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"You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money" - P. J. O'Rourke

6 Maart: "There is no expedient to which the average person will not go to avoid the hard work of thinking" -
Thomas Edison

5 Maart:

"Humility is the foundation of all virtues" - Confucius

3 Maart: "Our patience will achieve more than our force" - Edmund

"Custom is the mother of legitimacy" - Joseph de Maistre

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win" - Mahatma Gandhi

What you have as heritage, Take now as task; For thus you will make it your own" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What experience and history teach is this - that people and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it " - Georg Willheim Friederich Hegel

"The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians" - Benjamin Disraeli

13 December: "And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'Tis that I may not weep" - Lord Byron

"It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err." - Mohandas K. Gandhi

"If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way towards one another" - Winston Churchill

30 November:

"The conservative believes in a transcendent order, or body of natural law, which rules society as well as conscience " - Russell Kirk

27 November: "Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle " - Thomas Jefferson

26 November:

24 November:

"View and read everything with skepticism. Remember that truth and information are not synonyms. And do learn to think for yourself. There already are more than enough sheep in this world" - Charley Reese

13 November: "Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?" - Friedrich Nietzsche

12 November: "I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity." - Dwight D. Eisenhouwer

"Conservatives are liberals who have been mugged by reality." - Irving Kristol

29 October:

27 October:

"The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything - or nothing." - Nancy Astor

2 October:

"Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind." - Thomas Jefferson

"Abstract liberty, like other mere abstractions, is not to be found." - Edmund Burke

"Prevention of birth is a precipitation of murder." - Tertullian

12 September: "Capitalism works better than any of us can imagine. It is also the only truly moral system of exchange." - Malcolm Forbes Jr.

"Justice is truth in action." - Benjamin Disraeli

8 September: "Freedom and liberty lose out by default because good people are not vigilant." - Desmond Tutu

7 September:

6 September:

2 September: "No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined." - Harry Emerson Fosdick

1 September:

"The American dream does not happen by asking Americans to accept what's immoral and wrong in the name of tolerance." - J.C. Watts

23 Augustus: "The freedom and happiness of man...are the sole objects of all legitimate government." - Thomas Jefferson

22 Augustus: "The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance." - Socrates

21 Augustus: "The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything - except what is worth knowing." - Oscar Wilde

10 Augustus: "Only the shallow know themselves." - Oscar Wilde

"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind." - Winston Churchill

1 Augustus: "All real education is the architecture of the soul." - William Bennett

31 Juli:

30 Juli: "Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect they are equal absolutely." - Aristoteles

29 Juli: "Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint." - Alexander Hamilton

"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

17 Juli: "To begin with unlimited freedom is to end with unlimited despotism." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

16 Juli: "With every civil right there has to be a corresponding civil obligation." - Edison Haines

"How can the modern relativist exercise tolerance if he doesn't believe in anything to begin with? It is not hard to exhibit toleration toward a point of view if you have no point of view of your own with which that point of view conflicts." - William F. Buckley

11 Juli:

10 Juli: "Sin is the punishment of sin." - Augustinus

8 Juli: "Everything that will happen will be for the worse, so it is in our interest that as little should happen as possible" - Lord Salisbury

7 Juli: "The good life is one inspired by love and guided by wisdom" - Bertrand Russell

"By early 1933, therefore, the two largest and strongest of Europe were
firmly in the grip of totalitarian regimes which preached and practiced,
and indeed embodied, moral relativism, with all its horrifying
potentialities." -
Paul Johnson

"There is no principle in the conservative philosophy than that of the
inherent and absolute incompatibility between liberty and equality." -
Robert A. Nisbet

"We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful." - C.S. Lewis

"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried." - G.K. Chesterton

"The real community of man, in the midst of all the self-contradictory simulacra of community, is the community of those who seek the truth." - Allan Bloom

25 Juni: "The concessions of the weak are the concession of fear." - Edmund Burke

24 Juni: "All cruelty springs from weakness." – Seneca

23 Juni: "There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative." - Allan Bloom

22 Juni: "Articulating our unalienable rights not as granted, but as affirmed,established their existence prior to the U.S. Constitution. Acknowledging God as the source of our unalienable rights placed those rights forever beyond the reach of man. By the same token, if we forsake God, those rights are no longer guaranteed. At once, they may be discussed, debated, altered, eliminated. They become the battleground of political activists, the plaything of demagogues." - Balint Vazsonyi

"When it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change." - Lord Falkland

18 Juni: "The twentieth-century conservative is concerned, first of all, for the regeneration of spirit and character, with the perennial problem of the inner order of the soul, the restoration of the ethical understanding, and the religious sanction upon which any life worth living is founded. This is conservatism at its highest." - Russell Kirk

Jefferson observed in 1803 that "our peculiar security is in the possession of a written Constitution. Let us not make it a blank paper by construction."


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