Nowhere at present is there such a measureless loathing of their country by educated people as in America.
— Eric Hoffer

The quality of ideas seems to play a minor role in mass movement leadership. What counts is the arrogant gesture, the complete disregard of the opinion of others, the singlehanded defiance of the world.
–Eric Hoffer

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
— C. S. Lewis

There is no safety for honest men but by believing all possible evil of evil men.
–Edmund Burke

…I wish that I may never think the smiles of the great and powerful a sufficient inducement to turn aside from the straight path of honesty and the convictions of my own mind.
–David Ricardo

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

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
— Milton Friedman

It is indeed probable that more harm and misery have been caused by men determined to use coercion to stamp out a moral evil than by men intent on doing evil.
— Friedrich A. Hayek

I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
— Will Rogers

No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.
— Mark Twain

The sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively, in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number, is self-protection.
— John Stuart Mill

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
–Jesus

“I think the Republicans and the Democrats are both taking us to the same destination – hell in a handbasket. One of them is flying on the Concorde, and the other one’s taking a very slow steam train, but the destination is the same place.”
–Glenn Beck

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