Tag Archive for Quotes

Today’s Quotes: de Gaulle, Reed, and Hayek

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant. — Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970) French president and military leader Why is it that statists believe that if you tax cigarettes you will discourage smoking but if you…

Frédéric Bastiat on Socialism

Yup. “Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to…

Consumers, Not Producers

Thanks very much to Our Dinner Table for reminding me of this great quote by Bastiat. Treat all economic questions from the viewpoint of the consumer, for the interests of the consumer are the interests of the human race. —…

Liberty As The Supreme Principle

Via the WSJ. Not only is liberty a system under which all government action is guided by principles, but it is an ideal that will not be preserved unless it is itself accepted as an overriding principle governing all particular…

Today’s Quotes: Hazlitt, Williams, and Sobran

“Ron Paul is not the answer to all our problems. He is simply the only candidate who’s convinced that neither is government.” — Eric Olsen “In Washington, D.C. it costs $7,000 in city fees to open a pushcart. In California,…

Today’s Quotes: Sobran, Rand, & Bastiat

“Need” now means wanting someone else’s money. “Greed” means wanting to keep your own. “Compassion” is when a politician arranges the transfer. – Joseph Sobran The difference between a welfare state and a totalitarian state is a matter of time.…