politics

A Quote by Carl Menger on authority, existence, inventions, money, and politics

Money is not an invention of the state. It is not the product of a legislative act. The sanction of political authority is not necessary for its existence.

Carl Menger (1840 - 1921)

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A Quote by Bill Bradley on day, democracy, individuality, interest, liberty, military, needs, people, and politics

We need to get beyond the politics of the moment, the deficit of the hour, the military count of the day, the numbers that rarely shape events. Our long-term interests must be in people and in the values of democracy and individual liberty.

Bill Bradley (1943 -)

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A Quote by Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle on criticism, morality, politics, and work

A work of morality, politics, criticism will be more elegant, other things being equal, if it is shaped by the hand of geometry.

Bernard Le Bovier Fontenelle (1657 - 1757)

Source: Preface sur l'Utilité des Mathématiques et de la Physique, 1729.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on belief, friendship, god, imagination, labor, life, men, needs, politics, sacred, success, time, and truth

And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? Or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance? I have lived a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that 'except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it.' I firmly believe this; and I also believe that, without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Continental Convention, 1787

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on language and politics

Finality is not the language of politics.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

Source: Speech, House of Commons, 28 Feb. 1859

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A Quote by Ben J. Wattenberg on decisions and politics

What's real in politics is what the voters decide is real.

Ben J. Wattenberg

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A Quote by Barry M. Goldwater on art, freedom, order, and politics

Politics [is] the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for individuals that is consistent with the maintenance of social order.

Barry M. Goldwater (1909 - 1998)

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A Quote by Aristotle on action, crime, existence, nobility, politics, and society

A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange. . . . Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics

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A Quote by Aristotle on action, existence, nobility, politics, and society

. . . Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics, book III

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A Quote by Aristotle on animals, nature, and politics

Man is by nature a political animal.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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