Sep 30, 2018

Mahatma Gandhi on living and learning

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Ben Franklin on thrift

Your net worth is determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good habits.

~ Ben Franklin

Sep 23, 2018

Lew Rockwell on the double standard between state and individual actions

[T]he abolition of the state will necessarily increase the level of egalitarianism from the point of view of status; the inequality of status between state officials on the one hand, who today may carry out all kinds of moral outrages with the legitimacy of the state to support them, and ordinary people, who are constrained by the traditional moral rules against theft and aggression, on the other, will no longer exist when the state disappears.

~ Lew Rockwell, "The Story of the Mises Institute," LewRockwell.com, September 18, 2018

Ludwig von Mises on feminism

So far as Feminism seeks to adjust the legal position of woman to that of man, so far as it seeks to offer her legal and economic freedom to develop and act in accordance with her inclinations, desires, and economic circumstances—so far it is nothing more than a branch of the great liberal movement, which advocates peaceful and free evolution. When, going beyond this, it attacks the institutions of social life under the impression that it will thus be able to remove the natural barriers, it is a spiritual child of Socialism. For it is a characteristic of Socialism to discover in social institutions the origin of unalterable facts of nature, and to endeavour, by reforming these institutions, to reform nature.

~ Ludwig von Mises, Socialism

Sheldon Richman on the economy

There is no economy.  There are only human beings and their various relationships.

~ Sheldon Richman

Sep 20, 2018

Phil Duffy on the difference between democratic and republican government

What is the difference between democracy and a republic? Democracy is will of the majority. A republic is the rule of law.

~ Philip Duffy

Sep 18, 2018

George Orwell on society drifting from truth

The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.

~ George Orwell

Sep 13, 2018

Phil Duffy on the pursuit of truth

We're all entitled to our own opinions.  We're not entitled to our own facts.

~ Philip Duffy

(This is not an original quote, but one borrowed, perhaps here: “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts."  ~ Daniel Patrick Moynihan)