Monday, April 14, 2008

The Revolutionist's Handbook

The art of government is the organization of idolatry.

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

Vice is waste of life. Poverty, obedience, and celibacy are the canonical vices.

Economy is the art of making the most of life.

The love of economy is the root of all virtue.

Political Economy and Social Economy are amusing intellectual games; but Vital Economy is the Philosopher's Stone.

If you injure your neighbor, better not do it by halves.

From "The Revolutionist's Handbook and Pocket Companion" by John Tanner, M.I.R.C. ("Member of the Idle Rich Class), an appendix to George Bernard Shaw's play Man and Superman.

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