Memorable Quotes

This page will be (hopefully) frequently updated as I come across other relevant, memorable, and interesting quotes.

“The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.” – John F. Kennedy

“I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.” – Benjamin Franklin

“If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.” – Milton Friedman

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.” – G.K. Chesterton

“You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man’s age-old dream — the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order — or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism.” – Ronald Reagan

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.” – Groucho Marx

“Even if current market outcomes in some sense are judged unsatisfactory, intervention … cannot be considered the obviously correct solution. Deliberate intervention by the state not only might serve as an imperfect substitute for the spontaneous market process of discovery; but also might impede desirable processes of discovery, the need for which has not been perceived by the government. ” – Israel Kirzner

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