Words of Wisdom

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly. -- Thomas Paine

Material abundance without character is the path to destruction. -- Thomas Jefferson

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. -- Lord Acton

The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant. -- John Stuart Mill

Republic. I like the sound of the word. -- John Wayne, The Alamo

In general the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to the other. -- Voltaire

The state is the great fiction by which everybody tries to live at the expense of everyone else. -- Frederic Bastiat

Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed. -- Robert Heinlein

Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it. -- Thomas Sowell

Libertarianism has only a tiny ideology: "Thou shalt not agress." -- Karl Hess

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -- Benjamin Franklin

Character, not circumstances, makes the man. -- Booker T. Washington

Decent people, virtually by definition, do not seek to exercise political power over their fellows. -- Robert Higgs

The government is great at breaking your leg, handing you a crutch, and saying "You see, without me you couldn’t walk.” -- Harry Browne

Cats are scum. -- Duchess

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