Quotes for March 3, 2008

Lord Acton

  • By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes is his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.
  • At all times sincere friends of freedom have been rare, and its triumphs have been due to minorities….
  • Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.
  • It is bad to be oppressed by a minority, but it is worse to be oppressed by a majority.

Franklin P. Adams

  • When the political columnists say ‘Every thinking man’ they mean themselves, and when candidates appeal to ‘Every intelligent voter’ they mean everybody who is going to vote for them.
  • I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
  • There are plenty of good five-cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter. What this country needs is a good five-cent nickel.
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~ by swfreedomlover on March 3, 2008.

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