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When there is money in your hand and not in your heart, it will not harm you even if it is a lot; and when it is in your heart, it will harm you even if there is none in your hands.
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Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen. - Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes
Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen.
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First they came for the Jews, but I did nothing because I'm not a Jew. Then they came for the socialists, but I did nothing because I'm not a socialist. Then they came for the Catholics, but I did nothing because I'm not a Catholic. Finally, they came for me, but by then there was no one left to help me.
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Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one, take this as a sign that you have neither understood the theory nor the problem which it was intended to solve.
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Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all . . . . It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain
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The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.
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Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal. - Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
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To tax the larger incomes at a higher percentage than the smaller, is to lay a tax on industry and economy; to impose a penalty on people for having worked harder and saved more than their neighbors.
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Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. - Milton Friedman Quotes
Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
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Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent. - Adam Smith Quotes
Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.
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It is easy to be conspicuously 'compassionate' if others are being forced to pay the cost. - Murray Rothbard Quotes
It is easy to be conspicuously 'compassionate' if others are being forced to pay the cost.
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The media has created this environment that is okay to say almost anything about somebody who is, you know, right of Jane Fonda. You know, if you are slightly conservative or even libertarian points of view, especially if you are persuasive and charismatic and funny and effective, you will get called the most appalling things.
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If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.
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The society exists for the benefit of its members; not its members for the benefit of the society. - Herbert Spencer Quotes
The society exists for the benefit of its members; not its members for the benefit of the society.
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Nations are not ruined by one act of violence, but gradually and in an almost imperceptible manner by the depreciation of their circulating currency, through its excessive quantity.
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We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain.
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The essential notion of a capitalist society ... is voluntary cooperation, voluntary exchange. The essential notion of a socialist society is force.
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Government never furthered any enterprise but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way. - Henry David Thoreau Quotes
Government never furthered any enterprise but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way.
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In government, the scum rises to the top. - Friedrich August von Hayek Quotes
In government, the scum rises to the top.
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War is organized murder, and nothing else. - Harry Patch Quotes
War is organized murder, and nothing else.
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All socialism involves slavery. - Herbert Spencer Quotes
All socialism involves slavery.
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The civil libertarians among us would rather defend the constitution than protect our nation's security.
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The assumption that what currently exists must necessarily exist is the acid that corrodes all visionary thinking.
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Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty. - Calvin Coolidge Quotes
Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty.
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The State calls its own violence, law; but that of the individual, crime. - Max Stirner Quotes
The State calls its own violence, law; but that of the individual, crime.
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Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. - Milton Friedman Quotes
Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.
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The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem. - Milton Friedman Quotes
The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
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Everything government touches turns to crap. - Ringo Starr Quotes
Everything government touches turns to crap.
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The power to tax is the power to destroy. - John Marshall Quotes
The power to tax is the power to destroy.
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One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.
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You don't need a treaty to have free trade. - Murray Rothbard Quotes
You don't need a treaty to have free trade.
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The government was set to protect man from criminals, and the Constitution was written to protect man from the government.
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If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him. - George Herbert Quotes
If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him.
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Better to die on your feet than live on your knees. - Aeschylus Quotes
Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
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The plundering of the human spirit by the market place is paralleled by the plundering of the earth by capital.
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It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. - C. S. Lewis Quotes
It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
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Mankind will in time discover that unbridled majorities are as tyrannical and cruel as unlimited despots.
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In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all – security, comfort, and freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.
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There's never been a good government. - Emma Goldman Quotes
There's never been a good government.
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The control of the production of wealth is the control of human life itself. - Hilaire Belloc Quotes
The control of the production of wealth is the control of human life itself.
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Manufacturing and commercial monopolies owe their origin not to a tendency imminent in a capitalist economy but to governmental interventionist policy directed against free trade and laissez faire.
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All initiation of force is a violation of someone else's rights, whether initiated by an individual or the state, for the benefit of an individual or group of individuals, even if it's supposed to be for the benefit of another individual or group of individuals.
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When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.
