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Robert Peate Quotes

Work or die—this is the essence of slavery, of compulsion. And yet this is our world. Most of our world is enslaved but does not know it. Only the homeless are free, and for their freedom we sentence them to death. To refuse compulsion is to earn death, suffering, and calumny. It is not to refuse work—the homeless work very hard, endure many hardships we cannot imagine in our comfortable slavery. And yet we call our slavery freedom. We do not know what freedom means, yet.
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But the distinction is important and must be made: the highest virtue is not to give or to take. It is to share. And what I didn't understand most of my life is that sharing includes serving oneself. It is a subtle distinction, one too subtle for most adults, though most children understand it.

— Robert Peate

The state is a voluntary association of individuals designed to serve their individual interests. The state is not a faceless villain. The state is all of us. But freedom does not mean the freedom to commit violence. Violence includes direct and indirect action; i.e., it is just as violent to cause someone to starve to death by withholding aid as it is to shoot him, only sneakier.

— Robert Peate

Writing means organizing your thoughts. If your mind is scattered, your writing is scattered. If your mind is focused, your writing will be clear. Then your reader will say, 'Yes, I get it.

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The Planet Earth is a cesspool of avarice and apathy.

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There's nothing I love more than seeing liberals fight each other.

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I agree with Rand that human nature is selfish, that we should help ourselves first and foremost ... Where I differ with her is that I think we can and should help ourselves and others at the same time as a conscious goal.

— Robert Peate

I support the right of the individual, the right of the most individuals to get what they want. That is all majority rule is: support for the highest number of individuals to get their way. Really, in choosing to honor the wishes of the highest number of individuals, I support individual rights far more than those who oppose majority rule do.

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Stories are Life's instruction manuals.

— Robert Peate

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