Quotes: R

The more I see of other races the more I believe the Irish are the only real people left.

Oliver Reed

It may be that the plural of paradox is paradise.

John Rees

Honors his enemies and murders his friends

Wilhelm Reich

The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

Jean Paul Richter
Rilke
Life is in the right, always.

One cannot but wonder at this constantly recurring phrase ‘getting something for nothing,’ as if it were the peculiar and perverse ambition of disturbers of society. Except for our animal outfit, practically all we have is handed to us gratis. Can the most complacent reactionary flatter himself that he invented the art of writing or the printing press, or discovered his religious, economic and moral convictions, or any of the devices which supply him with meat and raiment or any of the sources of such pleasure as he may derive from literature or the fine arts? In short, civilization is little else than getting something for nothing.

James Harvey Robinson

When compared with the suppression of anarchy every other question sinks into insignificance. The anarchist is the enemy of humanity, the enemy of all mankind, and his is a deeper degree of criminality than any other. No immigrant is allowed to come to our shores if he is an anarchist; and no paper published here or abroad should be permitted circulation in this country if it propagates anarchist opinions.

Theodore Roosevelt

For which categories of crime does the State pursue and punish most intensely — those against private citizens or those against itself?

Murray N. Rothbard

Who is there, 0 Lord, to defend him [the citizen] against his “defenders”?

Murray N. Rothbard

The immediate abolition of statism, while unlikely in practice, was to be sought after as the only possible moral position.

Murray N. Rothbard

The socialist State would install rule by the scientists of everyone else; not content with liberals setting the workers free to achieve undreamt-of prosperity, the socialist State would install rule by the workers of everyone else — or rather, rule by politicians, bureaucrats, and technocrats in their name.

Murray N. Rothbard

Inflation … is destructive, of course, and it might make a loaf of bread cost $10. But at least you get a loaf of bread. With taxation, you get nothing.

Murray N. Rothbard

There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man’s lawful prey.

John Ruskin

Mathematics may be defined as the subject where we do not know what we are talking about, neither do we know if what we are saying is true.

Bertrand Russell

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.

Bertrand Russell

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About pk

Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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