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Anarchy Quotes ❤️ [505 Quotes]

54 Great Anarchy Quotes And Quotations - Golfian.com

Gilles Deleuze

“A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window.”
― Gilles Deleuze, A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
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Emma Goldman

“If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution.”
― Emma Goldman
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William Shakespeare

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.”
― William Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part 2
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Friedrich Nietzsche

“Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
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Salvador Dalí

“What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it.”
― Salvador Dalí
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Emma Goldman

“Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.”
― Emma Goldman
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Ursula K. Le Guin

“It is our suffering that brings us together. It is not love. Love does not obey the mind, and turns to hate when forced. The bond that binds us is beyond choice. We are brothers. We are brothers in what we share. In pain, which each of us must suffer alone, in hunger, in poverty, in hope, we know our brotherhood. We know it, because we have had to learn it. We know that there is no help for us but from one another, that no hand will save us if we do not reach out our hand. And the hand that you reach out is empty, as mine is. You have nothing. You possess nothing. You own nothing. You are free. All you have is what you are, and what you give.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed
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Noam Chomsky

“That is what I have always understood to be the essence of anarchism: the conviction that the burden of proof has to be placed on authority, and that it should be dismantled if that burden cannot be met.”
― Noam Chomsky
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Huey P. Newton

“The first lesson a revolutionary must learn is that he is a doomed man.”
― Huey P. Newton
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Laurie Halse Anderson

“If I ever form a clan, we’ll be the anti-cheerleaders and walk under the bleacher forming mild acts of mayhem.”
― Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak
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Voltairine de Cleyre

“I die, as I have lived, a free spirit, an Anarchist, owing no allegiance to rulers, heavenly or earthly.”
― Voltairine de Cleyre
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Emma Goldman

“The philosophy of Atheism represents a concept of life without any metaphysical Beyond or Divine Regulator. It is the concept of an actual, real world with its liberating, expanding and beautifying possibilities, as against an unreal world, which, with its spirits, oracles, and mean contentment has kept humanity in helpless degradation.”
― Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays
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Libba Bray

“In a world like this one, only the random makes sense.”
― Libba Bray, Going Bovine
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Ursula K. Le Guin

“What is an anarchist? One who, choosing, accepts the responsibility of choice.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin
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George Carlin

“Electricity is really just organized lightning”
― George Carlin
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Alan Moore

Eve: All this riot and uproar, V… is this Anarchy? Is this the Land of Do-As-You-Please?

V: No. This is only the land of take-what-you-want. Anarchy means “without leaders”, not “without order”. With anarchy comes an age or ordnung, of true order, which is to say voluntary order… this age of ordung will begin when the mad and incoherent cycle of verwirrung that these bulletins reveal has run its course… This is not anarchy, Eve. This is chaos.”
― Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

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Alan Bennett

“We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn’t obey the rules.”
― Alan Bennett, Getting On
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George Sterling

“A prison becomes a home when you have the key.”
― George Sterling
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Eric Schmidt

“The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.”
― Eric Schmidt
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Kate Chopin

“The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings.”
― Kate Chopin, The Awakening
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Robert Higgs

“Anarchists did not try to carry out genocide against the Armenians in Turkey; they did not deliberately starve millions of Ukrainians; they did not create a system of death camps to kill Jews, gypsies, and Slavs in Europe; they did not fire-bomb scores of large German and Japanese cities and drop nuclear bombs on two of them; they did not carry out a ‘Great Leap Forward’ that killed scores of millions of Chinese; they did not attempt to kill everybody with any appreciable education in Cambodia; they did not launch one aggressive war after another; they did not implement trade sanctions that killed perhaps 500,000 Iraqi children.

In debates between anarchists and statists, the burden of proof clearly should rest on those who place their trust in the state. Anarchy’s mayhem is wholly conjectural; the state’s mayhem is undeniably, factually horrendous.”
― Robert Higgs

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G.K. Chesterton

“The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.”
― G.K. Chesterton
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Melvin Burgess

“You can do anything you want. You don’t believe me. You think, she’s out of her head. Yeah, I’m out of my head- on being me. What are you on? On being them. You don’t even know. I bet you were never given a chance to know. ….Listen. You can be anything you want to be. Be careful. It’s a spell. It’s magic. Listen to the words…. You are anything…everyone, anyone. …You listen to them, teachers, parents, politicians. They’re always saying, if you steal you’re a thief, if you sleep aroung you’re a slut, if you take drugs you’re a junkie. They want to get inside your head and control you with their fear. …Don’t play their game. Nothing can touch you; you stay beautiful.”
― Melvin Burgess, Smack
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Edward Abbey

“Anarchism is democracy taken seriously.”
― Edward Abbey
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Wallace Stegner

“It is the beginning of wisdom when you recognize that the best you can do is choose which rules you want to live by, and it’s persistent and aggravated imbecility to pretend you can live without any.”
― Wallace Stegner, All the Little Live Things
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Frédéric Bastiat

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”
― Frédéric Bastiat
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Alan Moore

“There, did you think to kill me? There’s no flesh or blood within this cloak to kill. There’s only an idea. Ideas are bulletproof.
Farewell.”
― Alan Moore, V for Vendetta
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Ursula K. Le Guin

“We have nothing but our freedom. We have nothing to give you but your own freedom. We have no law but the single principle of mutual aid between individuals. We have no government but the single principle of free association. We have no states, no nations, no presidents, no premiers, no chiefs, no generals, no bosses, no bankers, no landlords, no wages, no charity, no police, no soldiers, no wars. Nor do we have much else. We are sharers, not owners. We are not prosperous. None of us is rich. None of us is powerful. If it is Anarres you want, if it is the future you seek, then I tell you that you must come to it with empty hands. You must come to it alone, and naked, as the child comes into the world, into his future, without any past, without any property, wholly dependent on other people for his life. You cannot take what you have not given, and you must give yourself. You cannot buy the Revolution. You cannot make the Revolution. You can only be the Revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed
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Larken Rose

“Politics: the art of using euphemisms, lies, emotionalism and fear-mongering to dupe average people into accepting–or even demanding–their own enslavement.”
― Larken Rose
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Ursula K. Le Guin

“To make a thief, make an owner; to create crime, create laws.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed
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Terry Pratchett

“William: “I’m sure we can all pull together, sir.”
Vetinari: “Oh, I do hope not. Pulling together is the aim of despotism and tyranny. Free men pull in all kinds of directions.”
― Terry Pratchett, The Truth
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Emma Goldman

“No great idea in its beginning can ever be within the law. How can it be within the law? The law is stationary. The law is fixed. The law is a chariot wheel which binds us all regardless of conditions or place or time. ”
― Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays
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Kathy Acker

“There are times when the law jeopardizes those who obey it.”
― Kathy Acker, Pussy, King of the Pirates
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Stefan Molyneux

“If you spend time with crazy and dangerous people, remember – their personalities are socially transmitted diseases; like water poured into a container, most of us eventually turn into – or remain – whoever we surround ourselves with. We can choose our tribe, but we cannot change that our tribe is our destiny.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Chuck Palahniuk

“Beginning with Santa Claus as a cognitive exercise, a child is encouraged to share the same idea of reality as his peers. Even if that reality is patently invented and ludicrous, belief is encouraged with gifts that support and promote the common cultural lies.

