Monday, 2 October 2017

Quotations

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"My presence here today shows the Government is committed to recycling." 
Michael Gove beginning his speech to the Tory Conference today.


"Today the individual must gradually reconstruct inside himself the civilized universe that is disappearing around him." 
Nicolás Gómez Dávila




Radio Yerevan listener: "Is it possible to foretell the future?"

Radio Yerevan: "Yes, we can predict the future with complete accuracy. It is only the past that keeps changing."



“The modern habit of saying, ‘Every man has a different philosophy; this is my philosophy and it suits me’: the habit of saying this is mere weak-mindedness. A cosmic philosophy is not constructed to fit a man; a cosmic philosophy is constructed to fit a cosmos. A man can no more possess a private religion than he can possess a private sun and moon.” 
G.K. Chesterton



“Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives” 
Ronald Reagan

1 comment:

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    be conjured by political fiat from a total economic product that
    already exists. The people themselves must have the attributes
    necessary to prosper; and no amount of political posturing by their
    leaders, whether they be self-appointed or democratically elected,
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    “Seek ye first the political kingdom”
    by THEODORE DALRYMPLE

    http://www.libertylawsite.org/2017/09/12/seek-ye-first-the-political-kingdom/


    But as the Russian poet Osip Mandelstam put it, not long before being
    killed himself, Russia was the only place where they took poetry
    seriously—because they troubled to shoot poets there.

    https://www.city-journal.org/html/freedom-and-art-15343.html

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