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A monarch's neck should always have a noose around it -- it keeps him upright.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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The State always moves slowly and grudgingly towards any purpose that accrues to society's advantage, but moves rapidly and with alacrity towards one that accrues to its own advantage; nor does it ever move towards social purposes on its own initiative, but only under heavy pressure, while its motion towards anti-social purposes is self-sprung.

Albert Jay Nock Quotes

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The way to virtually eliminate genocide and mass murder appears to be through restricting and checking power. This means to foster democratic freedom.

Rudolph Rummel Quotes

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The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed. - Reflections on Life.

Alexis Carrel Quotes

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Up men to your posts! Don't forget today that you are from old Virginia. - Gettysburg, July 3, 1863.

Gen. George Pickett Quotes

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There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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Don't talk to me about atrocities in war; all war is an atrocity.

Lord Kitchener 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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Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?

Patrick Henry Quotes

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There is no such thing as justice--in or out of court.

Clarence Darrow Quotes

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We trained hard - but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we were reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing, and what a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while actually producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.

Dave Barry Quotes

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Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

Kahlil Gibran 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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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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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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Man's rights are evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature.

Samuel Adams 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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I am working for the time when unqualified blacks, browns, and women join the unqualified men in running our government.

Cissy Farenthold 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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...whenever it is necessary that one of several conflicting opinions should prevail and when one would have to be made to prevail by force if need be, it is less wasteful to determine which has the stronger support by counting numbers than by fighting. Democracy is the only method of peaceful change that man has yet been discovered.

F.a. Hayek Quotes

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Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds.

Thurgood Marshall Quotes

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Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

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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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