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Unattributed quotes

  • You cannot create wealth by taxing it
  • A nation can not tax itself to prosperity, nor legislate itself to happiness or morality.
  • My view on conscription is like Abraham lincons on slavery. When I hear a man argue in its favour I feel a strong desire to see it tried out on him personally.
  • Freedom is not just a word to those who have lost it
  • “It’s better to have an end with horror than horror without an end.” -in relation to propping up the euro for Spain.
  • "False Kindness" in relation to helping someone that perpetuates their situation.
  • “There are so many priorities that there is no priority,”
  • "A public opinion poll is no substitute for thought."
  • I will not ask someone to sacrifice their dream for mine.

Attributed quotes

"A society that does not recognize that each individual has values of his own which he is entitled to follow can have no respect for the dignity of the individual and cannot really know freedom." 

   --  Friedrich August von Hayek

"A society that puts equality -- in the sense of equality of outcome -- ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom. The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force, introduced for good purposes, will end up in the hands of people who use it to promote their own interests." 

   --  Milton Friedman

“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”

   -- Edward R. Murrow

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."

   --  George Washington

"A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy" 
   --  Guy Fawkes

“A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government”.

   --  Thomas Jefferson

Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government, but illegal for the citizenry.

   --  Thomas Jefferson

"A socialist is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money." (I have substituted socialist for liberal here).
   --  G Gordon Liddy

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical". 

   --  Thomas Jefferson, 1779