States Quotes

Quotes tagged as "states" (showing 1-19 of 19)
Stefan Molyneux
“The world, viewed philosophically, remains a series of slave camps, where citizens – tax livestock – labor under the chains of illusion in the service of their masters.”
Stefan Molyneux

Michael J. Sandel
“[T]he state should not impose a preferred way of life, but should leave its citizens as free as possible to choose their own values and ends, consistent with a similar liberty for others.”
Michael J. Sandel, Liberalism and Its Critics

Will Kymlicka
“The state does not oppose the freedom of people to express their particular cultural attachments, but nor does it nurture such expression—rather [...] it responds with 'benign neglect' [....] The members of ethnic and national groups are protected against discrimination and prejudice, and they are free to maintain whatever part of their ethnic heritage or identity they wish, consistent with the rights of others. But their efforts are purely private, and it is not the place of public agencies to attach legal identities or disabilities to cultural membership or ethnic identity. This separation of state and ethnicity precludes any legal or governmental recognition of ethnic groups, or any use of ethnic criteria in the distribution of rights, resources, and duties.”
Will Kymlicka, Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights

Mohsin Hamid
“For if there were a list of cosmic things that unite us, reader and writer, visible as it scrolled up into the distance, like the introduction to some epic science-fiction film, then shining brightly on that list would be the fact that we exist in a financial universe that is subject to massive gravitational pulls from states. States tug at us. States bend us. And, tirelessly, states seek to determine our orbits.”
Mohsin Hamid

Bryant McGill
“Countries, states, cities, corporations and laws are all words on paper.”
Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

Gary Shteyngart
“Michigan, with its delicious American name. How lucky one must be to live there.”
Gary Shteyngart, Little Failure

“I have a problem with state lines, anyway. They interrupt things. They fragment ecosystems, which are nature's most gracious and logical land divisions.”
Michael McCoy, Journey to the Northern Rockies

Michael Bassey Johnson
“We inter-change ideas. You can stay in the United States and inspire people in Indonesia. You can stay in Ghana and inspire people in Turkey. You can stay in Nigeria and inspire people in cote'd voire. You can stay in Senegal and inspire people in China and vice versa.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Steven Magee
“You can put the human mind and body into strange states through the use of alien environments.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The USA government states that the New Mexico Trinity nuclear bomb site is still highly radioactive and 'harmless'. It is interesting to note in the era of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) that it is USA government policy that radio frequency (RF) and electricity are also 'harmless'.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The USA states that it can put a man on the moon. I have a hard time believing this, as it is quite clear that they cannot build a simple electrical system that does not make people sick in large numbers!”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I'm getting a daily email from Microsoft which I have been ignoring that states a hacker is trying to access my account. As far as the Microsoft account goes, the hacker can have it...along with all of the nasty Windows 10 upgrade problems!”
Steven Magee

Francis Fukuyama
“A high degree of autonomy is what permits innovation, experimentation and risk taking in a bureaucracy. If the slightest mistake can end a career, then no one will ever take risks.”
Francis Fukuyama, Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy

Michelle Hoover
“When I looked at a map in town, Rhode Island seemed lost up there in the corner. A state so small and crowded, there didn't seem to be room for a person at all.”
Michelle Hoover, The Quickening

Mehmet Murat ildan
“When a state is afraid of the journalists, it means that that state is definitely doing some secret devilish things!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Steven Magee
“We are in the energy dictatorship that calls itself the United States of America.”
Steven Magee

Orrin Woodward
“Absolute money (gold) makes limited-states and localized-wars (Pre-1913); Substitute money (fiat) makes Absolute States & Wars (Post-1913)”
Orrin Woodward

Christopher Zoukis
“Annual state spending alone for prison facilities is now estimated at about $52 to $62 billion, the bulk of which is spent building new facilities; operating and maintaining more prisons; providing food and health care for prisoners; and administration and staff salaries and benefits.”
Christopher Zoukis, College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons

Anthony De Jasay
“The law, notably tort law and the law of property based on the principle of exclusion, is historically prior to any proto-statal authority.”
Anthony De Jasay, Justice and Its Surroundings

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