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Tag: quotes

Thoreau on Government

Posted by – 3/29/09

Governments show thus how successfully men can be imposed on, even impose on themselves, for their own advantage. It is excellent, we must all allow. Yet this government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way. It does not keep the country free. It does not settle the West. It does not educate. The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.

- Henry David Thoreau

The thirst for Liberty isn't dead

Posted by – 3/27/09

The spirit of 1776 is not dead. It has only been slumbering. …But [the American people's] virtuous feelings have been played on by some fact with more fiction; they have been the dupes of artful maneuvers, and made for a moment to be willing instruments in forging chains for themselves. But times and truth dissipated the delusion, and opened their eyes.

- Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Lomax, 1799. ME 10:123

Why we protest

Posted by – 3/1/09

If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.

- Samuel Adams

Posted by – 2/17/09

Every disease that submits to a cure shall be cured: but we will not call blue yellow to please those who insist on still having jaundice, nor make a midden of the world’s garden for the sake of some who cannot abide the smell of roses.

- C. S. Lewis

Posted by – 2/6/09

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Liberty is a well-armed lamb willing to contest the majority decision.

- author unknown

An Enterprising Way to Cope With the Election Results

Posted by – 11/6/08

I’m off to the mall to sell razor blades so people can scrape off their “Question Authority” bumper stickers. Just remember: Dissent is still the highest form of patriotism. Except now it will be practiced by the lowest form of people.

- James Lileks