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"though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth" -Corinthians 13
"if by supporting the rights of mankind... I shall contribute to save from the agonies of death one unfortunate victim of tyranny, or of ignorance, equally fatal, his blessing and tears of transport will be a sufficient consolation to me for the contempt of all mankind."-Marchese di Beccaria
"Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder." -Rumi

#quotes

“When under the pretext of fraternity, the legal code imposes mutual sacrifices on the citizens, human nature is not thereby abrogated. Everyone will then direct his efforts toward contributing little to, and taking much from, the common fund of sacrifices. Now, is it the most unfortunate who gains from this struggle? Certainly not, but rather the most influential and calculating.”

–  Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850) French Classical Liberal Theorist  (via philosophicalconservatism)

“To put this fully into perspective, three years ago Media Matters did a list of ‘Glenn Beck’s top five conspiracies’. Today President Barack Obama is bombing Iraq to stop number one on that list. The Caliphate. They Listed it as your number one conspiracy theory, and we’re currently at war over it.”

– Stu Burguiere, GBR, Aug 11, 2014 H1

southern-conservatism:

spiritualinspiration:

Muhammad Ali’s Advice To His Daughter.
An incident transpired when Muhammad Ali’s daughters arrived at his home wearing clothes that were quite revealing. Here is the story as told by one of his daughters:
“When we finally arrived, the chauffeur escorted my younger sister, Laila, and me up to my father’s suite. As usual, he was hiding behind the door waiting to scare us. We exchanged many hugs and kisses as we could possibly give in one day.
My father took a good look at us. Then he sat me down on his lap and said something that I will never forget. He looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Hana, everything that God made valuable in the world is covered and hard to get to.
Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected.
Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell.
Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers and layers of rock. You’ve got to work hard to get to them.”
He looked at me with serious eyes. “Your body is sacred. You’re far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too.”

thats beautiful and so a simply put way of to explain something so important. not 100% if its true that HE said that but whoever said it I love it! Ladies take note. 

southern-conservatism:

spiritualinspiration:

Muhammad Ali’s Advice To His Daughter.

An incident transpired when Muhammad Ali’s daughters arrived at his home wearing clothes that were quite revealing. Here is the story as told by one of his daughters:

“When we finally arrived, the chauffeur escorted my younger sister, Laila, and me up to my father’s suite. As usual, he was hiding behind the door waiting to scare us. We exchanged many hugs and kisses as we could possibly give in one day.

My father took a good look at us. Then he sat me down on his lap and said something that I will never forget. He looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Hana, everything that God made valuable in the world is covered and hard to get to.

Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected.

Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell.

Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers and layers of rock. You’ve got to work hard to get to them.”

He looked at me with serious eyes. “Your body is sacred. You’re far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too.”

thats beautiful and so a simply put way of to explain something so important. not 100% if its true that HE said that but whoever said it I love it! Ladies take note. 

“Judicial power is never exercised for the purpose of giving effect to the will of the Judge; always for the purpose of giving effect to the will of the Legislature; or, in other words, to the will of the law.”

– John Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court under John Adams,  Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. (via philosophicalconservatism)

“In this character of the Americans, a love of freedom is the predominating feature which marks and distinguishes the whole: and as an ardent is always a jealous affection, your colonies become suspicious, restive, and untractable, whenever they see the least attempt to wrest from them by force, or shuffle from them by chicane, what they think the only advantage worth living for.”

– Edmund Burke on the American Colonies. (via philosophicalconservatism)

“It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all copy-books and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them.”

– Alfred Whitehead

20 Great Quotes from Ancient Greece »

1
Plato
For what should a man live, if not for the pleasures of discourse?
2
Antisthenes
Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
3
Chrysippus
He who is running a race ought to endeavor and strive to the utmost of his ability to come off victor; but it is utterly wrong for him to trip up his competitor, or to push him aside. So in life it is not unfair for one to seek for himself what may accrue to his benefit; but it is not right to take it from another.
4
Thucydides
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Shakko / Wikicommons
The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.
5
Democritus
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Afshin Darian / Wikicommons
Strength and beauty are the blessings of youth; temperance, however, is the flower of old age.
6
Socrates
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CherryX / Wikicommons
Virtue does not come from money, but from virtue comes money and all other good things to man, both to the individual and to the state.
7
Pythagoras
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Galilea / Wikicommons
Choose rather to be strong in soul than strong of body.
8
Heraclitus
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Sailko / wikicommons
The waking have one world in common; sleepers have each a private world of his own.
9
Epicurus
Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul.
10
Herodotus
I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to believe it.
11
Pericles
Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance; our love of the things of the mind does not make us soft. We regard wealth as something to be properly used, rather than as something to boast about. As for poverty, no one need be ashamed to admit it, the real shame is in not taking practical measures to escape from it.
12
Zeno of Citium
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Shakko / Wikicommons
We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say.
13
Alexander the Great
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Andrew Dunn / Wikicommons
Sex and sleep alone make me conscious that I am mortal.
14
Bias of Priene
Cherish wisdom as a means of travelling from youth to old age, for it is more lasting than any other possession.
15
Aeschines
The man who is unprincipled in private life will never make a good public servant, nor will one who is of no account at home prove a man of light and leading with the embassy in Macedonia; for he has only changed his abode, not his nature.
16
Demosthenes
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Eric Gaba / Wikicommons
The easiest thing in the world is self-deceit; for every man believes what he wishes, though the reality is often different.
17
Aeschylus
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Alexisrael / Wikicommons
I would far rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evil.
18
Xenophon
Yet is it more honourable, and just, and upright, and pleasing, to treasure in the memory good acts than bad.
19
Euripides
Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks.
20
Aristotle
All men by nature desire to know. An indication of this is the delight we take in our senses; for even apart from their usefulness they are loved for themselves; and above all others the sense of sight. For not only with a view to action, but even when we are not going to do anything, we prefer sight to almost everything else. The reason is that this, most of all the senses, makes us know and brings to light many differences between things.

The Contrast

philosophicalconservatism:


"So we have to pass the Bill to find out what’s in it; away from the fog of the controversy" - Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.
— Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Shelton Gilliam.  June 19, 1808
"It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood."- James Madison,  Federalist #62  

 

“Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions… Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the new wonderful good society which shall now be Rome’s, interpreted to mean more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC) Roman statesman and political thinker. (via philosophicalconservatism)

“If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish and pay them out of their public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union; they may assume the provision of the poor; they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads; in short, every thing, from the highest object of state legislation down to the most minute object of police, would be thrown under the power of Congress. … Were the power of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for, it would subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature of the limited Government established by the people of America.”

– James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. Statesman and “Father Of The Constitution”. (via philosophicalconservatism)