I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone.
What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It's not good at much else.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty.
Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.
Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
A Libertarian society of unfettered individualism spreads its benefits to virtually everyone - not just those who have the resources to seize political power.
I mean, I've always been a libertarian. Leave everybody alone. Let everybody else do what they want. Just stay out of everybody else's hair.
What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin.
For every new mouth to feed, there are two hands to produce.
If you protect a man from folly, you will soon have a nation of fools.
Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.
Republicans campaign like Libertarians and govern like Democrats.
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
Students now arrive at the university ignorant and cynical about our political heritage, lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it or seriously critical of it.
Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it.
One of the things the government can't do is run anything. The only things our government runs are the post office and the railroads, and both of them are bankrupt.
Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.
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