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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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What is hateful to thyself do not do to another. That is the whole Law, the rest is Commentary.

Hillel 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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Blood alone moves the wheels of history.

Benito Mussolini 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 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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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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The fact that slaughter [battle] is a horrifying spectacle must make us take war more seriously, but [it does] not provide an excuse for gradually blunting our swords in the name of humanity. Sooner or later someone will come along with a sharp sword and hack off our arms.

Carl Von Clausewitz Quotes

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One of the most fashionable notions of our times is that social problems like poverty and oppression breed wars. Most wars, however, are started by well-fed people with time on their hands to dream up half-baked ideologies or grandiose ambitions, and to nurse real or imagined grievances.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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Oh, that lovely title, ex-president.

Dwight D Eisenhower 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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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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