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Harry Browne Quotes: Some people object to libertarian ideas because there are too many irresponsible people in the world - people who will cause trouble if the government doesn't restrain them.
         

Some people object to libertarian ideas because there are too many irresponsible people in the world - people who will cause trouble if the government doesn't restrain them.


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The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, "See if it weren't for the government, you wouldn't be able to walk".

The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, "See if it weren't for the government, you wouldn't be able to walk".



Freedom and responsibility aren't interconnected things. They are the same thing.

Freedom and responsibility aren't interconnected things. They are the same thing.



For those looking for security, be forewarned that there's nothing more insecure than a political promise.

For those looking for security, be forewarned that there's nothing more insecure than a political promise.



It's important to realize that whenever you give power to politicians or bureaucrats, it will be used for what they want, not for what you want.

It's important to realize that whenever you give power to politicians or bureaucrats, it will be used for what they want, not for what you want.



A great burden was lifted from my shoulders the day I realized that no one owes me anything.

A great burden was lifted from my shoulders the day I realized that no one owes me anything.



The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice.

The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice.



When you give politicians the power to do what you think is right you're automatically giving politicians the power to do what you think is wrong.

When you give politicians the power to do what you think is right you're automatically giving politicians the power to do what you think is wrong.



Immigrants used to come to America seeking freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom from government. Now they come looking for free health care, free education, and a free lunch.

Immigrants used to come to America seeking freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom from government. Now they come looking for free health care, free education, and a free lunch.



Government cripples you, then hands you a crutch and says, 'See, if it wasn't for us, you couldn't walk.'

Government cripples you, then hands you a crutch and says, 'See, if it wasn't for us, you couldn't walk.'



In almost all matters, the real question should be: why are we letting government handle this?

In almost all matters, the real question should be: why are we letting government handle this?





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As the sun rose I could see Etna, a truncated cone with a plume of smoke over it like the quill of a pen stuck in a pewter inkpot, rising out of the haze to the north of where I was treading water.



Great ambition and conquest without contribution is without significance. What will your contribution be? How will history remember you?

Great ambition and conquest without contribution is without significance. What will your contribution be? How will history remember you?



It's one thing to be a wisecracking precocious teen hanging out with twenty-seven year olds.It's another thing to get in the way of a grown man trying to get laid.

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It's good to be able to be a leading lady, to be a romantic lead, to play opposite people who are talented, and charismatic and stuff.



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Only play into a variation in which your opponent is strong if you have your own personal novelty ready!



Christianity has nothing to offer a happy man living in a natural, intelligible universe.

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The only real politics I knew was that if a guy liked Hitler, I'd beat the stuffing out of him and that would be it.

The only real politics I knew was that if a guy liked Hitler, I'd beat the stuffing out of him and that would be it.



If it is not tempered by compassion, and empathy, reason can lead men and women into a moral void.

If it is not tempered by compassion, and empathy, reason can lead men and women into a moral void.



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Even the losers get lucky sometimes!




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