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[Quote No.45518] Need Area: Friends > General
"It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united!" - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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[Quote No.45527] Need Area: Friends > General
"Time is running out for the United States and other Western democracies. Freedom and equality cannot coexist. We have tried and, like others before us who attempted it, the results have been disastrous. It is time for you and me to decide how badly we want the free lunch. If we continue to pursue it, then we cannot expect to live in a free society." - Rose Wilder Lane

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[Quote No.45528] Need Area: Friends > General
"Only one thing can conquer war – that liberal attitude of mind which can see nothing in war but destruction and annihilation, and which can never wish to bring about a war, because it regards war as injurious even to the victors." - Ludwig von Mises
Famous Austrian economist and social theorist. Quote from his book, 'Theory of Money and Credit', 1912.
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[Quote No.45529] Need Area: Friends > General
"If we are ever to attain a free society, we must persuade a great many of our fellows that it is simply wrong for any individuals or groups, by violence or the threat thereof, to impose their demands on others who have committed no crime and violated no one’s just rights, and that it is just as wrong for the persons who compose the state to do so as it is for you and me." - Robert Higgs
'Freedom: Because It Works or Because It's Right?', December 27, 2012.
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[Quote No.45530] Need Area: Friends > General
"Those who won our independence believed that the final end of the State was to make men free to develop their faculties; and that in its government the deliberative forces should prevail over the arbitrary. They valued liberty both as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to the secret of liberty." - Louis Dembitz Brandeis
Whitney v. California, 1927.
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[Quote No.45532] Need Area: Friends > General
"There is no liberty [individual choice that lasts long] to men [and women] who know not how to govern themselves [without forcing, coercing, threatening and defrauding others]." - Henry Ward Beecher

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[Quote No.45538] Need Area: Friends > General
"My own experience and development deepen every day my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we [empathize and] sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy." - George Eliot
(1819 - 1880) - pen-name of Mary Ann Evans, novelist.
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[Quote No.45544] Need Area: Friends > General
"The best path through life is the [moral] high road." - Henri-Frederic Amiel

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[Quote No.45580] Need Area: Friends > General
"It is the liberty that is the mother, not the daughter, of order! [Liberty teaches each individual the need for self-discipline and allows all individual forces to find their own balance and become responsive and self-organising.]" - Pierre Proudhon