The greatest consensus in modern society is our traffic systems. The way a flood of strangers can interact, sharing a path, almost all of them traveling without incident. It only takes one dissenting driver to create anarchy.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Rant

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Murray N. Rothbard

“It is easy to be conspicuously ‘compassionate’ if others are being forced to pay the cost.”
― Murray N. Rothbard
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Derrick Jensen

“A primary purpose of the police is to enforce the delusions of those with lots of green paper.”
― Derrick Jensen, Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization
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Larken Rose

“I’m not scared of the Maos and the Stalins and the Hitlers.
I’m scared of the thousands of millions of people that hallucinate them to be “authority”, and so do their bidding, and pay for their empires, and carry out their orders.
I don’t care if there’s one looney with a stupid moustache. He’s not a threat if the people do not believe in “authority”.”
― Larken Rose
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David Graeber

“Traditional hedonism…was based on the direct experience of pleasure: wine, women and song; sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll; or whatever the local variant. The problem, from a capitalist perspective, is that there are inherent limits to all this. People become sated, bored…Modern self-illusory hedonism solves this dilemma because here, what one is really consuming are fantasies and day-dreams about what having a certain product would be like.”
― David Graeber, Possibilities: Essays on Hierarchy, Rebellion, and Desire
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Anne Rice

“No one is safe from nature’s savagery,not even the innocent. Only beauty is consistent.
Gabrielle envisions a time when the Savage Garden will overtake civilizations and destroy it.

― Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat
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Stefan Molyneux

“SCREW CHILDREN!
That’s the mantra of the world.
Instead of burying them with a national debt, shoving them in shitty schools, drugging them if they don’t comply, hitting them, yelling at them, indoctrinating them with religion and statism and patriotism and military worship, what if we just did what was right for them? The whole world is built on “screw children”, and if we changed that, this would be an alien planet to us.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Larken Rose

“If you personally advocate that I be caged if I don’t pay for whatever “government” things YOU want, please don’t pretend to be tolerant, or non-violent, or enlightened, or compassionate. Don’t pretend you believe in “live and let live,” and don’t pretend you want peace, freedom or harmony. It’s a simple truism that the only people in the world who are willing to “live and let live” are voluntaryists. So you can either PRETEND to care about and respect your fellow man while continuing to advocate widespread authoritarian violence, or you can embrace the concepts of self-ownership and peaceful coexistence, and become an anarchist.”
― Larken Rose
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G.K. Chesterton

“Oh, most unhappy man,’ he cried, ‘try to be happy! You have red hair like your sister.’
My red hair, like red flames, shall burn up the world,’ said Gregory.”
― G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare
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Larken Rose

“But who would build the roads if there were no government?

You mean to tell me that 300 million people in this country and 7 billion people on the planet would just sit around in their houses and think “Gee, I’d like to go visit Fred, but I can’t because there isn’t a flat thing outside for me to drive on, and I don’t know how to build it and the other 300 million or 7 billion people can’t possibly do it because there aren’t any politicians and tax collectors. If they were here then we could do it. If they were here to boss us around and steal our money and really inefficiently build the flat places, then we would be set. Then I would be comfortable and confident that I could get places. But I can’t go to Fred’s house or the market because we can’t possibly build a flat space from A to B. We can make these really small devices that enable us to contact people from all over the word that fits in our pockets; we can make machines that we drive around in, but no, we can’t possibly build a flat space.”
― Larken Rose

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“Anarchy could never get a man to the moon, but it may the only mode that can allow us to survive on earth.”
― Sheldon B. Kopp, If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him: The Pilgrimage Of Psychotherapy Patients
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Larken Rose

“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day.

Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.

Steal a fish from one guy and give it to another–and keep doing that on a daily basis–and you’ll make the first guy pissed off, but you’ll make the second guy lazy and dependent on you. Then you can tell the second guy that the first guy is greedy for wanting to keep the fish he caught. Then the second guy will cheer for you to steal more fish. Then you can prohibit anyone from fishing without getting permission from you. Then you can expand the racket, stealing fish from more people and buying the loyalty of others. Then you can get the recipients of the stolen fish to act as your hired thugs. Then you can … well, you know the rest.”
― Larken Rose

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Stefan Molyneux

“The world, viewed philosophically, remains a series of slave camps, where citizens – tax livestock – labor under the chains of illusion in the service of their masters.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Stefan Molyneux

“Distraction serves evil more than any other mental state.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Stefan Molyneux

“The whole purpose of propaganda is to make the obvious seem obscure, or offensive”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Stefan Molyneux

“We may not yet know the right way to go, but we should at least stop going in the wrong direction.”
― Stefan Molyneux,  Against The Gods?
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Stefan Molyneux

“If you can convince people that freedom is injustice, they will then believe that slavery is freedom.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Stefan Molyneux

“Deep pockets and empty hearts rule the world. We unleash them at our peril.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Larken Rose

“A cop’s JOB is to violently enforce upon the rest of us whatever arbitrary bullshit the political parasites declare to be “law.” It is, therefore, impossible to be a “law enforcer” and behave morally, for the same reason one can’t be a moral car-jacker.”
― Larken Rose
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Stefan Molyneux

“When poverty declines, the need for government declines, which is why expecting government to solve poverty is like expecting a tobacco company to mount an aggressive anti-smoking campaign.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Pyotr Kropotkin

“Throughout the history of our civilisation, two traditions, two opposed tendencies, have been in conflict: the Roman tradition and the popular tradition, the imperial tradition and the federalist tradition, the authoritarian tradition and the libertarian tradition.”
― Pyotr Kropotkin
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Stefan Molyneux

“- Government -Free Shit for Idiots”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Stefan Molyneux

“The ruling classes use broken and smashed up childhoods as weaponised instruments of domination around the world. This is why the government has no incentive to end child abuse; because the government needs abuse victims as enforcers.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Stefan Molyneux

“The paralysis of potential is essential to the manufacturing of victims.”
― Stefan Molyneux

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Stefan Molyneux

“There’s a huge swath of humanity that has developed verbal abilities to extract resources from guilt-ridden people.
They used to be priests, and now they’re leftists.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Ron Paul

“When we give government the power to make medical decisions for us, we in essence accept that the state owns our bodies.”
― Ron Paul
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“Nationalism does nothing but teach you to hate people you never met, and to take pride in accomplishments you had no part in.”
― Doug Stanhope
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Aldous Huxley
“It is only when we have renounced our preoccupation with “I,” “me,” “mine,” that we can truly possess the world in which we live. Everything, provided that we regard nothing as property. And not only is everything ours; it is also everybody else’s.”
― Aldous Huxley, The Perennial Philosophy
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Lysander Spooner

“And yet we have what purports, or professes, or is claimed, to be a contract—the Constitution—made eighty years ago, by men who are now all dead, and who never had any power to bind us, but which (it is claimed) has nevertheless bound three generations of men, consisting of many millions, and which (it is claimed) will be binding upon all the millions that are to come; but which nobody ever signed, sealed, delivered, witnessed, or acknowledged; and which few persons, compared with the whole number that are claimed to be bound by it, have ever read, or even seen, or ever will read, or see.”
― Lysander Spooner, No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority/
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“Basically, if you’re not a utopianist, you’re a schmuck.”
― Jonathan Feldman
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Mark Millar

“Batman: a force of chaos in my world of perfect order. The dark side of the Soviet dream. Rumored to be a thousand murdered dissidents, they said he was a ghost. A walking dead man. A symbol of rebellion that would never fade as long as the system survived.
Anarchy in black.”
― Mark Millar, Superman: Red Son
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Alan Grant

