"There is in human affairs one order which is best. That order is not always the one which exists; but it is the order which should exist for the greatest good of humanity. God knows, it and will it: man's duty it is to discover and establish it."
Emile Louis Victor de Laveleye
(1822-1892) Belgian economist
Bookmark and Share  
Reader comments about this quote:
At natural law, law is the definition of that which "IS" (gravity, physics, fiscal law, inalienable rights etc.). Order is that which gives structure so that the tangibles' expressions (law) is enjoyed. By example. All have a lawful right to travel from 'A' to 'B'; and, from 'B' to 'A'. Without order all crash somewhere in between. With order, all travel on the left or the right. Driving on the left or right is not a law or rule of law but rather, a rule of order. It truly is man's duty to discover the natural law and establish order for the greatest good of humanity.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
  • 4
    A Creator imparted understanding that was once inherent in Man, the vestigial influence of which is the basis of the existence of everything that we know such as can be veritably characterized as being civilization.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
  • 1
    I was born into a song already being sung. I may listen and be moved by it. I may sing in harmony with it. I may even improvise a little. As I have gotten older, I have learned how to compose and conduct. Jamming with others is a lot of fun -- it takes on a life of its own as each musician plays their part, the result is wonderful. Learning how to play with others seems to be a primary purpose in this life -- harmony is the reward. ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    The individual who's interest is the interest of all should lead, starting with the quest of what is real.  God knows nothing, for God does not exist. The human will lead us to the best of all possible human circumstances. The child must have a loser, the adult must have a winner.

     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
  • 1
    Of course God exists. He's your Creator. You're delusional.


     -- Alex, New York     
    Rate this quote!
    How many stars?

    What do YOU think?
    Your name:
    Your town:

    More Quotations
    Get a Quote-A-Day! Free!
    Liberty Quotes sent to your mail box.
    RSS Subscribe
    Quotes & Quotations - Send This Quote to a Friend

    © 1998-2024 Liberty-Tree.ca