A Quote by Charles du Bois on love and definition

Love does not care to define and is never in a hurry to do so.

Charles du Bois

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A Quote by Butler Shaffer on government, definition, and disorder

I once defined "government" as "a system of murder, rape, extortion, coercion, theft, intimidation, and terror, the absence of which, it is said, would lead to disorder."

If you doubt this characterization then confront these hard facts: during the 20th century, governments managed to kill 200 million men, women, and children in wars, genocides, and other acts of formalized violence. During that same century, how many people were killed by individuals acting without political authority?


Butler Shaffer


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A Quote by Rob Brezsny on definition, words, nurturing, responsibility, and empowerment

AUTONOMOUS NURTURING.  Not waiting for someone to give you what you can give yourself.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 267

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A Quote by Mr. on god, definition, humanity, the real question, and what is god mr prophet


What is God? God is beyond human kind's ability to define God. The real question is: What is God to you?

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

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A Quote by Frederic Bastiat on government, control, fiction, definition, bastiat, freedom, and illusion

Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.

Frédéric Bastiat

Source: Government (

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A Quote by Gary North on economics, definition, microeconomics, and macroeconomics

Microeconomics: The study of who has the money and how I can get my hands on it.

Macroeconomics: The study of which government agency has the gun, and how we can get our hands on it.

Gary North


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A Quote by David Berlinski on math, algorithm, calculation, definition, thought, matter, and computer

More than sixty years ago, mathematical logicians, by defining precisely the concept of an algorithm, gave content to the ancient human idea of an effective calculation. Their definitions led to the creation of the digital computer, an interesting example of thought bending matter to its ends.

David Berlinski

Source: The Advent of the Algorithm: The 300-Year Journey from an Idea to the Computer, Pages: xi

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