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Amiel, Henri Frederic
It is the lack of order which makes us slaves; the confusion of to-day discounts the freedom of tomorrow.

1872 - from Amiel's Journey
When everything has its proper place in our minds, we are able to stand in equilibrium with the rest of the world.

1872 - from Amiel's Journey
Barzun, Jacques
The passion for freedom breeds the rage for order.

1991 - from "An Essay on French Verse"
Burke, Edmund
[Revolutionaries] With them it is a sufficient motive to destroy an old scheme because it is old. As to the new one, they are in no sort of fear with regard to the duration of a new building run up in haste; because duration is no object to those who think little or nothing has been done before their time.

Good order is the foundation of all good things.

A populace never rebels from passion for attack, but from impatience of suffering.

Chesterton, Gilbert K.
When you break the big laws, you do not get freedom; you do not even get anarchy. You get the small laws.

Jul. 29, 1905 - from a column in the London Daily News
Kennedy, John F.
I am reminded of the story of the great French Marshal Lyautey, who once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow-growing and would not reach maturity for a hundred years. The Marshal replied, "In that case, there is no time to lose, plant it this afternoon."

Mar. 23, 1962 - from a speech at the University of California - Berkeley
Lombardi, Vince
... we need a rebirth... of courage and stamina and coordinated efficiency; we need a rebirth of discipline, we need a control, we need a restraint. I'm not talking about repression; there is a great deal of difference between the right to dissent and the right to destroy. One is articulation and the other is anarchy.

Jun. 22, 1970 - from his last public speech
Madison, James
No government, any more than an individual, will long be respected without being truly respectable; nor be truly respectable without possessing a certain portion of order and stability.

from the Federalist Paper No. 62



Schumacher, Ernst F.
The pairs of opposites, of which freedom and order and growth and decay are the most basic, put tension into the world, a tension that sharpens man's sensitivity and increases his self-awareness. No real understanding is possible without awareness of these pairs of opposites which permeate everything man does.

1978 - from A Guide for the Perplexed, Harper and Row
Societies need stability and change, tradition and innovation, public interest and private interest, planning and laissez-faire policies, order and freedom, growth and decay. Everywhere society's health depends on the simultaneous pursuit of mutually opposed activities or aims. The adoption of a final solution means a kind of death sentence for man's humanity and spells either cruelty or dissolution, generally both.

1978 - from A Guide for the Perplexed, Harper and Row
Thatcher, Margaret
I donít believe they [the voters] want a government to be so flexible it becomes invertebrate. You donít want a government full of flexi-toys.

1985 - quoted in As I Said to Denis: The Margaret Thatcher Book of Quotations, edited by Iain Dale
Washington, George
The propitious smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation which disregards the eternal rules of order and right which heaven itself has ordained.

1789 - from his inaugural address