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Voluntary Quotes

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The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary
arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people
can keep all their options open all the time.
- Christopher Lasch

Related topics: Family

Voluntary personal savings accounts would enable future
retirees to harness the power of the marketplace when
saving for their retirements.
- Bill Frist

Morality is only moral when it is voluntary.
- Lincoln Steffens

These are all voluntary resources which help parents
sort out the choices without infringing on the artists' rights to free speech,
which is something that we respect.
- Tipper Gore

 

Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions;
desire causes our voluntary acts,
force our involuntary.
- Blaise Pascal

Mr. Tyler acquired Texas by voluntary compact,
and Mr. Polk California and New Mexico by successful war.
- Robert Toombs

Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.
- Jane Austen

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The more potent, unasked question is how society at large reacts to eager,
voluntary violence by females, and to the growing evidence
that women can be just as aggressive as men.
- Katherine Dunn

Concupiscence and force are the source of all our actions;
concupiscence causes voluntary actions,
force involuntary ones.
- Blaise Pascal

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
- Seneca

Play is always voluntary.
What might otherwise be play is work if it's forced.
- Bob Black

That no government, so called, can reasonably be trusted,
or reasonably be supposed to have honest purposes in view,
any longer than it depends wholly upon voluntary support.
- Lysander Spooner

Pursuing employment or climatic relief,
we live in voluntary exile from our extended families and our longer past,
but in an involuntary exile from ourselves and our own past.
- John Thorn

The time has come to formulate guidelines for the ethical conduct of scientist,
perhaps in the form of a voluntary Hippocratic Oath.
- Joseph Rotblat

It is my contention that civil disobediences are nothing
but the latest form of voluntary association,
and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest
traditions of the country.
- Hannah Arendt

To believe that patriotism will not flourish if patriotic
ceremonies are voluntary...
is to make an unflattering estimate of the appeal of
our institutions to free minds.
- Robert Jackson

I believe patriotism comes from the heart.
Patriotism is voluntary.
It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the
result of knowledge and belief.
- Jesse Ventura

The Romans held Britain from the invasion of Julius
Caesar till their voluntary withdrawal from the island,
A.D.
420,- that is, about five hundred years.
- Thomas Bulfinch

The voluntary approach to corporate social responsibility
has failed in many cases.
- David Suzuki

Since far fewer people are recruited to serve in a voluntary military,
the connection between America and its military is
increasingly tenuous and less personal.
- John McHugh

Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of
intensive physical effort.
- Pierre de Coubertin

The 'private sector' of the economy is,
in fact, the voluntary sector; and the 'public sector' is,
in fact, the coercive sector.
- Henry Hazlitt

One should respect public opinion insofar
as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison,
but anything that goes beyond this
is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
- Bertrand Russell

A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now
acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind,
and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce
it to a state of almost savage torpor.
- William Wordsworth

The Federal Government should be the last resort,
not the first.
Ask if a potential program is truly a federal responsibility
or whether it can better be handled privately,
by voluntary organizations, or by local or state governments.
- Donald Rumsfeld

With that in mind and in celebration of National Prayer Day,
today I have proposed in the House of Representatives
a Constitutional Amendment that would restore voluntary
prayer in our Nation's schools.
- Nick Rahall

The clan is nothing more than a larger family,
with its patriarchal chief as the natural head,
and the union of several clans by intermarriage and
voluntary connection constitutes the tribe.
- Charles Eastman

It is not safe in the republican form of government
that clannishness should exist either by compulsory or voluntary reason.
It is not good for the government and it is not good for the individual.
- Timothy Thomas Fortune

We see that every external motion, act,
gesture, whether voluntary or mechanical,
organic or mental, is produced and preceded by internal feeling or emotion,
will or volition, and thought or mind.
- H. P. Blavatsky

This brings us to Anarchism, which may be described
as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should
be managed by individuals or voluntary associations,
and that the State should be abolished.
- Benjamin Tucker

Also in the new constitution, we want to lower the
voting age from 20 years to 18 years and also gradually
implement a voluntary military service in replacement
of the current compulsory military service.
- Chen Shui-bian

Truly it is an evil to be full of faults;
but it is a still greater evil to be full of them and
to be unwilling to recognize them,
since that is to add the further fault of a voluntary illusion.
- Blaise Pascal

I dare suggest that the composer would do himself and
his music an immediate and eventual service by total,
resolute and voluntary withdrawal from this public
world to one of private performance and electronic media.
- Milton Babbitt

Ought we not to ask the media to agree among themselves
a voluntary code of conduct,
under which they would not say or show anything which
could assist the terrorists' morale or their cause while the hijack lasted.
- Margaret Thatcher

Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society.
The higher the tax level, the greater the failure.
A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a
complete defeat for the civilized world,
while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success.
- Mark Skousen

Businesses who are members of Businesses for Social
Responsibility or the Social Venture Network are internalizing
costs on a voluntary basis and therefore raising their costs of doing business,
but their competitors are not required to.
- Paul Hawken

The National Flood Insurance Program is a voluntary program.
If a community really feels that the building insurance
requirements are too burdensome,
they don't have to participate.
- Earl Blumenauer

