Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Quotable Quotes

Democracy is Two Wolves and a Lamb Voting on What to have for Lunch. Liberty is a Well-Armed Lamb Contesting the Vote
Ben Franklin

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.
Milton Friedman

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Remember that a Government Big Enough to Give You Everything You Want is Also Big Enough to Take Away Everything You have

Davy Crockett

The limits of tyrants are proscribed by the endurance of those they oppress.

Fredrick Douglass

Emergencies have Always been the Pretext on which the Safeguards of Individual Liberty have been Eroded

Friedrich Hayek

Treason doth never prosper; what’s the reason?
For if it prospers, not dare call it treason.

John Harington

(Equality) "is related to the direct interests of individuals who are bent on escaping certain inequalities not in their favor, and setting up new inequalities that will be in their favor…”
Vilfredo Pareto

1 comment:

Audacious Epigone said...

The Franklin quote is especially applicable to the quixoticism that has informed our ill-advised Middle Eastern adventures.