Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.
You don’t pay taxes – they take taxes.
The essence of good government is trust.
The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary.
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.
John W. Gardner
But let us remember, at the same time, government is sacred, and not to be trifled with.
Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
James Russell Lowell
Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
Jorge Luis Borges
True friends stab you in the front.
A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast.
So I’ve broadened the fitness concept to make it one of moderation and balance.
Kenneth H. Cooper
Swimming is normal for me. I’m relaxed. I’m comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It’s my home.
Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability, experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning.
Exercise is labor without weariness.
Jogging is very beneficial. It’s good for your legs and your feet. It’s also very good for the ground. If makes it feel needed.
Charles M. Schulz
Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.
Like most people I can be lazy, so it’s nice to have a goal or deadline or reason to work out. I feel better when I get to exercise, or when I’m outdoors. I like to hike, swim and run, and I love to play soccer.
Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring, perseverance in exercise, adaptation of dress to the variations of climate, simple and nutritious aliment, and temperance in all things are necessary branches of the regimen of health.