Thought of the Day #10

Today will be some thoughts of the day. The Elephants have had their turn now is the time for the Asses.

  • It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once. – David Hume
  • I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it. – A de Tocqueville
  • A program whose basic thesis is, not that the system of free enterprise for profit has failed in the generation, but that is has not yet been tried. – F.D. Roosevelt
  • What has made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven. – Holderlin
  • We were the first to assert that the more complicated the forms assumed by civilization, the more restricted the freedom of the individual must become. – Benito Mussolini
  • The statesman who should attempt to direct people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals, would not only load himself with a most unnecessary attention, but assume an authority which could safely be trusted to no council and senate whatever, and which would nowhere be so dangerous as in the hands of a man who had folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it. – Adam Smith

The time is now.