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Love your country, but never trust its government.

— Robert A. Heinlein

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Nations crumble from within when the citizenry asks of government those things which the citizenry might better provide for itself. …

[I] hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited.

There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts.

— Ronald Reagan

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One of the fundamental points about religious humility is you say you don’t know about the ultimate judgment. It’s beyond your judgment. And if you equate God’s judgment with your judgment, you have a wrong religion. –Reinhold Niebuhr

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Coercion never produces harmony. How harmonious are people who are being forced to act against their will? Most likely, those who are coerced will resent those who benefit from the coercion. This sets group against group; it doesn’t bring them together.

— Harry Browne

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Without seeking, truth cannot be known at all.
It can neither be declared from pulpits, nor set down in articles, nor in any wise prepared and sold in packages ready for use.
Truth must be ground for every man by itself out of it such, with such help as he can get, indeed, but not without stern labor of his own.

— John Ruskin

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It [the State] has taken on a vast mass of new duties and responsibilities; it has spread out its powers until they penetrate to every act of the citizen, however secret; it has begun to throw around its operations the high dignity and impeccability of a State religion; its agents become a separate and superior caste, with authority to bind and loose, and their thumbs in every pot. But it still remains, as it was in the beginning, the common enemy of all well-disposed, industrious and decent men.

— H. L. Mencken

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One’s first step in wisdom is to question everything —
and one’s last is to come to terms with everything.

— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?

Forbid it, Almighty God!

I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!

— Patrick Henry

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The great man does not think beforehand of his words that they may be sincere, nor of his actions that they may be resolute — he simply speaks and does what is right.

— Mencius