Category: Friday Quote

Friday Quote – Milton B. Medary Jr

It must sing of music, sculpture, color, architecture, landscape design, and the arts of the workers in brass and iron, ceramics and marble and stone – each a part of a chorus, each adding beauty to the others.

This was an inscription in the museum for Bok Tower in Lake Wales, FL. If you have the chance to visit, you should.

Friday Quote – Rudyard Kipling

You talk o’ better food for us, an’ schools, an’ fires, an’ all:
We’ll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don’t mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow’s Uniform is not the soldier-man’s disgrace.
For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Chuck him out, the brute!”
But it’s “Saviour of ‘is country” when the guns begin to shoot;
An’ it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ anything you please;
An’ Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool — you bet that Tommy sees!

Excerpt from Kipling’s poem “tommy”

Friday Quote – Theodore Dalrymple

Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.

Friday Quote – Ludwig Von Mises

Government interference always means either violent action or the threat of such action. … In face of the modern tendencies toward a deification of government and the state, it is good to remind ourselves that the old Romans were more realistic in symbolizing the state by a bundle of rods with an axe in the middle than are our contemporaries in ascribing the state all the attributes of God.