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If an individual is born with the obligation to obey,
by Tom G. Palmer

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

The ultimate authority must always rest
with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual,
you have an obligation to be one.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

An individual has not started living
until he can rise above the narrow confines
of his individualistic concerns
to the broader concerns of all humanity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

God enters by a private door into each individual.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
- Albert Einstein

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

A hero is an ordinary individual
who finds the strength to persevere
and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
- Christopher Reeve

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The inherent nature of God
is not changed by our individual beliefs,
our religious institutions,
or our communal traditions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.
The ability to direct individual accomplishments
toward organizational objectives.
It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
- Andrew Carnegie

We are all connected to everyone and everything in the universe.
Therefore, everything one does as an individual affects the whole.
All thoughts, words, images, prayers, blessings,
and deeds are listened to by all that is.
- Serge Kahili King

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

Each of us shares a unity with Spirit and all life,
and simultaneously each of us is an individual with free will.
There is a duality to us as separate and as part of the whole.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not believe in immortality of the individual,
and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern
with no superhuman authority behind it.
- Albert Einstein

I must admit that I personally measure success
in terms of the contributions
an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
- Margaret Mead

You have to be an original individual;
you have to find your innermost core on your own,
with no guide, no guiding scriptures.
It is a dark night, but with the intense fire of inquiry
you are bound to come to the sunrise.
Everybody who has burned with intense inquiry
has found the sunrise.
Others only believe.
Those who believe are not religious,
they are simply avoiding the great adventure
of religion by believing.
- Osho

It is only to the individual that a soul is given.
- Albert Einstein

Under capitalism each individual engages in economic planning.
- George Reisman

I claim to be a simple individual liable
to err like any other fellow mortal.
I own, however, that I have humility enough
to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual,
it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival
of the fittest in every department.
- Andrew Carnegie

Everyone should be respected as an individual,
but no one idolized.
- Albert Einstein

We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking
about what is best for society.
- Hillary Clinton

One of the things I was taught in law school is that
I'd never be able to think the same again -
that being a lawyer is something that's part of who
I am as an individual now.
- Anita Hill

I'm not sure I can say there is a clean line between
me as an individual and me as a lawyer.
- Anita Hill

Breaking up is a natural evolution
when you try to figure out what you want in life.
If you're with an individual
who isn't moving in the same direction
and at the same rate that you are,
it ain't going to work.
- Usher Raymond

Let every man be respected as an individual
and no man idolized.
- Albert Einstein

Everything that is really great and inspiring
is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
- Albert Einstein

Our individual lives cannot, generally,
be works of art unless the social order is also.
- Charles Horton Cooley

There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual
bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit
without individual responsibility.
- Ambrose Bierce

My philosophy from day one is that I can sleep better
at night if I can improve an individual's knowledge about food and wine,
and do it on a daily basis.
- Emeril Lagasse

There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.
- Ken Olsen

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained,
progress stops.
- Thomas J. Watson

Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open.
- James Broughton

All that is valuable in human society
depends upon the opportunity for development
accorded the individual.
- Albert Einstein

To deal with individual human needs
at the everyday level can be noble sometimes.
- Jimmy Carter

What the public expects and what is healthy for an
individual are two very different things.
- Esther Williams

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

Neither the life of an individual nor the history of
a society can be understood without understanding both.
- C. Wright Mills

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain
advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
- Napoleon Hill

The work of the individual still remains the spark
that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.
- Igor Sikorsky

A safe and nutritionally adequate diet is a basic individual
right and an essential condition for sustainable development,
especially in developing countries.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

If we could give every individual the right amount
of nourishment and exercise,
not too little and not too much, we would have found
the safest way to health.
- Hippocrates

For behind all imperialism is ultimately the imperialistic individual,
just as behind all peace is ultimately the peaceful individual.
- Irving Babbitt

Mr. Speaker, genocide is the most potent of all crimes
against humanity because it is an effort to systematically
wipe out a people and a culture as well as individual lives.
- Jerry Costello

These days there are not enough of such intermediary groups,
between the state and the individual,
with the result that political leaders are often unduly guided by opinion polls.
- Jacques Delors


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