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Auberon Herbert Quotes

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I venture to prophesy that there lies before us a bitter and an evil time.
- Auberon Herbert

If you tie a man's hands there is nothing moral about
his not committing murder.
- Auberon Herbert

Every tax or rate, forcibly taken from an unwilling person,
is immoral and oppressive.
- Auberon Herbert

It is the small owner who offers the only really profitable
and reliable material for taxation.
He is made for taxation.
- Auberon Herbert

 

We hold that what one man cannot morally do,
a million men cannot morally do, and government,
representing many millions of men, cannot do.
- Auberon Herbert

Deny human rights, and however little you may wish to do so,
you will find yourself abjectly kneeling at the feet of that old-world god,
Force.
- Auberon Herbert

You will not make a man wiser by taking freedom of action from him.
A man can only learn when he is free to act.
- Auberon Herbert

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And what sort of philosophical doctrine is thi -
that numbers confer unlimited rights,
that they take from some persons all rights over themselves,
and vest these rights in others.
- Auberon Herbert

Do you not see, first, that - as a mental abstract -
physical force is directly opposed to morality;
and secondly,
that it practically drives out of existence the moral forces?
- Auberon Herbert

How can an act done under compulsion have any moral element in it,
seeing that what is moral is the free act of an intelligent being?
- Auberon Herbert

If we cannot by reason, by influence,
by example, by strenuous effort, and by personal sacrifice,
mend the bad places of civilization,
we certainly cannot do it by force.
- Auberon Herbert

If government half a century ago had provided us with
all our dinners and breakfasts,
it would be the practice of our orators today to assume
the impossibility of our providing for ourselves.
- Auberon Herbert

How, then, can the rights of three men exceed the rights
of two men? In what possible way can the rights of
three men absorb the rights of two men,
and make them as if they had never existed.
- Auberon Herbert

There never yet has been a great system sustained by
force under which all the best faculties of men have not slowly withered.
- Auberon Herbert

The ruling idea of the politician - stated rather bluntly -
is that those who are opposed to him exist for the
purpose of being made to serve his ends,
if he can get power enough in his hands to force these ends upon them.
- Auberon Herbert

The career of a politician mainly consists in making
one part of the nation do what it does not want to do,
in order to please and satisfy the other part of the nation.
- Auberon Herbert

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

He that would fish, must venture his bait.
- Benjamin Franklin

Children are curious and are risk takers.
They have lots of courage.
They venture out into a world
that is immense and dangerous.
A child initially trusts life
and the processes of life.
- John Bradshaw

Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks
in building any successful venture.
- Lydia M. Child

Creativity seems to emerge from multiple experiences,
coupled with a well-supported development of personal resources,
including a sense of freedom to venture beyond the known.
- Loris Malaguzzi

It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies;
seldom safe to venture to instruct,
even our friends.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom,
if you listen.
- Carl Sandburg

There is no country in the world where it's as easy
to find venture capital in the stock market as the United States.
- Ron Chernow

Unless a man feels he has a good enough memory,
he should never venture to lie.
- Michel de Montaigne

The need for some venture of faith still remains;
one must stake one's life upon something.
- Henry Norris Russell

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic,
a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these,
he may venture to call himself an architect.
- Walter Scott

Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.
- Horace

I was deposed in association with a case involving the Golden Venture,
a ship which smuggled Chinese aliens into the United
States about eight or nine ago.
- Rand Beers

I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and
the sky didn't fall down.
- Allen Neuharth

The poor man who enters into a partnership with one
who is rich makes a risky venture.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
And venture belongs to the adventurous.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu

Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.
- Emily Dickinson

Finance is critical.
If sufficient investment is made in infrastructure
and venture capital is made available,
there will be a big improvement in the situation.
- Sanjay Kumar

Few would venture to deny the advantages of temperance
in increasing the efficiency of a nation at war.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many
poems without signing them,
was often a woman.
- Virginia Woolf

Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit;
and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
- Aesop

I would venture to warn against too great intimacy
with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous.
- Queen Victoria

Democracies are indeed slow to make war,
but once embarked upon a martial venture are equally
slow to make peace and reluctant to make a tolerable,
rather than a vindictive, peace.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run,
impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle.
- Richard M. DeVos

Faith always contains an element of risk,
of venture; and we are impelled to make the venture
by the affinity and attraction which we feel in ourselves.
- Dean Inge

After closely examining my conscience,
I venture to state that in my historical novels I intended
the content to be just as modern and up-to-date as
in the contemporary ones.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

