Friday, December 05, 2014

Quote of the Day......

This is the gravest danger

that today threatens civilization:

State intervention, the absorption

of all spontaneous social effort by the State;

that is to say, of spontaneous historical action,

which in the long-run sustains, nourishes

and impels human destinies.

 -José Ortega y Gasset(1883-1955) Spanish philosopher
Source: Espana Invertebrada, 1922

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But to manipulate men, to propel them toward goals

which you -- the social reformers -- see, 

but they may not,

is to deny their human essence,

to treat them as objects without wills of their own,

and therefore to degrade them.

-- Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997)
Source: Two Concepts of Liberty, 1958

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

A man’s liberties are none the less aggressed upon 

because those who coerce him do so

in the belief that he will be benefited.

-Herbert Spencer(1820-1903)Economist, philosopher
Source: The Principles of Ethics 

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

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

Facts matter, that's all that matters.

People often times in very hot issues —

like race or gender — they take sides;

that's so wrong.

We have to wait for the facts.

 Facts really, really, matter.

It's painful, but people just take sides.

-- Greta Van Susteren.
American commentator.