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Quote of the Day

“The Care therefore of every man’s Soul belongs unto himself, and is to be left unto himself. But what if he neglect the Care of his Soul? I answer, What if he neglects the Care of his Health, or of his Estate, which things are nearlier related to the Government of the Magistrate than the other? Will the magistrate provide by an express Law, That such an one shall not become poor or sick? Laws provide, as much as is possible, that the Goods and Health of Subjects be not injured by the Fraud and Violence of others; they do not guard them from the Negligence or Ill-husbandry of the Possessors themselves.”

— John Locke

Quote of the Day

“The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny
individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.”
— Ayn Rand

Quote of the Day

“The function of the true state is to impose the minimum restrictions and
safeguard the maximum liberties of the people, and it never regards the person as a thing.”
— Immanuel Kant

Quote of Day

Only the individual can think, and thereby create new values for society — nay, even set up new moral standards to which the life of the community conforms. Without creative, independently thinking and judging personalities the upward development of society is as unthinkable as the development of the individual personality without the nourishing soil of the community.

The health of society thus depends quite as much on the independence of the individuals composing it as on their close political cohesion.
–Albert Einstein

Quote of the Day

“The spirit of liberty is not merely, as multitudes imagine,
a jealousy of our own particular rights,
but a respect for the rights of others,
and an unwillingness that any man, whether high or low,
should be wronged and trampled under foot.”
— William Ellery Channing

Quote of the Day

“True, it is evil that a single man should crush the herd,
but see not there the worse form of slavery,
which is when the herd crushes out the man.”
— Antoine De Saintexupery

Quote of the Day

“The first thing to learn in intercourse with others is non-interference with their own particular ways of being happy, provided those ways do not assume to interfere by violence with ours.”

— William James