Prior to capitalism, the way people amassed great wealth was by looting, plundering and enslaving their fellow man. Capitalism made it possible to become wealthy by serving your fellow man.— Walter E. Williams
Unpopular Great Libertarian quotations
A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
How ever sugarcoated and ambiguous, every form of authoritarianism must start with a belief in some group's greater right to power, whether that right is justified by sex, race, religion or all four.
The great virtue of a free market system is that it does not care what color people are; it does not care what their religion is; it only cares whether they can produce something you want to buy. It is the most effective system we have discovered to enable people who hate one another to deal with one another and help one another.
Foreign aid goes from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.
War is the Health of the State.
Governments harangue about deficits to get more revenue so they can spend more.
When a legislature undertakes to proscribe the exercise of a citizen's constitutional right to free speech, it acts lawlessly; and the citizen can take matters into his own hands and proceed on the basis that such a law is no law at all.
The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance.
It is humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions, which seem to us novel and plausible, have been tested before, not once but many times and in innumerable guises; and discovered to be, at great human cost, wholly false.
The standard of living of the common man is higher in those countries which have the greatest number of wealthy entrepreneurs.
If you wish to know how libertarians regard the State and any of its acts, simply think of the State as a criminal band, and all of the libertarian attitudes will logically fall into place.
He who controls the past controls the future.
The great non sequitur committed by defenders of the State, is to leap from the necessity of society to the necessity of the State.
I came to America because of the great, great freedom which I heard existed in this country. I made a mistake in selecting America as a land of freedom, a mistake I cannot repair in the balance of my lifetime.
The liberty of the individual is the greatest thing of all, it is on this and this alone that the true will of the people can develop.
Instead of a bumbling and inefficient tool of society, the radical [libertarian] sees the State itself, in its very nature, as coercive, exploitative, parasitic, and hence profoundly antisocial. The State is, and always has been, the great single enemy of the human race, its liberty, happiness, and progress.
There's no greater service to this country than the defense of its freedom.
For an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.
Gravity. It's not just a good idea; it's the law!
Most of the presidential candidates' economic packages involve 'tax breaks,' which is when the government, amid great fanfare, generously decides not to take quite so much of your income. In other words, these candidates are trying to buy your votes with your own money.
The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
I am a Libertarian Republican in the Goldwater style.
Poverty is the greatest cause of terrorism.
Men who have greatness within them don't go in for politics.
America was born of revolt, flourished in dissent, became great through experimentation.
The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom...
There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please.
Decriminalization would take the profit out of drugs and greatly reduce, if not eliminate, the drug-related violence that is currently plaguing our streets.
The Constitution: it's not just a good idea, it's the law.
Private enterprise creates; government destroys. That is the great economic lesson of our times and all times.
No matter who you are, no matter what greatness you've achieved in your life or what gifts you've given to the rest of humanity, if you criticize Israel, you must expect to become persona non grata. You should expect an utter onslaught of attacks.
No doctrine involving more pernicious consequences was ever invented by the wit of man than any [constitutional] provisions can be suspended during any of the great exigencies of government.
Where was the libertarian right during the great struggles for individual liberty in America in the last half-century? The libertarian movement has been conspicuously absent from the campaigns for civil rights for nonwhites, women, gays and lesbians.
One of the great weaknesses of standard libertarian theory is that it tends to push too hard by elevating presumptions into absolutes.