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[Quote No.45615] Need Area: Friends > General
"[Unless a person is innately criminally sociopathic] To do evil a human being must first of all believe that what he's doing is good. [Thus in war and conflict the political need for deceptive, ideological propaganda to win the hearts and minds of the majority and the consent and active support of those involved.]" - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
(1918-2008) Russian novelist, Soviet dissident, imprisoned for 8 years for critizing Stalin in a personal letter, and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, 1970.
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[Quote No.45617] Need Area: Friends > General
"Freedom is not merely the opportunity to do as one pleases; neither is it merely the opportunity to choose between set alternatives. Freedom is, first of all, the chance to formulate the available choices, to argue over them - and then, the opportunity to choose." - C. Wright Mills
(1916-1962)
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[Quote No.45618] Need Area: Friends > General
"Even more significant of the inherent weakness of the collectivist theories is the extraordinary paradox that from the assertion that society is in some sense more than merely the aggregate of all individuals their adherents regularly pass by a sort of intellectual somersault to the thesis that in order that the coherence of this larger entity be safeguarded it must be subjected to conscious control, that is, to the control of what in the last resort must be an individual mind [and the reduction in equal individual freedom of choice and the opportunity for happiness that this provides]. It thus comes about that in practice it is regularly the theoretical collectivist [statist] who extols individual reason and demands that all forces of society be made subject to the direction of a single mastermind, while it is the [equal freedom loving] individualist who recognizes the limitations of the powers of individual reason and consequently advocates freedom as a means for the fullest development of the powers of the interindividual process." - Friedrich August von Hayek
(1899-1992), Nobel Laureate of Economic Sciences 1974
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[Quote No.45619] Need Area: Friends > General
"The Left/Right scale is a misleading way of comparing political systems. It doesn't measure anything. [In itself it doesn't measure the fundamental political attitudes towards social and/or economic freedom and therefore does little to help educate or refine political understanding or discourse.]" - Marshall Fritz
(1943-2008) American libertarian activist, founded the Advocates for Self-Government, founded the Alliance for the Separation of School and State, best known as the inventor of the 'World's Smallest Political Quiz.' Search the term 'World's Smallest Political Quiz' to try this quick, clever test to see who you philosophically and politically agree with most.
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[Quote No.45624] Need Area: Friends > General
"Most people [have been brainwashed by power-hungry, statist politicians and paternal government to simply] think that the solution to anything, whether it's health care problems, education, whatever it is - it's got to be more government." - Harry Browne
(1933-2006) American libertarian writer, politician, and free-market investment analyst. Libertarian candidate for US President 1996 and 2000. Quote from July 4, 2002.
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[Quote No.45625] Need Area: Friends > General
"Next the statesmen [politician and government] will invent cheap lies [and propaganda], putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception." - Mark Twain
(1835-1910), pen-name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Source: The Mysterious Stranger, 1916, Ch.9.
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[Quote No.45627] Need Area: Friends > General
"The [war apologist's and] propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human." - Aldous Huxley
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[Quote No.45629] Need Area: Friends > General
"[Media bias and propaganda regarding wars and conflicts:] In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. Things like the continuance of British rule in India, the Russian purges and deportations, the dropping of the atom bombs on Japan, can indeed be defended, but only by arguments which are too brutal for most people to face, and which do not square with the professed aims of the political parties. Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness. Defenseless villages are bombarded from the air, the inhabitants driven out into the countryside, the cattle machine-gunned, the huts set on fire with incendiary bullets: this is called pacification." - George Orwell
(1903-1950) pen-name of Eric Arthur Blair, British author. Source: Politics and the English Language, 1946.
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[Quote No.45630] Need Area: Friends > General
"[Media manipulation and political propaganda:] Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment nothing can fail. Without it nothing can succeed. He who molds opinion is greater than he who enacts laws." - Abraham Lincoln
(1809-1865) 16th US President
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[Quote No.45631] Need Area: Friends > General
"The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, ‘See if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.’" - Harry Browne
(1933-2006) American libertarian writer, politician, and free-market investment analyst. Libertarian candidate for US President 1996 and 2000.
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[Quote No.45632] Need Area: Friends > General
"Behind the ostensible [democratic-appearing] government sits enthroned an invisible [crony capitalist, rather than free market capitalist,] government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people [but only to those that enable and support that government's power]. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the [principled] statesmanship of the day." - Theodore Roosevelt
(1858-1919) 26th US President. Quote from April 19, 1906.
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[Quote No.45633] Need Area: Friends > General
"[Self-Defense and Martial Arts and Power:] As the world goes, right is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must." - Thucydides
(circa 455 BC - circa 400 BC) Greek historian, author of the History of the Peloponnesian War. Source: 'The Peloponesian War', Book V, section 89.
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[Quote No.45635] Need Area: Friends > General
"[When talking about politics] Notice how some people even try to put socialists on the 'left' and fascists on the 'right' ... and then trap you into accepting the bizarre and evil notion that freedom is somehow a 'compromise' between, or a combination of, two allegedly 'opposite' collectivist [non-individual freedom] extremes. This, of course, is absurd on its face, and actually leaves limited-government [i.e. only enough government to give everyone equal freedom from force, coercion and fraud] advocacy and the essence of freedom [for example as espoused by libertarians] totally off the chart out of the picture." - Rick Gaber

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[Quote No.45638] Need Area: Friends > General
"Once you buy the argument that some segment of the citizenry should lose their rights, just because they are envied or resented, you are putting your own rights in jeopardy - quite aside from undermining any moral basis for respecting anybody's rights. You are opening the floodgates to arbitrary power. And once you open the floodgates, you can't tell the water where to go." - Thomas Sowell

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[Quote No.45639] Need Area: Friends > General
"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities [underdogs or the oppressed]." - Ayn Rand

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[Quote No.45642] Need Area: Friends > General
"The fundamental concept in social science is Power [= Politics = Control = Freedom], in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics." - Bertrand Russell
British Philosopher
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[Quote No.45646] Need Area: Friends > General
"Masses [crowds] are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics [especially delusion, desire and fear]!" - Carl Jung

