Saturday, January 16, 2010

Quote for a While

You probably haven't noticed, but I've got a new Quote for a While. It used to be Quote of the Week, but I couldn't remember to change it every week. Hence the, "for a while." I keep it on my sidebar. The last one was from Sense and Sensibility, Elinor talking about how quiet children are really nice in comparison to loud children--kind of.

Here is the new Quote for a While, which will stay on the sidebar until I find another one that impresses me and I think to change it.

"Society is produced by our wants,
and government is produced by our wickedness;
the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections,
the latter negatively by restraining our vices. . . .
Society in every state is a blessing,
but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil;
in its worst state an intolerable one . . ."

Thomas Paine
Common Sense


ali said...

That is a most awesome quote. Thanks for sharing it Kelli!

JerieH said...

Hmmmm, may be that is why goverment kees failing when it tries to fix society?