If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?— Frederic Bastiat
Sensitive Free Agents quotations
Unless the will is free, man has no freedom;
and if he has no freedom he is not a moral agent, that is, he is incapable of moral action and also of moral character.
Free Agents' was an awesome experience.
I never play the glam girl in anything, so that was a new experience. I would walk into one of my trailers and it would be like Spanx, a spray-tan gun, and chicken cutlets. I would have hair extensions. It was hilarious. Every day felt like I was turning into an awesome drag queen.
I will begin with this confession: whatever I have done in the course of my life, whether it be good or evil, has been done freely; I am a free agent.
I remember a time when a cabbage could sell itself by being a cabbage.
Nowadays it’s no good being a cabbage – unless you have an agent and pay him a commission. Nothing is free anymore to sell itself or give itself away. These days, Countess, every cabbage has its pimp.
A man is truly free, even here in this embodied state, if he knows that God is the true agent and he by himself is powerless to do anything.
I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all.
In some departments of our daily life, in which we imagine ourselves free agents, we are ruled by dictators exercising great power.
All men are created equal. It is what you do from there that makes the difference. We are all free agents in life. We make our own decisions. We control our own destiny.
I want to be a free agent. I think everybody in the NBA dreams to be a free agent at least one time in their career. It's like you have an evaluation period. It's like if I'm in the gym and I have all the coaches, all the owners, all the GMs come into the gym and just evaluate everything I do. So yes, I want that experience.
Man is free, but his freedom ceases when he has no faith in it;
and the greater power he ascribes to faith, the more he deprives himself of that power which God has given to him when He endowed him with the gift of reason.
It takes a greater God to steer a world populated with free agents than it does to steer a world of preprogrammed automatons.
Man is a free agent; but he is not free if he does not believe it.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
I'm a free agent so I'm probably gonna be signing a major deal that I'm gonna be announcing pretty soon, and a few good singles are coming out.
As a single atom man is an enigma: as a whole he is a mathematical problem.
As an individual he is a free agent, as a species the offspring of necessity.
Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error.
You win pennants in the off season when you build your teams with trades and free agents.
Smart drafting is a wonderful thing. A smart free-agent signing is a wonderful thing. Smart trades are a wonderful thing, and that's a function of management.
I want to retire in New York, let's be quite frank.
I think a lot of people jumped the gun when I said I wanted to be a free agent. And yeah, I want people to come to play in New York. I want them to want to play in New York. I want New York to be that place where guys want to come play.
Bean-counting government bureaucrats are free to take race, ethnicity and gender into account when doling out public funds to non-white-male contractors. But God help law enforcement officers, air marshals and border agents who try to use those same factors to combat terrorism and protect American lives.
Agents need to be free to pursue investigations in ways that they haven't.
There have been restraints that a reformed FBI needs to make sure we don't impose.
Human beings, in their thinking, feeling and acting are not free agents but are as causally bound as the stars in their motion.
We are no more free agents than the queen of clubs when she victoriously takes prisoner the knave of hearts.
So I'm leaving Sony, a free agent, owning half of Sony.
I own half of Sony's Publishing. I'm leaving them, and they're very angry at me, because I just did good business, you know.
Approximately four years ago, we were told that Jerry Rice would be a free agent and there were people who felt that he no longer could contribute.
I'm a free agent. I haven't allowed any promoters to have exclusive options on my fight. I don't need a promoter.
Those who already walk submissively will say there is no cause for alarm.
But submissiveness is not our heritage. The First Amendment was designed to allow rebellion to remain as our heritage. The Constitution was designed to keep government off the backs of the people. The Bill of Rights was added to keep the precincts of belief and expression, of the press, of political and social activities free from surveillance. The Bill of Rights was designed to keep agents of government and official eavesdroppers away from assemblies of people. The aim was to allow men to be free and independent and to assert their rights against government.
The secret point of money and power in America is neither the things that money can buy nor power for power's sake... but absolute personal freedom, mobility, privacy. It is the instinct which drove America to the Pacific, all through the nineteenth century, the desire to be able to find a restaurant open in case you want a sandwich, to be a free agent, live by one's own rules.
I've always thought that having an attractive free agent is better than a guy who was picked in the seventh round.
I went out as a free agent in Boston and had a great year and I priced myself out of there market, at the time.
You sweat out the free agent thing in November then you make the trades in December. Then you struggle to sign the guys left in January and in February I get down to sewing all the new numbers on the uniforms.
I'm a free agent. I want the major-label budget for my next album, but I'm too big for the label to pay me. I don't want to be controlled, to be watered-down. Labels were always asking me to do this or do that, saying that I was lacking something. And every time, I did it the next year. Singles? Radio spins? I showed 'em.
Now in my view, if you were to line up the Presidents in the order of who made the greatest accomplishments, you'd put Lyndon Johnson in that arena with both Roosevelts probably, and [Abraham] Lincoln and so on. But the idea that Lyndon Johnson was operating as a free agent and coming up with these ideas on his own is nonsense.
Smart mobile phones connect you with 1 billion users worldwide, basically for free - you don't pay for the phone, you don't pay for the Internet, you don't pay for the wireless connectivity. Social networks let you add a new customer or a new agent, again for free.