April 5

political quotes

  • If duties are too high, they lessen the consumption; the collection is eluded; and the product to the treasury is not so great as when they are confined within proper and moderate bounds.
     - Alexander Hamilton, Federalist #21
  • 1. Question with Boldness. 2. Hold to the Truth. 3. Speak without fear.
     - Glenn Beck
  • When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it - always.
     - Mahatma Gandhi
  • You measure democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.
     - Abbie Hoffman, Tikkun
  • An invasion of armies can be resisted; an invasion of ideas cannot be resisted.
     - Victor Hugo, The History of a Crime
  • The rule now is for politicians to ignore and violate men's actual rights while arguing about a whole list of rights never dreamed of in this country's founding documents.
     - Leonard Peikoff, Health Care Is Not a Right
  • When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves.
     - George Pataki
  • Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value: zero.
     - Voltaire
  • Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.
     - Frederic Bastiat
  • Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the law', because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
     - Thomas Jefferson

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