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Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Maggie Stiefvater: It's not about fancy literary prizes. It's not about seeming impenetrable or smart or high It's not about fancy literary prizes. It's not about seeming impenetrable or smart or high fallutin. I'm not trying to impress anyone. I am trying to make you feel a story, that's all. — Maggie Stiefvater
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Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Albert Jay Nock: In proportion as you give the state power to do things for you, you give In proportion as you give the state power to do things for you, you give it power to do things to you. — Albert Jay Nock
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Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Murray N. Rothbard: Albert Jay Nock wrote vividly that the State claims and exercises the monopoly of crime Albert Jay Nock wrote vividly that the State claims and exercises the monopoly of crime ... It forbids private murder, but itself organizes murder on a colossal scale. It punishes private theft, but itself lays unscrupulous hands on anything it wants, whether the property of citizen or of alien. Nock, — Murray N. Rothbard
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Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Sumiko Saulson: The things that frighten us most are those that remind us of our fragile existence The things that frighten us most are those that remind us of our fragile existence — Sumiko Saulson
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Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Newt Gingrich: If you're not brave, you're not going to be free. If you're not brave, you're not going to be free. — Newt Gingrich
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Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Johnny Rutherford: The walls are white, the track is grey, the grass is green, and the sky The walls are white, the track is grey, the grass is green, and the sky is blue ... your job is to keep them all where they belong. — Johnny Rutherford
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Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Jeremy Irvine: I'm not scared of animals, except for rats. I'll break down in tears if I I'm not scared of animals, except for rats. I'll break down in tears if I see a rat! — Jeremy Irvine
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Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Italo Calvino: Contemporaries cannot be good judges. Contemporaries cannot be good judges. — Italo Calvino
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Harvey Keitel: Well unfortunately I didn't work with Andre much. But rap is a strong presence in Well unfortunately I didn't work with Andre much. But rap is a strong presence in the culture and anyone is going to grateful for its appearance, grateful for any kind of music that has the kind of effect that rap has had on us all. — Harvey Keitel
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Albert Jay Nock: American society is the only one which has passed directly from barbarism into decadence without American society is the only one which has passed directly from barbarism into decadence without once knowing civilisation. — Albert Jay Nock
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Stefan Zweig: Time is helpless, he thought to himself, helpless in the face of our feelings. Nine Time is helpless, he thought to himself, helpless in the face of our feelings. Nine years have passed, and not a note in her voice is different, not a nerve in my body hears her in any other way. Nothing is lost, nothing is past and over, her presence is as much of a tender delight now as it was then. — Stefan Zweig
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Hunter S. Thompson: The Hell's Angels as a group are often willfully stupid, but they are not without The Hell's Angels as a group are often willfully stupid, but they are not without savoir-faire, and their predilection for travelling in packs is a long way from being all showbiz. Nor is it entirely due to warps and defects in their collective personality. — Hunter S. Thompson
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Albert Jay Nock: I wonder how many such men in America would know that Communism, the New Deal, I wonder how many such men in America would know that Communism, the New Deal, Fascism, Nazism, are merely so-many trade-names for collectivist Statism, like the trade-names for tooth-pastes which are all exactly alike except for the flavouring. — Albert Jay Nock
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Sheena Iyengar: I went home and they seemed ... my parents seemed normal. They didn't seem to I went home and they seemed ... my parents seemed normal. They didn't seem to feel like somehow they had been victims of some Nazi camp or something. — Sheena Iyengar
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Albert Jay Nock: In the last generation, this country produced one of the most eminent men of science In the last generation, this country produced one of the most eminent men of science in the whole world. His name was quite unknown among us while he lived, and it is still unknown. Yet I may say without too great exaggeration that when I heard it mentioned in a professional assembly in the Netherlands two years ago, everybody got down under the table and touched their foreheads to the floor. His name was Josiah Willard Gibbs. — Albert Jay Nock
