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"In America the government took the land from the Indians and then established laws protecting private property." - Alvin Francis Poussaint

"That the equalization of property exercises an influence on political society was clearly understood even by some of the old legislators. Laws were made by Solon and others prohibiting an individual from possessing as much land as he pleased;" - Aristotle

"Young man the simple answer is: land, land and land. No-one gives up land. Ever." - Munir Butt

"It is a moot question whether the origin of any kind of property is derived from nature at all. It is agreed by those who have seriously considered the subject that no individual has, of natural right, a separate property in an acre of land, for instance. By a universal law, indeed, whatever, whether fixed or movable, belongs to all men equally and in common is the property for the moment of him who occupies it; but when he relinquishes the occupation, the property goes with it. Stable ownership is the gift of social law, and is given late in the progress of society." - Thomas Jefferson

"Private property implies exclusivity, inequality, and difference." - Hans-Hermann Hoppe

"When in the Land of Property think like a propertarian. Dress like one, eat like one, act like one, be one." - Ursula K Le Guin

"The Land of Israel needs a People and the People of Israel needs a Land." - Israel Zangwill

"Children are not our property, and they are not ours to control any more that we were our parents' property or theirs to control." - Richard Bach

"If the men of property will not support us, they must fall. Our strength shall come from that great and respectable class, the men of no property" - Theobald of Bec

"How can you trust people who are poor and own no property? ... Inequality of property will exist as long as liberty exists." - Alexander Hamilton

"The discussion about food doesn't make any sense without discussion at the same time of land, land use, land policy, fertility maintenance, and farm infrastructure maintenance." - Wendell Berry

"Egalitarianism, in every form and shape, is incompatible with the idea of private property." - Hans-Hermann Hoppe

"Nimble thought can jump both sea and land." - William Shakespeare

"Wisedome hath one foot on Land, and another on Sea." - George Herbert

"I grew up in the country, which is probably why I'm so attached to the land. I love it. I love the lay of the land. I love walking the land. And I love knowing that it's my land." - Oprah Winfrey

"Property in land is capital; property in the funds is income without capital; property in mortgage is both capital and income." - James Mansfield

"Do all you have agreed to do, and do not encroach on other persons or their property." - Richard J. Maybury

"An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"The authority of government . . . can have no pure right over my person and property but what I concede to it." - Henry David Thoreau

"Thought is the property of him who can entertain it, and of him who can adequately place it." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A government debt is a government claim against personal income and private property - an unpaid tax bill." - Hans F. Sennholz

"The possession and the enjoyment of property are the pledges which bind a civilised people to an improved country." - Edward Gibbon

"But any man who walks in the way of power and property is bound to meet hate." - Zora Neale Hurston

"Stealing music is not right, and I can understand people being very upset about their intellectual property being stolen." - Steve Jobs

"Property in land is as indefensible as property in man." - Henry George

"I want everyone to keep the property that he has acquired for himself according to the principle:benefit to the community precedes benefit to the individual. But the state should retain supervision and each property owner should consider himself appointed by the state. It is his duty not to use his property against the interests of others among his own people. This is the crucial matter. The Third Reich will always retain its right to control the owners of property." - Adolf Hitler

"It doesn't require expropriation or confiscation of private property or business to impose socialism on a people. What does it mean whether you hold the deed or the title to your business or property if the government holds the power of life and death over that business or property?" - Ronald Reagan

"Without love of the land, conservation lacks meaning or purpose, for only in a deep and inherent feeling for the land can there be dedication in preserving it." - Sigurd F. Olson

"You can get through it and you can land on your feet triumphantly and strong." - Katy Perry

"The connections between people and land are dangerously oversimplified and mainly technological." - Wendell Berry

"Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay." - Oliver Goldsmith

"In almost every garden, the land is made better and so is the gardener." - Robert Rodale

"Designing a landscape is about connecting the body, soul and mind to the land itself." - Kathryn Gustafson

"This is Burma and it is unlike any land you know about." - Rudyard Kipling

"Only by abolishing private property in land and building cheap and hygienic dwellings can the housing problem be solved." - Vladimir Lenin

"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

"Rather than setting property taxes on the value of land and improvements, I'd advocate a plan to set rates based on land values across the entire neighborhood." - Mark Noble

"Government originated in the attempt to find a form of association that defends and protects the person and property of each with the common force of all." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"In Russia a man is called reactionary if he objects to having his property stolen and his wife and children murdered." - Winston Churchill

"The true foundation of republican government is the equal right of every citizen in his person and property and in their management." - Thomas Jefferson

"Government has hardened into a tyrannical monopoly, and the human race in general becomes as absolutely property as beasts in the plow." - John Dickinson

"Whenever the dollar is held supreme and capitalistic interests dominate, a higher value will always be placed upon property rights than upon human rights." - Dick Gregory

"An inspection of the Constitution will show that the right of property in a slave in not "distinctly and expressly affirmed" in it." - Abraham Lincoln

"They are nations of eternal war. All their energies are expended in the destruction of the labor, property, and lives of their people." - Thomas Jefferson

"... learning to love any one is like an increase of property, - it increases care, and brings many new fears lest precious things should come to harm." - George Eliot

"The persons and property of our citizens are entitled to the protection of our government in all places where they may lawfully go." - Thomas Jefferson

"I argued that the chastity of women was of much more consequence than that of men, as the property and rights of families depend upon it." - James Boswell

"There is something that governments care for more than human life, and that is the security of property, and so it is through property that we shall strike the enemy.... Those of you who can break windows-break them. Those of you who can still further attack the secret idol of property, so as to make the Government realize that property is as greatly endangered by women's suffrage as it was by the Chartists of old-do so. And my last word is to the Government: I incite this meeting to rebellion!" - Emmeline Pankhurst

"Imagine that you had discovered gold or oil on a certain property, and no one else knew about it. Can you see yourself being sad and feeling deprived for having to gather all your resources and sacrifice them in order to buy that property? Hardly. Now you know what it is like to deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Jesus." - Dallas Willard

"[Let] the poor the needy and oppressed of the Earth, and those who want Land, resort to the fertile lands of our western country, the second land of Promise, and there dwell in peace, fulfilling the first and great commandment." - George Washington

"Pollution and overuse of resources stem directly from the failure of government to defend private property. If property rights were to be defended adequately, we would find that here, as in other areas of our economy and society, private enterprise and modern technology would come not as a curse to mankind but as its salvation." - Murray Rothbard

"I have always liked real estate; farm land, pasture land, timber land and city property. I have had experience with all of them. I guess I just naturally like "the good Earth," the foundation of all our wealth." - Jesse H. Jones

"I have always liked real estate; farm land, pasture land, timber land and city property. I have had experience with all of them. I guess I just naturally like 'the good Earth,' the foundation of all our wealth." - Jesse H. Jones

"The property of power is to protect." - Blaise Pascal

"The best ideas are common property." - Seneca the Younger

"Portable property is happiness in a pocketbook." - Jane Austen

"Strike-for your altars and your fires; Strike-for the green graves of your sires; God-and your native land!" - Fitz-Greene Halleck

"In the land of bleating sheep and braying jackasses, one brave and honest man is bound to create a scandal." - Edward Abbey

"We come from the land, give our love and labor to her, and she nurtures us in return. When we die, we return to the land. In a way, she owns us. Palestine owns us and we belong to her" - Susan Abulhawa

"Where we hope to land (and where we do land, though only for a fleeting moment, enough for tired wings to catch the wind anew) is a 'there' which we thought of little and knew of even less." - Zygmunt Bauman

"I have never watched property programmes. I watch Property Ladder, because I feel it's very rude for a director to work very hard on a programme and you can't be bothered to even watch it. So I do watch it, but I have to turn away when I'm on screen. It's quite unpleasant seeing myself up there." - Sarah Beeny

"It is true that the welfare-statists are not socialists, that they never advocated or intended the socialization of private property, that they want to 'preserve' private property-with government control of its use and disposal. But that is the fundamental characteristic of fascism." - Ayn Rand

"For wisdom is the property of the dead, A something incompatible with life; and power, Like everything that has the stain of blood, A property of the living; but no stain Can come upon the visage of the moon When it has looked in glory from a cloud." - William Butler Yeats

"There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage." - Mark Twain

"He has always provided me a safe place to land and a hard place from which to launch." - Chelsea Clinton

"Land is not merely soil, it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants and animals." - Aldo Leopold

"They try to engage the world as much as they can and we will continue until they leave our land." - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"Make the land of Islam a burning fire that burns their faces and feet wherever they pass" - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"In the land of Cheerios, dirty diapers, fleeting naps and interrupted sleep, other mothers are a lifeline." - Susan Chira

"Language is like looking at a map of somewhere. Love is living there and surviving on the land." - Simon Van Booy

"out of great Russia came three dusky syllables workmen took guns and went out to die for: Bread, Peace, Land." - Carl Sandburg

"Pebble is a piece of sacred ground. They say it's the greatest meeting of land and water in the world. This course was heaven designed - just the way it fits on the land." - Johnny Miller

"Who ordained that the few should have the land (of Britain) as a prerequisite; who made 10,000 people owners of the soil and the rest of us trespassers in the land of our birth?" - David Lloyd George

"This is the land of dreamings, a land of wide horizons and secret places. The first people, our ancestors, created this country in the culture that binds us to it." - Hetti Perkins

"O, let my land be a land where Liberty Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath, But opportunity is real, and life is free, Equality is in the air we breathe." - Langston Hughes

"It is not the right of property which is protected, but the right to property. Property, per se, has no rights; but the individual - the man - has three great rights, equally sacred from arbitrary interference: the right to his life, the right to his liberty, the right to his property The three rights are so bound together as to be essentially one right. To give a man his life but to deny him his liberty, is to take from him all that makes his life worth living. To give him his liberty but take from him the property which is the fruit and badge of his liberty is to still leave him a slave." - George Sutherland

"As it becomes more and more difficult to get land, so will the virtual enslavement of the laboring-classe s go on. As the value of land rises, more and more of the earnings of labor will be demanded for the use of land, until finally nothing is left to laborers but the wages of slavery - a bare living." - Henry George

"Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; it is a positive good." - Abraham Lincoln

"[Uniting workers should not] lead to a war upon property, or the owners of property." - Abraham Lincoln

"I wish I was in de land ob cotton, Ole times dar am not forgotten, Look-a-way! Look-a-way! Look-a-way, Dixie Land! * * * * * Den I wish I was in Dixie, Hooray! Hooray! In Dixie Land I'll take my stand To lib and die in Dixie." - Dan Emmett

"Atheism is the result of ignorance and pride; of strong sense and feeble reasons; of good eating and ill-living. It is the plague of society, the corrupter of manners, and the underminer of property." - Jeremy Collier

"A community of small farmers... land property owners, will be the only assurance that the freedom our republic offers will be guaranteed to each and every citizen." - Thomas Jefferson

"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

"Wealth brings with it its own checks and balances. The basis of political economy is noninterference. The only safe rule is found in the self-adjusting meter of demand and supply. Open the doors of opportunity to talent and virtue and they will do themselves justice, and property will not be in bad hands. In a free and just commonwealth, property rushes from the idle and imbecile to the industrious, brave and persevering." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The Land of Faery, Where nobody gets old and godly and grave, Where nobody gets old and crafty and wise, Where nobody gets old and bitter of tongue." - William Butler Yeats

"As ridiculous to approve of property and let a few men have a grossly unfair share of it, as say you are all for marriage, and then let one man have all the wives." - Katharine Whitehorn

"Then also pretexts for seizing property are never wanting, and one who begins to live by rapine will always find some reason for taking the goods of others, whereas causes for taking life are rarer and more quickly destroyed." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"It makes him hated above all things, as I have said, to be rapacious, and to be a violator of the property and women of his subjects, from both of which he must abstain." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"And when neither their property nor honour is touched, the majority of men live content, and he has only to contend with the ambition of a few, whom he can curb with ease in many ways." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"As Arkwright and Whitney were the demi-gods of cotton, so prolific Time will yet bring an inventor to every plant. There is not a property in nature but a mind is born to seek and find it." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I recognize in [my readers] a specific form and individual property, which our predecessors called Pantagruelism, by means of which they never take anything the wrong way that they know to stem from good, honest and loyal hearts." - Francois Rabelais

"Children are potentially free and their life directly embodies nothing save potential freedom. Consequently they are not things and cannot be the property either of their parents or others." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"Few enjoyments are given from the open and liberal hand of nature; but by art, labor and industry we can extract them in great abundance. Hence, the ideas of property become necessary in all civil society." - David Hume

"Property is desirable as the ground work of moral independence, as a means of improving the faculties, and of doing good to others, and as the agent in all that distinguishes the civilized man from the savage." - James F Cooper

