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Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely executed for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. C.S. Lewis
The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. H.L. Mencken
If you see a man approaching you with the obvious intent of doing you good, you should run for your life. Henry David Thoreau
Away with the whims of governmental administrators, their socialized projects, their centralization, their tariffs, their government schools, their state religions, their free credit, their bank monopolies, their regulations, their restrictions, their equalization by taxation, and their pious moralizations! And now that the legislators and do-gooders have so futilely inflicted so many systems upon society, may they finally end where they should have begun: May they reject all systems, and try liberty; for liberty is an acknowledgment of faith in God and His works. Frederic Bastiat
You can’t give the government the power to do good without also giving it the power to do bad – in fact, to do anything it wants. Harry Browne
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion. Abraham Lincoln
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. Mahatma Gandhi
The most perplexing form of evil, and especially so for all idealists, is that kind of evil which comes out of our efforts to do good. Perhaps when we try to do good without love, we create evil. William Irwin Thompson
We often do good in order that we may do evil with impunity. Fran├žois de la Rochefoucauld
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? Albert Einstein
The plans differ; the planners are all alike… Frederic Bastiat
Of course what the humanitarian actually proposes is that he shall do what he thinks is good for everybody. It is at this point that the humanitarian sets up the guillotine. Isabel Patterson
The best way to predict your future is to create it. Peter Drucker
The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. G. K. Chesterton
When the people fear their government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty. Thomas Jefferson
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win. Mahatma Gandhi
When Insults Had Class
winston churchill He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. Winston Churchill
winston churchill A modest little person, with much to be modest about. Winston Churchill
Clarence Darrow I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure. Clarence Darrow
William Faulkner He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary. William Faulkner, about Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? Ernest Hemingway, about William Faulkner
Moses Hadas Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I’ll waste no time reading it. Moses Hadas
Abraham Lincoln He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know. Abraham Lincoln
Mark Twain I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it. Mark Twain
Oscar Wilde He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends. Oscar Wilde
George Bernard Shaw I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend… if you have one. George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill
winston churchill Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second… if there is one. Winston Churchill, in response
Stephen Bishop I feel so miserable without you; it’s almost like having you here. Stephen Bishop
John Bright He is a self-made man and worships his creator. John Bright
Irvin S Cobb I’ve just learned about his illness. Let’s hope it’s nothing trivial. Irvin S. Cobb
Samuel Johnson He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others. Samuel Johnson
Paul Keating He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up. Paul Keating
Walter Kerr He had delusions of adequacy. Walter Kerr
Jack E Leonard There’s nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won’t cure. Jack E. Leonard
Robert Redford He has the attention span of a lightning bolt. Robert Redford
Thomas Brackett Reed They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge. Thomas Brackett Reed
Charles Count Talleyrand In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily. Charles, Count Talleyrand
Forrest Tucker He loves nature in spite of what it did to him. Forrest Tucker
Mark Twain Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it? Mark Twain
Mae West His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork. Mae West
Oscar Wilde Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go. Oscar Wilde
Andrew Lang He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts… for support rather than illumination. Andrew Lang, 1844-1912
Billy Wilder He has Van Gogh’s ear for music. Billy Wilder
Groucho Marx I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it. Groucho Marx
h.l. mencken The State is not force alone. It depends upon the credulity of man quite as much as upon his docility. Its aim is not merely to make him obey, but also to make him want to obey. H.L. Mencken


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