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Auberon Herbert Quotes

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    And what sort of philosophical doctrine is thi - that numbers confer unlimited rights, that they take from some persons all rights over themselves, and vest these rights in others. Auberon-HerbertAuberon Herbert
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    Deny human rights, and however little you may wish to do so, you will find yourself abjectly kneeling at the feet of that old-world god, Force. Auberon-HerbertAuberon Herbert
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    Do you not see, first, that - as a mental abstract - physical force is directly opposed to morality; and secondly, that it practically drives out of existence the moral forces? Auberon-HerbertAuberon Herbert
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    Every tax or rate, forcibly taken from an unwilling person, is immoral and oppressive. Auberon-HerbertAuberon Herbert
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    How can an act done under compulsion have any moral element in it, seeing that what is moral is the free act of an intelligent being? Auberon-HerbertAuberon Herbert
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    I venture to prophesy that there lies before us a bitter and an evil time. Auberon-HerbertAuberon Herbert
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    If we cannot by reason, by influence, by example, by strenuous effort, and by personal sacrifice, mend the bad places of civilization, we certainly cannot do it by force. Auberon-HerbertAuberon Herbert
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    If you tie a man's hands there is nothing moral about his not committing murder. Auberon-HerbertAuberon Herbert
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    The career of a politician mainly consists in making one part of the nation do what it does not want to do, in order to please and satisfy the other part of the nation. Auberon-HerbertAuberon Herbert
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    The course that will restore to the workmen a father's duties and responsibilities, between which and themselves the state has now stepped, is for them to reject all forced contributions from others, and to do their own work through their own voluntary combinations. Auberon-HerbertAuberon Herbert
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    The ruling idea of the politician - stated rather bluntly - is that those who are opposed to him exist for the purpose of being made to serve his ends, if he can get power enough in his hands to force these ends upon them. Auberon-HerbertAuberon Herbert
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    There never yet has been a great system sustained by force under which all the best faculties of men have not slowly withered. Auberon-HerbertAuberon Herbert
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    You will not make a man wiser by taking freedom of action from him. A man can only learn when he is free to act. Auberon-HerbertAuberon Herbert