Notable Quotables

“A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul.” - George Bernard Shaw

“One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.” - Thomas B. Reed

“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” - P.J. O’Rourke

“The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates.” - Tacitus

“Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.” - Thomas Jefferson

“Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” - Barry Goldwater

“Liberty is not a means to a political end. It is itself the highest political end.” - Lord Acton

“If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too.” - Somerset Maugham

“Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.” - Herbert Hoover

“Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” - Mark Twain

“If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.” - P.J. O’Rourke

“If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law.” - Winston Churchill

“Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to ensure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.” - Benjamin Disraeli

“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” - Ronald Reagan

“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.” - Albert Einstein

“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” - George Bernard Shaw

“Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has any right to but himself. The labor of his body and the work of his hands are properly his.” - John Locke

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