Thoughts


From Slyvestro Petro

The most drastic deprivation which any person can suffer is that of the freedom to utilize and enjoy the faculties which nature has given him and which his will and desire have developed. Keep a man from exercising his mind, his body, his faculties in the pursuit of his own wishes and delights, keep him from enjoying the fruits of his efforts -- and you have done everything evil to him that you can. The greatest desire of each person, in short, is to be free to get the most he can out of life. There is no other way objectively to define social goals than to call them the sum of the those individual goals which can be harmonized in society.

2017-12-15 at 19:08:16

From Robert LeFevre

No major culture has ever emerged that was built upon possession and force exclusively. For production to occur there must be long periods of time in which peaceful non-molestation is the order of the day. Force is a poor tool with which to obtain lasting calm and serenity. Production and trade, the devices which build what we call civilizations, are erected on ideas of ownership rather than ideas of possession. It is in this sense that human society is constructed upon a moral base: a recognition of the difference between right and wrong. There must be an understanding of the sanctity of boundary, and a broad adherence to support of such sanctity, for a culture to endure or advance.

2017-12-15 at 19:06:58

From Alexis de Tocqueville

Our contemporaries are only too ready to doubt the existence of free will because as individuals they feel frustrated by their weakness no matter which way they turn, yet they are still quite prepared to recognize the strength and independence of men joined together in a social body. One should be careful not to obscure this idea, because the goal is to exalt mens souls, not to complete the task of laying them low.

2017-12-09 at 10:27:47

From Calvin Coolidge

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. Work is not a curse; it is the prerogative of intelligence, the only means to manhood, and the measure of civilization.

2017-12-06 at 14:46:07

From Omar Bradley

The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants!!

2017-12-05 at 14:55:08

From Alex Fraser Tytler

The average age of the worlds great civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependency; from dependency back again to bondage.

2017-11-29 at 14:36:21

More From John Adams

There is a danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.

2017-11-27 at 15:12:58

From Alexis de Tocqueville

The citizen of the United States is taught from infancy to rely on his own exertions, in order to resist the evils of life; he looks upon the social authority with an eye of mistrust and anxiety, and he claims its assistance only when he is unable to do without it.

2017-11-25 at 10:44:45

From Robert Ringer

A man has the right to dispose of his life and his property in any way he chooses, without interference from anyone else. A man has no right to dispose of any other mans life or property, no matter what his personal rationalizations may be.

2017-11-21 at 12:49:43

From John Lennon

You gotta remember, establishment, it is just a name for evil. The monster does not care whether it kills all the students or whether there is a revolution. It is not thinking logically, it is out of control. The trouble with government as it is, is that it does not represent the people, It Controls Them.

2017-11-20 at 20:20:04

From James F. Byrnes

Power intoxicates men. When a man is intoxicated by alcohol, he can recover, but when his is intoxicated by power, he seldom recovers.

2017-11-18 at 08:41:08

More From Henry David Thoreau

Yet this government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of its own way. It does not keep the country free. It does not settle the West. It does not educate. The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.

2017-11-16 at 12:48:35

More From Frederic Bastiat

When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.

2017-11-14 at 12:20:14

From Gary M. Galles

If not for the corrupting lure of something for nothing, people would long ago have rejected the idea that wishes imply rights.

2017-11-11 at 14:55:48

From John Quincy Adams

Who but shall learn that freedom is the prize
Man still is bound to rescue or maintain;
That natures God commands the slave to rise,
And on the oppressors head to break the chain.
Roll, years of promise, rapidly roll round.
Till not a slave on this earth shall be found.

2017-11-09 at 11:49:41

As You Traverse This Life Please Try To Remember That There Are No Absolute Mistakes; There Are Only Errors In Your Perceived Judgement As To The Likely Outcomes Of Your Actions!!!