2023 January 27
"Freedom does not always win.
This is one of the bitterest lessons of history."
"Wherever a Knave is not punished, an honest Man is laugh'd at."
"Give a good man great powers and crooks grab his job."
2023 January 26
"The obscure we see eventually.
The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer."
"A heretic is a man who sees with his own eyes."
"The art of politics, under democracy, is simply the art of ringing it. Two branches reveal themselves. There is the art of the demagogue, and there is the art of what may be called, by a shot-gun marriage of Latin and Greek, the demaslave. They are complementary, and both of them are degrading to their practitioners. The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots. The demaslave is one who listens to what these idiots have to say and then pretends that he believes it himself."
2023 January 25
"The man who views the world at 50 the same way
he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life."
"The holier-than-thou activists who blame the population for not
spending more money on their personal crusades are worse than
aggravating. They encourage the repudiation of personal responsibility
by spreading the lie that support of a government program fulfills
individual moral duty."
"The terrible thing about the quest for truth is that you find it."
2023 January 24
"The most odious of all oppressions are those which mask as justice."
"The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going."
"It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head."
2023 January 23
"Man is condemned to be free.
Condemned because he did not create himself,
yet is nevertheless at liberty, and
from the moment he is thrown into this world
he is responsible for everything he does."
"Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women;
when it dies there, no Constitution, no court,
can even do much to help it."
"If ye love wealth better than liberty,
the tranquility of servitude
better than the animating contest of freedom,
go home from us in peace.
We ask not your counsels or your arms.
Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.
May your chains set lightly upon you,
and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."