Thoughts


From Auberon Herbert

If a man is to be a really good parent, or a really thoughtful and self-directing man, it must not be because by law or by some other brutal force method you have tied his hands, but because of an inner sense in himself as to what is right, which he respects and obeys; and this inner sense tends only to survive in the free man.

2015-10-01 at 13:45:16

From John Jones

Honesty is doing the right thing when some one is looking.
Integrity is doing so when no one is.

2015-09-29 at 14:29:08

From Laurence M. Vance

Members of the U.S. military do the dirty work of the U.S. government. They should not be thanked. They should not be praised. They should not be honored. They should be pitied, sympathized with, forgiven, helped, and, above all, told the truth about the evils of the U.S. government, its military, and its foreign policy.

2015-09-29 at 04:59:21

From J. Gresham Machen

I believe that in the sphere of the mind we should have absolutely unlimited competition - A public education that is not faced by such competition of private schools is one of the deadliest enemies to liberty that has ever been devised. I think that when it comes to the training of human beings, you have to be a great deal more careful than you do in other spheres about preservation of the right of individual liberty and the principle of individual responsibility; and I think we ought to be plain about this - that unless we preserve the principles of liberty in this department there is no use in trying to preserve them anywhere else. If you give the bureaucrats the children, you might as well give them everything else as well.

2015-09-26 at 12:28:55

From Supreme Court Justice George Sutherland

Good character does not consist in the mere ability to store away in the memory a collection of moral aphorisms that runs loosely off the tongue-- Character to be good must be stable -- must have taken root. It is an acquisition of thought and conduct which have become habitual -- so firmly fixed in the conscience, and indeed in the body itself, as to insure unhesitating rejection of an impulse to do wrong.

2015-09-25 at 18:48:20

From Neil Pearl

When they turn the pages of history
When these days have passed long ago
Will they read of us with sadness
For the seeds that we let grow?
We turned our gaze
From the castles in the distance
Eyes cast down
On the path of least resistance.

Cities full of hatred, fear and lies
Withered hearts and cruel, tormented eyes
Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise
Beating down the multitude and
Scoffing at the wise!

2015-09-18 at 22:59:15

More From Cousin Lucky

Some people believe that more study is needed about narcotics; I am not one of them!! As far as I am concerned there is not any difference between a terrorist bomber and a narcotics importer/distributor!! The bomber kills many Americans very quickly; the narcotics importer/distributor kills many Americans by slowly poisoning them and their loved ones!! Treason is treason in my book and anyone poisoning our society with drugs is a cold blooded traitor!!

2015-09-18 at 22:52:23

From The Hiding Place

"Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God."

2015-09-17 at 07:49:35

From Robert A. Heinlen

Government! Three fourths parasitic and the other fourth stupid fumbling--oh, he conceded that man, a social animal, could not avoid having government, any more than an individual man could escape his lifelong bondage to his bowels. But Harshaw did not have to like it. Simply because an evil was inescapable was no reason to term it a "good." He wished that government would wander off and get lost!

2015-09-04 at 14:09:50

More From Cousin Lucky

As children we led three lives; at home we led a strict life, in our own neighborhood where we were known we led a different life, but where nobody knew us we let all the mischief within us hang right on out!!

2015-09-04 at 12:39:42

From Joseph Sobran

If you want government to intervene domestically, you are a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you are a conservative. If you want government...to intervene everywhere, you are a moderate. If you do not want government to intervene anywhere, you are an extremist.

2015-09-03 at 12:24:10

From Paul Thomas New Zealand Herald

Trump personifies everything the rest of the world despises about America: casual racism, crass materialism, relentless self-aggrandizement, vulgarity on an epic scale. He is the Ugly American in Excelsis.

2015-08-31 at 14:19:06

More From H.L. Mencken

The state -- or, to make matters more concrete, 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. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can not get, and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time it is made good by looting "A" to satisfy "B". In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of advanced auction on stolen goods.

2015-08-18 at 13:49:39

From Augustin Cochin

When the acts of a popular power attain a certain degree of arbitrariness and become oppressive, they are always presented as acts of self-defense and public safety.

2015-08-15 at 04:34:54

From Oscar Wilde

Art is individualism, and individualism is a disturbing and disintegrating force. There lies its immense value. For what it seeks is to disturb monotony of type, slavery of custom, tyranny of habit, and the reduction of man to the level of a machine.

2015-08-11 at 15:59:01

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!!!