"A sandwich and a cup of coffee, and then off to violin-land, where all is sweetness and delicacy and harmony." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"[D]ecade after decade, through taxes and regulations, governments at all levels took ever-increasing control over people's lives, wealth, and property. The control grew exponentially, decade after decade. The rationale was that the control was necessary - for society, for the poor, for the nation, even for freedom itself. Americans continued living their life of the lie: they continued believing that the more control government exercised over their lives and property, the freer they became." - Jacob G. Hornberger

"A State divided into a small number of rich and a large number of poor will always develop a government manipulated by the rich to protect the amenities represented by their property." - Harold Laski

"We take care of our health; we lay up money; we make our roof tight, and our clothing sufficient; but who provides wisely that he shall not be wanting in the best property of all, -friends?" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Dear Mr. Kuhn, After twelve years in the major leagues, I do not feel that I am a piece of property to be bought and sold irrespective of my wishes" - Curt Flood

"In accumulating property for ourselves or our posterity, in founding a family or a state, or acquiring fame even, we are mortal; but in dealing with truth we are immortal, and need fear no change nor accident." - Henry David Thoreau

"Avarice often produces opposite results: there are an infinite number of persons who sacrifice their property to doubtful and distant expectations; others mistake great future advantages for small present interests." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"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 B. Macaulay

"The foundation of any and every civilization, including our own, is private ownership of the means of production. Whoever wishes to criticize modern civilization, therefore, begins with private property." - Ludwig Von Mises

"Public property has the same standing with me as that of an orphan; if it is much, it must be conserved, and if it is little, it must be used with care." - Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

"I love The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, an Auberge Property in Bluffton, South Carolina. Its a spectacular corner of the world, with massive old trees lined with Spanish moss, and alligators swimming in the river." - Gail Simmons

"The 2011 riots in England, which left five dead and caused more than $300 million in property damage, were fueled by a generation of young Brits who grew up without ever hearing the word No." - Bob Barr

"If one were to ask. . ."What is slavery?" and I should answer in one word, "murder," my meaning would be understood at once. Why, then, to this other question: "What is property?" may I not likewise answer, "theft". . .?" - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

"For everything outside the phenomenal world, language can only be used allusively, but never even approximately in a comparative way, since, corresponding as it does to the phenomenal world, it is concerned only with property and its relations." - Franz Kafka

"Never let the estate decrease in your hands. It is only by such resolutions as that that English noblemen and English gentlemen can preserve their country. I cannot bear to see property changing hands." - Anthony Trollope

"And then away for home! Away to the quickest and nearest train! Away from this cursed land, where the devil and his children stil walk with earthly feet!" - Bram Stoker

"They [the United States] violate our land and occupy it and steal the Muslims' possessions, and when faced by resistance they call it terrorism." - Osama Bin Laden

"O beautiful white land, olives and wild anemone and violet mingled among the shale, and purple wings of little winter-butterflies say, here Psyche, the soul, lies." - Hilda Doolittle

"These pop songs almost feel like tabloid journalism, in a way. It's c**p that people seem to like. And I don't know if it has meaning. I don't know if one of the pop songs of the summer has any fibre in it. People are consuming it, and is it healthy?... Maybe there's some healthy property or some restorative property that I'm not receiving. It seems like it has a really high fructose content." - Eddie Vedder

"Time is a topological manifold. It is a surface. Events flow across it like water over land and like water flowing over land, when the land is flat, the water becomes reflective and moves slowly. When the landscape becomes disrupted, the water moves faster and chaotic attractors appear and new kinds of activity emerge and out of that new activity, there comes the new states that define the future." - Terence Mckenna

"I have no concern with any economic criticisms of the communist system; I cannot inquire into whether the abolition of private property is expedient or advantageous. But I am able to recognize that the psychological premisses on which the system is based are an untenable illusion. In abolishing private property we deprive the human love of aggression of one of its instruments... but we have in no way altered the differences in power and influence which are misused by aggressiveness." - Sigmund Freud

