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“We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying
to lift himself up by the handle.”
— Sir Winston Churchill

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“[T]he power which a multiple millionaire, who may be my neighbor and perhaps my employer, has over me is very much less than that which the smallest fonctionaire possesses who wields the coercive power of the state and on whose discretion it depends whether and how I am to be allowed to live or to work? And who will deny that a world in which the wealthy are powerful is still a better world than one in which only the already powerful can acquire wealth?”

— Friedrich August von Hayek

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“Common sense would dictate that increased federal regulations help preserve the interests of established business by raising the market entry price of newer competitors.”
— William P. Hoar

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“Laws to suppress tend to strengthen what they would prohibit. This is the fine point on which all the legal professions of history have based their job security.”
— Frank Herbert

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“The freemen of America will remember, that it is very easy to change a free government into an arbitrary, despotic, or military one: but it is very difficult, almost impossible to reverse the matter — very difficult to regain freedom once lost.”
— Freeman’s Journal

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“In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.”
— John Lilly

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“It’s a moral problem that the government is making into criminals people, who may be doing something you and I don’t approve of, but who are doing something that hurts nobody else. Most of the arrests for drugs are for possession by casual users.
Now here’s somebody who wants to smoke a marijuana cigarette. If he’s caught, he goes to jail. Now is that moral? Is that proper? I think it’s absolutely disgraceful that our government, supposed to be our government, should be in
the position of converting people who are not harming others into criminals, of destroying their lives, putting them in jail. That’s the issue to me. The economic issue comes in only for explaining why it has those effects. But the economic reasons are not the reasons.”
— Milton Friedman

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“A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it … gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in
freedom itself.”
— Milton Friedman

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“Men are rewarded and punished not for what they do, but rather for how their acts are defined. This is why men are more interested in better justifying themselves than in behaving themselves.”
— Thomas Szasz

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“Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.”
— Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi