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Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights:
it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force
against legally disarmed victims.
- Ayn Rand
In terms of other functions, we are making a mistake
about insisting on a public school monopoly.
- James Q. Wilson
Before the monopoly should be permitted,
there must be reason to believe it will do some good -
and not just for monopoly holders.
- Lawrence Lessig
The East India Company established a monopoly over the production of opium,
shortly after taking over Bengal.
- Robert Trout
So far I go with the Socialists as to think it a pretty general rule that,
where monopoly is necessary, it is better in public hands.
- Frederick Pollock
I had advocated the establishment of a Negro industrial commission.
I had gestured against the growth of monopoly power.
I had introduced a few civil rights bills.
- Emanuel Celler
I think video games are a great kind of entertainment.
They have replaced a lot of games people normally play
with their friends and neighbours,
- Uwe Boll
A monopoly on the means of communication may define
a ruling elite more precisely than the celebrated Marxian
formula of monopoly in the means of production.
- Robert Anton Wilson
And for far too long, the Democrats have had a monopoly
on black votes in this country.
- Alphonso Jackson
For the first time in our history, ideology and theology
hold a monopoly of power in Washington.
- Bill Moyers
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men,
elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned
and licensed by government.
- Spiro T. Agnew
I maintain that the existing corn laws are bad,
because they have given a monopoly of food to the landed
interest over every other class and over every other interest in the kingdom.
- Joseph Hume
We're on the path of creating monopoly business practices out of copyright law.
- Robin Gross
I don't know what a monopoly is until somebody tells me.
- Steve Ballmer
But no man has a monopoly of conscience.
- Mary A. Ward
Debate is healthy and no one in this chamber -
starting with me -
has a monopoly on being right.
- Ted Kulongoski
The one thing that I know government is good for is
countervailing against monopoly.
It's not great at that either, but it's the only force
I know that is fairly reliable.
- John Perry Barlow
Our public school system is our country's biggest and
most inefficient monopoly,
yet it keeps demanding more and more money.
- Phyllis Schlafly
The monopoly of science in the realm of knowledge explains
why evolutionary biologists do not find it meaningful
to address the question whether the Darwinian theory is true.
- Phillip E. Johnson
If it were necessary to give the briefest possible
definition of imperialism,
we should have to say that imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism.
- Vladimir Lenin
Microsoft has a monopoly over the desktop operating systems.
- Stewart Alsop
The first Monopoly game I played with my brothers,
I hated losing so much, I just had to beat them.
- Drew Carey
In the 1920s, Wall Street was a world that was really
dominated by professional speculators and stock pools.
These people had a monopoly over information.
- Ron Chernow
No one country has a team that hold a monopoly on the
league like Maccabi does in Israel.
- Michael Kennedy
Anyone who thinks they have a monopoly on truth,
and there is only one way to see the world,
always gets us into trouble.
- Charles Schumer
Incredible that liberals aren't more concerned about
the monopoly of information in South Dakota.
- Laura Ingraham
I think it's wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly.
- Steven Wright
We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom,
morality or right to power, but that we must fight
for the weak and promote democracy.
- Joe Baca
For we, too, have our ideals, even if we differ from
those who have tried to establish a monopoly of idealism.
- Henry Cabot Lodge
The scientific and scholarly community is marked by
the belief that the truth is to be found in all;
none can claim it as their monopoly.
- John Charles Polanyi
Though I may deny poets their monopoly on inspiration,
I still place them in a select group of Fortune's darlings.
- Wislawa Szymborska
Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free
competition was wasteful,
And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly.
- Mario Puzo
The right of an inventor to his invention is no monopoly -
in any other sense than a man's house is a monopoly.
- Daniel Webster
They demanded a monopoly of the coasting trade,
in order to get higher freights than they could get
in open competition with the carriers of the world.
- Robert Toombs
When the government allocates monopoly rights to frequency,
and there are only a handful in each community,
it's picking the winners in the competition.
- Robert McChesney
They will come to learn in the end, at their own expense,
that it is better to endure competition for rich customers
than to be invested with monopoly over impoverished customers.
- Frederic Bastiat
Nevertheless most of the evergreen forests of the north
must always remain the home of wild animals and trappers,
a backward region in which it is easy for a great fur
company to maintain a practical monopoly.
- Ellsworth Huntington
I think the touchstone is to give consumers a full,
fair choice without the power of a monopoly operating
system pushing them in a direction that free competition
might or might not achieve.
- Jim Barksdale
I think that Microsoft will increasingly feel margin
pressure from Linux as well as people saying:
well actually the applications that really matter to me are not on my PC.
And so they're going to be able to extract less of a monopoly rent,
so to speak.
- Tim O'Reilly
God is concerned with nations, but nations also need
to be concerned with God.
No nation can have a monopoly on God,
but God will bless any nation whose people seek and
honor His will as revealed by Christ and declared through the Holy Spirit.
- John Haggai
Television of course actually started in Britain in 1936,
and it was a monopoly, and there was only one broadcaster
and it operated on a license which is not the same as a government grant.
- David Attenborough
When the government picked companies and gave them
monopoly rights to frequencies in San Francisco and
Los Angeles and New York and Chicago,
it was picking the winners of the competition;
it wasn't setting the terms of the competition.
- Robert McChesney
Unless you become more watchful in your states and
check the spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive
privileges you will in the end find that...
the control over your dearest interests has passed
into the hands of these corporations.
- Andrew Jackson
I've led a school whose faculty and students examine
and discuss and debate every aspect of our law and legal system.
And what I've learned most is that no one has a monopoly on truth or wisdom.
I've learned that we make progress by listening to each other,
across every apparent political or ideological divide.
- Elena Kagan
When the state or federal government control the education of all of our children,
they have the dangerous and illegitimate monopoly to
control and influence the thought process of our citizens.
- Michael Badnarik
We also learn that this country and the Western world
have no monopoly of goodness and truth and scholarship,
we begin to appreciate the ingredients that are indispensable
to making a better world.
In a life of learning that is, perhaps,
the greatest lesson of all.
- John Hope Franklin
I thought Microsoft did a lot of things that were good
and right building parts of the browser into the operating system.
Then I thought it out and came up with reasons why it was a monopoly.
- Steve Wozniak
It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused
their monopoly of legal knowledge;
and at all events their exclusive possession of the
law was a formidable impediment to the success of those
popular movements which began to be universal in the western world.
- Henry James Sumner Maine
After we have calmly stood by and allowed monopolies to grow fat,
we should not be asked to make them bloated.
- John Griffin Carlisle
How come there's only one Monopolies Commission?
- Nigel Rees
We must not tolerate oppressive government or industrial
oligarchy in the form of monopolies and cartels.
- Henry A. Wallace
I talked about the barriers created by monopolies.
I said that it was the role of government to break
up these monopolies and that we couldn't do it alone.
- Joichi Ito
The limit is not as narrow as it might be.
I do not claim for this action, as it now goes on,
an ideal degree of efficiency.
What I do claim is that this type of competition already
reveals its nature and its ultimate power to hold seeming monopolies in check.
- John Bates Clark
Manufacturing and commercial monopolies owe their origin
not to a tendency imminent in a capitalist economy
but to governmental interventionist policy directed
against free trade and laissez faire.
- Ludwig von Mises
That means following a very restrictive fiscal and
monetary policy which will squeeze the monopolies and cut their subsidies.
On the micro level we will allow other economic agents,
both domestic and foreign, to compete with them.
- Vaclav Klaus
I don't think we can go back to the old days.
But I think that what the government needs to do is
it needs to make sure that the pricing is fair,
that you don't have monopolies out there,
so that people don't have a chance to compete fairly.
- Dan Glickman
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden
Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung
To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford
Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau
Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare
About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway
There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith
Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie
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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie