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Most Europeans have no idea how wild life can be in north America. ...
by Tom G. Palmer

Most Europeans have no idea how wild life can be in north America.
- Tom G. Palmer

The reason the government sells the census as your
ticket to getting goodies -
rather than as your civic duty -
is that distributing goodies is now all the government does.
- Tom G. Palmer

Guardians are necessary for children and abnormal adults,
because they cannot make responsible choices for themselves.
- Tom G. Palmer

But there is no obvious reason for holding that some
normal adults are entitled to make choices for other normal adults,
as paternalists of both left and right believe.
- Tom G. Palmer

 

It is obvious that different individuals require different things to live good,
healthy, and virtuous lives.
- Tom G. Palmer

Libertarians recognize the difference between adults and children,
as well as differences between normal adults and adults
who are insane or mentally hindered or retarded.
- Tom G. Palmer

Libertarians recognize the inevitable pluralism of
the modern world and for that reason assert that individual
liberty is at least part of the common good.
- Tom G. Palmer

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Obligations may be universal or particular.
- Tom G. Palmer

Obviously, all of us have been influenced by those around us.
- Tom G. Palmer

Libertarians typically argue that particular obligations,
at least under normal circumstances,
must be created by consent; they cannot be unilaterally imposed by others.
- Tom G. Palmer

Abstraction is a mental process we use when trying
to discern what is essential or relevant to a problem;
it does not require a belief in abstract entities.
- Tom G. Palmer

What libertarians assert is simply that differences
among normal adults do not imply different fundamental rights.
- Tom G. Palmer

Group personification obscures, rather than illuminates,
important political questions.
- Tom G. Palmer

The government has become a mechanism for distributing largess,
and your census form is your ticket.
- Tom G. Palmer

To repeat, communitarians maintain that we are constituted
as persons by our particular obligations,
and therefore those obligations cannot be a matter of choice.
- Tom G. Palmer

It is precisely because neither individuals nor small
groups can be fully self-sufficient that cooperation
is necessary to human survival and flourishing.
- Tom G. Palmer

Equality of rights means that some people cannot simply
impose obligations on others,
for the moral agency and rights of those others would then be violated.
- Tom G. Palmer

If an individual is born with the obligation to obey,
who is born with the right to command?
- Tom G. Palmer

Libertarians argue that no normal adult has the right
to impose choices on other normal adults,
except in abnormal circumstances, such as when one
person finds another unconscious and administers medical
assistance or calls an ambulance.
- Tom G. Palmer

The first census in 1790 asked just six questions:
the name of the head of the household,
the number of free white males older than 16,
the number of free white males younger than 16,
the number of free white females, the number of other free persons,
and the number of slaves.
- Tom G. Palmer

Democrats couldn't care less if people in Indiana hate them.
But if Europeans curl their lips, liberals can't look
at themselves in the mirror.
- Ann Coulter

The United States, for a French citizen,
is a friend, an ally, to whom we owe,
along with most Europeans, our freedom.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

It seems to be that southern Europeans are just more intimate socially,
whereas I like a lot of personal space -
like,
a mile from the nearest person is fine for me.
- Peter Steele

Very few cinematographers, other than the Europeans,
know how to light women like they used to in the old days.
- Jennifer O'Neill

Europe and America must act together in the face of evil.
It's high time for Americans and Europeans to restore
that unity and be able to take actions collectively together.
- Wesley Clark

Of course the barbarians' aim of world domination has
not escaped the attention of the Europeans,
perhaps because unlike us they are closer to the walls.
- Barbara Amiel

What can the Church do? If she stands by her moral teaching,
then she will be seen as standing in judgement over
a vast percentage of Europeans.
- Timothy Radcliffe

And so by the fifteenth century, on October 8,
the Europeans were looking for a new place to try to get to,
and they came up with a new concept:
the West.
- Dave Barry

A war between Europeans is a civil war.
- Victor Hugo

Europeans say they are proud of their social fabric,
of strong rights for workers and the weak in society.
- David Korten

Perhaps Europeans are a bit more skeptic whereas Americans are more believers.
- Isabelle Huppert

I had to choose between American and British actors,
and it didn't take me more than a second to decide:
Russians are Europeans and should be played by other Europeans.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

We have an interest in excellent relations because
we are neighbours as Europeans with Russia.
We are allies with the United States in the NATO framework.
- Joschka Fischer

America, when it became known to Europeans,
was, as it had long been, a scene of wide-spread revolution.
- Francis Parkman

If Iraq were to descend into chaos, the Europeans would
feel the effects just as much as we would.
- Brent Scowcroft

You have one big mythology in your favor:
Everyone believes that you Europeans are impeccable.
But I know you are jerks.
- Fernando Flores

We did not fight the Americans or the Europeans.
We fight only the Israeli enemy that took our homes and homeland.
- Ahmed Yassin

Europeans don't seem to have the groupie mentality.
- Kid Rock

British actors behave like Europeans;
they are also extremely well trained.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

