Bonus Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on October 15, 2019

in Philosophy of Freedom

… is one that I learned of long ago; I am surprised that I’ve not yet featured it here at Cafe Hayek. A favorite of Deirdre McCloskey – who used it today to very good effect in talks that she gave both at the American Enterprise Institute and at the Cato Institute – it’s among the final words spoken by a Leveller, specifically, Richard Rumbold, in 1685 before his execution in Edinburgh:

I am sure that there was no man born marked by God above another; for none comes into this world with a saddle on his back, neither any booted and spurred to ride him.


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