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Quote of the Day

What we have to remember is that not everything is under our control. If people are free in any meaningful sense of the word, that means they are at liberty to foul up their lives as much as make something grand of them. That’s a gamble we all take. That’s the risk of liberty. Nobody wants others to screw up their lives, but each must be free to do so for themselves.

— Joel Miller

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Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

— Mark Twain

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It has been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.

— Benjamin Disraeli

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No nation, ancient or modern, ever lost the liberty of speaking freely, writing, or publishing their sentiments, but forthwith lost their liberty in general and became slaves.

— John Peter Zenger

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Popular revolt against a ruthless, experienced modern dictatorship,
which enjoys a monopoly over weapons and communications, …
is simply not a possibility in the modern age.

— George F. Kennan

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Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they’ve told you what you think it is you want to hear.

— Alan Corenk

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Governments have ever been known to hold a high hand over the education of the people.

They know, better than anyone else, that their power is based almost entirely on the school.

Hence, they monopolize it more and more.

— Francisco Ferrer

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I do not consider myself less ignorant than most people. I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me.

My story is not a pleasant one; it is neither sweet nor harmonious, as invented stories are; it has the taste of nonsense and chaos, of madness and dreams — like the lives of all men who stop deceiving themselves.

Each man’s life represents the road toward himself, and attempt at such a road, the intimation of a path. No man has ever been entirely and completely himself. Yet each one strives to become that — one in an awkward, the other in a more intelligent way, each as best he can.

–Hermann Hesse

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Historians and economists are very good at creating and perpetuating myths that justify increasing the power placed in the hands of government.

— Reuven Brenner