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.
More Quotes from 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.
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.
Every tax or rate, forcibly taken from an unwilling person, is immoral and oppressive.
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.
I venture to prophesy that there lies before us a bitter and an evil time.
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When you close your eyes to tragedy, you close your eyes to greatness.