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In the current political vocabulary, ‘need’ means wanting to get someone else’s money.
‘Greed,’ which used to mean what “need” now means, has come to mean wanting to keep your own.
‘Compassion’ means the politician’s willingness to arrange the transfer.

— Joseph Sobran

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It is proof of a base and low mind for one
to wish to think with the masses or majority,
merely because the majority is the majority.
Truth does not change because it is, or is not,
believed by a majority of the people.

— Giordano Bruno|

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Unlike liberalism, with its fundamental belief in the long-range power of ideas, conservatism is bound by the stock of ideas inherited at a given time.
And since it does not really believe in the power of argument, its last resort is generally a claim to superior wisdom, based on some self-arrogated superior quality.

— Friedrich August von Hayek

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Most men are followers, and implicitly rely upon the judgment of others.
They mistake solemnity for wisdom, and regard a grave countenance as the title page and Preface to a most learned volume.
So they are easily imposed upon by forms, strange garments, and solemn ceremonies.
And when the teaching of parents, the customs of neighbors, and the general tongue approve and justify a belief or creed, no matter how absurd, it is hard even for the strongest to hold the citadel of his soul.
In each country, in defence of each religion, the same arguments would be urged.

— Robert G. Ingersoll

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Politics is the gentle art of
getting votes from the poor
and campaign funds from the rich,
by promising to protect each from the other.

— Oscar Ameringer

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If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago, and a racist today.

— Thomas Sowell

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The Big Lie of the late 20th century was that Nazism was Rightist.
It was in fact typical of the Leftism of its day.
It was only to the Right of Stalin’s Communism.

— Dr. John Joseph Ray

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I suppose I must be a Libertarian, then.
But isn’t libertarianism averse to political parties in the first place?
I guess that’s why Libertarian parties are so poorly represented.
I am not a ‘party-man’ — I am an individual. My identity is not bound to a specific group — ethnic, political, religious or otherwise.

— Eric Schaub

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Unlike the rationalism of the French Revolution, true liberalism has no quarrel with religion, and I can only deplore the militant and essentially illiberal antireligionism which animated so much of nineteenth-century Continental liberalism (socialism). … What distinguishes the liberal from the conservative here is that, however profound his own spiritual beliefs, he will never regard himself as entitled to impose them on others and that for him the spiritual and the temporal are different spheres which ought not to be confused.

~ Friedrich August von Hayek

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If someone calls me a ‘right-wing extremist,’ I can assume the person is ‘left-wing’ and very likely ‘extreme’ in their views — their accusation merely exposes their own leanings, not mine. I’ve been branded a liberal (socialist), too, by conservatives when I have not shared their zealous opinions on religion and sexuality.

— Eric Schaub