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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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From the Far East I send you one single thought, one sole idea--written in red on every beachhead form Australia to Tokyo--There is no substitute for victory!

General Douglas MacArthur Quotes

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A lot of fellows nowadays have a B. A., M. D., or Ph. D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J. O. B.

Fats Domino Quotes

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The world's problem is not too many people, but lack of political and economic freedom.

Julian Simon Quotes

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From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need.

Karl Marx 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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The fact is that up to now a free society has not been good for the intellectual. It has neither accorded him a superior status to sustain his confidence nor made it easy for him to acquire an unquestioned sense of social usefulness. For he derives his sense of usefulness mainly from directing, instructing, and planning- from minding other people's business- and is bound to feel superfluous and neglected where people believe themselves competent to manage individual and communal affairs, and are impatient of supervision and regulation. A free society is as much a threat to the intellectual's sense of worth as an automated economy is to the workingman's sense of worth. Any social order that can function with a minimum of leadership will be anathema to the intellectual.

Eric Hoffer 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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Many bad policies are simply good policies taken too far.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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What is history but the story of how politicians have squandered the blood and treasure of the human race.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it.The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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Neither "property" nor the value of property is a physical thing. Property is a set of defined options...It is that set of options which has economic value...It is the options, and not the physical things, which are the "property" - economically as well as legally...But because the public tends to think of property as tangible, physical things, this opens the way politically for government confiscation of property by forcibly taking away options while leaving the physical objects untouched.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.

Woodrow Wilson 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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The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.

William Westmoreland 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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The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes

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The essential characteristic of Western civilization that distinguishes it from the arrested and petrified civilizations of the East was and is its concern for freedom from the state. The history of the West, from the age of the Greek polis down to the present-day resistance to socialism, is essentially the history of the fight for liberty against the encroachments of the officeholders.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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If "everybody knows" such-and-such, then it ain't so, by at least ten thousand to one.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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