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Today’s Quote: On Cheap Political Devices

Remember:  occasionally, it may be an interesting question to ask why a man says what he says; but whatever the answer, it does not tell us anything about whether what he says is true or false.  We take no stock in the cheap political device of political warfare — unfortunately too common also  among economists — of arguing about a proposition by attacking or extolling the motives of the man who sponsors it or the interest for or against which the proposition seems to tell.

———————  Joseph Schumpeter in a History of Economic Analysis (Its cheapness must be why it’s used so much)

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G K Chesterton Tuesday

We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbour.

———- G K Chesterton

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Aphorism of the Week

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.

——–  David Star Jordan

G K Chesterton Tuesday

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around.

———– G. K. Chesterton

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Aphorism of the Week

We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.

——– La Rochefoucauld

G K Chesterton Tuesday

Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.

———– G. K. Chesterton

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Aphorism of the Week

You have to be an intellectual to believe such nonsense. No ordinary man could be such a fool.

———  George Orwell

G K Chesterton Tuesday

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.

———– G. K. Chesterton

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Aphorism of the Week

Man is only happy as he finds a work worth doing, and does it well.

——– E. Merrill Root

G K Chesterton Tuesday

A stiff apology is a second insult… The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.

———– G. K. Chesterton

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