“The authoritarian system we live under is set to benefit a tiny minority — an all-powerful elite gets obscenely rich, while billions are cheated out of realizing their true potential. But the system is rotten. It’s ripe for collapse. It’s the duty of every revolutionary — everyone of us — to hasten that collapse… It’s not a crime to fight injustice… The system’s conditioned us — hypnotized nearly everybody into accepting that life has to be the way it is. We’re hypnotized into believing war is natural — famine is natural — crime is natural… but they’re not. They’re products of the system and its all-consuming greed! People have become robots — zombies — too busy scrambling for day-to-day existence to be able to see they’re really victims. It’s up to us to open their eyes. From cradle to grave, we’re taught — indoctrinated! — that happiness depends on always getting more. Buy — throw away — buy more! Doesn’t matter if we destroy the planet on the way! Politicians say they can fix the world’s problems. Just give them more power. Religions say do more of what they order and you’ll be happy — but only after you’re dead! They’ve been making the same hollow promises for thousands of years, and we, the people — the sheep — have listened. But it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee — the days of external authority and force-backed power are numbered… that’s the way the system is set up! A sham democracy that acts as a front for the elite’s ambitions… It doesn’t have to be like that. We can change it!”
― Alan Grant
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Ernst Jünger

“Although I am an anarch, I am not anti-authoritarian. Quite the opposite: I need authority, although I do not believe in it. My critical faculties are sharpened by the absence of the credibility that I ask for. As a historian, I know what can be offered.”
― Ernst Jünger
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William Godwin

“Strange that men, from age to age, should consent to hold their lives at the breath of another, merely that each in his turn may have a power of acting the tyrant according to the law! Oh, God! give me poverty! Shower upon me all the imaginary hardships of human life! I will receive them with all thankfulness. Turn me a prey to the wild beasts of the desert, so I be never again the victim of man, dressed in the gore-dripping robes of authority! Suffer me at least to call life, the pursuits of life, my own! Let me hold it at the mercy of the elements, of the hunger of the beasts, or the revenge of barbarians, but not of the cold-blooded prudence of monopolists and kings!”
― William Godwin, Caleb Williams
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Larken Rose

“When enough people understand reality, tyrants can literally be ignored out of existence. They can’t ever be voted out of existence.”
― Larken Rose
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William Godwin

“It is absurd to expect the inclinations and wishes of two human beings to coincide, through any long period of time. To oblige them to act and live together is to subject them to some inevitable potion of thwarting, bickering, and unhappiness.”
― William Godwin
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Leo Tolstoy

“When politics and home life have become one and the same thing, […] then,[…] it is evident that we will be in a state of total liberty or anarchy.”
― Leo Tolstoy
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Harlan Ellison

“Jelly beans! Millions and billions of purples and yellows and greens and licorice and grape and raspberry and mint and round and smooth and crunchy outside and soft-mealy inside and sugary and bouncing jouncing tumbling clittering clattering skittering fell on the heads and shoulders and hardhats and carapaces of the Timkin works, tinkling on the slidewalk and bouncing away and rolling about underfoot and filling the sky on their way down with all the colors of joy and childhood and holidays, coming down in a steady rain, a solid wash, a torrent of color and sweetness out of the sky from above, and entering a universe of sanity and metronomic order with quite-mad coocoo newness. Jelly beans!”
― Harlan Ellison, “Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman
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Ursula K. Le Guin

“Dead anarchists make martyrs, you know, and keep living for centuries. But absent ones can be forgotten.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed
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“If we don’t make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America.”
― Louis Farrakhan
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“No one has the right to place one human being in a position of political power over another.”
― Wendy McElroy
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“I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.”
― Oliver Cromwell.
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Larken Rose

“The truth is, one who seeks to achieve freedom by petitioning those in power to give it to him has already failed, regardless of the response.
To beg for the blessing of “authority” is to accept that the choice is the master’s alone to make, which means that the person is already, by definition, a slave.”
― Larken Rose
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Tom Robbins

“Anarchy is like custard cooking over a flame; it has to be constantly stirred or it sticks and gets heavy, like government.”
― Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
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Murray N. Rothbard

“Moreover, in the system of criminal punishment in the libertarian world, the emphasis would never be, as it is now, on “society’s” jailing the criminal; the emphasis would necessarily be on compelling the criminal to make restitution to the victim of his crime. The present system, in which the victim is not recompensed but instead has to pay taxes to support the incarceration of his own attacker — would be evident nonsense in a world that focuses on the defense of property rights and therefore on the victim of crime.”
― Murray N. Rothbard
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Friedrich Nietzsche

“Anarchists are mouthpieces of a declining stratum of society; when they work themselves into a state of righteous indignation demanding ‘rights’, ‘justice’, ‘equal rights’, they are just acting under the pressure of their own lack of culture, which has no way of grasping why they really suffer, or what they lack in life.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
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“Since the earliest days of our youth, we have been conditioned to accept that the direction of the herd, and authority anywhere — is always right.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem
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Larken Rose

“Dear Anarcho-Communist,

If you and I ever find ourselves in a stateless society, have no fear. Just mention that you are a communist, and I promise I will never try to “oppress” and “exploit” you by offering to trade with you, or by offering to pay you to do work.

Sincerely,

Larken Rose”
― Larken Rose

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M.J. Croan

“The flaw in being civilized is that it permit’s the uncivilized among us to perpetrate horrific crimes against us in the name of freedom and equality.

Foreword ‘RHG”
― M.J. Croan, Right Hand Up to God: No More Will Die

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Larken Rose

“Property taxes’ rank right up there with ‘income taxes’ in terms of immorality and destructiveness. Where ‘income taxes’ are simply slavery using different words, ‘property taxes’ are just a Mafia turf racket using different words. For the former, if you earn a living on the gang’s turf, they extort you. For the latter, if you own property in their territory, they extort you. The fact that most people still imagine both to be legitimate and acceptable shows just how powerful authoritarian indoctrination is. Meanwhile, even a brief objective examination of the concepts should make anyone see the lunacy of it. ‘Wait, so every time I produce anything or trade with anyone, I have to give a cut to the local crime lord??’ ‘Wait, so I have to keep paying every year, for the privilege of keeping the property I already finished paying for??’ And not only do most people not make such obvious observations, but if they hear someone else pointing out such things, the well-trained Stockholm Syndrome slaves usually make arguments condoning their own victimization. Thus is the power of the mind control that comes from repeated exposure to BS political mythology and propaganda.”
― Larken Rose

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Larken Rose

“There is nothing virtuous or noble about being “tolerant” of people whose attitudes and behaviors you approve of. If you don’t defend the freedom of even those individuals whose attitudes and behaviors you find disgusting, narrow-minded and offensive, then you are not tolerant. To “tolerate” doesn’t mean you like it or approve of it; it means only that you ALLOW it to EXIST–i.e., you refrain from violently interfering. The people who look to “government” to FORCE people to be “nice” are not tolerant.”
― Larken Rose
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Leonora Carrington

“It is impossible to understand how millions and millions of people all obey a sickly collection of gentlemen that call themselves ‘Government!’ The word, I expect, frightens people. It is a form of planetary hypnosis, and very unhealthy.”
“It has been going on for years,” I said. “And it only occurred to relatively few to disobey and make what they call revolutions. If they won their revolutions, which they occasionally did, they made more governments, sometimes more cruel and stupid than the last.”
“Men are very difficult to understand,” said Carmella. “Let’s hope they all freeze to death. I am sure it would be very pleasant and healthy for human beings to have no authority whatever. They would have to think for themselves, instead of always being told what to do and think by advertisements, cinemas, policemen, and parliaments.”
― Leonora Carrington, The Hearing Trumpet
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Larken Rose