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Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. - Henry David Thoreau Quotes
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
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Alcohol didn't cause the high crime rates of the '20s and '30s, Prohibition did. And drugs do not cause today's alarming crime rates, but drug prohibition does.
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To be governed ... is to be watched, inspected, directed, indoctrinated, numbered, estimated, regulated, commanded, controlled, law-driven, preached at, spied upon, censured, checked, valued, enrolled - by creatures who have neither the right, nor the wisdom, nor the virtue to do so.
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What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long.
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The broad liberal objective is a balanced and flexible "mixed economy," thus seeking to occupy that middle ground between capitalism and socialism whose viability has so long been denied by both capitalists and socialists.
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Nothing can destroy a government more quickly than its failure to observe its own laws, or worse, its disregard of the charter of its own existence.
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We have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we may have... Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.
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A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
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Tyranny is always better organized than freedom. - Charles Peguy Quotes
Tyranny is always better organized than freedom.
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That's libertarians for you - anarchists who want police protection from their slaves. - Kim Stanley Robinson Quotes
That's libertarians for you - anarchists who want police protection from their slaves.
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Petty laws breed great crimes. - Ouida Quotes
Petty laws breed great crimes.
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War is the Health of the State. - Randolph Bourne Quotes
War is the Health of the State.
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Governments harangue about deficits to get more revenue so they can spend more. - Allan H. Meltzer Quotes
Governments harangue about deficits to get more revenue so they can spend more.
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Equality of opportunity is freedom, but equality of outcome is repression. - Dick Feagler Quotes
Equality of opportunity is freedom, but equality of outcome is repression.
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Politicians, like bombers, seldom see their victims. - Donald J. Boudreaux Quotes
Politicians, like bombers, seldom see their victims.
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If you are not free to choose wrongly and irresponsibly, you are not free at all. - Jacob G. Hornberger Quotes
If you are not free to choose wrongly and irresponsibly, you are not free at all.
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The era of resisting big government is never over. - Paul Gigot Quotes
The era of resisting big government is never over.
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A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you. - Ramsey Clark Quotes
A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you.
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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. - Second Amendment to the Constitution An armed society is a polite society.
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Peter Kropotkin described Anarchism as the extreme left wing of socialism - a view with which I completely agree. One of my deepest concerns today is that the libertarian socialist core will be eroded by fashionable, post- modernist, spiritualist, mystic individualism.
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There's nothing that does so much harm as good intentions. - Milton Friedman Quotes
There's nothing that does so much harm as good intentions.
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Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies. - Honore de Balzac Quotes
Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
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Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent.
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When I'm asked where libertarians fit on the left-right spectrum, I say we don't. We're above the line.
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The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilized society. - Mark Skousen Quotes
The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilized society.
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Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others. - William Allen White Quotes
Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.
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The right most valued by all civilized men is the right to be left alone. - Louis D. Brandeis Quotes
The right most valued by all civilized men is the right to be left alone.
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The state operates in a legal vacuum. There exists no contract between the state and its citizens. - Hans-Hermann Hoppe Quotes
The state operates in a legal vacuum. There exists no contract between the state and its citizens.
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Government is not the solution, but rather the cause of our problems. - Ronald Reagan Quotes
Government is not the solution, but rather the cause of our problems.
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Taxation of earnings from labor is on a par with forced labor. - Robert Nozick Quotes
Taxation of earnings from labor is on a par with forced labor.
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Dependence leads to subservience. - Thomas Jefferson Quotes
Dependence leads to subservience.
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Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all.
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What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It's not good at much else.
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I am so old that I can remember when liberals were liberal - instead of being intolerant of anything and anybody that is not politically correct.
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Here's your enemy for this week, the government says. And some gullible Americans click their heels and salute - often without knowing who or even where the enemy of the week is.
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Terrorism is a direct response to the crimes our government has committed against foreigners (besides which, the actual terrorists are within our own government)
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The 'private sector' of the economy is, in fact, the voluntary sector; and the 'public sector' is, in fact, the coercive sector.
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