Words To Build A Dream On

He [King George III] has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance. - United States Declaration of Independence

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. - Abraham Lincoln

A gun is not an argument. - Ayn Rand

Which nations are the happiest, most moral and most peaceful? Those among which the law intervenes least in private activity. - Frederic Bastiat

What counts alone is the innovator, the dissenter, the harbinger of things unheard of, the man who rejects the traditional standards and aims at substituting new values and ideas for old ones. - Ludwig von Mises

There is never, nor can be, any strengthening of state power without a corresponding and roughly equivalent depletion of social power. - Albert J. Nock

Civilisation is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilisation is the process of setting men free from men. - Ayn Rand

We do not want a government that coerces the free consciences of individuals; on the contrary, we want self-governing individuals to restrain immoral government. - Michael Novak

The ideal government of all reflective men, from Aristotle onward, is one which lets the individual alone. - H.L. Mencken

The battle is not left versus right. The true battle is the individual vs big government. - Aaron Russo

A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away. - Barry Goldwater

Those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing the new road. - Voltaire

As soon as government management begins it upsets the natural equilibrium of industrial relations, and each interference only requires further bureaucratic control until the end is the tyranny of the totalitarian state. - Adam Smith

Most bad government comes from too much government. - Thomas Jefferson

I guard my treasures: my thought, my will, my freedom. And the greatest of these is freedom. - Ayn Rand

Whoever makes two ears of corn or two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before does more essential services to his country than the whole race of politicians put together. - Jonathan Swift

The history of liberty is a history of limitations of government power, not the increase of it. - Woodrow Wilson

Fix reason firmly in her seat and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. - Thomas Jefferson

Government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of an advance auction of stolen goods. - H.L. Mencken

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

A state which dwarfs its men, in order that they may be more docile instruments in its hands even for beneficial purposes, will find that with small men no great thing can really be accomplished. - John Stuart Mill

Whenever the legsilators endeavour to take away and destroy the power of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience. - John Locke

Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from birth, as a government which tells them what to read and say and eat and drink and wear. - Thomas Macaulay

The only natural rights that humans have are the rights to their persons and property, but government has continually usurped these rights by placing the law above them. - Ludwig von Mises

A political party has never accomplished anything for humanity. Individuals and geniuses have been the pioneers of every reform and every progress. - Leo Tolstoy

Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies. - Honore de Balzac

Hitler is said to be a genius of politics. That alone should tell us what politics really is. - Wilhelm Reich, "Mass Psychology of Fascism", 1933

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