Monday, January 24, 2011

Quotables 2

St. Augustine – “A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.” 112

St. Augustine – “Punishment is justice for the unjust.” 55

St. Augustine – “The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.” 84

Francis Bacon - “It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose liberty.” 75

Haley Barbour – “I was born at night, but it wasn’t last night.” 64

Jacques Barzun - “Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.” 96

Frederic Bastiat - “Each of us has a natural right, from God, to defend his person, his liberty, and his property.” 115

Frederic Bastiat - “He who has a right to work has a right to profit." 70

Frederic Bastiat - “The state is that great fiction by which everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else.” 117

Hilaire Belloc - “The control of the production of wealth is control of human life itself.” 91

Sir Isaiah Berlin - “Liberty is liberty, not equality or fairness or justice or human happiness or a quiet conscience.” 119

Sir Isaiah Berlin - “The first people totalitarians destroy or silence are men of ideas and free minds.” 104

Justice Louis Brandeis - “If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.” 100

Justice Louis Brandeis - “The most important political office is that of private citizen.” 91

Peter Brimelow - “The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.” 106

Henry Brougham - “Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave." 122

Heywood Broun - “Appeasers believe that if you keep on throwing steaks to a tiger, the tiger will turn vegetarian.” 115

Tony Brown - “The problem with depending on government is, you can't depend on it.” 83

William F. Buckley - “Eloquence cannot issue except from telling the truth." 76

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