liberty

A Quote by Saba Sophiya Hasan on liberty, self-discovery, self-knowledge, humility, self-respect, success, and acceptance

Let the river flow and you will be liberated. Let yourself go with current and you will find yourself. Let the wind so blow and you will be able to break yourself free very much like a ripened fruit of self-respect that sheds itself away from the tree of dependence. Let yourself be blown away humbling as a fallen petal and you will find yourself above the lowly dust of ground, to finally discover the truth of your existence for yourself.

Saba Hasan

Source: Beyond Those Horizons: An Epic Novelette

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on money, wealth, liberty, freedom, and economics

It is impossible to grasp the meaning of the idea of sound money if one does not realize that it was devised as an instrument for the protection of civil liberties against despotic inroads on the part of governments.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: The Theory of Money and Credit, p. 454.

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on liberty, democracy, power, state, gascism, government, and ownership

The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to the point where it becomes stronger than their democratic State itself. That, in its essence, is Fascism -- ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any controlling private power.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

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A Quote by Frédéric Bastiat on justice, law, freedom, and liberty

It is in the nature of men to react against the iniquity of which they are the victims. When, therefore, plunder is organized by the law for the profit of the classes who make it, all the plundered classes seek, by peaceful or revolutionary means, to enter into the making of the laws. These classes, according to the degree of enlightenment they have achieved, can propose two different ends to themselves when they thus seek to attain their political rights: either they may wish to bring legal plunder to an end, or they may aim at getting their share of it.

Frédéric Bastiat

Source: http://www.econlib.org/library/Bastiat/basEss2.html

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on economy, free will, liberty, and freedom

Neither the entrepreneurs nor the farmers nor the capitalists determine what has to be produced. The consumers do that.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 270

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on economy, liberty, freedom, and cooperation

The market economy is the social system of the division of labor under private ownership of the means of production. Everybody acts on his own behalf; but everybodys actions aim at the satisfaction of other peoples needs as well as at the satisfaction of his own. Everybody in acting serves his fellow citizens.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 258

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on liberty, freedom, happiness, government, and politics

Government means always coercion and compulsion and is by necessity the opposite of liberty.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 283

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on economy, politics, freedom, liberty, and government

Once the principle is admitted that it is duty of government to protect the individual against his own foolishness, no serious objections can be advanced against further encroachments.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 728..729

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on happiness, freedom, and liberty

Nobody is in a position to decree what should make a fellow man happier.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 14

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A Quote by Newton on spirit, matter, freedom, liberty, and free will

This process, this method necessary to man’s survival and prosperity upon the earth, has often been derided as unduly or exclusively “materialistic.” But it should be clear that what has happened in this activity proper to man’s nature is a fusion of “spirit” and matter; man’s mind, using the ideas it has learned, directs his energy in transforming and reshaping matter into ways to sustain and advance his wants and his life. Behind every “produced” good, behind every man-made transformation of natural resources, is an idea directing the effort, a manifestation of man’s spirit.

The individual man, in introspecting the fact of his own consciousness, also discovers the primordial natural fact of his freedom: his freedom to choose, his freedom to use or not use his reason about any given subject. In short, the natural fact of his “free will.” He also discovers the natural fact of his mind’s command over his body and its actions: that is, of his natural ownership over his self.

Murray Rothbard

Source: The Ethics of Liberty, Pages: 31

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