“Self-confidence is not a feeling of superiority, but of independence.” —Lama Yeshe (via safranthekitty)
“The socialist… has an intuitive urgency for power, power over other people, and proceeds to bolster this urgency with an ethic: he seeks power for a humanitarian purpose. He would “elevate” all mankind to his ideal. Since the individual does not wish to be “elevated,” and lays claim to something called rights, the socialist undertakes to prove that the individual does not exist, that an amorphous thing called “society” is the only fact of reality, and proceeds to impose his set of values on this thing. Having made this discovery — that society is something greater than the sum of its parts, with an intelligence and a spirit of its own — the socialist dons his shining armor and sets forth on a glorious adventure for its improvement.” —Frank Chodorov (via laliberty)
Day 24 - How was your week been?
it’s been okay.
i’m off for 4 days!
and tonight, i have New Year’s Eve plans for the first time ever.
Day 23 - Post your Tumblr crushes.
“This is the rule of the most perfect Christianity, its most exact definition, its highest point, namely, the seeking of the common good … for nothing can so make a person an imitator of Christ as caring for his neighbors.” —St. John Chrysostom (via fuckyeahchristianradicalism)
“It is not the business of government to make men virtuous or religious, or to preserve the fool from the consequences of his own folly. Government should be repressive no further than is necessary to secure liberty by protecting the equal rights of each from aggression on the part of others, and the moment governmental prohibitions extend beyond this line they are in danger of defeating the very ends they are intended to serve.” — Henry George (via coeus)
“University students rioting against tuition increases on both sides of the Atlantic are painful signs of the degeneracy of our times. The idea that taxpayers owe it to you to pay for what you want suggests that much of today’s education fails to instill reality, and instead panders to a self-centered sense of entitlement to what other people have earned.” —Reflections on the Passing Scene - Thomas Sowell - Townhall Conservative (via conservatarian (via blacksurf)