Thursday, September 18, 2014

Quote of the day...........

If you would be a real seeker after truth,

it is necessary that at least once in your life

you doubt, as far as possible, all things.

-- Rene Descartes
(1596-1650) French philosopher
Source: Principles of Philosophy, 1644

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[When] Men are not allowed to think freely

about chemistry and biology,

why should they be allowed to think freely

about political philosophy?

-- Auguste Comte.
Isidore Marie Auguste Fran├žois Xavier Comte(1798-1857) 
French philosopher, founder of Positivism and Sociology
Source: The Positive Philosophy, 1830-40

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The free-thinking of one age is 

the common sense of the next.

-- Matthew Arnold (1822-1887)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Quote of the day.............

The heart of the liberal philosophy

is a belief in the dignity of the individual,

in his freedom to make the most of his capacities

and opportunities according to his own lights...

This implies a belief in the equality of man in one sense;

in their inequality in another."

-- Milton Friedman

(1912-2006) Nobel Prize-winning economist, 
economic advisor to President Ronald Reagan,
 "ultimate guru of the free-market system"
Source: Capitalism and Freedom, 1962

Monday, September 15, 2014

Quote of the day.........

You make men love their government and 

their country by giving them the kind of government 

and the kind of country that inspire respect and love; 

a country that is free and unafraid, 

that lets the discontented talk in order to learn 

the causes of their discontent and end those causes, 

that refuses to impel men to spy on their neighbors, 

that protects its citizens vigorously from harmful acts 

while it leaves the remedies for objectionable ideas 

to counter-argument and time."

-- Zecharian Chafee, Jr.
Source: Free Speech in the United States, 1942