“The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.”
–George Eliot
“Let them call me a rebel and I welcome it...”
–Thomas Paine

“In order to get power and retain it, it is necessary to love power.”
–Leo Tolstoy

“The state represents violence in a concentrated and organized form.”
–Mohandas Gandhi
“The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead.”
–Igor I. Sikorsky
“The man who produces while others dispose of his product is a slave.”
–Ayn Rand
“When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.”
–James Dale Davidson
“Conscience is the most sacred of all property.”
–James Madison
“Savage peoples are ruled by passion, civilized peoples by the mind.”
–Carl von Clausewitz
“Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.”
–Albert Einstein
“If one abolishes man's freedom to determine his own consumption, one takes all freedoms away.” –Ludwig von Mises
“The people never give up their liberty but under some delusion.”
–Edmund Burke
“None but the dead are permitted to speak the truth.”
–Mark Twain
“All warfare is based on deception.”
–Sun Tzu, The Art of War
“In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority."–Edmund Burke
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” –Thomas Paine
“At all times sincere friends of freedom have been rare.”–Lord John Acton
“Concentrated political power is the most dangerous thing on earth.”
–Rudolph Rummel
“Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.”
–Edmund Burke
“Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.”
–H.L. Mencken
“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.”
–Admiral Hyman Rickover
“I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.”
–Will Rogers
“The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.”
–Hermann Goering
“No nation is ever ruined by free trade.”
–Benjamin Franklin
“A man has property in his opinions and the free communication of them.”
–James Madison
“Without struggle there is no progress.”
–Frederick Douglas
“Officeholders are the agents of the people, not their masters.”
–Grover Cleveland
“I believe in only one thing and that thing is human liberty.”
“Power-lust is a weed that grows only in the vacant lot of an empty mind.”
–Ayn Rand
“To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of the ability
to unlearn old falsehoods.”
–Robert Heinlein
“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
–Benjamin Franklin
“Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.” –Thomas Jefferson
“Liberty is the prevention of control by others.” –Lord John Acton
“A man who doesn't stand for something will fall for anything.” –Peter Marshall
“A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.” –Barry Goldwater
“The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.” –Will Rogers
“An armed society is a polite society.”
–Robert A. Heinlein
“Politics is the womb in which war is developed.”
–General Karl von Clausewitz
“A tyrant...is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the
people may require a leader.”
 “A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always
depend on the support of Paul.”
George Bernard Shaw
“Men must be ‘masters unto themselves,’ and not look to
presidents and legislative bodies for aid.”
–Walt Whitman
“Both the oligarch and Tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of arms.”
“We'd all like t'vote for th'best man, but he's never a candidate.”
–Kin Hubbard
“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force.”
–George Washington
“Liberty is the condition which makes it easy for conscience to govern.”
–Lord John Acton
“The moment that government appears at market, the principles of the market will be subverted.”
–Edmund Burke
“Force ought to follow justice and not to precede.
–Sir Edward Coke
“If goods can't cross borders armies will.”
–Frederic Bastiat
“It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose liberty.”
–Francis Bacon
“When man undertakes to be God's avenger, he becomes a demon.”
–House of Representatives Report on Sunday Mails, 1830

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.”
“Anything that government can do, private enterprise can do for half the cost.”
–Milton Friedman
“All our liberties are due to men who, when their conscience has compelled
them, have broken the laws of the land.”

–William Kingdon Clifford
“A lie can travel around the world while the truth is putting on its boots.”
–Mark Twain
“A little government and a little luck are necessary in life;
but only a fool trusts either of them.”
–P.J. O'Rourke
“Show me a nation possessed of a large navy, and I will show you
a nation always at war.”
–Samuel McKee