Quotation Explorer - 'Legitimate'

Profit is not the legitimate purpose of business. The legitimate purpose of business is to provide a product or service that people need and do it so well that it's profitable. - James Rouse
All mental unhappiness is the avoidance of legitimate suffering - Stefan Molyneux
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival. - Wendell Berry
One would see the multitude oppressed inside society as a consequence of the very precautions taken against threats from outside, one would see oppression increase continually without the oppressed ever being able to know where it would end, nor what legitimate means remained for them to halt it.
I think that people's sexual preferences are a legitimate subject for humour, dirty humour if at all possible. - Christopher Hitchens
Hardship is a legitimate test of character, resilience a legitimate sign of strength and patience a legitimate mark of faith. - Matshona Dhliwayo
No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind him distinct and legitimate reasons for having passed through it. - George Washington Carver
Sin, on the contrary, is the pursuit of legitimate self-regarding interests at the expense of the neighbor, by spending our time and talents figuring out ways of exploiting them. - Frederick Nymeyer
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. - Thomas Jefferson
The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object. - Thomas Jefferson
in the service of Caesar, everything is legitimate. - Pierre Corrielle
government is legitimate not so much because it represents the 'general will', but because its policies are, ideally and counterfactually, the result of the public deliberation of all who are concerned by the decision - Frédéric Vandenberghe
The care of human life and happiness, and their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of a good government. - Thomas Jefferson
Reckless behavior, particularly in young boys, may be the uncontrolled expression of a legitimate, even Godly, desire to strive after great and noble deeds. And when the desire for adventure follows a God-honoring course, exciting things can happen. - Hal and Melanie Young
There are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction. - Edgar Allan Poe
Ultimately, having what we want is our liability. It is no one else’s. Purge the blame game. Everyone has a legitimate reason why they CAN’T get something done. It’s the will to get it done REGARDLESS. - K. Abernathy Can You Action Past Your Devil's Advocate
All theories are legitimate, no matter. What matters is what you do with them. - Jorge Luis Borges
The only legitimate purpose of government is to protect the lives and property of its citizens. - Mike Klepper
Anyone can become a MONEY MAGNET if they have the right tools, understanding, a burning desire and legitimate reasons to become one. - CK Arora
Feelings are real and legitimate; children behave and misbehave for a reason, even if adults cannot figure it out. - Unknown
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. - Thomas Jefferson
[These]were the legitimate acts of self-defense which had been forced upon the Irish people by English aggression... We did not initiate the war, nor were we allowed to choose the battleground. - Michael Collins
Mental anguish always results from the avoidance of legitimate suffering. - Stefan Molyneux
To create a free society is not to accomplish the impossible task of convincing all people to abandon aggression, but to accomplish the essential task of convincing enough people to abandon the belief that aggression is ever legitimate. - Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
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