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Quote of the Day

“The things that are wrong with the country today are the sum total of all the things that are wrong with us as individuals.”
— Charles W. Tobey

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“Force and reason — which last is the essence of the moral act — are at the two opposite poles.
The one who compels his neighbor…  treats him, not as a being with reason,
but as an animal in whom reason is not.”
— Auberon Herbert

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“Money is the sign of liberty. To curse money is to curse liberty — to curse life, which is nothing, if it be not free.”
— Remy de Gourmont

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“Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem…. We’ve been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of government himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden. The solutions we seek must be equitable, with no one group singled out to pay a higher price.”
— Ronald Reagan

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“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it”.

–Edith Wharton

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“There must be no barriers for freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors.”
— J. Robert Oppenheimer

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“This is precisely the purpose of censorship – not only to block unwanted views, but to keep people who are unhappy from knowing how many millions of others share their unhappiness; to keep the dormant opposition from awakening to its own developing strength.”
— Hedrick Smith

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“We who live in free market societies believe that growth, prosperity and ultimately human fulfillment, are created from the bottom up, not the government down. Only when the human spirit is allowed to invent and create, only when individuals are given a personal stake in deciding economic policies and benefitting from their success — only then can societies remain economically alive, dynamic, progressive, and free. Trust the people. This is the one irrefutable lesson of the entire postwar period contradicting the notion that rigid government controls are essential to economic development.”
— Ronald Reagan

“Public servants say, always with the best of intentions, ‘What greater service we could render if only we had a little more money and a little more power.’ But the truth is that outside of its legitimate function, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector.”
— Ronald Reagan

“I hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.”
— Ronald Reagan

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“Absolutism is a guarantee of objectionable morals in the same way that absolutism in government is a guarantee of objectionable government.”
— Robert Briffault

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“I believe… that security declines as security machinery expands.”
— E.B. White