'Customs are made for customary circumstances, and customary characters.'

 - J. S. Mill

"LET US SUM UP THE CHARACTER OF THE WORST MAN:  

 

 

 

 

HIS MIND IS THE WAKING REALITY OF WHAT WE DREAM." 

                             - PLATO

"ORIGINALITY IS THE ONE THING UNORIGINAL

MINDS CANNOT

FEEL THE

USE OF."

 - J. S. Mill

'Concrete Ideologies are the result of three different groupings:  Professional political thinkers, political organizations such as parties and interest groups, and mass populations that entertain politico-cultural assumptions which percolate into more specific receptacles of political ideas.'
 

 - M. Freeden,  Ideologies and Political Theory 

"For desiring to join battle, he bade the soothsayers take the auspices, and on their announcing that the  fowls refused to feed (a bad omen), he answered, "Let us see, then,whether they will drink,"

and, so saying, 

 

 

 

 

 

ordered them to be thrown into the sea."


 - Niccolò Machiavelli, The Discourses  on Livy

'WE GIVE APPROVAL TO

LAW AND ORDER,

 

BUT WE DO NOT LIKE THEM,

OR THEIR METHODS,

OR THEIR INSTRUMENTS.'

- J. A. Hobson, Notes on Law and Order, 1926

Human nature is not a machine to be built after a model, and set to do exactly the work prescribed for it, but a tree,

which requires to grow and 

develop itself on all sides,

according to the tendency

of the inward forces

which make it

a living thing

 - J. S. Mill

"Do you indeed pronounce justice, O gods?
    Do you fairly judge the children of men?
No, in your hearts you devise wrongs;
    Your hands deal out 
violence upon the earth."

Pslam 58,1-4

"Somewhere in our American mythology I think we perceive that . . . capitalism is the alternative to a planned society . . . But the fascinating thing about the era of the creation of Liberalism, from about 1775 –                            1850, is that it was planned.  The state                          had to create the regime of contracts.                            The state had to create the market (the                          market wasn’t just there!) The state had to                                create, by a matter of public policy,                                                     a new regime . . ."

        -   Charles  A. Anderson, Lectures on Political, Economic, and                   Social Thought

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