Most libertarians agree that all rights are, in effect, property rights, beginning with this fundamental right to self-ownership and control of one's own life. As owners of their own lives, individuals are completely free to do absolutely anything they wish with them provided, of course, that it doesn't violate the identical right of others whether the people around them approve of what they do or not.
The English-speaking world may be divided into (1) those who neither know nor care what a split infinitive is; (2) those who do not know, but care very much; (3) those who know and condemn; (4) those who know and approve; and (5) those who know and distinguish....
Do we want blanks, asterisks and exclamation marks which people can fill in with their own imaginations, or are we prepared and strong enough to tolerate, even if we do not approve, the strong Anglo-Saxon, realistic and vivid language?john mortimer
From the same it proceedeth,that men gives different names, to one and the same thing, from the difference of their own passions: As they that approve a private opinion, call it Opinion; but they that mislike it, Haeresie: and yet haeresie signifies no more than private opinion; but has only agreater tincture of cholerthomas hobbes
I have just instructed all of my... experts in the Alabama wrongful death case, all of whom have testified before Congress about the need for your kind of law, to have NOTHING whatsoever to do with your litigation in Louisiana unless I approve it... Lives are at stake, while your Mr. Foti does press conferences on Hurricane Katrina...jack thompson
In retrospect it always seems as if everything had to develop just the way it did. I call this view the fallacy of retrospective determinismwhich looks at the modern world as a victory of the children of light over the children of darkness if we approve of the development, and of darkness over light if we condemn it.
In every sound convert the judgment is brought to approve of the laws and ways of Christ, and subscribe to them as most righteous and reasonable; the desire of the heart is to know the whole mind of Christ; the free and resolved choice of the heart is determined for the ways of Christ, before all the pleasures of sin, and prosperities of the world; it is the daily care of his life to walk with God.joseph alleine
The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach.hugo black
I see the right, and I approve it too,Condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue.samuel garth
A modern man may disapprove of some of his sweeping reforms, and approve others; but finds it difficult not to admire even where he does not approve.gilbert keith chesterton
"I knew if I came out, there was a possibility I would lose my career. But I didn't do it for my career, I did it for me to live my truth," she says. "I thought, 'I don't want to live and have any shame whatsoever.' I should be proud of who I am, and I don't care if people approve or not. It is who I am."ellen degeneres
If I would follow your advice and Jesus could perceive it, he, as a Jewish teacher, surely would not approve of such behavior.Albert Einstein
When any president has to worry whether the deputy director of the FBI is sneaking around in dark corridors peddling information in the middle of the night, he's in trouble. There were times when I should have blown the whistle, so I understand his feelings. But I cannot approve of his methods.w. mark felt
If we learn from those only, of whose lives and opinions we altogether approve, we shall have to turn from many of the highest and profoundest minds.john lancaster spalding
A comedian the other day noted the effect Britney Spears has had on the attire of young girls: "I went into a Chucky Cheese the other day, and I looked around and thought I was in a whore house for midgets. Take-Two's Paul Eibeler would approve, but normal people do not.jack thompson
What a wretched and apostate state is this! To be offended with excellence, and to hate a man because we approve him! The condition of the envious man is the most emphatically miserable; he is not only incapable of rejoicing in another's merit or success, but lives in a world wherein all mankind are in a plot against his quiet, studying their own happiness and advantage.
Passion persuades me one way, reason another. I see the better and approve it, but I follow the worse.
I see the right, and I approve it too, Condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue.
What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve, the sure, sweet cement, glue, and lime of love.Robert Herrick
For the Gods approve The depth, and not the tumult, of the soul.william wordsworth
It is sufficient for your morality, not to involve yourself with the things you do not approve of in others.
Question with boldness even the existence of a god, because if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear .
I don’t approve, but it doesn’t matter if I don’t approve. I’m doing my job, I’m doing what I am trained to do.
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