Karl Marx did not abolish child labor or free the women from working in the coal mines in England – the steam engine and modern machinery [in a semi-capitalistic system] did that. Ronald Reagan
Jan 25, 1974
A society that sets up a conflict between its edicts and the requirements of man’s nature-is not, strictly speaking, a society, but a mob held together by institutionalized gang-rule. Ayn Rand
Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. Edsger Dijkstra
And more racism tonight on Survivor:
“I wanted to do it for the [black] culture. ” and “Connecting over our blackness.”
I hope the lesson here is that racists don’t prosper, no matter what their skin color.
Just imagine if it had been we were “connecting over our whiteness” or someone “wanted to do it for the white culture.”
The outrage would (rightly) be huge. And yet Jeff Probst and CBS are silent about overt racism rearing its ugly head in the Fall of 2021.
At least after the vote tonight, one of the racists is out: racism and racists should not prosper.
Observe…the intellectual precision of the Founding Fathers: they spoke of the right to *the pursuit* of happiness — *not* of the right *to* happiness. It means that a man has the right to take the actions he deems necessary to achieve his happiness; it does NOT mean that others must make him happy. Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand, 1905-1982
If Virtue and Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslav’d.Ã This will be their great Security. Samuel Adams
(1722-1803) – American revolutionary
One way is to give money and make a big show. That is not my way of doing. I am of the Quaker belief, and although the Quakers are about all dead, I still follow their example. An ordinary gift to be bragged about is not a gift in the eyes of the lord. Hetty Howland Robinson Green
On giving money away. Hetty, Charles Slack, 2004. (1834-1916), p190
But it is necessary to know well how to disguise this characteristic [the prince (leader) as both beast and man in ruling], and to be a great pretender and dissembler; and men are so simple, and so subject to present necessities, that he who seeks to deceive will always find someone who will allow himself to be deceived. Nicolo Machiavelli
The Prince, written in 1505, published in 1515.
[S]neak it in through the stealth of the night, get it through when people aren’t looking. Jim Jeffords
U.S. Senator, on the ‘Northeast Dairy Compact’. April 2001, to AP, also reported June 20, 2001 Wall Street Journal.
I’d rather that England should be free than that England should be compulsorily sober. With freedom we might in the end attain sobriety, but in the other alternative we should eventually lose both freedom and sobriety. W.C. Magee
(Archbishop of York): Sermon at Peterborough, 1868.