A Quote by William Carlos Williams on anarchy and poverty

It's the anarchy of poverty delights me.

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Source: The Poor, 1938, st. 1

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on anarchy, conviction, innocence, passion, and world

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: Michael Robartes and the Dancer , 1921. The Second Coming, st. I

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A Quote by Bumper Sticker Wisdom on government and anarchy

There's no government like no government.

Bumper Sticker Wisdom

Source: Bumper sticker, seen in Berkeley, CA

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A Quote by unknown on anarchy and government

Anarchy may not be the best form of government, but it's better than no government at all.


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A Quote by Sir Francis Galton on anarchy, confusion, errors, imagination, laws, order, and serenity

I know of scarcely anything so apt to impress the imagination as the wonderful form of cosmic order expressed by the "Law of Frequency of Error." The law would have been personified by the Greeks and deified, if they had known of it. It reigns with serenity and in complete self-effacement, amidst the wildest confusion. The huger the mob, and the greater the apparent anarchy, the more perfect is its sway. It is the supreme law of Unreason. Whenever a large sample of chaotic elements are taken in hand and marshaled in the order of their magnitude, an unsuspected and most beautiful form of regularity proves to have been latent all along.

Sir Francis Galton (1822 - 1911)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956. p. 1482.

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A Quote by Samuel Adams on anarchy, catholicism, confusion, destruction, good, government, laws, leadership, liberty, life, mankind, mercy, politics, reason, religion, and war

In regard to religion, mutual toleration in the different professions thereof is what all good and candid minds in all ages have ever practiced, and both by precept and example inculcated on mankind . . . The only sects which he (Locke) thinks ought to be and which by all wise laws are excluded from such toleration are those who teach doctrines subversive of the civil government under which they live. The Roman Catholics or Papists are excluded by reason of such doctrines as these: that princes excommunicated may be deposed, and those they call heretics may be destroyed without mercy; besides their recognizing the pope in so absolute a manner, in subversion of government, by introducing as far as possible into the states under whose protection they enjoy life, liberty, and property that solecism in politics, imperium in imperio, leading directly to the worst anarchy and confusion, civil discord, war and bloodshed.

Samuel Adams (1722 - 1803)

Source: The Rights of the Colonists, 1772.

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A Quote by Edward Rodman "Rod" Serling on anarchy, apathy, lies, and thinking

Somewhere between apathy and anarchy lies the thinking human being.

Rod Serling (1924 - 1975)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on anarchy, chance, god, and universe

There is no chance, and no anarchy, in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there sitting in his sphere.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis on anarchy, contempt, government, laws, and people

Our government . . . teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856 - 1941)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on anarchy, competition, cooperation, death, government, laws, and life

Government and cooperation are in all things the laws of life; anarchy and competition the laws of death.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: Unto This Last

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