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A nation's policy form an integral whole. Foreign policy and domestic policy are closely linked together; they are but one system; they condition each other.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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The ingrained idea that, because there is no king and they despise titles, the Americans are a free people is pathetically untrue. There is a perpetual interference with personal liberty over there that would not be tolerated in England for a week.

Margot Asquith Quotes

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Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong.

Stephen Decatur Quotes

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Progress is precisely that which the rules and regulations did not foresee.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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If the French were really intelligent, they'd speak English.

Arnold Toynbee Quotes

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Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.

Patrick Henry Quotes

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Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!

Patrick Henry Quotes

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I can see clearly now ... that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate...

Richard Milhous Nixon Quotes

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The wealth and prosperity of the country are only the comeliness of the body, the fullness of the flesh and fat; but the spirit is independent of them; it requires only muscle, bone and nerve for the true exercise of its functions. We cannot lose our liberty, because we cannot cease to think.

Sir Humphrey Davy Quotes

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Necessity is the plea of every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.

William Pitt Quotes

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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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Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

Kahlil Gibran 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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Justice is incidental to law and order.

J. Edgar Hoover 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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There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal.

F.a. Hayek Quotes

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Governments need armies to protect them against their enslaved and oppressed subjects.

Leo Tolstoy Quotes

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For whatever deserves to exist deserves also to be known, for knowledge is the image of existence; and things mean and splendid exist alike.

Francis Bacon 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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