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[Quote No.45661] Need Area: Friends > General
"What, then, do they want a government for? Not to regulate commerce; not to educate the people; not to teach religion, not to administer charity; not to make roads and railways; but simply to defend the natural rights of man - to protect person and property - to prevent the aggressions of the powerful upon the weak - in a word, to administer justice. This is the natural, the original, office of a government. It was not intended to do less: it ought not to be allowed to do more." - Herbert Spencer
Philosopher. Quote from his work, 'The Proper Sphere of Government', 1843.
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[Quote No.45663] Need Area: Friends > General
"[Self-Defense and Martial Arts:] The Second Amendment [of the US Constitution - the right to bear arms] was established as a safeguard for citizens, should the government they created ever become evil and oppressive, to have an effective means to defend themselves against that government." - Robert Anderson
'Gun Control and Political Correctness', January 14, 2013.
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[Quote No.45664] Need Area: Friends > General
"An outstanding feature of the open market [in free market capitalism] is the businessman, whose success or failure depends entirely on his ability to 'focus on consumer needs' and so combine existing and potential factors of production to serve consumers most efficiently. The only constructive role government can play under the free market method of overcoming poverty is to see that the participation of individuals is strictly voluntary - that none is permitted to [use force, coercion or fraud] steal from or cheat or enslave another. In the free and open society, the organized force of government is to be used only if necessary to protect the lives and property of peaceful individuals. In other words, the proper function of government is to protect against robbery rather than practice it." - Paul L. Poirot
Quoted in the magazine, 'The Freeman', April 1965.
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[Quote No.45667] Need Area: Friends > General
"But it happens that, at the same period and amongst the same nations in which men conceive a natural contempt for the rights of private persons [individuals], the rights of society at large [groups and majorities] are naturally extended and consolidated: in other words, men become less attached to private rights just when it is most necessary to retain and defend what little remains of them [or individuality and individual freedom will die along with human creativity and happiness]." - Alexis de Tocqueville
'Democracy in America', 1835.
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[Quote No.45668] Need Area: Friends > General
"In a constitutional democracy, persons owe loyalty to the constitution [upon which philosophy the people gave the government its power over them in a few specific areas only] rather than the government [and the latest administration and demagogue leader]. I have long argued that on precisely this point, American public attitudes are [or at least should be] quite different from those of Europe." - James Buchanan
Speech at Hillsdale College, February 3, 2003.
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[Quote No.45669] Need Area: Friends > General
"[Self-Defense and Martial Arts:] Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms ... The right of citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard, against the tyranny which now appears remote in America but which historically has proven to be always possible." - Hubert H. Humphrey
Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr. served under President Lyndon B. Johnson as the 38th Vice President of the United States.
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"Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die!" - Malachy McCourt
Irish-American actor, writer and politician.
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[Quote No.45712] Need Area: Friends > General
"Any study of economics without understanding at least the current philosophy about and structure of power, by individual citizens, governments, bureaucrats and academics is doomed to prognostic irrelevance. The two must be considered forever joined at the hip and therefore why 'economics' was always in the past and should always be considered and spoken about as the 'political economy' rather than economics alone. Therefore for a successfully self-managed life and repeatable successful investment, the best prepared individual and group, especially when investing for a better future, must continually try to understand the current and likely future directions of economics - living standards, etc [ - economist Peter J. Boettke's 'three p's and three i's.', namely how property rights generate the incentives, prices generate the information, and the profit/loss system generates the innovation] - and politics - how those with varying degrees of power try to control their own and others lives and private property and public assets." - Ben O'Grady
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[Quote No.45713] Need Area: Friends > General
"[The following quote refers to the need for 'government' to allow for decisions amongst a society and the need for an enforceable Constitution to control government so that 'absolute power' does not corrupt absolutely:] If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself ['Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?' - Latin for 'Who guards the guardians?']. A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions." - James Madison
American statesman and political theorist and the fourth President of the United States. From 'The Federalist Papers'.
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[Quote No.45714] Need Area: Friends > General
"[Recognise and guard against corrupting power and perverse incentives. For example:] Don't let the ‘fox’ guard the chicken coop. [Which is like the Latin expression ‘Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?’ = ‘Who guards the guardians?’ or in other words 'Who stops the powerful from abusing their power for their own benefit? What checks and balances are there?] " - James Buchanan
economist
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[Quote No.45715] Need Area: Friends > General
"'Rent seeking' is one of the most important insights in the last fifty years of economics and, unfortunately, one of the most inappropriately labeled [as 'privilege-seeking' is more clearly descriptive]. Gordon Tullock originated the idea in 1967, and Anne Krueger introduced the label in 1974. The idea is simple but powerful. People [i.e. special interest groups] are said to seek rents [special privileges, unequal benefits] when they try [through 'incentives', media pressure and direct lobbying by lobbyists, groups and individuals] to obtain benefits for themselves through the political arena [where politicians compete for votes and financial support rather than just in the free market where businesses compete to best meet the needs and desires of the consumers of their products and services. As P.J. O'Rourke says, 'When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.']