Quotations on Property

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Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil, teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Society, Morality, Consequences, Evil, Man, Misfortune, Poor, Property, Right)

Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Liberty, Mankind, Property, Right)

There is no rule without revolts and conspiracies, even as there is no property without work and worry.
- Ivo Andric
(Keywords: Work, Property, Worry)

The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Beginning, Desire, Property, Reform)

When a system is considered in two different states, the difference in volume or in any other property, between the two states, depends solely upon those states themselves and not upon the manner in which the system may pass from one state to the other.
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Keywords: Difference, May, Property, State, states)

Some people really trip on success or popularity. My friends would talk to me about that, about tripping on all this stuff, but you know what I tripped on? I started buying property.
- Roy Ayers
(Keywords: Success, People, Buying, Friends, Popularity, Property, Talk)

There is surely no contradiction in saying that a certain section of the community may be quite competent to protect the persons and property of the rest, yet quite unfit to direct our opinions, or to superintend our private habits.
- Thomas Babington
(Keywords: Community, Contradiction, Habits, May, Opinions, Property, Rest, Saying)

Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions.
- Roger Babson
(Keywords: Money, Health, Power, Knowledge, Character, May, Property, Will)

I just want everyone to know that 20,000 gun laws in the United States are unconstitutional. They infringe on your right to protect your life, the lives of your loved ones, and your property.
- Michael Badnarik
(Keywords: Life, Laws, Property, Right, states, United, Want)

I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself... I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Keywords: Control, Goal, Wealth, Class, Communism, Ownership, Property, Socialism, State)

Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches.
- Steve Ballmer
(Keywords: Cancer, Linux, Property, Sense)

The best government rests on the people, and not on the few, on persons and not on property, on the free development of public opinion and not on authority.
- George Bancroft
(Keywords: Government, People, Development, Authority, Opinion, Property, Public, Public opinion)

Each of us has a natural right, from God, to defend his person, his liberty, and his property.
- Frederic Bastiat
(Keywords: God, Liberty, Property, Right)

I wish to note that intellectual property theft by a government represents the very essence of organized crime.
- Howard Berman
(Keywords: Government, Crime, Property, Theft)

Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the superstructure.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Society, Control, Earth, Land, Ownership, Property, Theory)

So great moreover is the regard of the law for private property, that it will not authorize the least violation of it; no, not even for the general good of the whole community.
- William Blackstone
(Keywords: Community, Law, Property, Will)

The Secret Doctrine is the common property of the countless millions of men born under various climates, in times with which History refuses to deal, and to which esoteric teachings assign dates incompatible with the theories of Geology and Anthropology.
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Keywords: History, Men, Anthropology, Doctrine, Property, Theories)

A property in the 100-year floodplain has a 96 percent chance of being flooded in the next hundred years without global warming. The fact that several years go by without a flood does not change that probability.
- Earl Blumenauer
(Keywords: Change, Being, Chance, Fact, Global warming, Property, Years)

Only the old are innocent. That is what the Victorians understood, and the Christians. Original sin is a property of the young. The old grow beyond corruption very quickly.
- Malcolm Bradbury
(Keywords: Corruption, Old, Property, Sin)

My home was 25 miles from the gulf, and I did not want to see it become a shorefront property.
- John Breaux
(Keywords: Home, Property, Want)

The EU and the U.S. often work together to develop international standards. This is the case in fighting terrorism and transnational crime, advancing trade liberalization, and combating piracy and intellectual property violations.
- John Bruton
(Keywords: Work, Crime, Fighting, Property, Terrorism, Trade)

Even in November 1938, after five years of anti-Semitic legislation and persecution, they still owned, according to the Times correspondent in Berlin, something like a third of the real property in the Reich.
- Arthur Bryant
(Keywords: Legislation, Persecution, Property, Years)

In a system where the cost of care is hidden by taxes levied on your income, property, and business activities, it is no wonder why so many Americans rely on Medicaid to pay their long term care.
- Michael Burgess
(Keywords: Business, Americans, Care, Income, Property, Taxes, Wonder)

It seems the most logical thing in the world to believe that the natural resources of the Earth, upon which the race depends for food, clothing and shelter, should be owned collectively by the race instead of being the private property of a few social parasites.
- Ralph Chaplin
(Keywords: Food, Being, Earth, Property, Race, World)

Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: May, Property, Respect)

The Bolsheviks started not just on the killing of private property; they were trying to abolish money itself.
- Anatoly Chubais
(Keywords: Money, Killing, Property, Trying)

Women do two thirds of the world's work. Yet they earn only one tenth of the world's income and own less than one percent of the world's property. They are among the poorest of the world's poor.
- Barber B. Conable, Jr.
(Keywords: Women, Work, Income, Poor, Property, World)

The Olympic Spirit is neither the property of one race nor of one age.
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Keywords: Age, Property, Race, Spirit)

It has been my aim throughout present operations to afford the greatest amount of protection to life and property interests, and troops have been stationed accordingly.
- George Crook
(Keywords: Life, Present, Property, Protection, Troops)

In the present state of our knowledge, it would be useless to attempt to speculate on the remote cause of the electrical energy... its relation to chemical affinity is, however, sufficiently evident. May it not be identical with it, and an essential property of matter?
- Humphry Davy
(Keywords: Knowledge, Cause, Energy, May, Present, Property, State)

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
- Frederick Douglass
(Keywords: Society, Class, Ignorance, Justice, Poverty, Property, Will)

From the business point of view - not to overstate it - intellectual property is dead; long live intellectual process. Long live service; long live performance.
- Esther Dyson
(Keywords: Business, Performance, Property, Service)

Some people talk of morality, and some of religion, but give me a little snug property.
- Maria Edgeworth
(Keywords: Religion, Morality, People, Property, Talk)

Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Keywords: Men, Truth, Property, Treasure)

God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property, not seize it.
- Euripides
(Keywords: Men, God, Property, Violence)

Our flag represents every American and it should not be hidden away as a result of property agreements.
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Keywords: American, Property, Result)

Challenging unfairly subsidized products, fighting counterfeit goods and intellectual property theft and holding countries accountable for an unfair currency regime will help American companies remain competitive.
- Virginia Foxx
(Keywords: American, Countries, Fighting, Help, Property, Theft, Will)

Authority is not a quality one person "has," in the sense that he has property or physical qualities. Authority refers to an interpersonal relation in which one person looks upon another as somebody superior to him.
- Erich Fromm
(Keywords: Quality, Authority, Property, Sense)

The fifth amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees that no private property shall be taken for a public use without the payment of just compensation.
- Elton Gallegly
(Keywords: Constitution, Property, Public)

If China wants to be a constructive, active player in the world economy, it's got to respect intellectual property rights or it makes it pretty impossible to do business with them.
- Dan Glickman
(Keywords: Business, Economy, Rights, Pretty, Property, Respect, World)

Moreover, in Russia there was an enormous amount of landed property to be divided, large estates, crown lands, government land, and the estates held by the monasteries.
- Herman Gorter
(Keywords: Government, Land, Property, Russia)

Let me respond with a few points, the first being that all immigrants pay taxes, income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, gasoline taxes, cigarette taxes, every tax when they make a purchase.
- Luis Gutierrez
(Keywords: Being, First, Tax, Income, Property, Sales, Taxes)

But as population became denser, the natural chemical and biological recycling processes became overloaded, calling for a redefinition of property rights.
- Garrett Hardin
(Keywords: Rights, Population, Property, Recycling)

In six short years, small business owners and family farmers will once again be assessed a tax on the value of their property at the time of their death, despite having paid taxes throughout their lifetime.
- Doc Hastings
(Keywords: Business, Family, Time, Death, Tax, Property, Taxes, Value, Will, Years)

An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Keywords: Idea, Property, Thinking)

The older view of the nature of heat was that it is a substance, very fine and imponderable indeed, but indestructible, and unchangeable in quantity, which is an essential fundamental property of all matter.
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Keywords: Nature, Property, Quantity)

Those people who want to express their religious beliefs on public property should enjoy the same rights that we provide to those protesting the war in Iraq.
- Ernest Istook
(Keywords: War, People, Beliefs, Rights, Iraq, Property, Public, Religious, Want)

As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.
- Andrew Jackson
(Keywords: Government, People, Conscience, Rights, Liberty, Press, Property, Will, Worth)

No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent.
- John Jay
(Keywords: Power, Earth, Property, Right)

When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: Trust, Man, Property, Public, Public trust)



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