The program of liberalism if condensed into a single word, would have to read: property, that is, private ownership of the means of production.
Property exists by grace of the law. It is not a fact, but a legal fiction.
The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.
Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; it is a positive good.
Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main bulwark.
When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.
Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.
Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property. Obedience is the premium which we pay for it.
As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.
Property is organized robbery.
No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.
By abolishing private property one deprives the human love of aggression.
If a man owns land,
the land owns him.
The highest law gives a thing to him who can use it.
If property had simply pleasures, we could stand it; but its duties make it unbearable. In the interest of the rich we must get rid of it.
Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.
Next to the right of liberty, the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by the Constitution . .
Private property began the instant somebody had a mind of his own.
Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.
No man acquires property without acquiring with it a little arithmetic also.
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.
Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.
Where there is no property there is no injustice.
Just as man can't exist without his body, so no rights can exist without the right to translate one's rights into reality, to think, to work and keep the results, which means: the right of property.
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