„If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.“

Strictly Personal, ch. 31 (1941)

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William Somerset Maugham4
englischer Dramatiker und Schriftsteller 1874 - 1965

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„Value your freedom or you will lose it, teaches history.“

—  Richard Stallman American software freedom activist, short story writer and computer programmer, founder of the GNU project 1953

http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/linŭ-gnu-freedom.html "Linŭ, GNU, and freedom" in LinŭWorld (May 2002) http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/linŭ-gnu-freedom.html
2000s
Kontext: Value your freedom or you will lose it, teaches history. "Don't bother us with politics," respond those who don't want to learn.

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„Freedom is more precious than the gift that makes us lose it.“

—  Baltasar Gracián, buch The Art of Worldly Wisdom

Más preciosa es la libertad que la dádiva, porque se pierde.
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„Since the value of freedom rests on the opportunities it provides for unforeseen and unpredictable actions, we will rarely know what we lose through a particular restriction of freedom.“

—  Friedrich Hayek Austrian and British economist and Nobel Prize for Economics laureate 1899 - 1992

“Principles or Expediency?” Toward Liberty: Essays in Honor of Ludwig von Mises on the Occasion of his 90th Birthday (29 September 1971)
1960s–1970s

„Anything you lose automatically doubles in value.“

—  Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983

The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981), Unclassified

Stephen Baxter Foto

„He set no great value on money, or, perhaps, to speak properly, he set on it no more than its true value.“

—  Stephen Baxter author 1957

Quelle: Ages in Chaos (2003), Chapter 8, “A cursed country where one has to shape everything out of a block” (p. 68)

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„A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.“

—  Dwight D. Eisenhower American general and politician, 34th president of the United States (in office from 1953 to 1961) 1890 - 1969

1950s, First Inaugural Address (1953)
Kontext: We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose. We must be willing, individually and as a Nation, to accept whatever sacrifices may be required of us. A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. These basic precepts are not lofty abstractions, far removed from matters of daily living. They are laws of spiritual strength that generate and define our material strength. Patriotism means equipped forces and a prepared citizenry. Moral stamina means more energy and more productivity, on the farm and in the factory. Love of liberty means the guarding of every resource that makes freedom possible--from the sanctity of our families and the wealth of our soil to the genius of our scientists.

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„I submit that religious values and political realities are so inter-linked in the origin and perpetuation of this nation that we cannot lose the influence of religion in our public life without seriously jeopardizing our freedoms.“

—  Dallin H. Oaks Apostle of the LDs Church 1932

" Dallin H Oaks - Religious Liberty's Canterbury Medal http://www.deseretnews.com/topics/561/Dallin-H-Oaks.html", Becket Fund for Religious Liberty Statement

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„The Olympics can no more lose money than a man can have a baby.“

—  Jean Drapeau former mayor of Montreal, Quebec (1954-1957,1960-1986) 1916 - 1999

Quoted in Why Chicago didn’t want the Olympics, by Edward McClelland http://www.salon.com/2009/10/02/chicago_olympics/

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„Losing all hope was freedom.“

—  Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Variante: This was freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.
Quelle: Fight Club

„Money is always transitively valued. More money is supposedly always better than less money.“

—  Gregory Bateson English anthropologist, social scientist, linguist, visual anthropologist, semiotician and cyberneticist 1904 - 1980

Quelle: Mind and Nature, a necessary unity, 1988, p. 56

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„The demand for money is regulated entirely by its value, and its value by its quantity.“

—  David Ricardo British political economist, broker and politician 1772 - 1823

Quelle: The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation (1821) (Third Edition), Chapter XIII, Taxes on Gold, p. 123

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„Personal freedom and economic freedom are indivisible. You can't have one without the other. You can't lose one without losing the other.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

Speech to Conservative Central Council ("The Historic Choice") (20 March 1976) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/102990
Leader of the Opposition
Kontext: There are others who warn not only of the threat from without, but of something more insidious, not readily perceived, not always deliberate, something that is happening here at home. What are they pointing to? They are pointing to the steady and remorseless expansion of the Socialist State. Now none of us would claim that the majority of Socialists are inspired by other than humanitarian and well-meaning ideals. At the same time few would, I think, deny today that they have made a monster that they can't control. Increasingly, inexorably, the State the Socialists have created is becoming more random in the economic and social justice it seeks to dispense, more suffocating in its effect on human aspirations and initiative, more politically selective in its defence of the rights of its citizens, more gargantuan in its appetite—and more disastrously incompetent in its performance. Above all, it poses a growing threat, however unintentional, to the freedom of this country, for there is no freedom where the State totally controls the economy. Personal freedom and economic freedom are indivisible. You can't have one without the other. You can't lose one without losing the other.

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