Quotes for January 18, 2008

Gerald W. Johnson:

  • We are reluctant to admit that we owe our liberties to men of a type that today we hate and fear — unruly men, disturbers of the peace, men who resent and denounce what Whitman called ‘the insolence of elected persons’ — in a word, free men.

Carl Gustav Jung:

  • Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.

Immanuel Kant:

  • The function of the true state is to impose the minimum restrictions and safeguard the maximum liberties of the people, and it never regards the person as a thing.

Charles Eliot Norton:

  • The voice of protest, of warning, of appeal is never more needed than when the clamor of fife and drum, echoed by the press and too often by the pulpit, is bidding all men fall in and keep step and obey in silence the tyrannous word of command. Then, more than ever, it is the duty of the good citizen not to be silent.

Thomas B. Reed:

  • One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.
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~ by swfreedomlover on January 18, 2008.

One Response to “Quotes for January 18, 2008”

  1. These are great. I’ve picked out my favorite and changed my mind three times so will just repeat: These are great.

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