Saturday, January 25, 2014

Quotes of the day.....

Individuality is the aim of political liberty.

By leaving to the citizen as much freedom of action

and of being as comports with order and 

the rights of others,

the institutions render him truly a free man.

He is left to pursue his means of 

happiness in his own manner.

-- James Fenimore Cooper(1789-1851)
 American Novelist 
Source: The American Democrat, 1838

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Those who won our independence believed that 

the final end of the State was to make men free 

to develop their faculties...

They valued liberty both as an end and as a means.

They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness 

and courage to be the secret of liberty.

Justice Louis D. Brandeis(1856-1941) 
US Supreme Court Justice
Source: Whitney v. California, 1927

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There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that 

the three things we crave most in life

happiness, freedom, and peace of mind

are always attained by giving them to someone else.

Peyton Conway March(1864-1955) US Army General, 
US Army Chief of Staff during the final year of WWI

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The great inlet by which a colour for 

oppression has entered into the world is by 

one man's pretending to determine 

concerning the happiness of another.

Edmund Burke(1729-1797) Irish-born British statesman, 
parliamentary orator, and political thinker .