Because of my language and the pantomime with which
most Europeans accompany their speech,
I was catalogued as a heavy.
- Bela Lugosi

Yet another thing Canadians and Europeans have in common
is an obsession with the United States,
and with distinguishing themselves from it,
often by crude stereotyping.
- Timothy Garton Ash

I decided that Europeans and Americans are like men and women:
they understand each other worse,
and it matters less, than either of them suppose.
- Randall Jarrell

I am disgusted by the anti-Semitism of many Italians,
of many Europeans.
- Oriana Fallaci

Europeans know the importance of the Resistance;
it has been the shining example of the modern conscience.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

If the Europeans want to intervene, that's their business.
But if I were president, I would remove every United
States soldier from the Balkan peninsula.
- Pat Buchanan

When an American heiress wants to buy a man,
she at once crosses the Atlantic.
The only really materialistic people I have ever met have been Europeans.
- Mary McCarthy

I think Europeans have enough tradition and respect
for the experience and body of work of an actress that
they don't sell out to the new ones.
- Kathleen Turner

We should never forget that Hollywood was built by Europeans,
and the old Jewish boys from Eastern Europe.
- Maximilian Schell

Since the intervention in Afghanistan,
we suddenly began to notice when, in political discussions,
we found ourselves only among Europeans or Israelis.
- Jurgen Habermas

The Europeans must finally understand the incredible
shock triggered by the attacks of September 11.
- Brent Scowcroft

This thing is for the game of golf, yeah,
but trust me, the Europeans don't have that mentality.
- Payne Stewart

Why did I spend all these years playing boring Europeans?
I was made for action movies.
- Asia Argento

We don't mind having sanctions banning us from Europe.
We are not Europeans.
- Robert Mugabe

Europeans are familiar with terrorism and violence.
We have not experienced a true conflict on our soil in a hundred years,
and especially not one that involved 3,000 dead.
- Brent Scowcroft

The artist is something of an outsider in America.
I have always felt that America does not value its artists,
certainly not in the sense that the Europeans do.
- Carlisle Floyd

The next challenge for Christianity is to remind Europeans
that we are called to seek the truth.
- Timothy Radcliffe

For many Europeans the next decade looks to be filled
with threats rather than opportunities.
- John Hutton

This is due partly to the fact that Americans are much
better fed than Europeans,
and partly to the undeveloped resources of a new country,
but more largely to our climate, which acts as a constant stimulus.
- Josiah Strong

First, we have to find a common vocabulary for energy security.
This notion has a radically different meaning for different people.
For Americans it is a geopolitical question.
For the Europeans right now it is very much focused
on the dependence on imported natural gas.
- Daniel Yergin

Canadians tend to be a bit more religious than most Europeans -
though not more than the Poles or Ukrainians.
Most important, their attitude to immigration and ethnic
minorities is more positive than that of most Europeans.
- Timothy Garton Ash

The Europeans and Americans residing in the town of
Zanzibar are either Government officials,
independent merchants, or agents for a few great mercantile
houses in Europe and America.
- Henry Morton Stanley

The Europeans had made two promises to the United States
if Marshall Plan help was forthcoming.
The first promise was maximum self-help on the part of every country;
and second,
maximum mutual aid.
- Paul Hoffman

When they come to Europe, they are confronted by still closed borders.
Thus, the concept of open borders is a very selective concept,
one that is not taken seriously at all in the experience of non-Europeans.
- Ulrich Beck

If we don't do it, somebody else will.
The Chinese, the Europeans and the Japanese all have
the goal of going to the moon.
Certainly we don't want to wake up and see that they
have a base there before we do.
- Bart Gordon

It's striking that Native Americans evolved no devastating
epidemic diseases to give to Europeans,
in return for the many devastating epidemic diseases
that Indians received from the Old World.
- Jared Diamond

Infectious diseases introduced with Europeans,
like smallpox and measles, spread from one Indian tribe to another,
far in advance of Europeans themselves,
and killed an estimated 95% of the New World's Indian population.
- Jared Diamond

Europeans really provided many venues over there and hailed the jazz artists,
and a lot of musicians went over there and stayed over there for a long time.
A lot of them moved over there, lived over there,
and died over there.
- Sonny Rollins

So, one of the things I was doing with the aliens in
The Quiet Invasion was creating that advanced society
which had ideas about morality and proper use of natural
resources that were radically different from ours,
as the Europeans were from the American Indians.
- Sarah Zettel

I don't understand why Europeans and South Americans
can take more sophistication.
Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness
major and their tragedy minor,
and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord?
Are they not experiencing complex emotions?
- Joni Mitchell

Americans are uneasy with their possessions,
guilty about power, all of which is difficult for Europeans
to perceive because they are themselves so truly materialistic,
so versed in the uses of power.
- Joan Didion

Many of the Europeans who want Israel to go away don't even know why they do.
Nearly a third of those interviewed concede they have
no idea what the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is all about.
It's enough to know that Israelis are Jews.
- Suzanne Fields


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