“Think what it implies when you say that a country needs leaders. In your day-to-day life, you interact with all sorts of other individuals. And that’s all society is: the collective name for lots of INDIVIDUALS. But for some inexplicable reason, we’re taught to believe that one huge, arbitrarily chosen assortment of individuals (the “citizens” of one human livestock farm–I mean, “country”) need some control freaks acting as intermediaries in order to interact with a different arbitrarily chosen assortment of individuals (the “citizens” of some other human livestock farm–I mean, “country”). Because gee, how could I and some random person in the middle of China possibly leave each other alone if we didn’t each have a gang of narcissistic sociopaths claiming to “represent” us? Oh, wait a minute. That’s exactly how and why pretty much ALL wars happen: because different gangs of power-happy psychos pit their pawns against each other in violent conflict, while claiming to “represent” subsets of humanity. One more example of how “government” is a problem posing as its own solution.”
― Larken Rose
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“The greatest of all historical shams is believing you can not do something you can.”
― Erik Petersen – Love and Rage
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G.K. Chesterton

“It is cold anarchy to say that all men are to meddle in all men’s
marriages. It is cold anarchy to say that any doctor may seize and
segregate anyone he likes. But it is not anarchy to say that a few
great hygienists might enclose or limit the life of all citizens,
as nurses do with a family of children. It is not anarchy, it is
tyranny; but tyranny is a workable thing.”
― G.K. Chesterton
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G.K. Chesterton

“His soul swayed in a vertigo of moral indecision. He had only to snap the thread of a rash vow made to a villainous society, and all his life could be as open and sunny as the square beneath him. He had, on the other other hand, only to keep his antiquated honour, and be delivered inch by inch into the power of this great enemy of mankind, whose very intellect was a torture-chamber. Whenever he looked down into the square he saw the comfortable policeman, a pillar of common sense and common order. Whenever he looked back at the breakfast-table he saw the President still quietly studying him with big, unbearable eyes.”
― G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare
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Joseph Sobran

“The measure of the state’s success is that the word anarchy frightens people, while the word state does not.”
― Joseph Sobran
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Ernst Jünger

“The special trait making me an anarch is that I live in a world which I ‘ultimately’ do not take seriously. This increases my freedom; I serve as a temporary volunteer”
― Ernst Jünger, Eumeswil
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CrimethInc.

“Can we imagine a togetherness that isn’t founded on gross generalizations, conceptualizing ourselves as unique individuals who still stand to gain from looking out for one another? Can we identify with each other rather than with categories or masters?”
― CrimethInc., Work: Capitalism. Economics. Resistance
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Ernst Jünger

“The anarch is oriented to facts, not ideas. He fights alone, as a free man, and would never dream of sacrificing himself to having one inadequacy supplant another and a new regime triumph over the old one. In this sense, he is closer to the philistine; the baker whose chief concern is to bake good bread; the peasant, who works his plow while armies march across his fields.”
― Ernst Jünger, Eumeswil
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G.K. Chesterton

“You don’t expect me,” he said, “to revolutionize society on this lawn?”
Syme looked straight into his eyes and smiled sweetly.
“No, I don’t,” he said; “but I suppose that if you were serious about your anarchism, that is exactly what you would do.”
― G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare
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Ernst Jünger

“The anarch wages his own wars, even when marching in rank and file”
― Ernst Jünger, Eumeswil
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Ernst Jünger

“I would like to repeat that I do not fancy myself as anything special for being an anarch. My emotions are no different from those of the average man. Perhaps I have pondered this relationship a bit more carefully and am conscious of a freedom to which “basically” everybody is entitled – a freedom that more or less dicates his actions.”
― Ernst Jünger, Eumeswil
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Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

“la propriété, c’est le vol!”
[Property is theft!]― Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Théorie de la propriété
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Ernst Jünger

“Liberalism is to freedom as anarchism is to anarchy.”
― Ernst Jünger, Eumeswil
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Ernst Jünger

“If I love freedom above all else, then any commitment becomes a metaphor, a symbol. This touches on the difference between the forest fleer and the partisan:this distinction is not qualitative but essential in nature. The anarch is closer to Being. The partisan moves within the social or national party structure, the anarch is outside of it. Of course, the anarch cannot elude the party structure, since he lives in society.”
― Ernst Jünger, Eumeswil
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Ernst Jünger

“Bruno withdrew from the field of history more resolutely than Vigo; that is why I prefer the former’s retrospect but the latter’s prospect. As an anarch, I am determined to go along with nothing, ultimately take nothing seriously – at least not nihilistically, but rather as a border guard in no man’s land, who sharpens his eyes and ears between the tides.”
― Ernst Jünger, Eumeswil
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Tanya Thompson

“Both Bratva and thieves in law would like to call themselves nihilists and anarchists because they don’t support the established government, but they govern nonetheless, and you can’t be an anarchist unless you follow its rule. Crime and anarchy are no more synonymous than nihilism and existentialism, or fatalism and determinism; so many isms there was bound to be a schism.”
― Tanya Thompson, Red Russia
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William Golding

“Maybe,’ he said hesitantly, ‘maybe there is a beast.’
The assembly cried out savagely and Ralph stood up in amazement.
‘You, Simon? You believe in this?’
‘I don’t know,’ said Simon. ‘But . . .’
His heartbeats were choking him.
The storm broke.
‘Sit down!’
‘Shut up!’
‘Take the conch!’
‘Sod you!’
‘Shut up!’
Ralph shouted.
‘Hear him! He’s got the conch!’
‘What I mean is. Maybe . . . it’s only us.’
‘Nuts!’
That was Piggy, shocked out of decorum.
‘We could be sort of . . .’
Simon became inarticulate in his effort to express mankind’s essential illness.”
― William Golding
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Jacques Ellul

“[Politics] is always a means of conquering others and exercising power over them.”
― Jacques Ellul, Anarchy and Christianity
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Revolutionary Class-Struggle Anarchism | AK Press

“Anarşistler demokratik bir devlet taraftarı değildirler, ancak demokratik bir toplum, bir “yaşam tarzı” olarak demokrasinin tarafında olabilirler. Anarşizm devletin olmadığı bir demokrasidir.”
― Wayne Price
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“Laws … would be useless on the moon.”
― George Fowler, A Flight to the Moon, Or, the Vision of Randalthus
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Jacques Ellul

“And the extraordinary thing is that according to these texts all powers, all the power and glory of the kingdoms, all that has to do with politics and political authority, belongs to the devil. It has all been given to him and he gives it to whom he wills. Those who hold political power receive it from him and depend upon him. (It is astonishing that in the innumerable theological discussions of the legitimacy of political power, no one has ever adduced these texts! [Matthew 4:8-9; Luke 4:6-7]) This fact is no less important than the fact that Jesus rejects the devil’s offer. Jesus does not say to the devil: It is not true. You do not have power over kingdoms and states. He does not dispute this claim. He refuses the offer of power because the devil demands that he should fall down before him. This is the sole point when he says: ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and you shall serve him, only him’ (Matthew 4:10). We may thus say that among Jesus’ immediate followers and in the first Christian generation political authorities – what we call the state – belonged to the devil and those who held power received it from him.”
― Jacques Ellul, Anarchy and Christianity
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Craig D. Lounsbrough

“While many might disagree with me, I do not believe that it’s a small step from independence to entitlement and then anarchy. Rather, I think it’s something more like a slight shuffle on the edge of a steep cliff.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough
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Emma Goldman

