Voluntarily Quotes

Voluntarily Quotes by Milton Friedman, Sam Neill, Robert Blaha, Penn Jillette, Mike Pompeo, Genesis P-Orridge and many others.

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The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that’s why it’s so essential to preserving individual freedom.
Milton Friedman
No intelligent man wears a moustache voluntarily – you can write that down.
Sam Neill
Send me to Washington, and if I can’t make a difference, I’ll voluntarily come back after just one term. Cut the deficit, slash illegal immigration in half, fix our horrific tax system – or I’ll come home and help find somebody that can. That’s my product guarantee.
Robert Blaha
If you don’t pay your taxes and you don’t answer the warrant and you don’t go to court, eventually someone will pull a gun. Eventually someone with a gun will show up. I want everything the government does to be done, I just want it to be done voluntarily.
Penn Jillette
CISPA permits, but does not require, entities that have been attacked to voluntarily share their knowledge of a cyber threat with each other and with government.
Mike Pompeo
All the people at university were very aristocratic – except me, because I was on scholarship. And everyone there voluntarily wore suits and ties every day. And this was in the ’60s!
Genesis P-Orridge
Most black British people who have come to our shores were not brought here in chains, but came voluntarily due to their connections to the U.K. and in search of a better life. I should know: I am one of them.
Kemi Badenoch
The aim of the tests carried on with these syllable series was, by means of repeated audible perusal of the separate series, to so impress them that immediately afterward they could voluntarily be reproduced.
Hermann Ebbinghaus
Employees can make happiness when they maximize their brainwork voluntarily and enthusiastically. Management should focus on setting up an atmosphere.
Chey Tae-won
At the end of the seven years, ‘Family Ties’ voluntarily went off the air. And, we went off as the #1 show on TV that week. We cut down the nets on stage 24 and moved on with the rest of our lives. Always to carry with us the blessing of what we had gone through together.
Gary David Goldberg
We need to understand the difference between freedom of religion – which is absolutely guaranteed and I would fervently defend. Sharia law is politics; it’s not religion. If you say that a woman is voluntarily going to be of lesser value than a man, which is in sharia law, can we allow that?
Gary Johnson
Most sports federations, corporations, and governments don’t change voluntarily. Change is brought by the disenfranchised demanding better.
Julie Foudy
Power intoxicates men. It is never voluntarily surrendered. It must be taken from them.
James F. Byrnes
The closer and more confidential our relationship with someone, the less we are entitled to ask about what we are not voluntarily told.
Louis Kronenberger
Across energy, food, transportation, housing, and all of that, very little of our progress is going to be through getting people to voluntarily consume less. People resist that tremendously. What we have to do, if we want to succeed, is provide more of the clean, non-polluting, climate-safe options in all of these.
Ramez Naam
People are voluntarily giving money to A.E.I. – there is no government money – because they think the work we do is valuable.
Charles Murray
When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered.
Dorothy Thompson
The colored man is in the South to stay there. He will not leave it voluntarily and he cannot be driven out. He had no voice in being carried into the South, but he will have a very loud voice in any attempt to put him out.
Timothy Thomas Fortune
But without a caring society, without each citizen voluntarily accepting the weight of responsibility, government is destined to grow even larger, taking more of your money, burrowing deeper into your lives.
Jeb Bush
If we choose to ignore science and refuse to fund important scientific research, we voluntarily cede our place as a world leader in innovation.
Bill Foster
I gladly, I voluntarily gave up the kind of commercial film career I had going as soon as I had enough money to finance my own films.
Francis Ford Coppola
Our legislation addresses broadcasts over the public airwaves, but I hope the cable and satellite industries see the importance of this issue and voluntarily create a family tier of programming and offer culturally responsible products.
Charles W. Pickering
The best way to honor our troops, the less than 1% of our country’s population who voluntarily put their lives on the line in service to our country, is by making sure that when they are sent into combat, it is the last option, not the first, and that the mission is worthy of their great sacrifice.
Tulsi Gabbard
Most people would live in an outhouse in Bangladesh before they would voluntarily move to Nebraska.
Poe Ballantine
Schumacher wouldn’t have let him past voluntarily. Of course he did it voluntarily, but he had to do it.
