Govern the state with correctness
Administer the empire by engaging in no activity ...
The more taboos and prohibitions there are in the world, the poorer
the people will be ...
The more laws and orders are made prominent, the more thieves and
robbers there will be ...
Therefore the sage says: I take no action and the people of
themselves are transformed ...
I engage in no activity and the people of themselves become
-Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching, Chapter
The more corrupt the state, the more
numerous the laws.
-Tacitus (Annals III, 27)
To get rich is glorious.
"...[b]eware of mathematicians,
and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists
that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken
the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of Hell.
-St. Augustine (De Genesi ad Litteram,
Book II, xviii, 37)
Crescit cum commercio
civitas (Civilization grows with
-Motto, Claremont McKenna
Trahit sua quemque
voluptas (Each of us is led according
to his own desires)
-Virgil (Eclogues, Book II,
Piensa el sentimiento, siente el pensamiento (Think about the emotional, feel the intellectual)
-Miguel de Unamuno