“Doubtless there are people who continue to consider love above dollars and cents. Particularly is this true or that class whom economic necessity has forced to become self-supporting. The tremendous change in woman’s position, wrought by that might factor, is indeed phenomenal when we reflect that it is but a short time since she has entered the industrial arena. Six million women wage workers; six million women, who have equal rights with men to be exploited, to be robbed, to go on strike; aye, to starve even. Anything more, my lord? Yes, six million wage workers in every walk of life, from the highest brain work to the mines and railroad tracks; yes, even detectives and policemen. Surely the emancipation is complete.”
― Emma Goldman, Marriage and Love [Illustrated edition]
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Emma Goldman

“Whether love last but one brief span of time or for eternity, it is the only creative, inspiring, elevating basis for a new race, a new world.”
― Emma Goldman, Marriage and Love
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Yash Thakur (@yash5400) | Twitter

“You can feel the anarchy and wilderness through words, and the peace and heavens as well.”
― Yash Thakur
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Paulo Coelho

“The air was icy, Mari came back in, grabbed a coat and went out again. Outside, far from the eyes of everyone, she lit a cigarette. She smoked slowly and guiltlessly, thinking about the young woman, the piano music she could hear and life outside the walls of Villete which was becoming unbearably difficult for everyone.
In Mari’s view this difficulty was due not to chaos or disorganization or anarchy but to an excess of order. Society had more and more rules and laws that contradicted the rules and new rules that contradicted the laws. People felt too frightened to take a step outside the invisible regulations that guided everyone’s lives.”
― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die
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Gareth Knight

“The Revolutionaries of all times have not known that anarchy, being the conflict of Lusts and the fatal reign of Violence, substitutes might for right, and paves the way ever for the rule of the most audaciously criminal.”
― Gareth Knight, Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism
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Lysander Spooner

“Still another and all-sufficient answer to the argument that the use of spirituous liquors tends to poverty, is that, as a general rule, it puts the effect before the cause. It assumes that it is the use of the liquors that causes the poverty, instead of its being the poverty that causes the use of the liquors.”
― Lysander Spooner, Vices Are Not Crimes: A Vindication
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman

“If a given idea has been held in the human mind for many generations, as almost all our common ideas have, it takes sincere and continued effort to remove it; and if it is one of the oldest we have in stock, one of the big, common, unquestioned world ideas, vast is the labor of those who seek to change it.”
― Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Man-Made World; Or, Our Androcentric Culture
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Virginia Woolf

“For,” the outsider will say, “in fact, as a woman, I have no country. As a woman I want no country.”
― Virginia Woolf, Three Guineas

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Hans-Hermann Hoppe

“As a matter of fact, states everywhere are highly intent on outlawing or at least controlling even the mere possession of arms by private citizens—and most states have indeed succeeded in this task—as an armed man is clearly more of a threat to any aggressor than an unarmed man. It bears much less risk for the state to keep things peaceful while its own aggression continues, if rifles with which the taxman could be shot are out of the reach of everyone except the taxman himself!”
― Hans-Hermann Hoppe, A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism: Economics, Politics, and Ethics
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G.K. Chesterton

“A revolution is a military thing; it has all the military virtues; one of which is that it comes to an end. Two parties fight with deadly weapons, but under certain rules of arbitrary honor; the party that wins becomes the government and proceeds to govern. The aim of civil war, like the aim of all war, is peace… They do not create revolution; what they do create is anarchy; and the difference between these is not a question of violence, but a question of fruitfulness and finality. Revolution of its nature produces government; anarchy only produces more anarchy. Men may have what opinions they please about the beheading of King Charles or King Louis, but they cannot deny that Bradshaw and Cromwell ruled, that Carnot and Napoleon governed. Someone conquered; something occurred. You can only knock off the King’s head once. But you can knock off the King’s hat any number of times. Destruction is finite, obstruction is infinite: so long as rebellion takes the form of mere disorder (instead of an attempt to enforce a new order) there is no logical end to it; it can feed on itself and renew itself forever.”
― G.K. Chesterton, What’s Wrong with the World
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E. Lily Yu

“A perfect society needs no rulers,” they said. “Knowledge and authority ought to be held in common. In order to imagine a new existence, we must free ourselves from the structures of both our failed government and the unjustifiable hegemony of the wasp nests. Hear what you can hear and learn what you can learn while we remain among them. But be ready.”
― E. Lily Yu, The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees

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Murray N. Rothbard

“Whenever someone starts talking about ‘fair competition’ or indeed, about ‘fairness’ in general, it is time to keep a sharp eye on your wallet, for it is about to be picked.”
― Murray N. Rothbard
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Stefan Molyneux

“Socialism, or communism as it is sometimes called, is merely a secular religion, where the State becomes a god.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Hannah Arendt

“The greater the bureaucratization of public life, the greater will be the attraction of violence. In a fully developed bureaucracy there is nobody left with whom one could argue, to whom one could present grievances, on whom the pressures of power could be exerted. Bureaucracy is the form of government in which everybody is deprived of political freedom, of the power to act; for the rule by Nobody is not no-rule, and where all are equally powerless we have a tyranny without a tyrant.”
― Hannah Arendt
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A.E. Samaan (Author) (@AESamaan) | Twitter

“If your political theory requires humanity to “evolve”, then you do not have a theory…. you have a dream.”
― A.E. Samaan
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Jack Kerouac

“At least I had frost on my nose, boots on my feet, and protest in my mouth.”
― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums
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Binding Chaos | Heather Marsh

“All of society’s problems which could be solved by money, were caused by money.”
― Heather Marsh, Binding Chaos: Mass Collaboration on a Global Scale
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Alan Moore

“Rome sees some bloke from the London School of Economics on the telly while he’s flicking through the channels. This chap makes the point that governments don’t actually do anything for us. The only thing that makes them boss is that they control all the currency. Historically, anyone proposing an alternative to cash is brutally suppressed, but then historically they haven’t got the Internet, which makes such things much easier to set up; much harder to crack down on.”
― Alan Moore, Jerusalem
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Binding Chaos | Heather Marsh

“Direct democracy is lazy anarchy, for people who don’t want to be governed but are too lazy to govern themselves. They want participation served to them.”
― Heather Marsh, Binding Chaos: Mass Collaboration on a Global Scale
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Joe Reyes

“What I always hate is when people call our movement a ‘revolution’. For this to be a revolution, we would have to be opposing a standing government. Look around; there is no standing government.”
― Joe Reyes, Aftermath
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Craig D. Lounsbrough

“The birthplace of anarchy is the cemetery of freedom.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough
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Stefan Molyneux

“Countries adopting free-market capitalism have increased output 70-fold, halved work days and doubled lifespans.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Alexander Hamilton

“Those then, who resist a confirmation of public order, are the true Artificers of monarchy—not that this is the intention of the generality of them. Yet it would not be difficult to lay the finger upon some of their party who may justly be suspected. When a man unprincipled in private life desperate in his fortune, bold in his temper, possessed of considerable talents, having the advantage of military habits—despotic in his ordinary demeanour—known to have scoffed in private at the principles of liberty—when such a man is seen to mount the hobby horse of popularity—to join in the cry of danger to liberty—to take every opportunity of embarrassing the General Government & bringing it under suspicion—to flatter and fall in with all the non sense of the zealots of the day—It may justly be suspected that his object is to throw things into confusion that he may “ride the storm and direct the whirlwind.”
― Alexander Hamilton
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Max Stirner

“The men of the future will yet fight their way to many a liberty that we do not even miss.”
― Max Stirner, The Ego and Its Own
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Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

“The purchaser draws boundaries, fences himself in, and says, “This is mine; each one by himself, each one for himself.” Here, then, is a piece of land upon which, henceforth, no one has a right to step, save the proprietor and his friends; which can benefit nobody, save the proprietor and his servants. Let these sales multiply, and soon the people — who have been neither able nor willing to sell, and who have received none of the proceeds of the sale — will have nowhere to rest, no place of shelter, no ground to till. They will die of hunger at the proprietor’s door, on the edge of that property which was their birthright; and the proprietor, watching them die, will exclaim, “So perish idlers and vagrants!”
― Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, What Is Property?
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A.E. Samaan (Author) (@AESamaan) | Twitter

“Politicized science is like a prostitute with an STD.
You know she has been fucked by a dirty politician.”
― A.E. Samaan
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Moonshine Noire

“This revolution will be noted. It will be successful and above all, it will be in words.”
― Moonshine Noire
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Cathy Burnham Martin

“Some people believe that if they yell and scream, others will get the point of just how serious they are. For me, all I get is the point of just how out of control that someone is.”
― Cathy Burnham Martin, The Bimbo Has Brains: And Other Freaky Facts
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Ursula K. Le Guin

“A promise is a direction taken, a self-limitation of choice. As Odo pointed out, if no direction is taken, if one goes nowhere, no change will occur. One’s freedom to choose and to change will be unused, exactly as if one were in jail, a jail of one’s own building, a maze in which no one way is better than any other.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed
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A.E. Samaan (Author) (@AESamaan) | Twitter

“American Progressives have declared war on the sanctity and autonomy of the individual.”
― A.E. Samaan
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Moonshine Noire

“Don’t ask me to pray, instead ask me to act.”
― Moonshine Noire
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Doris Lessing

“Y’know, there’s a very interesting state of Anarchy up there. Everything’s cracking up. That lot of tycoons; they don’t believe in anything. They remind me of the white people in Central Africa. They used to say, ‘Well, of course the blacks will drive us into the sea in fifty years time’. They used to say it cheerfully. In other words, ‘We know that what we’re doing is wrong.”
― Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook
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A.E. Samaan (Author) (@AESamaan) | Twitter

“Art should be for sale. The artist should not.”
― A.E. Samaan
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A.E. Samaan (Author) (@AESamaan) | Twitter

“The product of scientific achievements should be for sale. The scientist should not.”
― A.E. Samaan
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Gilles Deleuze

“… acolo unde nu există aparat de stat și supramuncă, nu există nici model-Muncă. Există doar o variație continuă a acțiunii libere, trecând de la cuvânt la acțiune, de la o acțiune la alta, de la acțiune la cântec, de la cântec la cuvânt, de la cuvânt la întreprindere, într-un ciudat cromatism, cu momente de vârf sau de efort pe care observatorul extern nu poate decât să le ‘traducă’ în termeni de muncă, izbucnind intens și rar. E adevărat că întotdeauna s-a spus despre negri: ‘Nu muncesc, nu știu ce înseamnă munca.’ … La fel de adevărat este că și indienii nici măcar nu înțelegeau despre ce este vorba, fiind total incapabili de vreun fel de organizare a muncii, chiar și sclavagistă: americanii nu vor fi importat atâția negri decât pentru că nu se puteau folosi de indieni, care preferau mai degrabă să moară. Anumiți etnologi remarcabili au pus o întrebare esențială. Au știut să întoarcă problema: societățile primitive nu sunt niște societăți de penurie sau de subzistență, dat fiindcă nu cunosc munca, ci, dimpotrivă, niște societăți ale acțiunii libere și ale spațiului neted, care nu au nicio nevoie de un factor-muncă , tot așa cum nici nu constituie stocuri. Aceste societăți nu sunt niște societăți ale lenei, chiar dacă diferența lor față de muncă poate să se exprime sub forma unui ‘drept la lene’. Și nu sunt niște societăți fără legi, chiar dacă diferența lor față de lege poate să se exprime sub aparența unei ‘anarhii’. Ele au mai curând legea nomos-ului, care reglează o variație continuă a activității, cu propria ei rigoare și propria ei cruzime (a te debarasa de ceea ce nu poți să transporți – batrâni sau copii…).
[where there is no state apparatus and supramunition, there is no model-work. There is only a continuous variation of free action, going from word to action, from action to action, from action to song, from song to word, from word to enterprise, in a strange chrome, with moments of peak or effort that the external observer can only translate ‘in terms of labor, bursting intensely and rarely. It is true that it has always been said about black people: “I do not work, I do not know what labor means.” … It is equally true that the Indians did not even understand what it is, being totally incapable of some sort of work organization , even a slave: Americans will not be imported so many blacks because they could not use Indians who preferred to die. Certain remarkable ethnologists have posed an essential question. They knew how to turn the problem: primitive societies are not societies of shortage or subsistence because they do not know the work, but rather societies of free action and smooth space, who have no need for a factor-work, all as they do not even stock up. These companies are not societies of laziness, even if their difference in work can be expressed as a ‘right to laziness’. And they are not lawless societies, even if their difference to the law can be expressed under the appearance of an anarchy. They rather have the nomos law, which regulates a continuous variation of activity, with its own rigor and its own cruelty to get rid of what you can not carry – old or children …]
(Gilles Deleuze et Félix Guattari)”
― Gilles Deleuze, A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
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Organizacja Monarchistów Polskich » Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski: Monetarna wojna państwa z rynkiem

“The earliest use of writing was strictly commercial and economic, not political or bureaucratic. It was trade, entrepreneurship, and stewardship of private property, not politics, “public education” or the creation of national mythology that allowed humankind to transition from prehistory to history. Just as trade, entrepreneurship, and stewardship of private property have always been on the forefront of civilization’s advancement, so were they also the driving force behind civilization’s emergence.”
― Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
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Ursula K. Le Guin

“An Odonian undertook monogamy just as he might undertake a joint enterprise in production, a ballet or a soap-works. Partnership was a voluntarily constituted federation like any other. So long as it worked, it worked, and if it didn’t work it stopped being. It was not an institution but a function. It had no sanction but that of private conscience.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed
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A.E. Samaan (Author) (@AESamaan) | Twitter

“If your political theory requires humanity to “evolve”, then you do not have a theory.”
― A.E. Samaan
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Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Independence that has declared its ‘independence’ from the sure and certain compass of sound morals is nothing more than rogue greed having scantily dressed itself in the garb of independence while running off the cliff of anarchy.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough
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Binding Chaos: Mass Collaboration on a Global Scale

“Human rights don’t trickle down.”
― Heather Marsh, Binding Chaos: Mass Collaboration on a Global Scale
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Craig D. Lounsbrough

“If truth is relative, then it’s cousin is anarchy.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal. And if they are equal, they are not free.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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Ludwig von Mises

“The worship of the state is the worship of force. There is no more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of incompetent, corrupt, or vile men. The worst evils which mankind ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments. The state can be and has often been in the course of history the main source of mischief and disaster.”
― Ludwig von Mises
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Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.

