The free press is the ubiquitous vigilant eye of a people’s soul, the embodiment of a people’s faith in itself, the eloquent link that connects the individual with the state and the world, the embodied culture that transforms material struggles into intellectual struggles and idealises their crude material form. It is a people’s frank confession [...]
Posts under ‘Pearls of Wisdom’
Sir, no nation has ever yet existed or been governed without religion. Nor can be. The Christian religion is the best religion that has been given to man, and I as chief magistrate of this nation am bound to give it the sanction of my example.
Probably not said by Thomas Jefferson
Nothing is more calculated to make a demagogue popular than a constantly reiterated demand for heavy taxes on the rich. Capital levies and high income taxes on the larger incomes are extraordinarily popular with the masses, who do not have to pay them.
Ludwig von Mises
According to The Guardian the greatest mystery of modern times has been solved by a cosmetic gynaecologist* from Florida. Yes, he has found the G-Spot of legend! The spot that launched a thousand Cosmos.
An aside: is it just me or are those magazines for ladies getting more bizarre in their sex “advice”. Cosmo or [...]
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.
Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.
William F. Buckley, Jr
Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing a people to slavery.
That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the Torah; the rest is commentary.
Hillel the Elder
"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law."
The Great Beast, the wickedest man in England, Aleister Crowley
My wife fell asleep on the sofa tonight.
A few minutes back she opened her eyes briefly and said, “I’m not entirely convinced…”. I tried ask as to what but she slunk back into sleep.
It occurs to me that that gnomic comment is quite profound. On the one hand without a subject it is utterly meaningless [...]
Now I make no apologies for saying I hate the Co-op. The Co-op doesn’t even pretend to compete on price or service. It competes on Righteousness. Having said that it is a necessary weevil because where I live there is a butcher, a baker, a deli, a bakery and a newsagent and the Co-op. Now [...]
We’ve all heard of Godwin’s Law. However, I’ve noticed there’s another paradigm in town. I call it Arsehole’s Law although another name for it could be Dacre’s Law. Arsehole’s Law is not as widespread as Godwin’s but it seems to adhere to the same principles and is becoming predominant on blogs with a UK [...]
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
H/T Searching for Accurate Maps
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
The Rt Hon. William Pitt, the Younger.
It is not only true that it is the last liberties of man that are being taken away; and not merely his first or most superficial liberties. It is also inevitable that the last liberties should be taken first. It is inevitable that the most private matters should be most under public coercion. This inverse [...]