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"Let them march all they want, as long as they pay their taxes."  --Alexander Haig

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Ethan Lee Vita's Quotes
« on: July 23, 2009, 01:45 PM NHFT »

I try to keep my quotes as reliable as possible, so if you have any information about the inaccuracy, or the source of one, please inform me.

"Liberty will ultimately make all men rich; it will not make all men equally rich. Authority may (and may not) make all men equally rich in purse; it certainly will make them equally poor in all that makes life best worth living." - Benjamin Tucket, Economic Rent

"Society would cease to exist if life and liberty were not protected against invasion, external or internal; but it would not cease if the government method were abandoned." - Victor Yarros, Liberty, March 7, 1896

"The principle, on which war was waged by the North, was simply this: That men may rightfully be compelled to submit to, and support, a government that they do not want; and that resistance, on their part, makes them traitors and crimnals." - Lysander Spooner, No Treason

"War is young men dying, old men talking." - Anonymous

"Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains." - Jean-Jacques Roussea, The Social Contract

"The separation of market and state is just as important as separation of church and state." - Laurence M. Vance, The Myth of the Just Price

"Lilburne's life story is a testament to the fact that he not only believed in freedom, but also acted upon that belief." - Peter Richards, John Lilburne: The First English Libertarian

"A mixed economy is one in which enterprise does what it can and government does the rest." - Garet Garrett, The Revolution Was

"You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery." - Ronald Reagan, A Time for Choosing

"All war is stupid." - John F. Kennedy, Letter written aboard his PT boat in the South Pacific, 1943

"Content yourself with being a lover of wisdom, a seeker of the truth." - Epictetus

"As the exhausted men marched forward, their cadence grown dissonant, they knew their inevitable fate. The snow, juxtaposing pure innoce with undying hatred, swirled around them surreally. It glistened and sparkled against the backdrop of the foreboding war clouds. Slowly, the men came to a halt and sighed heavily as they hoisted their well-used muskets. Collectively, they awaited the bark of an order from their enlightened superior. As the order came, a thunderous drum roll of muskets occurred as the realization of the order rippled through their ranks. Dawning on all present was the second realization of what was being done. This was the last stand. Soon the roar of muskets was returned, followed by the whistle of lead balls, and finally the grunts of tired, aged men soaking the innocent snow with red as yet more snow quickly covered the bodies." - Ethan Lee Vita

"No government on earth can make men who have realized freedom in their hearts salute against their will." - Mahatma Gandhi

"A reformer has to sail not with the current. Very often he has to go against it even though it may cost him his life." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Besides, to be feared is to fear: no one has been able to strike terror into others and at the same time enjoy peace of mind himself." - Seneca, Letter CV

"Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." - Ralpha Waldo Emerson, November 11, 1942 Journal

"A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended. Throughout all Europe, the armies kept up under the pretext of defending, have enslaved the people." - James Madison, June 29, 1987 Speech to the Constitutional Convention

"It is much better to die of hunger unhindered by grief and fear than to live affluently beset with worry, dead, suspicion, and unchecked desire." - Epictetus

"The American police are involved in a psychological warfare against those Americans who don't firghten them with imposing papers and threats. It's a Victorian police force; it peers out of  must windows and wants to inquire about everything, and can make crimes if the crimes don't exist to its satisfaction." - Jack Kerouac, On the Road
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