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Published November 23, 2012 in News by Sharon Harris
Today is David F. Nolan’s birthday, and we're pleased to bring you some unpublished inspiring words from him!
Dave is one of the most famous people of the modern libertarian movement, He is known as the father of the Libertarian Party, and he was the inventor of the ingenious Nolan Chart, which is used on the world-famous World’s Smallest Political Quiz.
What an extraordinary legacy!
In honor of his birthday, I’d like to share with you some of Dave’s words of wisdom that you haven’t seen before.
His wife, Elizabeth, was kind enough to send me a card that she found among Dave’s notes – a card inscribed with great words to live by, which he wrote in October of 1975.
Here’s what he wrote:
“Sometimes it seems there is so much cruelty and indifference in the world that the attainment of true happiness is impossible. Yet all of us seek it nonetheless.
“And how best to do this?
“The answer is different for each person...for each of us is unique. And therein lies the key to fulfillment.
“Go your own way. Do not be afraid to hold your own views or pursue your own goals...so long as you bring no harm to others.
“Make no unearned demand on any person, and accept no false claims on your own life. But do not hesitate to share that life freely with someone who will give you joy in return.
“And above all, never stop believing in yourself. For only you can realize your dreams.”
How uplifting and inspiring!
Dave was a good friend to the Advocates. We miss him terribly!
He was a big supporter of the Advocates’ work, and for his last two birthdays, he asked his Facebook friends to contribute to the Advocates as a birthday gift to him. This gesture meant so much to us, and brought in a lot of support for our work.
We would like to ask you to honor Dave’s memory today in two ways:
1. Email us and share any remembrances you have of Dave and his work for liberty. Or just write a brief tribute or a word of thanks to him. We will share all of these with his wife, Elizabeth, and we’ll post them to a special David Nolan Tribute Page at our website.
2. Consider making a donation to the Advocates in Dave’s honor. For your donation of any size, we will send you a reproduction of the card with his word’s to live by – suitable for framing -- along with a picture of him with Marshall Fritz, in front of the famous Nolan Chart.
At this time of year, we give thanks for the great legacy of David Nolan – and we give thanks for people like you who are dedicated to the great cause of LIBERTY!
You can read more about Dave here.
Please make your tax-deductible donation in honor of Dave here. THANK YOU!