Milton Friedman on freedom:
Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself
Jefferson on the press:
Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
Thoreau on dogooders:
If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.
GK Chesterton on politics:
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.
Adam Smith on universities:
The discipline of colleges and universities is in general contrived, not for the benefit of the students, but for the interest, or more properly speaking, for the ease of the masters.
PJ O’Rourke on individual responsibility:
One of the annoying things about believing in free will and individual responsibility is the difficulty of finding somebody to blame your problems on. And when you do find somebody, it’s remarkable how often his picture turns up on your driver’s license.