Gaetano Mosca quotes

  • If tolerance is taken to the point where it tolerates the destruction of those same principles that made tolerance possible in the first place, it becomes intolerable.
    -- Gaetano Mosca

    #Taken #Tolerance #Principles

  • We owe to democracy, at least in part, the regime of discussion with which we live; we owe it to the principal modern liberties: those of thought, press and association. And the regime of free discussion is the only one which permits the ruling class to renew itself... which eliminates that class quasi-automatically when it no longer corresponds to the interests of the country.
    -- Gaetano Mosca

    #Country #Class #Democracy

  • First steps are always the hardest but until they are taken the notion of progress remains only a notion and not an achievement.

  • Modern medicine is not scientific, it is full of prejudice, illogic and susceptible to advertising. Doctors are not taught to reason, they are programmed to believe in whatever their medical schools teach them and the leading doctors tell them. Over the past 20 years the drug companies, with their enormous wealth, have taken medicine over and now control its research, what is taught and the information released to the public.

  • Error is indeed our enemy, but it alone points to the truth and therefore deserves our respectful treatment.

  • I think we have to understand that when tolerance becomes a one-way street, it will lead to cultural suicide. We should not allow the Muslim Brotherhood or associated groups to be influencing our national security strategy.

  • Books are the basis; purity is the force; preaching is the essence; utility is the principle.

  • True religion, like our founding principles, requires that the rights of the disbeliever be equally acknowledged with those of the believer.

  • Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins is an essential covenant to make with the Lord. Faith and repentance precede this ordinance. Confirmation and the gift of the Holy Ghost follow baptism. Acceptance of these first principles and ordinances may obtain for us a remission of our sins and assure our salvation. In the ordinance of the sacrament, we regularly renew this and other covenants, and by complying with our part of the covenant, we receive the Spirit of the Lord to be with us.

  • The principle of Parliamentary sovereignty means neither more nor less than this, namely, that Parliament thus defined has, under the English constitution, the right to make or unmake any law whatever; and, further, that no person or body is recognised by the law of England as having a right to override or set aside the legislation of Parliament.

  • If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it.

  • We have declared a bitter war against the principle of democracy and all those who seek to enact it.