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...it may fairly be doubted if any political tyranny ever imposed on its people such a fear, such a longing for freedom, such a paralysis of the spirit, as disease. I doubt if the average Englishman felt himself as much oppressed by Charles I as by the plague; or if any colonial American was as much in dread of taxation without representation as of smallpox. And it may reasonably be contended that Walter Reed and William Crawford Gorgas brought to man freedom in a more happy sense and in a larger measure than any military or political leader.

Mark Sullivan Quotes

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All that a good government aims at...is to add no unnecessary and artificial aid to the force of its own unavoidable consequences, and to abstain from fortifying and accumulating social inequality as a means of increasing political inequalities.

James Fenimore Cooper Quotes

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The main political problem is how to prevent the police power from becoming tyrannical. This is the meaning of all the struggles for liberty.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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A little government and a little luck are necessary in life; but only a fool trusts either of them.

P.J. O'Rourke Quotes

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The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.

P.J. O'Rourke Quotes

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Concentrated political power is the most dangerous thing on earth.

Rudolph Rummel Quotes

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...no civilized society can long exist, with an active power in its bosom that is stronger than the law.

James Fenimore Cooper Quotes

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...Although the political liberty of this country is greater than that of nearly every other civilized nation, its personal liberty is said to be less. In other words, men are thought to be more under the control of extra-legal authorities, and to defer more to those around them, in pursuing even their lawful and innocent occupations, than in almost every other country.

James Fenimore Cooper Quotes

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Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.

James Fenimore Cooper Quotes

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It is seldom that any liberty is lost all at once.

David Hume Quotes

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We have a solution for war. It is to expand the sphere of liberty.

Rudolph Rummel Quotes

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In America, it is indispensable that every well wisher of true liberty should understand that acts of tyranny can only proceed from the publick. The publick, then, is to be watched, in this country, as, in other countries kings and aristocrats are to be watched.

James Fenimore Cooper Quotes

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Systems are to be appreciated by their general effects, and not by particular exceptions.

James Fenimore Cooper Quotes

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If history could teach us anything, it would be that private property is inextricably linked with civilization.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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If we would have civilization and the exertion indispensable to its success, we must have property; if we have property, we must have its rights; if we have the rights of property, we must take those consequences of the rights of property which are inseparable from the rights themselves.

James Fenimore Cooper Quotes

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The best reason I can think of for not running for President of the United States is that you have to shave twice a day.

Dr. Strangelove Quotes

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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. - "Amendment II".

U. S. Constitution Quotes

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Give up control even if it means the employees have to make some mistakes.

Frank Flores Quotes

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The majority is never right. Never, I tell you! That's one of these lies in society that no free and intelligent man can help rebelling against. Who are the people that make up the biggest proportion of the population -- the intelligent ones or the fools? I think we can agree it's the fools, no matter where you go in this world, it's the fools that form the overwhelming majority.

Henrik Ibsen Quotes

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Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions -- it only guarantees equality of opportunity.

Irving Kristol Quotes

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An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle.

Walter Bagehot Quotes

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If you are to stand up for your Government you must be able to stand up to your Government.

Lord Harold Caccia Quotes

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Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest things in the nicest way.

Isaac Goldberg Quotes

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The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.

Georges Bernanos Quotes

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You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.

Joseph Conrad Quotes

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