“It isn’t a coincidence that governments everywhere want to educate children. Government education, in turn, is supposed to be evidence of the state’s goodness and its concern for our well-being. The real explanation is less flattering. If the government’s propaganda can take root as children grow up, those kids will be no threat to the state apparatus. They’ll fasten the chains to their own ankles.”
― Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.
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Lawrence W. Reed

“My take on socialism is this: Socialism only seems to work when you don’t fully implement it, when you keep enough capitalism around to pay socialism’s bills, at least for a time. It’s the difference between milking the cow and killing it. Socialism has no theory of wealth creation; it’s just a destructive, envy-driven fantasy about redistributing it after something else (and somebody else) creates it first.”
― Lawrence W. Reed
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Stefan Molyneux

“It’s been easier to convince people to hand over half their income, their children to war, and their freedoms in perpetuity, than to engage them in seriously considering how roads might function in the absence of taxation.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Robert Higgs

“In the natural sciences, some checks exist on the prolonged acceptance of nutty ideas, which do not hold up well under experimental and observational tests and cannot readily be shown to give rise to useful working technologies. But in economics and the other social studies, nutty ideas may hang around for centuries. Today, leading presidential candidates and tens of millions of voters in the USA embrace ideas that might have been drawn from a 17th-century book on the theory and practice of mercantilism, and multitudes of politicians and ordinary people espouse notions that Adam Smith, David Ricardo, and others exploded more than two centuries ago. In these realms, nearly everyone simply believes whatever he feels good about believing.”
― Robert Higgs
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Auberon Herbert

“Liberty means refusing to allow some men to use the state to compel other men to serve their interests or opinion.”
― Auberon Herbert
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Jeffrey Tucker

“Socialism is not really an option in the material world. There can be no collective ownership of anything materially scarce. One or another faction will assert control in the name of society. Inevitably, the faction will be the most powerful in society — that is, the state. This is why all attempts to create socialism in scarce goods or services devolve into totalitarian systems of top-down planning.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Ludwig von Mises

“Socialism is an alternative to capitalism as potassium cyanide is an alternative to water.”
― Ludwig von Mises, Human Action: A Treatise on Economics
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Ludwig von Mises

“A man who chooses between drinking a glass of milk and a glass of a solution of potassium cyanide does not choose between two beverages; he chooses between life and death. A society that chooses between capitalism and socialism does not choose between two social systems; it chooses between social cooperation and the disintegration of society. Socialism is not an alternative to capitalism; it is an alternative to any system under which men can live as human beings.”
― Ludwig von Mises
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Robert Higgs

“We know how the people of Argentina ruined their country. We know how the people of Venezuela ruined their country. Few Americans know much about the history of Argentina or Venezuela. But if they wish to know how the people of the USA are ruining their own country, all they have to do is look around themselves, including, in most cases, looking in the mirror.”
― Robert Higgs
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bell hooks

“[Our] struggle for liberation has significance only if it takes place within a feminist movement that has as its fundamental goal the liberation of all people.”
― bell hooks, Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism

tags: anhy, feminism
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Hans-Hermann Hoppe

“In a covenant…among proprietor and community tenants for the purpose of protecting their private property, no such thing as a right to free (unlimited) speech exists, not even to unlimited speech on one’s own tenant-property. One may say innumerable things and promote almost any idea under the sun, but naturally no one is permitted to advocate ideas contrary to the very covenant of preserving and protecting private property, such as democracy and communism. There can be no tolerance toward democrats and communists in a libertarian social order. They will have to be physically separated and removed from society.”
― Hans-Hermann Hoppe
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Jeffrey Tucker

“People who can’t imagine order without imposition always end up favoring power over liberty.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Stefan Molyneux

“No rules for the rulers is tyranny for the subjects. Freedom for politicians is enslavement for citizens.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Jeffrey Tucker

“It’s WW2 and there are wage controls in place. Instead of health care, companies decide to offer employees shoes. Having absorbed those costs, they later lobby for every company to be required to offer shoes. That calls forth regulation and monopolization of the shoe industry. Shoes are heavily subsidized. Every shoe must be approved. Producers must be domestic. They must adhere to a certain quality. They can’t discriminate based on foot size or individual need. Prices rise, and some people lack shoes, so the Affordable Shoe Act forces everyone to buy into an official shoe plan or pay a fee. Here we have a perfect plan for making shoes egregiously expensive. The entire country would be consumed with the fear of being shoeless if they lose their job. The left wing calls for a single shoe provider to offer universal shoes and the right wing meekly suggests that shoe makers be permitted to sell across state lines.

Meanwhile, libertarians suggest that we just forget the whole thing and let the market make and deliver shoes of every quality to anyone from anyone. Everyone screams that this is an insane and dangerous idea.”
― Jeffrey Tucker

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Murray N. Rothbard

“Free-market capitalism is a network of free and voluntary exchanges in which producers work, produce, and exchange their products for the products of others through prices voluntarily arrived at.”
― Murray N. Rothbard
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Binding Chaos: Mass Collaboration on a Global Scale

“Functional societies need algorithms which reward us for being of service to those who need it most. Instead we have algorithms which reward us for being of service to those who need it least”
― Heather Marsh, Binding Chaos: Mass Collaboration on a Global Scale
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David D. Friedman

“Anarcho-capitalism is not by definition libertarian. It is rather a prediction, not a definition.”
― David D. Friedman
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Emma Goldman

“I did not believe that a Cause which stood for a beautiful ideal, for anarchism, for release and freedom from convention and prejudice, should demand the denial of life and joy. I insisted that our Cause could not expect me to become a nun and that the movement would not be turned into a cloister. If it meant that, I did not want it. “I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody’s right to beautiful, radiant things.” Anarchism meant that to me, and I would live it in spite of the whole world — prisons, persecution, everything. Yes, even in spite of the condemnation of my own closest comrades I would live my beautiful ideal.”
― Emma Goldman
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Binding Chaos: Mass Collaboration on a Global Scale

“All ponzi schemes are upheld by a centripetal force caused by those orbiting the circles of power, celebrity and wealth and trying to get in. When the ponzi scheme reaches its point of maximum growth, the force disperses and the ponzi scheme collapses.”
― Heather Marsh, Binding Chaos: Mass Collaboration on a Global Scale
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Richard Engel

“It is a disturbing aspect of human nature that if there is a place where there are no consequences and where the most grotesque murders are tolerated in the name of a cult claiming to be a faith, a certain type of person will be attracted to it.”
― Richard Engel, And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East
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Voltairine de Cleyre

“Says the Cardinal: “Freethought leads to Atheism, to the destruction of social and civil order, and to the overthrow of government.” I accept the gentleman’s statement; I credit him with much intellectual acumen for perceiving that which many freethinkers have failed to perceive: accepting it, I shall do my best to prove it, and then endeavor to show that this very iconoclastic principle is the salvation of the economic slave and the destruction of the economic tyrant.

