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Religion

…we do not promote the public good directly, but indirectly “led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of our intention.” (Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations, 1776)

“What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.” — Eleanor Powe

“It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer [our liberties] to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.” Samuel Adams

“The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

“I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.” – Walt Whitman

“If you don’t know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.” Ayn Rand

“The only cases in which the masses have escaped from grinding poverty are where they have had capitalism and largely free trade. If you want to know where the masses are worse off, worst off, it’s exactly in the kinds of societies that depart from that. So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear, that there is no alternative way so far discovered of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by the free-enterprise system.” Milton Friedman

“I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing. Unless it is politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing, the right people will not do the right thing either, or it they try, they will shortly be out of office.” Milton Friedman

“If Men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and the next place, oblige it to control itself.” James Madison

“The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill

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