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more interesting quotes

Posted by: NJ ( DSA, Boston, USA ) on February 09, 19100 at 13:42:27:

In Reply to: Interesting quotes posted by Lark on February 09, 19100 at 11:40:39:

more interesting quotes:

"That's free enterprise, friends; freedom to gamble, freedom to lose. And the great thing- the truly democratic thing- is that you don't even have to be a player to lose." BARBARA EHRENREICH

"Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become [theirs] that they may more perfectly respect it." G.K. CHESTERTON

"What do we mean by setting a man free? You cannot free a man if he dwells in a desert and is an unfeeling brute. There can be no liberty except the liberty of someone making his way toward something. Such a man will be set free if you teach him the meaning of thirst and then draw him a path to a well. Only then will he embark on a course which does not lack significance. You could not liberate a stone if there was no law of gravity- for where would the stone go, once it was quarried?"

"In the usual (though certainly not in all) public decisions about economic policy, the choice is between courses that are almost equally good or equally bad. It is the narrowest issues that are most ardently debtaed. If the world is lucky enough to enjoy peace, I hope that someday we shall make the discovery....that what is called socialism and what is called capitalism are both capable of working quite well."

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