Steve G.

Eric Odom’s “Ultimate Libertarian Quote List”

In Libertarian on July 30, 2008 at 11:11 am

These are just the first few quotes from his extensive list.  Visit Eric Odom’s blog to see them all.

# A government which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always count on the support of Paul. – George Bernard Shaw

# America needs fewer laws, not more prisons. – James Bovard

# War is just one more big government program. – Joseph Sobran

# Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. – John Adams (1814)

# They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin

# One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation. – Thomas B. Reed (1886)

# If you are not free to choose wrongly and irresponsibly, you are not free at all. – Jacob Hornberger (1995)

# Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. – P.J. O’Rourke

# The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates. – Tacitus

  1. My favorite:

    “Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others” — William Allen White

  2. George Bernard Shaw was a socialist.

    Then again, so was Orwell.

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