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Albert Jay Nock: Koh-i-noor in a limestone-quarry as an article of that character Koh-i-noor in a limestone-quarry as an article of that character — Albert Jay Nock
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Albert Jay Nock: The measures of the reformers took no account of all this which seemed to me The measures of the reformers took no account of all this which seemed to me so obvious. The reformers themselves apparently did not see that the State, as an arbiter of economic advantage, must necessarily be a potential instrument of economic exploitation. In fact, these are but two ways of saying the same thing, for, as Voltaire saw so clearly, advantage to the State's beneficiaries means disadvantage to those who are not its beneficiaries. By putting a tariff on steel, for example, the State simply took a great deal of money out of the pockets of American purchasers of steel, and put it in Mr. Carnegie's; it acted ad hoc as Mr. Carnegie's instrument of exploitation. Neither — Albert Jay Nock
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Revilo P. Oliver: As late as the summer of 1941, the Atlantic Monthly , then a still respected As late as the summer of 1941, the Atlantic Monthly , then a still respected magazine for literates and edited by White men, published a long article by Albert Jay Nock, in which he proved that the Jews are an Oriental race that is incompatible with ours. He was not punished and the magazine was not destroyed, strange and almost incredible as that seems today. — Revilo P. Oliver
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Albert Jay Nock: Teaching English literature would have seemed to us like teaching a hungry man the way Teaching English literature would have seemed to us like teaching a hungry man the way to his mouth when he had a feast before him. Almost — Albert Jay Nock
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Albert Jay Nock: The State is everything; the individual, nothing. The individual has no rights that the State The State is everything; the individual, nothing. The individual has no rights that the State is bound to respect; no rights at all, in fact, except those which the State may choose to give him, subject to revocation at its own pleasure, with or without notice. There is no such thing as natural rights; the fundamental doctrine of the American Declaration of Independence, the doctrine underlying the Bill of Rights, is all moonshine. Moreover, since the State creates all rights, since the only valid and authoritative ethics are State ethics, then by obvious inference the State can do no wrong. — Albert Jay Nock
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Albert Jay Nock: The most important extra-curricular lesson we learned, - and we learned it properly, - was The most important extra-curricular lesson we learned, - and we learned it properly, - was summed up in Chief Justice Jay's dictum that "justice is always the same, whether it be due from one man to a million, or from a million to one man." We learned this, not by precept, but by example, which is the best way to learn such lessons. In — Albert Jay Nock
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Albert Jay Nock: Another strange notion pervading whole peoples is that the State has money of its own; Another strange notion pervading whole peoples is that the State has money of its own; and nowhere is this absurdity more firmly fixed than in America. The State has no money. It produces nothing. It existence is purely parasitic, maintained by taxation; that is to say, by forced levies on the production of others. "Government money," of which one hears so much nowadays, does not exist; there is no such thing. — Albert Jay Nock
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Albert Jay Nock: As I understand the term, it is of the very essence of democracy that the As I understand the term, it is of the very essence of democracy that the individual citizen shall be invested with the inalienable and sovereign right to make an ass of himself; and furthermore, that he shall be invested with the sovereign right of publicity to tell all the world that he is doing so. — Albert Jay Nock
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Albert Jay Nock: In literature one has the best company in the world at complete command; one also In literature one has the best company in the world at complete command; one also has the worst. One has a social conscience which dissuades one from harbouring unprofitable company in life, and I find that my two canons are a great aid and support for an analogous literary conscience which speaks up against consorting with unprofitable company in literature. — Albert Jay Nock
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Rumi: Be relentless in your looking, because you are the one you seek. Be relentless in your looking, because you are the one you seek. — Rumi
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Albert Jay Nock: All the power [the State] has is what society gives it, plus what it confiscates All the power [the State] has is what society gives it, plus what it confiscates from time to time on one pretext or another; there is no other source from which State power can be drawn. Therefore every assumption of State power, whether by gift or seizure, leaves society with so much less power. — Albert Jay Nock
