Monday, January 24, 2011

Quotables 1

Lord John Acton - “History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.” 90

Lord John Acton - “Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.” 109

Lord John Acton - “Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought.” 102

James Truslow Adams - “Lincoln was not great because he was born in a log cabin, but because he got out of it.” 111

James Truslow Adams - “The freedom now desired by many is not freedom to do and dare, but freedom from care and worry.” 119

John Adams - “Trust no man with the power to endanger liberty.” 63

John Quincey Adams - “Where annual elections end, there slavery begins.” 72

Dante Alighieri - “The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of great moral crises maintain their neutrality.” 130

Aristotle - “At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.” 109

Aristotle - “Good laws, if they are not obeyed, do not constitute good government.” 83

Aristotle - “It is best that laws should be so constructed as to leave as little as possible to the decision of those who judge.” 129

Aristotle - “Virtue, as well as evil, lies in our power.” 57

Aristotle - “Virtue is a disposition, or habit, involving deliberate purpose or choice.” 88

Aristotle - “Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.” 61

Dick Armey - “Compassion without understanding can be cruel.” 61

Dick Armey - “If you love peace more than freedom, you lose both.” 66

Dick Armey - “No one spends someone else’s money as wisely as he spends his own.” 81

Dick Armey - “The market is rational and the government is dumb.” 65

Dick Armey – “The politics of greed always comes wrapped in the language of love.” 82

Dick Armey - “There is nothing more arrogant than a self-righteous income redistributor.” 89

Dick Armey - “Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision.” 115

Dick Armey - “You can’t put your finger on a problem when you’ve got it to the wind.” 85

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