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 politics, economy, and government

What the government spends more, the public spends less. Public works are not accomplished by the miraculous power of a magic wand. They are paid for by funds taken away from the citizens.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 655

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on life, ideas, and politics

The truth is that most people lack the intellectual ability and courage to resist a popular movement, however pernicious and ill-considered.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: PLANNED CHAOS, Pages: 88

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on economy, politics, banking, finance, and inflation

The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 562

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A Quote by Will Rogers on democrat, politics, and humor

I belong to no organized political body. I am a  Democrat.

Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

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A Quote by Albert Jay Nock on society, freedom, liberty, peace, harmony, and politics

Here is the Golden Rule of sound citizenship, the first and greatest lesson in the study of politics: you get the same order of criminality from any State to which you give power to exercise it; and whatever power you give the State to do things for you carries with it the equivalent power to do things to you. A citizenry which has learned that one short lesson has but little more left to learn.

Albert Nock

Source: http://www.mises.org/story/2352

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A Quote by Bill McNeil on politics

I have noticed, the worse things get in America, the larger televisions get.

Bill McNeil

Source: me

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on religion, politics, truth, and love

To see the universal and all-pervading Spirit of Truth face to face, one must  be able to love the meanest of creation as oneself. And a man who aspires after that cannot afford to keep out of any field of life. That is why my devotion to Truth has drawn me into the field of politics;  and I can say without the slightest hesitation, and yet in all humility, that those who say that religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion means.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by George Orwell on politics and language

A mass of Latin words falls upon the facts like soft snow, blurring the outline and covering up all the details. The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink. In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics'. All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred, and schizophrenia. When the general atmosphere is bad, language must suffer.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on world, reform, evil, duty, boys, politics, and hatred

Resistance to something was the law of New England nature; the boy looked out on the world with the instinct of resistance; numberless generations his predecessors had viewed the world chiefly as a thing to be reformed, filled with evil forces to be abolished, and they saw no reason to suppose that they had wholly succeeded in the abolition; the duty was unchanged. That duty implied not only resistance to evil, but hatred of it. Boys naturally look on all force as an enemy, and generally find it so, but the New Englander, whether boy or man, in his long struggle with a stingy or hostile universe, had learned also to love the pleasure of hating.
Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, had always been the systematic organization of hatreds.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

Source: The Education of Henry Adams

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