"Because a girl should have long hair, she should have clean hair; because she should have clean hair, she should not have an unclean home; because she should not have an unclean home, she should have a free and leisured mother; because she should have a free mother, she should not have an usurious landlord; because there should not be a usurious landlord, there should be a redistribution of property; because there should be a redistribution of property, there shall be a revolution." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Unlike the Marxists, the Nazis did not advocate public ownership of the means of production. They did demand that the government oversee and run the nation's economy. The issue of legal ownership is secondary; what counts is the issue of control. Private citizens, therefore, may continue to hold titles to property-so long as the state res...erves to itself the unqualified right to regulate the use of their property." - Leonard Peikoff

"Property rights can improve a woman's ability to stand up to violence in the home. You might think education and employment are important because they give women exit options, but property is as well. Give women equal property rights to inherited land, then they have an asset they can take out of the marriage. This gives husbands strong incentives to not beat them." - Martha C. Nussbaum

"I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong." - George Washington

"And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave/O're the land of the free and the home of the brave." - Francis Scott Key

"America is not a young land: it is old and dirty and evil before the settlers, before the Indians. The evil is there waiting." - William S Burroughs

"In addition, Islam stressed on purifying the body, clothes and everything that is related to man's private life in his land and home, from the unclean impurity." - Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah

"We have been getting rich by depleting all our natural stocks - water, hydrocarbons, forests, rivers, fish and arable land - and not by generating renewable flows." - Joseph J. Romm

"The Jews are returning to their land of unbelief. They are spiritually blind and desperately in need of their Messiah and Savior." - Jerry Falwell

"The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources-because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and peoples." - Lyndon B Johnson

"There is something in this native land business and you cannot get away from it, in peace time you do not seem to notice it much particularly when you live in foreign parts but when there is a war and you are all alone and completely cut off from knowing about your country well then there it is, your native land is your native land, it certainly is." - Gertrude Stein

"It is remarkable that jealousy of individual property in land often goes along with very exaggerated doctrines of tribal or national property in land." - William Graham Sumner

"National honor is national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"Theories are private property, but truth is common stock." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Conscience is the most sacred of all property." - James Madison

"They say that man is mighty, He governs land and sea, He wields a mighty sceptre, O'er lesser powers that be." - William Ross Wallace

"Come, cuddle your head on my shoulder, dear, your head like the golden rod, and we will go sailing away from here to the beautiful Land Of Nod." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Nobody living can ever stop me. As I go walking my freedom highway. Nobody living can make me turn back. This land was made for you and me." - Woody Guthrie

"The making of an American begins at the point where he himself rejects all other ties, any other history, and himself adopts the vesture of his adopted land." - James A Baldwin

"You do not need to seek freedom in a different land, for it exists with your own body, heart, mind, and soul." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? ... The end of living and the beginning of survival." - Chief Seattle

"O, say does that star-spangled flag of pride yet wave? O'er the land of the free, and the home for the gay!" - Lady Gaga

"Miserable mortals who like leaves at one moment flame with life eating the produce of the land and at another moment weakly perish." - Homer

"Science has explored the microcosmos and the macrocosmos; we have a good sense of the lay of the land. The great unexplored frontier is complexity." - Heinz Pagels

"As for life, it is a battle and a sojourning in a strange land; but the fame that comes after is oblivion." - Marcus Aurelius

"We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population." - David Ben-Gurion

"The ultimate 20-year plan is to be living in the Caribbean, writing, living off the land, eating from the ocean and probably smoking herb." - Ryan Phillippe

"Numbers instill a feeling for the lie of the land, and furnish grist for the mathematical mill that is the physicist's principal tool." - Hans Christian von Baeyer

"blackmail. The age-old path to the land of milk and honey. The one sure way of being paid for doing nothing." - Ursula Curtiss

"Perhaps it will be simplest to throw away the tags and generalize India with one all-comprehensive name, as the Land of Wonders." - Mark Twain

"I think private ownership is generally superior to public because you care about the land more and it doesnt get trashed." - John C Malone

"Better to die for my people in my own land than rule in another and suffer a lifetime of cowardly guilt." - Darren Shan

"When a Christian tries to live by reason he is moving out of God's country into the enemy's land. We belong in the miraculous and the supernatural realm." - John G. Lake

"I'm Galladon, from the sovereign realm of Duladel. I'm most recently from Elantris, land of sludge, insanity, and eternal perdition. Nice to meet you." - Brandon Sanderson

"Jesus taught us a prayer of community and reconciliation, belonging to a new people who have left the land of 'me'." - Shane Claiborne



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