanism for the government to check up on you.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Quote 6.18.15

Frederick the Great

 

 

“I begin by taking. I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 6.17.15

Harry A. Blackmun

 

 

” By placing discretion in the hands of an official to grant or deny a license, such a statute creates a threat of censorship that by its very existence chills free speech.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 6.16.15

Jean-Francois Revel

 

 

” Democracy tends to ignore, even deny, threats to its existence because it loathes doing what is needed to counter them. It awakens only when the danger becomes deadly, imminent, evident. By then, either there is too little time left for it to save itself, or the price of survival has become crushingly high.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 6.15.15

Gaius Julius Caesar

 

 

 

“All bad precedents began as justifiable measures.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 6.14.15

Max Stirner

 

 

 

“The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 6.13.15

Plato

 

 

 

“The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs, is to be ruled by evil men.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 6.12.15

Joseph Sobran

 

 

“Tyranny seldom announces itself. …In fact, a tyranny may exist without an individual tyrant. A whole government, even a democratically elected one, may be tyrannical.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 6.11.15

James Madison

 

 

“The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 6.10.15

Rudyard Kipling

 

 

 

” The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 6.9.15

Denis Diderot

 

 

 

” Watch out for the fellow who talks about putting things in order! Putting things in order always means getting other people under your control.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 6.8.15

H L Mencken

 

 

” The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 6.7.15

C. L. De Montesquieu

 

 

” The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 6.6.15

William H Rehnquist

 

 

 

” We start with first principles. The Constitution creates a Federal Government of enumerated powers.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Quote 6.5.15

GK Chesterton

 

 

 

” Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 6.4.15

George Washington

 

 

 

” The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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