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A Quote by Claude Frédéric Bastiat on education, faith, force, intelligence, labor, laws, liberty, men, needs, people, personality, personality, and religion

But when the law, by means of its necessary agent, force, imposes upon men a regulation of labor, a method or a subject of education, a religious faith or creed - then the law is no longer negative; it acts positively upon people. It substitutes the will of the legislator for their own wills, the initiative of the legislator for their own initiatives. When this happens, the people no longer need to discuss, to compare and to plan ahead; the law does all this for them. Intelligence becomes a useless prop for the people; they cease to be men; they lose their personality, their liberty, their property.

Claude Bastiat (1801 - 1850)

Source: 1849

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A Quote by Claude Frédéric Bastiat on abstinence, defense, education, force, justice, labor, laws, liberty, organize, personality, personality, purpose, and religion

Since the law organizes justice, the socialists ask why the law should not also organize labor, education, and religion. Why should not law be used for these purposes? Because it could not organize labor, education, and religion without destroying justice. We must remember that law is force, and that, consequently, the proper functions of the law cannot lawfully extend beyond the proper functions of force. When law and force keep a person within the bounds of justice, they impose nothing but a mere negation. They oblige him only to abstain from harming others. They violate neither his personality, his liberty, nor his property. They safeguard all of these. They are defensive; they defend equally the rights of all.

Claude Bastiat (1801 - 1850)

Source: The Law, 1850

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A Quote by Claude Frédéric Bastiat on force, government, injustice, justice, laws, organize, revolution, simplicity, and thought

Law is justice. In this proposition a simple and enduring government can be conceived. And I defy anyone to say how even the thought of revolution, of insurrection, of the slightest uprising could arise against a government whose organized force was confined only to suppressing injustice.

Claude Bastiat (1801 - 1850)

Source: The Law, 1850

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on faith, force, men, necessity, and society

Nothing so cements and holds together all the parts of a society as faith or credit, which can never be kept up unless men are under some force or necessity of honestly paying what they owe to one another.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on force, humanity, listening, and respect

If we are forced, at every hour, to watch or listen to horrible events, this constant stream of ghastly impressions will deprive even the most delicate among us of all respect for humanity.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on choice, control, fashion, force, mind, pity, possessions, power, and world

When he tries to extend his power over objects, those objects gain control of him. He who is controlled by objects loses possession of his inner self... Prisoners in the world of object, they have no choice but to submit to the demands of matter! They are pressed down and crushed by external forces: fashion, the market, events, public opinion. Never in a whole lifetime do they recover their right mind!... What a pity!

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: Quotations from Chuang Tzu, (23:8 and 24:4, p. 202, 211)

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A Quote by Christian Gauss on civilization, facts, force, god, good, humanity, religion, science, and suffering

Any God who is to be of any use to civilization, to suffering humanity, or to religion must have in some way or other some at least of the attributes not of a substance or of a force but of a person. He must be interested as science is not in good and beautiful and holy. . . . Let us face the facts and admit as some do not that there are some services to civilization which science cannot render.

Christian Gauss

Source: The Threat of Science included in The College Book of Essays

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A Quote by Charles W. Chestnutt on control, evil, and force

Those that set in motion the forces of evil cannot always control them afterwards.

Charles W. Chestnutt

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A Quote by Charles Proteus Steinmetz on creativity, day, force, happiness, history, learning, men, people, power, scientists, spirituality, study, and world

Spiritual power is a force which history clearly teaches has been the greatest force in the development of men. Ye. we have been merely playing with it and never have really studied it as we have the physical forces. Some day people will learn that material things do not bring happiness, and are of little use in making people creative and powerful. Then the scientists of the world will turn their laboratories over to the study of spiritual forces which have hardly been scratched.

Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1865 - 1923)

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A Quote by Charles Kingsley on contentment, control, diligence, force, god, idleness, self-control, strength, and work

Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance, self-control, diligence, strength of will, content, and a hundred other virtues which the idle never know.

Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875)

Source: The Water Babies

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