My Quotes of the Day … Jan. 2, 2008

I’ve decided to add a section here for quotes that I find and feel are in line with the spirit of my blog. I spent hours just copying and pasting quotes on Liberty alone. There are some really good ones, and some that just scared the bejeezes out of me.

So to start off the New Year, the very first quote answers my question about this new right to never be offended that everyone seems to think they have.

 

Richard E. Sincere, Jr.:
In a free society, standards of public morality can be measured only by whether physical coercion — violence against persons or property — occurs. There is no right not to be offended by words, actions or symbols.

Henry David Thoreau:
If you see a man approaching you with the obvious intent of doing you good, you should run for your life.

Henry Grady Weaver:
Most of the major ills of the world have been caused by well-meaning people who ignored the principle of individual freedom, except as applied to themselves, and who were obsessed with fanatical zeal to improve the lot of mankind.

Daniel Webster:
Human beings will generally exercise power when they can get it, and they will exercise it most undoubtedly in popular governments under pretense of public safety.

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~ by swfreedomlover on January 2, 2008.

One Response to “My Quotes of the Day … Jan. 2, 2008”

  1. Wow, these are really good quotes! Definitely food for thought here. Thanks for sharing them and thanks again for this blog.

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