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Quote of the Day

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heav’n.

—John Milton

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Quote of the Day

On the whole I have received better treatment in life than the average man and more loving kindness than I perhaps deserved.

—Frank Harris

Quotes of the Day

“I never could believe that Providence had sent a few men into the world, ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden.”

~ Richard Rumbold

(Socialist) Quote of the Day

“The unity of a nation’s spirit and will are worth far more than the freedom of the spirit and will of an individual; and that the higher interests involved in the life of the whole must here set the limits and lay down the duties of the interests of the individual.”

~ Adolf Hitler

Quote of the Day

In essence, what we have today is neither capitalism, communism, socialism, or fascism which are the familiar terms for dividing and conquering the masses. We are in fact ruled by an oligarchical collectivism in which a hierarchy of control, that differs little from a mafia family or corporate monopoly, has structured a system of economic hegemony in which all the nations of the world are permanently indebted.

— Eric Schaub

Quote of the Day

“It [the State] has taken on a vast mass of new duties and responsibilities; it has spread out its powers until they penetrate to every act of the citizen, however secret; it has begun to throw around its operations the high dignity and impeccability of a State religion; its agents become a separate and superior caste, with authority to bind and loose, and their thumbs in every pot. But it still remains, as it was in the beginning, the common enemy of all well-disposed, industrious and decent men.”

~ H. L. Mencken

Quote of the Day

“No Gulag, evidently, can deter the advocates of state power from believing in their own virtue and in the morality of the power they exercise. We are all Hobbesians now. Virtue is presumed to reside in the state. Its reliance on compulsion is seen as fulfilling, not undermining, morality. Our communicators, oddly employed in the private sector, work tirelessly to ensure that state control is maintained, our taxes stay high, the official message is promoted. The people know, and can only know, a tiny fraction of what Leviathan does, and what they know is what these partisans tell them.”

~ Tom Bethel

Quote of the Day

“After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men seldom forced by it 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

QUote of the Day

“The state tends to expand in proportion to its means of existence and to live beyond its means, and these are, in the last analysis, nothing but the substance of the people.
Woe to the people that cannot limit the sphere of action of the state!
Freedom, private enterprise, wealth, happiness, independence, personal dignity, all vanish.”

~ Frederic Bastiat

Quote of the Day

No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.

–Henry Adams