One of the things that has been truly incredible to observe though,
is the amount of venture investment that has gone into
early stage security technology.
- John W. Thompson

I see architecture not as Gropius did,
as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention,
in the same way that poetry or music or painting is invention.
- Michael Graves

His venture sounds like a banana peel awaiting its victim.
- Charlotte Curtis

Venture capitalists are like lemmings jumping on the software bandwagon.
- Adam Osborne

The vision must be followed by the venture.
It is not enough to stare up the steps -
we must step up the stairs.
- Vance Havner

It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture.
It's because we dare not venture that they are difficult.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There are so many similarities between a startup venture
and a political campaign -
the rhythm,
the tempo, the hours, the intensity.
- Mike McCurry

I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.
- Edmund Burke

To venture upon an undertaking of any kind,
even the most insignificant, is to sacrifice to envy.
- Emile M. Cioran

Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon,
who wrote so many poems without signing them,
was often a woman.
- Virginia Woolf

The U.S.
and Israel probably lead the way in terms of venture
investment in technologies companies focused on the security paradigm.
That is quite encouraging.
- John W. Thompson

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

It is certain, indeed, that the sacred writers were
apt to make great allowances for people with empty stomachs,
and though I am well aware that the present profane
ones think this very reprehensible,
I venture to agree with the sacred writers.
- James Payn

As I've said, basketball has been, I think,
a real cooperative venture.
There have been a lot of people that have been involved in it:
coaches,
administrators - not recently - fans and nobody,
nobody any more so than students over the years.
- Bobby Knight

First of all, in terms of investment in Internet-related developments,
venture capitalists - once burned - are now very cautious
and are investing in areas that actually make business sense.
- Vinton Cerf

With my new venture, Club Mom, we want to empower moms
to feel their value and also build their collective
power to make their lives better and easier.
We want to bring them together as a community to share
experiences and information.
- Andrew Shue

However novel it may appear, I shall venture the assertion,
that, until women assume the place in society which
good sense and good feeling alike assign to them,
human improvement must advance but feebly.
- Frances Wright

I once asked a hermit in Italy how he could venture to live alone,
in a single cottage, on the top of a mountain,
a mile from any habitation? He replied,
that Providence was his next-door neighbor.
- Laurence Sterne

For if the Germans do not help defend the West,
American and Canadian troops must cross the seas to do the job,
and I venture to believe that the troops -
if not the statesmen -
regard this as an interference at least in their own domestic affairs.
- Arthur H. Sulzberger

I venture to allude to the impression which seemed
generally to prevail among their brethren across the seas,
that the Old Country must wake up if she intends to
maintain her old position of pre-eminence in her colonial
trade against foreign competitors.
- King George V

Women have been taught that, for us,
the earth is flat,
and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge.
Some of us have ventured out nevertheless,
and so far we have not fallen off.
It is my faith, my feminist faith, that we will not.
- Andrea Dworkin

For myself, if I am to stake all I have and hope to be upon anything,
I will venture it upon the abounding fullness of God -
upon the assurance that,
as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are His ways higher than our ways,
and His thoughts than our thoughts.
- Henry Norris Russell

But I feel convinced, and I venture even to prophesy in this regard,
that the time will come when there will also be a minister of peace in the cabinet,
seated beside the ministers of war.
- Fredrik Bajer

I am inclined to attach some importance to the new system of manufacturing;
and venture to throw it out with the hope of its receiving
a full discussion among those who are most interestedin the subject.
- Charles Babbage

When you - when you - and this is still going on today -
are making your money by pushing paper around,
when you should be making your money by investing venture
capital in various job-creating things,
that makes it much harder to recover.
- Howard Dean

My host at Richmond, yesterday morning,
could not sufficiently express his surprise that I
intended to venture to walk as far as Oxford,
and still farther.
He however was so kind as to send his son,
a clever little boy, to show me the road leading to Windsor.
- Karl Philipp Moritz

Everyone who achieves success in a great venture,
solves each problem as they came to it.
They helped themselves.
And they were helped through powers known and unknown
to them at the time they set out on their voyage.
They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
- W. Clement Stone

But at the same time that the experience is pulling you apart,
it's also bonding you.
You have this joint venture!
You both made this baby.
And that's the thing I still can't get over.
- Paul Reiser

Art owes its origin to Nature herself...
this beautiful creation, the world, supplied the first model,
while the original teacher was that divine intelligence
which has not only made us superior to the other animals,
but like God Himself, if I may venture to say it.
- Giorgio Vasari


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