Monday, June 23, 2014

OLS Quote of the Week: Samuel Smiles

For the next seven days, the featured quote here at On Liberty Street will be:
“It is the individual men, and the spirit which actuates them, that determine the moral standing and stability of nations.  The only true barrier against the despotism of public opinion, whether it be of the many or of the few, is enlightened individual freedom and purity of personal character.”
                        ---- Samuel Smiles, 1871, from "Character"