Quotes

Quotes

“We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.” – C.S. Lewis

“When human beings become dependent upon the political power of the state for their livelihood, the independence of person must disappear. It is the identification of economic power with police power that destroys the right of the individual to liberty.”
                                                                                   – George Sokolosky, columnist

“Our freedom of choice in a competitive society rests on the fact that, if one person refuses to satisfy our wishes, we can turn to another. But if we face a monopolist we are at his absolute mercy. And an authority directing the whole economic system of the country would be the most powerful monopolist conceivable…it would have complete power to decide what we are to be given and on what terms. It would not only decide what commodities and services were to be available and in what quantities; it would be able to direct their distributions between persons to any degree it liked.”                                                                                 – Friedrich A. von Hayek, The Road to Serfdom

“In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all – security, comfort, and freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again. ”     – Edward Gibbon (Apr 27, 1737 – Jan 16, 1784) English historian and     Member of Parliament

“The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided, men are seldom forced to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.”
                                                                – Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

“Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalistic System was to debauch the currency… Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million can diagnose.”  – John Maynard Keynes

“At the foot of every page in the annals of nations may be written, “God reigns.”
Events as they pass away proclaim their original; and if you will but listen reverently,
you may hear the receding centuries, as they roll into the dim distances of departed time, perpetually perpetually chanting “Te Deum Laudamus,” with all the choral voices of the countless congregations of the age.”
                             – George Bancroft, American historian and statesman (1800-1891)

 

 

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