The freedom to decide what kind of retirement to have, when to cease working, how much to put aside for one’s retirement at various points in one’s life, and how to invest or utilize one’s contributions to one’s pension are all freedoms that go to the heart of the freedom and responsibility to shape one’s life. Daniel Shapiro
Philosophy professor, West Virginia University, Investor’s Business Daily, December 1, 1998
One who uses coercion is guilty of deliberate violence. Coercion is inhuman. Mahatma Ghandi
Familiarize yourself with the chains of bondage and you prepare your own limbs to wear them. Accustomed to trample on the rights of others, you have lost the genius of your own independence and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises among you. Abraham Lincoln
(1809-1865), 16th president of the United States.
He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression. Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine, 1795, 1737-1809.
The prospect remains that an overzealous prosecutor or investigator — aware that a person has committed some suspicious acts, but unable to make a criminal case — will create a crime by surprising the subject, asking about those acts, and receiving a false denial. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
wrote in a concurring opinion in Brogan v. United States (1996), warning against the ‘sweeping generality’ of Section 1001’s language, foreshadowing what happened in the Martha Stewart case.
Go to Manila. Go around them, go through them, but go to Manila. General Douglas MacArthur
To General Walter Krueger, Commander of the U.S. Sixth Army, World War II.
The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind. Humphrey Bogart
She’s so cheap that when you say a penny for your thoughts, she collects. Christian H F Riley
(This is a compliment)
SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES – NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS. Unknown
It is agreed the end of all government is the good and ease of the people, in a secure enjoyment of their rights, without oppression; but it must be remembered, that the rich are people as well as the poor; that they have rights as well as others; that they have as clear and as sacred a right to their large property as others have to theirs which is smaller; that oppression to them is as possible and as wicked as to others. John Adams
American diplomat and 2nd President of the United States from 1797-1801 (1735-1826)