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Samuel Horsley Quotes and Sayings

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Despotism is the only form of government which may with safety to itself,
neglect the education of its infant poor.
- Samuel Horsley

Wonder, connected with a principle of rational curiosity,
is the source of all knowledge and discover,
and it is a principle even of piety;
but wonder which ends in wonder,
and is satisfied with wonder, is the quality of an idiot.
- Samuel Horsley

The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing
hindrance to human advancement.
- John Stuart Mill

Whatever government is not a government of laws,
is a despotism, let it be called what it may.
- Daniel Webster

 

Whatever crushes individuality is despotism,
by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes
to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men.
- John Stuart Mill

So long as war is the main business of nations,
temporary despotism - despotism during the campaign -
is indispensable.
- Walter Bagehot

Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it,
leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences;
wrongly understood,
as it has been so tragically in our time,
it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
- Barry Goldwater

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The strength and power of despotism
consists wholly in the fear of resistance.
- Thomas Paine

Religions are the cradles of despotism.
- Marquis de Sade

Despotism increases in severity with the number of despots;
the responsibility is more divided,
and the claims are more numerous.
- William Wells Brown

Democracy passes into despotism.
- Plato

Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.
- Michel Foucault

To add to our misery and despair, a bloated aristocracy has sent to China -
the greatest and oldest despotism in the world -
for a cheap working slave.
- Denis Kearney

The chains of military despotism, once fastened upon a nation,
ages might pass away before they could be shaken off.
- William Henry Harrison

The revolutionary government is the despotism of liberty against tyranny.
- Georg Buchner

We are not to expect to be translated from
despotism to liberty in a featherbed.
- Thomas Jefferson

Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.
- Mary McCarthy

Despotism can only exist in darkness,
and there are too many lights now in the political
firmament to permit it to remain anywhere,
as it has heretofore done, almost everywhere.
- James Madison

Have any of our friends got off the Island with their families,
or what must they submit to? Despotism or destruction,
I fear, is their fate.
- William Floyd

Universal suffrage is the only guarantee against despotism.
- May Wright Sewall

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism
to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.
- Thomas Jefferson

The more complete the despotism, the more smoothly
all things move on the surface.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews,
as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart.
- Honore de Balzac

Their poverty secured their freedom,
since our desires and our possessions are the strongest fetters of despotism.
- Edward Gibbon

The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any human power,
whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of despotism,
and ought to have no place among Republicans and Christians.
- Angelina Grimke

Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit
which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men,
in all lands, everywhere.
Destroy this spirit and you have planted
the seeds of despotism around your own doors.
- Abraham Lincoln

Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and,
always discontented with what he has,
loves only what he has not.
People complain of the despotism of princes;
they ought to complain of the despotism of man.
- Joseph de Maistre

The whole commerce between master and slave
is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions,
the most unremitting despotism on the one part,
and degrading submissions on the other.
Our children see this, and learn to imitate it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Each man has an equal social right to multiply his
power of motion by all the social factors of civilization.
Private property in any of these factors is inconsistent
with this fundamental right;
it must,
obviously, prove a source of economic despotism and industrial slavery.
- Daniel De Leon

In all of his bestsellers, the Divine has told the truth,
custom-tailored to the comprehension of the times.
- Ernest Holmes

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition,
and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather,
altogether incalculable.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The best interpreter of the law is custom.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

That a majority of women do not wish for any important
change in their social and civil condition,
merely proves that they are the unreflecting slaves of custom.
- Lydia M. Child

If you wish to draw off the people from a bad or wicked custom,
you must beat up for a march; you must make an excitement,
do something that everybody will notice.
- Lewis Tappan

Of course poets have morals and manners of their own,
and custom is no argument with them.
- Thomas Hardy

By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall
be protected in doing what he believes is his duty
against the influence of authority and majorities,
custom and opinion.
- John Acton

It is not reason which is the guide of life,
but custom.
- David Hume

I hate people who think it's clever to take drugs...
like custom officers.
- Jack Dee

When I go to Rome, I fast on Saturday,
but in Milan I do not.
Do you also follow the custom of whatever church you attend,
if you do not want to give or receive scandal.
- Saint Ambrose

Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that
to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice,
and that justice is equality.
- Plato

Consistency is found in that work whose whole and detail
are suitable to the occasion.
It arises from circumstance, custom,
and nature.
- Marcus V. Pollio

Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice,
and imitation and custom rear it up.
- Mary Astell

Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.
- Ovid

They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal,
according to their ancient custom.
- William Congreve

Mankind are apt to be strongly prejudiced in favor
of whatever is countenanced by antiquity,
enforced by authority, and recommended by custom.
- Robert Hall

The way of the world is to make laws,
but follow custom.
- Michel de Montaigne

Laws are subordinate to custom.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

Truth always originates in a minority of one,
and every custom begins as a broken precedent.
- Will Durant

Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Morality is the custom of one's country and the current feeling of one's peers.
- Samuel Butler

Custom is second nature.
- Saint Aurelius Augustine

Custom, that is before all law; Nature,
that is above all art.
- Samuel Daniel

Custom is the great guide to human life.
- David Hume

Custom adapts itself to expediency.
- Tacitus

Individual and national rights to wealth rest on the
basis of civil and international law,
or at least of custom that has the force of law.
- Alfred Marshall

The custom of sinning takes away the sense of it,
the course of the world takes away the shame of it.
- John Owen

I use Gibson guitars; I prefer the Les Paul custom.
- Adam Jones

People usually think according to their inclinations,
speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions,
but generally act according to custom.
- Francis Bacon

Custom is our nature.
What are our natural principles but principles of custom?
- Blaise Pascal

Some had the custom of receiving the Eucharist daily,
some twice a week, some on the Lord's day,
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, some only on the Lord's Day.
- Martin Chemnitz

Without the aid of prejudice and custom,
I should not be able to find my way across the room.
- William Hazlitt

Custom reconciles us to everything.
- Edmund Burke

Authority is by nothing so much strengthened and confirmed as by custom;
for no man easily distrusts the things which he and
all men have been always bred up to.
- William Temple

Custom, that unwritten law, By which the people keep even kings in awe.
- Charles Davenport

The Ethical Society, therefore, is like a Church in maintaining,
and emphasizing the importance of maintaining the custom
of public assemblies on Sunday.
- Felix Adler

But if it not be true, the myth itself requires to be explained,
and every principle of philosophy and common sense
demand that the explanation be sought,
not in arbitrary allegorical categories,
but in the actual facts of ritual or religious custom
to which the myth attaches.
- William Robertson Smith

Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people's actions,
and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable;
and to make this custom the more significant,
practice it first upon yourself.
- Marcus Aurelius

Ages when custom is unsettled are necessarily ages of prophecy.
The moralist cannot teach what is revealed;
he must reveal what can be taught.
He has to seek insight rather than to preach.
- Walter Lippmann


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