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Thomas Drummond Quotes and Sayings

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Property has its duties as well as its rights.
- Thomas Drummond

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

Property is intended to serve life,
and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect,
it has no personal being.
It is part of the earth man walks on.
It is not man.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property,
are the rulers.
- Aristotle

 

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience,
impair your health, and dissipate your property.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.
- Herbert Hoover

Some people really trip on success or popularity.
My friends would talk to me about that,
about tripping on all this stuff, but you know what
I tripped on? I started buying property.
- Roy Ayers

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It is remarkable that jealousy of individual property
in land often goes along with very exaggerated doctrines
of tribal or national property in land.
- William Graham Sumner

He who negates present society, and seeks social conditions
based on the sharing of property,
is a revolutionary whether he calls himself an anarchist or a communist.
- Johann Most

I own property in a quiet little town of Pennsylvania.
- Davy Jones

The Olympic Spirit is neither the property of one race nor of one age.
- Pierre de Coubertin

The whole notion of land property rights in the Arab
world is different from that in Europe.
- William Odom

When a man assumes a public trust
he should consider himself a public property.
- Thomas Jefferson

A free culture is not a culture without property;
it is not a culture in which artists don't get paid.
- Lawrence Lessig

Our private property must be sacrificed.
- Dolley Madison

Last Thursday, our Supreme Court backed that local
governments can co-opt private property,
and give it to another private entity,
for economic development.
- Cliff Stearns

The Bolsheviks started not just on the killing of private property;
they were trying to abolish money itself.
- Anatoly Chubais

The principal purpose of the Democratic Party is to
use the force of government to take property away from
the people who earn it and give it to people who do not.
- Neal Boortz

Who of us knows or can by possibility arrive at a knowledge
of the laws that govern our property and lives?
- William H. Wharton

I usually point out that most loss of life and property
has been due to the collapse of antiquated and unsafe structures,
mostly of brick and other masonry.
- Charles Francis Richter

Without that sense of security which property gives,
the land would still be uncultivated.
- Francois Quesnay

In fact, a fundamental interdependence exists between
the personal right to liberty and the personal right to property.
- Potter Stewart

To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something.
But to inherit his property afterwards,
that is genuine pleasure.
- Honore de Balzac

Strict justice would demand total confiscation of your property,
personal imprisonment and fines.
- Zebulon Pike

The best government rests on the people,
and not on the few, on persons and not on property,
on the free development of public opinion and not on authority.
- George Bancroft

Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession -
a property entirely our own.
- Samuel Smiles

Communism is inequality, but not as property is.
Property is exploitation of the weak by the strong.
Communism is exploitation of the strong by the weak.
- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Why not pool your resources? And so we broke into the
concept of the sacredness of private property.
- Barbara Castle

A lawyer's dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his
property at the resurrection,
and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.
- Samuel Butler

Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.
- John Locke

This is how psychiatry has functioned-as a kind of
property arm of the government,
who can put you away if your husband doesn't like you.
- Kate Millett

Private property was the original source of freedom.
It still is its main ballpark.
- Walter Lippmann

I have before me a newspaper slip on which a writer
expresses the opinion that no one should be allowed
to possess more than one million dollars' worth of property.
- William Graham Sumner

Hawaii is the best form of comfort for me.
When I die, I want to be cremated, and I want half
my ashes spread in the Pacific around the island,
the rest on the property.
- Richard Pryor

Abscond - to move in a mysterious way,
commonly with the property of another.
- Ambrose Bierce

With the people, especially a people seized of property,
resides the aggregate of original power.
- Ezra Stiles

The relative property of the Son is to be begotten,
that is, so to proceed from the Father as to be a participant
of the same essence and perfectly carry on the Father's nature.
- William Ames

He has called for a repeal of the Fifth Amendment as
it affects the right of private property.
- Dixie Lee Ray

Those people who want to express their religious beliefs
on public property should enjoy the same rights that
we provide to those protesting the war in Iraq.
- Ernest Istook

When people lack jobs, opportunity, and ownership of
property they have little or no stake in their communities.
- Jack Kemp

I'm a human being I'm not a piece of property.
I am not a consignment of goods.
- Curt Flood

Every man has a property in his own person.
This nobody has a right to, but himself.
- John Locke

I wish to note that intellectual property theft by
a government represents the very essence of organized crime.
- Howard Berman

I think that zinc white has a property of scaling and cracking.
- Edward Hopper

The instruction we find in books is like fire.
We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home,
communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
- Voltaire

I deem it established, then, that the Constitution
does not recognize property in man,
but leaves that question, as between the states,
to the law of nature and of nations.
- William H. Seward

The rights of persons, and the rights of property,
are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted.
- James Madison

The electronic spectrum is the only natural resource
in which there's no such thing as private property rights.
You can't own a piece of the spectrum.
- Adrian Cronauer

And it is no less true, that personal security and
private property rest entirely upon the wisdom,
the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice.
- Joseph Story

The personal right to acquire property,
which is a natural right, gives to property,
when acquired, a right to protection,
as a social right.
- James Madison

Of the unjust rights which in virtue of this ceremony
an iniquitous law gives me over the person and property of another,
I cannot legally, but I can morally,
divest myself.
- Robert Dale Owen

Few rich men own their property; their property owns them.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

We are going after a targeted group of businesses that
are creating opportunities for themselves using other people's property.
The Internet has very little to do with this.
- Hilary Rosen

Much violence is based on the illusion that life is
a property to be defended and not to be shared.
- Henri Nouwen

The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence:
Abolish all private property.
- Karl Marx

Thieves respect property.
They merely wish the property to become their property
that they may more perfectly respect it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

There ought to be no laws to guarantee property against
the folly of its possessors.
- William Graham Sumner

I never say too much about that in public interviews,
because it disappoints the public to tell them you're
not that crazy about a property you did that possibly they liked.
- Jackie Cooper

Where there is no property there is no injustice.
- John Locke

There is a deliberate and quite outspoken attack on
the whole idea of people owning private property.
- Dixie Lee Ray

God hates violence.
He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property,
not seize it.
- Euripides

Intellectual property is an important legal and cultural issue.
Society as a whole has complex issues to face here:
private ownership vs. open source, and so on.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing.
- Calvin Coolidge

As a man is said to have a right to his property,
he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.
- James Madison

There is no rule without revolts and conspiracies,
even as there is no property without work and worry.
- Ivo Andric

Property as compared with humanity, as compared with
the red blood in the American people,
must take second place, not first place.
- Woodrow Wilson

It is clearly better that property should be private,
but the use of it common; and the special business
of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.
- Aristotle

Our flag represents every American and it should not
be hidden away as a result of property agreements.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property:
his autonomous being is modelled on material power.
- Theodor Adorno

No power on earth has a right to take our property
from us without our consent.
- John Jay

From the business point of view - not to overstate it -
intellectual property is dead; long live intellectual process.
Long live service; long live performance.
- Esther Dyson


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