What are your favorite liberty quotes? [Leave a comment!]

Anyone who is friends with me on Facebook or who has liked the Debate the State Facebook page knows that I love to post quotes.

For almost a decade, I’ve enjoyed reading good books.  One way that I try to remember what I read is to dig through those books looking for some of the thoughts and quotes that I remember from when I first read them.  Some of favorite standbys for a good quote are Frederic Bastiat, St. Augustine, Ludwig von Mises, and Alexis de Tocqueville.

Ron Swanson understands liberty.

Ron Swanson understands liberty.

Ron Swanson’s pretty good too, even if he isn’t your traditional “good book.”

So here’s the deal: I plan to use some of the above sources in my upcoming book (except for maybe Ron…we’ll see), along with many more.

But I haven’t read everything there is to read about liberty, political philosophy, government, and economics (and there’s no way that I could even if I wanted to).

That’s where you come in.

What are some of your favorite quotes about liberty, government, the free market, tyranny, etc.?

I’m always looking for great quotes, especially for potentially incorporating them into my upcoming book or using on the Facebook page.  The only caveat is that I try to be very careful to use quotes that are verified. Consequently, I’ve become pretty good at source-checking quotes.

Please take a minute to leave a comment below with one of your favorite quotes (properly attributed, of course)!   You may see it in my upcoming book, featured on the website, or shared on the Facebook page soon!

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