Principium Volume II, Book 10, Quote 1056, 1058, 1059, and 1061

1056. (12-13-2010) It is doubtful that democracy could survive in a society organized on the principle of therapy rather than judgment, error rather than sin. If men are free and equal, they must be judged rather than hospitalized.

- Francis D. Wormuth – The Origin of Modern Constitutionalism, 1949


1058. (12-13-2010) It is doubtless because the opportunity to build one’s own life also means an unceasing task, a discipline that man must impose upon himself if he is to achieve his aims, that many people are afraid of liberty.

- Friedrich A. Hayek – The Constitution of Liberty, 1978


1059. (12-13-2010) Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

- George Bernard Shaw – Man and Superman: Maxims for Revolutionaries, 1903


1061. (12-13-2010) A free society probably demands more than any other that people be guided in their action by a sense of responsibility which extends beyond the duties exacted by the law and that general opinion approve of the individuals’ being held responsible for both the success and the failure of their endeavors. When men are allowed to act as they see fit, they must also be held responsible for the results of their efforts.

- Friedrich A. Hayek – The Constitution of Liberty, 1978

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