A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on taxes, enslavement, slavery, and government

Today, nobody sees, or wishes to see, that in our time the enslavement of the majority of men is based on money taxes, levied on land and otherwise, which are collected by government from the subjects.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on government, state, violence, freedom, liberty, and slavery

Planning other people’s actions means to prevent them from planning for themselves, means to deprive them of their essentially human quality, means enslaving them.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Mises, Ludwig Von (1962). The Ultimate foundation of Economic Science (2nd ed.). Foundation of Economic Education: Irvington-on-Hudson, NY. p. 129

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A Quote by Jello Biafra on domestication, slavery, school, work, and tax

If you liked school, you're gonnnnna lovvvvve work!

Jello Biafra

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on money, slavery, monetary system, and fiat money

Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal - that there is no human relation between master and slave.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

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A Quote by Ken Schoolland on free society, force, coercion, freedom, liberty, slavery, property, theft, and government

At times some people use force or fraud to take from others without willful, voluntary consent. Normally, the initiation of force to take life is murder, to take liberty is slavery, and to take property is theft. It is the same whether these actions are done by one person acting alone, by the many acting against a few, or even by officials with fine hats and titles.

Ken Schoolland

Source: The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible, A Free Market Odyssey - Epilogue (

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on freedom, liberty, and slavery

Freedom is like birth. Till we are fully free, we are slaves.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, reason, passions, desires, and slavery

Most humans know their own "reason" only in the sense that Hume defined it, as "a slave to the passions"--and by "passions" he meant not moral passions or the passions of transcendent genius, but only low appetites or base desires, which society and economy ultimately shape and spur on in us.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on liberty, slavery, and thinq4yourself

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on animals, pets, cats, evolution, man, humanity, humans, and slavery

Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash; that one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Notebook, 1894

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A Quote by Sol Luckman on job, employment, instinct, corporate, slavery, nausea, shopping, life, life is short, society, imagination, imaginal, fantasy, money, luke soloman, vagabond, homeless, comedy, and humor

My first instinct was to get a job—an idea immediately followed by a crippling wave of nausea. I literally vomited in a trashcan on the sidewalk where I’d been pleasantly window-shopping. I found the idea of a job repulsive. Life was too short to waste being a productive member of society. My job was my imaginary life, and I felt deeply I should be paid to live it.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 30

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