All religions have based morality on obedience,
that is to say, on voluntary slavery.
That is why they have always been more pernicious than
any political organization.
For the latter makes use of violence,
the former - of the corruption of the will.
- Alexander Herzen

The course that will restore to the workmen a father's
duties and responsibilities,
between which and themselves the state has now stepped,
is for them to reject all forced contributions from others,
and to do their own work through their own voluntary combinations.
- Auberon Herbert

In view of the meaning given to this honor in the community to which I belong,
I should abstain from the undeserved prize that has been awarded to me.
Do not meet my voluntary refusal with ill will.
- Boris Pasternak

Patriotism is voluntary.
It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the
result of knowledge and belief.
A patriot shows their their patriotism through their actions,
by their choice.
- Jesse Ventura

A system of capitalism presumes sound money,
not fiat money manipulated by a central bank.
Capitalism cherishes voluntary contracts and interest
rates that are determined by savings,
not credit creation by a central bank.
- Ron Paul

After voluntary exertions on the part of our people
to which the history of the world furnishes no parallel,
is the old root of bitterness still to remain in the ground,
to sprout and bear fruit in the future as it has borne fruit in the past?
- Robert Dale Owen

We have no basis for having a recall of any particular
type of voting equipment because there are no standards.
And when we do have standards, even these standards
are required to be voluntary.
- DeForest Soaries

The Anarchists answer that the abolition of the State
will leave in existence a defensive association,
resting no longer on a compulsory but on a voluntary basis,
which will restrain invaders by any means that may prove necessary.
- Benjamin Tucker

If I were assigned poems I suppose I'd write more of
them but it is entirely voluntary and for the most
part ignored in the market sense of the word so the
language to me is most intimate,
most important, most sublime and most satisfying when it gets done.
- Thomas Lynch

It is the lash of hunger which compels the poor man to submit.
In order to live he must sell - 'voluntarily' sell -
himself every day and hour to the 'beast of property.'
- Johann Most

Man is pre-eminently endowed with the power of voluntarily
and consciously determining his own point of view.
- Ernst Mach

If you do a practice and train your attention to hover in the present,
then you will build the internal capacity to do that as needed -
at will and voluntarily.
- Daniel Goleman

My opinions and principles are subjects of just criticism.
I put myself before the public voluntarily.
- Victoria Woodhull

Schumacher wouldn't have let him past voluntarily.
Of course he did it voluntarily, but he had to do it.
- Murray Walker

We will fight race destruction through thick and thin
and never CO exist voluntarily with it.
- Tom Metzger

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor;
it must be demanded by the oppressed.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force.
When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered.
- Dorothy Thompson

If we do not voluntarily bring population growth under
control in the next one or two decades,
the nature will do it for us in the most brutal way,
whether we like it or not.
- Henry W. Kendall

The closer and more confidential our relationship with someone,
the less we are entitled to ask about what we are not voluntarily told.
- Louis Kronenberger

Power intoxicates men.
It is never voluntarily surrendered.
It must be taken from them.
- James F. Byrnes

The United States prefers that Iraq meet its obligations voluntarily,
yet we are prepared for the alternative.
- George W. Bush

There are no galley-slaves in the royal vessel of divine love -
every man works his oar voluntarily!
- Saint Francis de Sales

I am saying voluntarily that I have sung for almost
every religious group in the country,
from Jewish and Catholic, and Presbyterian and Holy
Rollers and Revival Churches.
- Pete Seeger

I voluntarily inflicted a certain level of insanity on myself.
- Jonathan Franzen

The other classes of which society was composed were,
first, freemen, owners of small portions of land,
independent, though they sometimes voluntarily became
the vassals of their more opulent neighbors,
whose power was necessary for their protection.
- Thomas Bulfinch

The only successor to President Putin is President
Putin himself and we could of course dream about President
Putin stepping down voluntarily and picking out successor
which would be probably as bad as him.
- Garry Kasparov

Had the United States not acted in Iraq,
Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi would likely not have
declared his weapons programs,
submitted to international inspections and voluntarily dismantled its programs.
- Jim Gerlach

No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size.
Government programs, once launched, never disappear.
Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing
to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!
- Ronald Reagan

The aim of the tests carried on with these syllable series was,
by means of repeated audible perusal of the separate series,
to so impress them that immediately afterward they
could voluntarily be reproduced.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus

The colored man is in the South to stay there.
He will not leave it voluntarily and he cannot be driven out.
He had no voice in being carried into the South,
but he will have a very loud voice in any attempt to put him out.
- Timothy Thomas Fortune

The only way that has ever been discovered to have
a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market.
And that's why it's so essential to preserving individual freedom.
- Milton Friedman

If the large power voluntarily abstains from using
its full power or feels the strategic situation to
be such that it cannot do so,
it in effect loses the advantage of being a big power.
- Elliot Richardson

Our legislation addresses broadcasts over the public airwaves,
but I hope the cable and satellite industries see the
importance of this issue and voluntarily create a family
tier of programming and offer culturally responsible products.
- Charles W. Pickering

And if the imam and the Muslim leadership in that community
is so intent on building bridges,
then they should voluntarily move the mosque away from
ground zero and move it whether it's uptown or somewhere else,
but move it away from that area, the same as the pope
directed the Carmelite nuns to move a convent away from Auschwitz.
- Peter King


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