quote by Thomas Paine

[A]ll churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Muslim, are simply human inventions. They use fear to enslave us. They are a monopoly for power and profit.

— Thomas Paine

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Power depends ultimately on physical force.

By teaching people that violence is wrong (except, of course, when the system itself uses violence via the police or the military), the system maintains its monopoly on physical force and thus keeps all power in its own hands.


Monopoly power quote You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.
You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.

Think big, think fast, think ahead. Ideas are no one's monopoly.

Monopoly power quote You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.
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That, in its essence, is Fascism — ownership of Government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.

Monopolies, oligarchy, the striving for domination and not for freedom, the exploitation of an increasing number of small or weak nations by a handful of the richest or most powerful nations -- all these have given birth to those distinctive characteristics of imperialism which compel us to define it as parasitic or decaying capitalism.

The best of all monopoly profits is a quiet life.


Monopoly power quote Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerfu
Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.

Cryptography shifts the balance of power from those with a monopoly on violence to those who comprehend mathematics and security design.

Precisely because the State has the monopoly of coercion it can be allowed the monopoly only of coercion. Only if the modern State can be held within a strictly limited agency of duties and powers can it be prevented from regimenting, conquering, and ultimately devouring the society which gave it birth.

The competition of social power with State power is always disadvantaged, since the State can arrange the terms of competition to suit itself, even to the point of outlawing any exercise of social power whatever in the premises; in other words, giving itself a monopoly.

Monopoly power quote Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.
Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.

There can be no such thing as "limited government," because there is no way to control an entity that in principle enjoys a monopoly of power.

A monopoly on the means of communication may define a ruling elite more precisely than the celebrated Marxian formula of monopoly in the means of production.


I think the touchstone is to give consumers a full, fair choice without the power of a monopoly operating system pushing them in a direction that free competition might or might not achieve.

Monopoly power quote Calm is a super power.
Calm is a super power.

Large scale collective bargaining . . . is merely a seductive name for bilateral monopoly, and means either adjudication of conflicts in terms of power, or deadlock and stoppage, usually injuring outside people more than the immediate parties to the dispute.

We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom, morality or right to power, but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy.

I had advocated the establishment of a Negro industrial commission.

I had gestured against the growth of monopoly power. I had introduced a few civil rights bills.

Monopoly power quote Your past is just a story, and once you realise this, It has not power over you.
Your past is just a story, and once you realise this, It has not power over you.
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The truth of art consists in its power to break the monopoly that those in power exercise by defining what is real.


All rent is based on the monopoly power of private owners of certain portions of the globe.

In proportion as the mass of citizens who possess political rights increases, and the number of elected ruler's increases, the actual power is concentrated and becomes the monopoly of a smaller and smaller group of individuals.

Monopoly power quote The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they dont have any
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they dont have any.

This whole notion of the acting career as a monopoly where you rise to power.

.. it doesn't really work that way. I don't ever really feel powerful in any way. It's kind of the same thing it's always been: You just figure out what you want to do and you do it.

While one party may possess the levers of power, one party does not possess a monopoly on good ideas. Good lawmaking, after all, is about the ability to craft effective solutions.

The limit is not as narrow as it might be.

I do not claim for this action, as it now goes on, an ideal degree of efficiency. What I do claim is that this type of competition already reveals its nature and its ultimate power to hold seeming monopolies in check.


Monopoly power quote When the power of love overtakes the love of power, the world will know peace.
When the power of love overtakes the love of power, the world will know peace.

I think the touchstone is to give consumers a full, fair choice without the power of a monopoly operating system pushing them in a direction that free competition might or might not achieve.

Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple are among the most powerful monopolies in the history of humanity. So, the problem is, is that they have tremendous ability to shape the way that we think, the way that we filter the world, the way that we absorb culture. And if they were just companies, maybe we shouldn't be so concerned about them, but they play an incredibly vital role in the health of our democracy.

If the State does not enjoy a monopoly of violence, which then gives it the power to order people's lives and to compel them to obey decisions over which they have no control, or just limited control, then I think you have a consistently libertarian society.

Monopoly power quote If you want to test a man’s character give him power.
If you want to test a man’s character give him power.

I believe in the platform of the Libertarian party, which is different from that of the other two parties and I believe that it would be good for the country if the Libertarians were - had a seat at the table to speak truth to power of the other two parties, which now have this monopoly in Washington. Having said that, I'm not taking back anything I said about the massive difference between the two establishment party candidates.

Right now, when you go and hit the light switch in your house, you're participating in a state-protected monopoly. You're being forced to accept dirty power from a single producer.


Large corporations are amassing so much power in our economy.

Sometimes it's called market concentration or even old-fashioned monopolies.

Monopoly power quote The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

Regulatory fiat cannot create a market at a technologically interdependent interface. And by the same token, regulation and so-called monopoly power rarely prevail at modular interfaces between stages of value-added technology.

To the public, the press is not David among Goliaths;

it has become one of the Goliaths, Big Media, a combination of powerful television networks, large magazine groups and newspaper chains that are near-monopolies.

The powerful have no monopoly on greed, hatred, fear, or ignorance.

Monopoly power quote Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.

It is not wise for us to permit a few people on the Federal Reserve Board to have life and death power over our economy. My recommendation for reducing some of that power is to repeal legal tender laws and eliminate all taxes on gold, silver and platinum transactions. That way there would be money substitutes and the government money monopoly would be reduced and hence the ability to tax - some people would say steal from - us through inflation.


Monopoly power is an illusion in any system in which free competition is allowed.

There must be an end to white monopoly on political power, and a fundamental restructuring of our political and economic systems to ensure that the inequalities of apartheid are addressed and our society thoroughly democratized.

Behind the screen of the ballot, the real holders of power .

.. are the great industrial and monetary monopolies who own our national economic life.

Well before September 11, it was understood that with modern technology, the rich and powerful will lose their near monopoly of the means of violence and can expect to suffer atrocities on home soil.