Henry Kingsley Quote
Dialogues of sovereigns and statesmen (1876 edition)
“Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).”
The Virtue of Selfishness (1964 edition), Penguin - ISBN: 9781101137222
“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”
Variant: "Permanence, persistence is the first condition of all fruitfulness in the ways of men. The 'tendency to persevere,' to persist in spite of hindrances, discouragements and ' impossibilities:' it is this that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak." From: "Past and Present" (1843), Book IV: Horoscope, "Permanence"
“All societies that have survived have survived based on their ability to prepare their sons to be disposable, in war and at work--and therefore as dads.”
The Myth of Male Power (Warren Farrell, Simon and Schuster, 1st Ed., 1993; 2nd Ed., Berkely, 2000)
“The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.”
―Thomas B. Macaulay
Earliest attribution found: The Western Honey Bee, Volumes 14-15, State Bee-keepers' Association., 1926, p. 31
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsHenry Kingsley
Born: January 2, 1830
Died: May 24, 1876 (aged 46)
Bio: Henry Kingsley was an English novelist, brother of the better-known Charles Kingsley. He was an early exponent of Muscular Christianity in his 1859 work The Recollections Of Geoffrey Hamlyn.