Quotes of Coercion

“ I don't know if it's so much the intimidation. I think it's more letting them know that I'm not going to let them get away with something, I'm not going to be complacent out there. ”

- Andy Roddick

“ People are changed, not by coercion or intimidation, but by example. ”

- Unknown

“ Nobody puts constraints on God. She doesn't like it. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ The MRA takes the heat for everything that happens in the watershed,... But they have no enforcement authority or responsibility. ”

- Howard Johnson

“ There is no greater evil than anarchy. ”

- Sophocles

“ The compulsion of fate is bitter. ”

- Christoph Martin Wieland

“ I don't know if it's how I speak or what it is about me that presents that sort of label, but I don't know how many times I have to be out in public with a girlfriend to stop that from being said. ”

- Jeff Garcia

“ Not necessarily conscription, but conscription if necessary. ”

- William Lyon Mackenzie King

“ People are changed, not by coercion or intimidation, but by example. ”

- Unknown

“ Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form. ”

- Wilhelm von Humboldt

“ The principle that human nature, in its psychological aspects, is nothing more than a product of history and given social relations removes all barriers to coercion and manipulation by the powerful. ”

- Noam Chomsky

“ Considering the absence of legal coercion, the surprising thing is that men have for so long, and, on the whole, so reliably, adhered to what we might call the "breadwinner ethic.". ”

- Barbara Ehrenreich

“ Coercion. The unpardonable crime. ”

- Dorothy Miller Richardson

“ Authority is not power; that's coercion. Authority is not knowledge; that's persuasion, or seduction. Authority is simply that the author has the right to make a statement and to be heard. ”

- Herman Kahn

“ A person who is wise does nothing against their will, nothing with sighing or under coercion. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ Political freedom means the absence of coercion of a man by his fellow men. ”

- Milton Friedman

“ Totalitarianism is never content to rule by external means, namely, through the state and a machinery of violence; thanks to its peculiar ideology and the role assigned to it in this apparatus of coercion, totalitarianism has discovered a means of dominating and terrorizing human beings from within. ”

- Hannah Arendt

“ Government means politics, and interference by government carries with it always the implication of coercion. We may accept the expanding power of bureaucrats so long as we bask in their friendly smile. But it is a dangerous temptation. Today politics may be our friend and tomorrow we may be its victims. ”

- Owen D. Young

“ We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its coerciveness: it is always urgent, "here and now," without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point-blank. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ Society is held together by our need; we bind it together with legend, myth, coercion, fearing that without it we will be hurled into that void, within which, like the earth before the Word was spoken, the foundations of society are hidden. ”

- James Baldwin
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