Quotations with a libertarian persuasion

There aint no such thing as a free lunch.

Robert Anson Heinlein.


Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.

Honore De Balzac.


The danger is not that one class is unfit to govern. All classes are unfit to govern.

Lord Acton.


A Democracy is a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property and vulgar employment.



Democracy: The worship of Jackals by Jackasses.

H.L. Mencken.


Grub First, then Ethics.

Bertolt Brecht.


Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.



Society is produced by our wants and Government by our weakness.

Tom Paine.


Immorality: The morality of those who are having a better time.



Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.

Milton Friedman.


Jury: A group of twelve men who, having lied to the Judge about their hearing, health and business engagements, have failed to fool him.



Every law is an infraction of liberty.

Jeremy Bentham.


Liberty means responsibility; that is why most men dread it.

George Bernard Shaw.


Obscenity is what happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate.

Bertrand Russell.


Sin is geographical.

Bertrand Russell.


A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always rely on the support of Paul.

George Bernard Shaw.


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

Benjamin Franklin.


No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.

Abraham Lincoln.

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