Category Archives: Odds & Ends

Quotes of the Day

“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”

Arthur Conan Doyle, The Boscombe Valley Mystery

“The devil’s finest trick is to persuade you that he does not exist.”

Charles Baudelaire

“Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect.”

Jonathan Swift

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

Aldous Huxley

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Quotes of the Day

“A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.”

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“The United States is a nation of laws, badly written and randomly enforced.”

Frank Zappa

“It is a bad sign when the people of a country stop identifying themselves with the country and start identifying with a group. A racial group. Or a religion. Or a language. Anything, as long as it isn’t the whole population.”

Robert A. Heinlein

“Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.”

David Hume

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“As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome.”

Noam Chomsky

“Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed.”

Robert A. Heinlein

“What we should have fought for was representation without taxation.”

Sam Levenson

“The state is the mafia pretending to be a human rights organizations.”

Dave Smith

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Quotes of the Day

“Not only can no one predict the future, we don’t understand the present – and there isn’t even any certainty about the past.”

Harry Browne

“People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.”

Thomas Sowell

“Liberty instead of Democracy!”

Hans-Hermann Hoppe

“There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.”

Christopher Morley

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Quotes of the Day

“Men should not petition for rights, but take them.”

Thomas Paine

“Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you’ve got any guts.”

Frank Zappa

“The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.”

Thomas Charlton

“The usual road to slavery is that first they take away your guns, then they take away your property, then last of all they tell you to shut up and say you are enjoying it.”

James Donald

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Quotes of the Day

“Gold has worked down from Alexander’s time. When something holds good for two thousand years I do not believe it can be so because of prejudice or mistaken theory.”

Bernard M. Baruch

“You have to choose between trusting to the natural stability of gold and the natural stability and intelligence of the members of the government. And with due respect to these gentlemen, I advise you, as long as the capitalist system lasts, to vote for gold.”

George Bernard Shaw

“When plunder becomes a way of life, men create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”

Frédéric Bastiat

“Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.”

Vladimir Lenin

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Quotes of the Day

“Irony: Taking a 170-year-old envy-based “philosophy,” which has led to the murder of several hundred million human beings and the oppression of billions more, and calling it “progressive”.”

Larken Rose

“I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone.”

H. L. Mencken

“The State is the major enemy of mankind.”

Murray Rothbard

“Kid’s heads are filled with so many nonfacts that when they get out of school they’re totally unprepared to do anything. They can’t read, they can’t write, they can’t think. Talk about child abuse. The U.S. school system as a whole qualifies.”

Frank Zappa

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