Thoughts


More from Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great Men Are They Who See That Spiritual Is Stronger Than Material
Force, That Thoughts Rule The World.

2009-12-28 at 16:57:35

More From George Washington

Labor To Keep Alive In Your Heart That Little Spark Of Celestial Fire
Called Conscience.

2009-12-22 at 20:49:24

From Milton Friedman

The Government First Provides Very Poor Schooling, And Then The Harm Is
Multiplied By The Minimum Wage Law, Which Makes It Difficult To Get On-
The-Job Training. Without The Minimum Wage Law, The Least Skilled Could
Offer To Work For Low Wages, Which Would Provide An Incentive For
Employers To Hire And Train Them.

2009-12-17 at 18:23:54

More From Aldous Huxley

Most Human Beings Have An Almost Infinite Capacity For Taking Things For
Granted. That Men Do Not Learn Very Much From The Lessons Of History
Is The Most Important Of All The Lessons Of History.

Most Ignorance Is Vincible Ignorance. We Do Not Know Because
We Do Not Want To Know.

2009-12-15 at 18:19:50

From Max Stimer

The Object Of The State Is Always The Same; To Limit The Individual,
To Tame Him, To Subordinate Him, To Subjugate Him.

2009-12-11 at 20:16:58

And More from James Madison

I Believe There Are More Instances Of The Abridgment Of The Freedom Of
The People By Gradual And Silent Encroachments Of Those In Power Than
By Violent And Sudden Usurpations.

2009-12-08 at 18:38:00

Wisdom From F.A. Harper

The Terrific Urge to prevent another person from making a "Mistake" must
be Resisted if Liberty is to Be Preserved. The "Protective Spirit" that
Leads a Fond Parent to Prohibit his Child From Acquiring Mature
Judgments, as he Substitutes his own Opinions for those of the child,
leads the Dictator to Act As He Does in "Protecting" his Political
Children.

2009-12-03 at 12:41:55

More From Patrick Henry

It is natural to Man to indulge in the Illusions of Hope. We are apt to
Shut our Eyes Against a Painful Truth, and Listen to the Song of that
Siren, till she transforms us into Beasts. Is this the part of Wise Men,
engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to
be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and having ears,
hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation?
For my part, whatever Anguish of Spirit it may Cost, I am Willing to
Know the Whole Truth; To Know The Worst And Provide For It.

2009-12-02 at 16:17:47

And More From Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The Task Must Be To Banish From The Thoughts Of Mankind The Idea That
Anybody Has The Right To Use Force Against Righteousness, Or Against
Justice, Or Against Any Mutual Agreements.

2009-11-25 at 20:04:28

The Wisdom of Ludwig von Mises

It is important to remember that government interference always means
either violent action or the threat of such action. The funds that a
government spends for whatever purposes are levied by taxation. And taxes
are paid because the taxpayers are afraid of offering resistance to the
tax gatherers. They know that any disobedience or resistance is hopeless.
As long as this is the state of affairs, the government is able to
collect the money that it wants to spend. Government is in the last
resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers,
prison guards, and hangmen. The essential feature of government is the
enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning. Those
who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately
for more compulsion and less freedom.

2009-11-17 at 16:58:27

The Wonderous Wisdom Of George Orwell

All Political Thinking For Years Past Has Been Vitiated In The Same Way.
People Can Foresee The Future Only When It Coincides With Their Own
Wishes, And The Most Grossly Obvious Facts Can Be Ignored When They Are
Unwelcome.

In Our Age There Is No Such Thing As Keeping Out Of Politics. All
Issues Are Political Issues, And Politics Itself Is A Mass Of Lies,
Evasions, Folly, Hatred And Schizophrenia.

Power Is Not A Means, It Is An End. One Does Not Establish A Dictatorship
In Order To Safeguard A Revolution; One Makes The Revolution In Order To
Establish The Dictatorship.

Political Language - Is Designed To Make Lies Sound Truthful And Murder
Respectable, And To Give An Appearance Of Solidity To Pure Wind.

The Great Enemy Of Clear Language Is Insincerity. When There Is A Gap
Between Ones Real And Ones Declared Aims, One Turns, As It Were,
Instinctively To Long Words And Exhausted Idioms, Like A Cuttlefish
Squirting Out Ink.

War Against A Foreign Country Only Happens When The Moneyed Classes Think
That They Are Going To Profit From It.

The Atom Bombs Are Piling Up In The Factories, The Police Are Prowling
Through The Cities, The Lies Are Streaming From The Loudspeakers, But The
Earth Is Still Going Around The Sun.

2009-11-14 at 19:52:08

From Henry A. Wallace

Their Final Objective Toward Which All Their Deceit Is Directed Is To
Capture Political Power So That, Using The Power Of The State And The
Power Of The Market Simultaneously, They May Keep The Common Man In
Eternal Subjection.

2009-11-14 at 15:59:51

And more Wisdom From Ayn Rand

Do Not Consider Collectivists As Sincere, But Deluded, Idealists. The
Proposal To Enslave Some Men For The Sake Of Others Is Not An Ideal;
Brutality Is Not Idealistic, No Matter What Its Purpose. Do Not Ever Say
That The Desire To Do Good By Force Is A Good Motive. Neither Power-Lust
Nor Stupidity Are Good Motives.

2009-11-13 at 16:37:02

And More From Frederick Douglass

Find Out Just What People Will Submit To, And You Have Found Out The
Exact Amount Of Injustice And Wrong Which Will Be Imposed Upon Them;
The Limits Of Tyrants Are Prescribed By The Endurance Of Those Whom
They Oppress.

2009-11-12 at 20:10:13

From William Somerset Maugham

If A Nation Values Anything More Than Freedom, It Will Lose Its Freedom;
And The Irony Of It Is That, If It Is Comfort Or Money It Values More,
It Will Lose That Too.

2009-11-11 at 13:28:17

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!!!