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.
More Quotes from 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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