Murray Walker
I voluntarily inflicted a certain level of insanity on myself.
Jonathan Franzen
If we do not voluntarily bring population growth under control in the next one or two decades, the nature will do it for us in the most brutal way, whether we like it or not.
Henry W. Kendall
All legitimate government is a mutual insurance company, voluntarily agreed upon by the parties to it, for the protection of their rights against wrong-doers. In its voluntary character it is precisely similar to an association for mutual protection against fire or shipwreck.
Lysander Spooner
Government is force, pure and simple. There’s no way to sugar-coat that. And because government is force, it will attract the worst elements of society – people who want to use government to avoid having to earn their living and to avoid having to persuade others to accept their ideas voluntarily.
Harry Browne
We know that young babies, as they become capable of moving voluntarily, will share. They will share food, for instance, with their siblings and with kids that are around. They will sooth. If they see somebody else in pain, even the youngest of toddlers will try to reach out and pat the person.
Paul Bloom
I did not destroy the 43 volumes of my diary, which report on all these events and the share I had in them; but of my own accord I handed them voluntarily to the officers of the American Army who arrested me.
Hans Frank
People tend to scare you pointing out your shortfalls. If you voluntarily admit your faults, then people won’t have anything to point out.
Anupam Kher
Power works best when it is indirect – never coercing people; instead, getting them to voluntarily align with your interests.
Robert Greene
At issue in the Hiss Case was the question whether this sick society, which we call Western civilization, could in its extremity still cast up a man whose faith in it was so great that he would voluntarily abandon those things which men hold good, including life, to defend it.
Whittaker Chambers
The only successor to President Putin is President Putin himself and we could of course dream about President Putin stepping down voluntarily and picking out successor which would be probably as bad as him.
Garry Kasparov
A hero is somebody who voluntarily walks into the unknown.
Tom Hanks
I can’t imagine voluntarily standing beside an F1 track in the rain, watching motorised wedges plastered in corporate decals zooming past at 500mph.
Charlie Brooker
I never wore a tie voluntarily, even though I was forced to wear one for photos when I was young and for official events at school. I used to wrap my tie in a newspaper, and whenever the teacher checked I would quickly put it on again. I’m not used to it. Most Bolivians don’t wear ties.
Evo Morales
My opinions and principles are subjects of just criticism. I put myself before the public voluntarily.
Victoria Woodhull
Title IX, whether voluntarily or via court cases, opened gymnasiums to women, produced uniforms and schedules and buses.
George Vecsey
I am saying voluntarily that I have sung for almost every religious group in the country, from Jewish and Catholic, and Presbyterian and Holy Rollers and Revival Churches, and I do this voluntarily.
Pete Seeger
When you’re the king of someplace, you don’t voluntarily leave.
Christian Laettner
The politician and the government expert receive their revenues, not from service voluntarily purchased on the market, but from a compulsory levy on the populace. These officials, therefore, wholly lack the pecuniary incentive to care about serving the public properly and competently.
Murray Rothbard
No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth!
Ronald Reagan
The Muslims want to force conversion. Christians want to persuade you to voluntarily change your heart to where you would say yes to Jesus Christ.
Franklin Graham
The other classes of which society was composed were, first, freemen, owners of small portions of land, independent, though they sometimes voluntarily became the vassals of their more opulent neighbors, whose power was necessary for their protection.
Thomas Bulfinch
Before college, I hadn’t voluntarily read anything that might be called literature; I didn’t think I’d understand it; I never seemed to understand my English teacher’s interpretations of what we read.
Melissa Bank
In my early 20s, I was a big fan of Theodore Dreiser and might be one of the few people on the planet who have voluntarily read all his novels.
Nathaniel Philbrick
I ended up voluntarily leaving Ring of Honor when my contract was up because I was making so much more money on the independent scene.
Tommaso Ciampa
Auditions are very strange – you’re there to win, to seek approval. They never get easier, but I did realise that you’re there voluntarily, after all.
Darren Boyd
Utopia is a framework for utopias, a place where people are at liberty to join together voluntarily to pursue and attempt to realize their own vision of the good life in the ideal community but where no one can impose his own utopian vision upon others.
Robert Nozick
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Martin Luther King, Jr.