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The profoundest truth of war is that the issue of battle is usually decided in the minds of the opposing commanders, not in the bodies of their men.

B.h. Liddell Hart Quotes

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I think there are only three things America will be known for 2,000 years from now when they study this civilization: the Constitution, jazz music, and baseball.

Bobcat Goldthwait Quotes

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The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do.

Joseph Stalin Quotes

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Show me the country that has no strikes and I'll show you the country in which there is no liberty.

Samuel Gompers Quotes

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...the ultimate decision about what is accepted as right and wrong will be made not by individual human wisdom but by the disappearance of the groups that have adhered to the "wrong" beliefs.

F.a. Hayek Quotes

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The part of our social order which can or ought to be made a conscious product of human reason is only a small part of all the forces of society.

F.a. Hayek Quotes

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A wise man learns more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

Baltasar Gracian Quotes

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...if we wish to preserve a free society, it is essential that we recognize that the desirability of a particular object is not sufficient justification for the use of coercion.

F.a. Hayek Quotes

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...the argument for liberty is not an argument against organization, which is one of the most powerful tools human reason can employ, but an argument against all exclusive, privileged, monopolistic organization, against the use of coercion to prevent others from doing better.

F.a. Hayek Quotes

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Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure freedom.

F.a. Hayek Quotes

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Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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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.

Henry Hazlitt Quotes

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Because we can expect future generations to be richer than we are, no matter what we do about resources, asking us to refrain from using resources now so that future generations can have them later is like asking the poor to make gifts to the rich.

Julian Simon Quotes

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It is not conclusive proof of a doctrine's correctness that its adversaries use the police, the hangman, and violent mobs to fight it. But it is a proof of the fact that those taking recourse to violent oppression are in their subconsciousness convinced of the untenability of their own doctrines.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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The man whose authority is recent is always stern.

Aeschylus Quotes

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Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." N.B.: This quote refers to the British disarmament of the Indian Army. Gandhi never advocated the individual right to bear arms. - Gandhi, An Autobiography.

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

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If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.

Louis D. Brandeis Quotes

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Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress; but I repeat myself.

Mark Twain Quotes

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What you cannot enforce, do not command.

Socrates Quotes

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If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.

Socrates Quotes

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The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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Politics: (noun) From Greek, poly, meaning many, and ticks, meaning bloodsuckers.

Anon Quotes

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Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall. - "The Liberty Song".

John Dickinson Quotes

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Nothing is quite so wretchedly corrupt as an aristocracy which has lost its power but kept its wealth and which still has endless leisure to devote to nothing but banal enjoyments. All its great thoughts and passionate energy are things of the past, and nothing but a host of petty, gnawing vices now cling to it like worms to a corpse.

Alexis de Tocqueville Quotes

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Democracy: In which you say what you like and do what you're told.

Dave Barry Quotes

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