10 Libertarian Quotes Every Liberal Should Read

10 Libertarian Quotes Every Liberal Should Read

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  • “A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have" ~Thomas Jefferson


Jefferson was correct. If you consider all of the free college and minimum wage increases. Where does it all come from? Are you doing it yourself or giving control to people in power who could easily take it all away? 


  • “Beware that, when fighting monsters, you do not become a monster... for when you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche


This is one of my favorite Nietzsche quotes. As I pointed out in one of my earlier posts about political correctness and religion, our younger generation needs to be careful with their righteous indignation. You may see yourselves as freedom-fighting anti-racists with unresolved savior complexes, but history may view you otherwise if you veer toward violence and stratification.


  • “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their self-interest. We address ourselves not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our necessities, but of their advantages” ~Adam Smith


Adam smith's invisible hand clearly illustrates that capitalism is necessary for human existence. The Free Market governs the process. Every dollar is a vote, and every person has the power to change the world. This organic exchange between free people is essential, and it is why you enjoy the most luxurious items in the world.


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  • “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. ”  ~George Orwell


Let that sink in. Now that you've thought it through. Who are you eager to vote for in elections to come? 


  • "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule it." ~H.L Mencken


Leftists need to understand this the most. People ascending to power have always found it to be a soft touch to do so on the backs of the poor. You don't want a big corporation exploiting the poor, but you are comfortable with a politician doing worse? Many dictators have risen to power by promising to save the poor. 


  • “All people, however fanatical they may be in their zeal to disparage and to fight capitalism, implicitly pay homage to it by passionately clamoring for the products it turns out” ~Ludwig Von Mises

How often do you voluntarily support the big businesses you seek to destroy?


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  • "While I may not agree with what you have to say, I'll defend to the death your right to say it."  ~Evelyn Beatrice Hall


Ponder this quote every time you want the government to step in to silence someone you disagree with. 


  • “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.”  ~Margaret Thatcher


I know your blood is probably boiling at this one, but it's true. We do not live in a world of endless resources. You are not entitled to the fruits of another's labor. 


  • “Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people.”  ~Penn Jillette


This is so true. Whether it be guns or pit bulls or whatever, running to the government to stop criminals has always taken more away from law-abiding citizens than you could ever possibly imagine. Except you probably already know this - you probably already see the loopholes in the drug war where millions of innocent marijuana users are imprisoned to "weed out" the bad guys. 


  • “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ~Jack Kerouac 


This one speaks for itself. 



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