. They typically do so by getting [governments and politicians for their self-interest to use their power to intervene in the choices that individual consumers make in the free market through laws and regulations, always described as 'for the public good', for example by a targeted tax,] a subsidy for a good they produce or for being in a particular class of people, by getting a tariff on a good they produce, or by getting a special regulation that hampers their competitors. Elderly people, for example, often seek higher Social Security payments; steel producers often seek restrictions on imports of steel; and licensed electricians and doctors often lobby to keep regulations in place that restrict competition from unlicensed electricians or doctors... [Often people argue that they need to circumvent the free market because businesses are for their self-interested profit and that politicians aren't, which is often true as politicians are more into the business of their self-interested power to create the world they and their supporters want and keep their political job and increase their power, position and reimbursement rather than just money. Any economic forecasting to have any chance of being accurate must take into account the way this form of political intervention to gain and maintain power and to be seen to be helping their supporters can effect the economy. In summary then] economists mean by 'rent seeking' ...lobbying of government to give them special privileges. A much better term is 'privilege seeking' [which is the beginning of enabling greater political totalitarianism at the expense of individual freedom, for example as 'crony capitalism' rather than free market capitalism. 'Rent-seeking' - 'privilege-seeking' - that enables greater political totalitarianism, for example as in the statist political philosophies of fascism, socialism and communism, is a danger to effective political democracy and the legal principle of equality before the law]." - David R. Henderson
Editor of the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is a research fellow with Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and an associate professor of economics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He was formerly a senior economist with President Ronald Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers.
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[Quote No.45717] Need Area: Friends > General
"There is nothing as dangerous as an economist who only knows economics except the moral [and political] philosopher who knows no economics!" - Peter Boettke
Economics Professor at George Mason University
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[Quote No.45719] Need Area: Friends > General
"[Empowering individuals - devolving power from governmental groups to the lowest possible individual - not only often improves individual satisfaction but also the efficient functioning of an activity:] Bureaucrats sometimes do not have the correct information, while citizens and users of resources do... What we have ignored is what citizens can do and the importance of real involvement of the people involved - versus just having somebody in Washington make a rule." - Elinor Ostrom
[1933 – 2012] American political economist. She was awarded the 2009 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, which she shared with Oliver E. Williamson, for 'her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons'.
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"[Economist Friedrich] Hayek in the essay ‘Individualism, True and False,’ has a great summary of what [economic, social and political philosopher Adam] Smith is talking about. And he says that there's no doubt Smith and his contemporaries were trying to find a [political and economic] system where bad men could do least harm, rather than finding a system where perfect men could rule, you know, justly...he summarizes the classical distinction as: We're trying to deal with men as they are, sometimes stupid, right? Sometimes smart, you know. Sometimes evil. We're dealing with the men as they are, and then we are trying to find that institutional environment [Government Constitution and political, social and economic structure] which will marshal their base motivations in a direction which will generate the best outcome for the group as a whole. And he says the great discovery of the 17th century philosophers, 17th and 18th century philosophers, was that it was the [capitalist] private property, [free] market economy [i.e. free market capitalism]." - Peter Boettke
Economics Professor at George Mason University. [http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2013/01/boettke_on_livi.html ]
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[Quote No.45721] Need Area: Friends > General
"So [Austrian, free market economist James] Buchanan's puzzle, Constitutionally, is: can I empower the protective and productive state without unleashing the redistributive state? And it turns out, in the 20th century we haven't been very successful at doing that. And that becomes our puzzle. Now, how do I think through that Constitutional project? It's also the project that James Madison cared about, right? Madison said: If men were angels there'd be no need for government [to stop them from abusing their power], and if government were run by angels there'd be no need for constraints [to stop them from abusing their power]. But it's precisely because men are going to rule over other men, we must empower - that would be the protective [i.e. police, law (the criminal justice system, judges), military defense forces, etc] and the productive [i.e. roads, infrastructure, etc]. But then constraint - which would be tighten up the redistributive [i.e. entitlements, Social Security, farm bills, etc]." - Peter Boettke
Economics Professor at George Mason University. [http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2013/01/boettke_on_livi.html ]
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"[George Orwell's book, 'Nineteen Eighty-Four', details the dangers and tactics of governments where 'absolute power' has corrupted them absolutely, so they actively but subtly work to deny the inalienable human rights, in particular personal liberty and informed free choice. George Orwell based it on studying the methods used by the totalitarian political regimes of Communist Russia, Fascist Italy and National Socialist 'Nazi' Germany. It is worth reading for anyone concerned about human rights, individual freedom and government abuses of power. Here is a synopsis from Wikipedia:] Nineteen Eighty-Four is a novel by George Orwell published in 1949. It is a dystopian and satirical novel set in Oceania, where society is tyrannized by The Party and its totalitarian ideology. The Oceanian province of Airstrip One is a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public mind control, dictated by a political system euphemistically named English Socialism (Ingsoc) under the control of a privileged Inner Party elite that persecutes all individualism and independent thinking as thoughtcrimes. Their tyranny is headed by Big Brother, the quasi-divine Party leader who enjoys an intense cult of personality, but who may not even exist. Big Brother and the Party justify their rule in the name of a supposed greater good. The protagonist of the novel, Winston Smith, is a member of the Outer Party who works for the Ministry of Truth (Minitrue), which is responsible for propaganda and historical revisionism. His job is to re-write past newspaper articles so that the historical record always supports the current party line. Smith is a diligent and skillful worker, but he secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion against Big Brother. As literary political fiction and as dystopian science-fiction, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a classic novel in content, plot, and style. Many of its terms and concepts, such as Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak, and memory hole, have entered everyday use since its publication in 1949. Moreover, Nineteen Eighty-Four popularised the adjective Orwellian, which describes official deception, secret surveillance, and manipulation of the past by a totalitarian or authoritarian state. In 2005 the novel was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. It was awarded a place on both lists of Modern Library 100 Best Novels, reaching number 13 on the editor's list, and 6 on the reader's list. In 2003, the novel was listed at number 8 on the BBC's survey The Big Read. [George Orwell also wrote another study of political tyranny called 'Animal Farm' which is likewise worth reading.]" - Wikipedia.org

