Thought for the day – on Home

‘We are needy creatures, and our greatest need is for home—the place where we are, where we find protection and love. We achieve this home through representations of our own belonging, not alone but in conjunction with others. All our attempts to make our surroundings look right—through decorating, arranging, creating—are attempts to extend a welcome to ourselves and to those whom we love.”

-Roger Scruton.

Thought for the day 

‘What makes a politician accountable is not that there are millions of people who vote, but that there are procedures of government that force him to account for himself….Lenin surrounded himself with a zealous cohort and said he was speaking for the people. In fact the people had no way of modifying his behaviour…’

– Roger Scruton