A Quote by John Adams on citizenship, defense, discretion, individuality, and privacy

Arms in the hands of citizens [may] be used at individual discretion . . . in private self-defense.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America, 1787

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A Quote by John Abernethy on devil, hospitals, and privacy

Private patients, if they do not like me, can go elsewhere; but the poor devils in the hospital I am bound to take care of.

John Abernethy (1764 - 1831)

Source: Memoirs of John Abernethy, Ch. 5 by George Macilwain.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on bankers, faith, interest, needs, and privacy

Faith is like private capital, stored in one's own house. It is like a public savings bank or loan office, from which individuals receive assistance in their days of need; but here the creditor quietly takes his interest for himself.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by JoAnn Ottley on body, decisions, discovery, dreams, effort, experience, faith, god, laws, mountains, privacy, songs, soul, and truth

It is my strong contention that there is an infinitely higher thrill which, like climbing a mountain or singing a beautiful song, once experienced never stops begging to be repeated. That thrill has its beginnings in the private and personal discovery of revealed truth- the universal laws by which God is governed and by which he governs. It has its development in private and personal decisions to test that law through acts of faith followed by effort. And the consummation of that thrill comes in watching and, indeed, experiencing body and soul the miraculous unfolding of events as they proceed by methods far beyond our feeble capacities to dream of.

JoAnn Ottley

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A Quote by Jeff Cooper on citizenship, family, police, and privacy

The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory.

Jeff Cooper (1920 -)

Source: 1993

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A Quote by Jean Baptiste Moliére on privacy and scandal

To create a public scandal is what's wicked; to sin in private is not a sin.

Jean Baptiste Moliere (1622 - 1673)

Source: Tartuffe, 11664, act IV, sc. v

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A Quote by Jean Baptiste Moliére on honor, lust, and privacy

Then worms shall try That long preserved virginity, And your quaint honor turn to dust, And into ashes all my lust. The grave's a fine and private place But none, I think, do there embrace.

Jean Baptiste Moliere (1622 - 1673)

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A Quote by Jan Struther on behavior, conversation, privacy, present, and world

Private opinion creates public opinion. Public opinion overflows eventually into national behavior as things are arranged at present, can make or mar the world. That is why private opinion, and private behavior, and private conversation are so terrifyingly important.

Jan Struther

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A Quote by James Thurber on home, husbands, insults, privacy, and wives

A husband should not insult his wife publicly, at parties. He should insult her in the privacy of the home.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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A Quote by Isabel Paterson on government, laws, power, and privacy

No law can give power to private persons; every law transfers power from private persons to government.

Isabel Paterson

Source: The God of the Machine, 1943

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