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"[An indication that politicians are not selfless, 'saintly' public servants, but just as 'greedy' for power and influence as business people are 'greedy' for profit and income, is the following admission by a very influential European politician:] We all know what to do, we just don’t know how to get re-elected after we have done it." - Jean-Claude Juncker
Leader of the Christian Social People's Party, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, and President of the Eurogroup and therefore one of Europe’s leading policy makers. Quote from 'The Quest for Prosperity' article in 'The Economist', March 15th, 2007.
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[Quote No.45752] Need Area: Friends > General
"Nothing can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness." - Leo Tolstoy

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[Quote No.45760] Need Area: Friends > General
"The fact that most people think that being selfish means harming one's fellow man, that pursuing one's own self-interest equates to behaving brutally or irrationally, is, as Ms. Rand [Ayn Rand - objectivist philosopher and author] noted, a 'psychological confession' on their part. In fact it is against one's own long-term self-interest to behave irrationally or trample others. Such actions are the exact opposite of selfish -- they're self-destructive." - Wayne Dunn
Source: The Rational View
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[Quote No.45775] Need Area: Friends > General
"Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength." - Ralph W. Sockman

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[Quote No.45776] Need Area: Friends > General
"Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak [a form of government and media propaganda and censorship] is to narrow the range of thought [and debate and thereby informed choice, democracy and freedom]?... Has it ever occurred to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?...The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact, there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking — not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness. [It makes the government desire to control us so much easier.]" - George Orwell
Quote from his book, '1984', published in 1948.
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[Quote No.45777] Need Area: Friends > General
"[Censorship:] If we let people see that kind of thing, there would never again be any war." - Senior Pentagon official
Official on reasons why United States military censored footage showing Iraqi soldiers sliced in two by U.S. helicopter fire. Quote from 'The 776 Stupidest Things Ever Said'.
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[Quote No.45778] Need Area: Friends > General
"War: first, one hopes to win; then one expects the enemy to lose; then, one is satisfied that he too is suffering; in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost." - Karl Kraus
‘Die Fackel’, 1917.
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"A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own. The great instrument of moral good is the imagination!" - Percy Bysshe Shelley
'A Defence of Poetry and Other Essays'
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