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Quotes from Lord Acton I

Posted by on Jan 4, 2015 in Gerber, Political Theory | 1 comment

Quotes from Lord Acton I

“By Liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.”  -Lord Acton   In this short line by Lord Acton, we can see clearly what it is that Lord Acton means when he refers to Liberty.  For Lord Acton, liberty is the freedom, not merely from governmental authority, but social authority as well.  Now, what does this mean?  Well, when we talk about liberty, we usually mean a freedom from some kind of...

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Posted by on Jan 4, 2015 in Inspiration of the Week | 0 comments

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.  Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow.  Let reality be reality.  Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” -Lao Tzu

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Posted by on Dec 28, 2014 in Inspiration of the Week | 0 comments

“No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.” - Euripides

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Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in Inspiration of the Week | 0 comments

“The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.” - Albert Einstein

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What Do You Think?

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 in Philosophy, Social Theory, Vince Giglio | 0 comments

What Do You Think?

Don’t hate (intense and passionate dislike for something) the player, hate the game. Who made the game? Whose action sustains the game? Why aren’t we supposed to hate the player who makes and sustains the game?   Don’t hate the sinner, hate the sin. Who made it a sin? Who committed the sin? Why aren’t we supposed to hate the sinner who sins?   What do you think?  

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Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 in Inspiration of the Week | 0 comments

“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague.  Who shall say where one ends, and where the other begins?’ - Edgar Allan Poe

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Posted by on Dec 7, 2014 in Inspiration of the Week | 0 comments

“When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.  Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.” - Tecumseh

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Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Inspiration of the Week | 0 comments

“Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil;  in its worst state, an intolerable one.” -Thomas Paine

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Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in Inspiration of the Week | 0 comments

“Democracy… while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy.  Remember, democracy never lasts long.  It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.  There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” -John Adams

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Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in Inspiration of the Week | 0 comments

“Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.” -James Madison

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