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Lauren Conrad: There's always someone out there telling you your nose is too big or too small, There's always someone out there telling you your nose is too big or too small, or you're too fat or too thin, or they don't like your hair. In life, there's always going to be someone who doesn't like something about you, so you have to focus on what makes you happy about yourself. You're the only person you need to please. — Lauren Conrad
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Albert Jay Nock: The competition of social power with State power is always disadvantaged, since the State can The competition of social power with State power is always disadvantaged, since the State can arrange the terms of competition to suit itself, even to the point of outlawing any exercise of social power whatever in the premises; in other words, giving itself a monopoly. — Albert Jay Nock
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Albert Jay Nock: When a beggar asks us for a quarter, our instinct is to say that the When a beggar asks us for a quarter, our instinct is to say that the State has already confiscated our quarter for his benefit, and he should go to the State about it. — Albert Jay Nock
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Albert Jay Nock: The positive testimony of history is that the State invariably had its origin in conquest The positive testimony of history is that the State invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation. No primitive State known to history originated in any other manner. — Albert Jay Nock
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Albert Jay Nock: American society had not the faintest idea of what it was doing or where it American society had not the faintest idea of what it was doing or where it was going. It simply clung to its inveterate practice of making brag, bounce and quackery do duty for observation, reason and common sense. It had not yet got a glimpse of the elementary truth which was so clear to the mind of Mr. Jefferson, that in proportion as you give the State power to do things for you, you give it power to do things to you; and that the State invariably makes as little as it can of the one power, and as much as it can of the other. — Albert Jay Nock
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Aung San Suu Kyi: There is so much that we need to do for our country. I don't think There is so much that we need to do for our country. I don't think that we can afford to wait. — Aung San Suu Kyi
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Albert Jay Nock: Passing from the tyranny of Charles I to the tyranny of Cromwell is like taking Passing from the tyranny of Charles I to the tyranny of Cromwell is like taking a turn in a revolving door; the exertion merely puts you back where you started. If every jobholder in Washington were driven into the Potomac tonight, their places would be taken tomorrow by others precisely like them. — Albert Jay Nock
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Peter Kreeft: Someone once said that if you sat a million monkeys at a million typewriters for Someone once said that if you sat a million monkeys at a million typewriters for a million years, one of them would eventually type out all of Hamlet by chance. But when we find the text of Hamlet, we don't wonder whether it came from chance and monkeys. Why then does the atheist use that incredibly improbable explanation for the universe? Clearly, because it is his only chance of remaining an atheist. At this point we need a psychological explanation of the atheist rather than a logical explanation of the universe. — Peter Kreeft
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Albert Jay Nock: One could think of American society as Bishop Warburton thought of the English Church, that One could think of American society as Bishop Warburton thought of the English Church, that like the ark of Noah it "is worth saving, not for the sake of the unclean beasts that almost filled it and probably made most noise and clamour in it, but for the little corner of rationality that was as much distressed by the stink within as by the tempest without." Nevertheless, — Albert Jay Nock
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Albert Jay Nock: And so it was that at the age of thirty-five or so I dismissed all And so it was that at the age of thirty-five or so I dismissed all interest in public affairs, and have regarded them ever since as a mere spectacle, mostly a comedy, rather squalid, rather hackneyed, whereof I already knew the plot from beginning to end. I have written a little about them now and then, — Albert Jay Nock
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Jacob Lund Fisker: Complexity, therefore, results in flexibility. Increasing complexity always increases capability and adaptability. Complexity, therefore, results in flexibility. Increasing complexity always increases capability and adaptability. — Jacob Lund Fisker
Albert Jay Nock Sayings By Albert Jay Nock: It is easier to seize wealth than to produce it, and as long as the It is easier to seize wealth than to produce it, and as long as the State makes the seizure of wealth a matter of legalized privilege, so long will the squabble for that privilege go on. — Albert Jay Nock