Hence the freethinker who recognizes the science of astronomy, the science of mathematics, and the equally positive and exact science of justice, is logically forced to the denial of supreme authority. For no human being who observes and reflects can admit a supreme tyrant and preserve his self-respect. No human mind can accept the dogma of divine despotism and the doctrine of eternal justice at the same time; they contradict each other, and it takes two brains to hold them. The cardinal is right: freethought does logically lead to atheism, if by atheism he means the denial of supreme authority.”
― Voltairine de Cleyre, The Voltairine de Cleyre Reader
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A.E. Samaan (Author) (@AESamaan) | Twitter

“Funny, I don’t particularly care for either “laws” or “order”. Liberty is messy. Freedom yields imperfect results.”
― A.E. Samaan
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"Sons of Anarchy" and Its Tragic Models | Balder and Dash | Roger Ebert

“Freedom is the inherent state of nature. A bird is free until you clip its wings and put it in a cage. Just because you pick up its shit, give it food and water, and let it do as it pleases within the confines of its cage does not make it any less a captive. Even if the cage was made of pure gold, the ornate bars would serve the same purpose.”
― Dane Whalen
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Jack Campbell

“Alain gazed at the old road, his expression uncharacteristically somber. “The Emperors believe they have the power to force their illusions on all others. This is part of that. The road itself is declared dead, never to be used, and no one dares dispute the Imperial will.”
“Not much better that the Great Guilds, is it?”
“No I do not think so. When you seek allies among the commons, Mari, I believe you should look to those who do not blindly accept the authority of their leaders.”
“Too much failure to accept authority and you end up with anarchy, like in Tiae,” Mari pointed out.
“That is so,” Alain agreed. “But as you told your elder, there is much that lies between total control and anarchy. The leaders of our Guilds and the rulers of the Empire would have us believe that only those two extremes exist, but I have been among the free cities and you have been in the confederation. Their governing systems are not perfect, but they work while still allowing their people freedom.”
“Freedom?” Mari turned to Alain, surprised. “I’ve never heard you use that word. Hardly anybody uses it.”
“I was taught that freedom is an illusion, only one more illusion which distracts from the path of wisdom.” A flare of some deep emotion showed in Alain’s eyes. “But I have felt freedom, Mari, as I walked the road beside you, and I know it is no illusion. The will of the Great Guilds, of the Emperor, those things are illusions, and their images will not endure.”
― Jack Campbell, The Hidden Masters of Marandur
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"Sons of Anarchy" and Its Tragic Models | Balder and Dash | Roger Ebert
“Terrorism is the use of violence or intimidation in the pursuit of a political aim. The highest political aim is the creation and enforcement of law. Cops use violence and intimidation to enforce law. Therefore, all cops are, by definition, terrorists.”
― Dane Whalen
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A.E. Samaan (Author) (@AESamaan) | Twitter

“We have rule of lawyers, not rule of law. The legal profession has a monopoly over one branch of government as it was never intended to. The American Bar Association owns an entire branch of our government. We should not be surprised that we are the most litigious society in the world. It is big business with a stranglehold on one of the three branches of government.”
― A.E. Samaan
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Brian Michael Bendis

“And each ripple builds and builds into the tidal wave of anarchy to which we are now doomed.”
― Brian Michael Bendis, Powers, Vol. 5: Anarchy
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"Sons of Anarchy" and Its Tragic Models | Balder and Dash | Roger Ebert

“Anarchy and Liberty are synonymous. Anything less is merely gradient levels of slavery.”
― Dane Whalen
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H.L. Mencken

“The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.”
― H.L. Mencken
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Jodi Taylor

“Everyone needs rules. After all, how can you break what doesn’t exist? Rules give anarchy something to aim at”
― Jodi Taylor, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
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Stefan Molyneux

“If you are for gun control, then you are not against guns, because the guns will be needed to disarm people. So it’s not that you are anti-gun. You’ll need the police’s guns to take away other people’s guns. So you’re very pro-gun; you just believe that only the Government (which is, of course, so reliable, honest, moral and virtuous…) should be allowed to have guns. There is no such thing as gun control. There is only centralizing gun ownership in the hands of a small political elite and their minions.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Hans-Hermann Hoppe

“There can be no socialism without a state, and as long as there is a state there is socialism. The state, then, is the very institution that puts socialism into action; and as socialism rests on aggressive violence directed against innocent victims, aggressive violence is the nature of any state.”
― Hans-Hermann Hoppe, A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism: Economics, Politics, and Ethics
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Thomas Sowell

“What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don’t like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don’t expect freedom to survive very long.”
― Thomas Sowell
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David D. Friedman

“Producing laws is not an easier job than producing cars and food, so if the government is incompetent to produce cars or food, why do you expect it to do a good job producing the legal system within which you are then going to produce the cars and the food?”
― David D. Friedman
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Stefan Molyneux

“Accepting necessary conflicts for the sake of improving the lives of children is the only fundamental moral crusade that matters.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Rose Wilder Lane

“It is precisely democracy which is destroying the American political structure, American law, and the American economy.”
― Rose Wilder Lane
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Hans-Hermann Hoppe

“Experience cannot beat logic, and interpretations of observational evidence which are not in line with the laws of logical reasoning are no refutation of these but the sign of a muddled mind (or would one accept someone’s observational report that he had seen a bird that was red and non-red all over at the same time as a refutation of the law of contradiction rather than the pronouncement of an idiot?).”
― Hans-Hermann Hoppe, The Economics and Ethics of Private Property: Studies in Political Economy and Philosophy
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File:Harry Browne, 2000.png - Wikipedia

“Government programs didn’t arise because the people demanded them or because the free market was unable to provide needed services. They arose because the politicians found them to be a convenient way to buy votes with other people’s money, a convenient way to enlarge their own power, a convenient way to reward their political cronies, and a convenient way to keep people dependent on government.”
― Harry Browne
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Ayn Rand

“Collectivism means the subjugation of the individual to a group—whether to a race, class or state does not matter. Collectivism holds that man must be chained to collective action and collective thought for the sake of what is called “the common good.”
― Ayn Rand
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Robert Higgs

“A valid contract requires voluntary offer, acceptance, and consideration.”
― Robert Higgs
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Robert Higgs

“Government as we now know it in the USA and other economically advanced countries is so manifestly horrifying, so corrupt, counterproductive, and outright vicious, that one might well wonder how it continues to enjoy so much popular legitimacy and to be perceived so widely as not only tolerable but indispensable. The answer, in overwhelming part, may be reduced to a two-part formula: bribes and bamboozlement (classically “bread and circuses”). Under the former rubric falls the vast array of government “benefits” and goodies of all sorts, from corporate subsidies and privileges to professional grants and contracts to welfare payments and health care for low-income people and other members of the lumpenproletariat. Under the latter rubric fall such measures as the government schools, the government’s lapdog news media, and the government’s collaboration with the producers of professional sporting events and Hollywood films. Seen as a semi-integrated whole, these measures give current governments a strong hold on the public’s allegiance and instill in the masses and the elites alike a deep fear of anything that seriously threatens the status quo.”
― Robert Higgs
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Larken Rose

“Collectivism is the “philosophy” of every cockroach and sewer rat: “If I want it, I must need it, and if I need it, I have a right to it, and if I have a right to it, it doesn’t matter what I have to do to get it.” The
fact that such an inherently animalistic, short-sighted, anti-human
viewpoint is now painted by some as compassionate and “progressive” does not make it any more sane, or any less dangerous.”
― Larken Rose
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Stefan Molyneux

“Compassion without discipline is egregious self-sabotage.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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“The free market punishes irresponsibility. Government rewards it.”
― Harry Browne
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Trey Parker

“We (libertarians) find just as many things to rip on the left as we do on the right. People on the far-left and the far-right are the same exact person to us.”
― Trey Parker
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Stefan Molyneux

“For the most part, people strenuously resist any redefinition of morality, because it shakes them to the very core of their being to think that in pursuing virtue they may have been feeding vice, or in fighting vice they may have in fact been fighting virtue.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Ayn Rand

“Socialism may be established by force, as in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics—or by vote, as in Nazi (National Socialist) Germany. The degree of socialization may be total, as in Russia—or partial, as in England. Theoretically, the differences are superficial; practically, they are only a matter of time. The basic principle, in all cases, is the same.”
― Ayn Rand
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Ayn Rand

“Do not consider Collectivists as “sincere but deluded idealists”. The proposal to enslave some men for the sake of others is not an ideal; brutality is not “idealistic,” no matter what its purpose. Do not ever say that the desire to “do good” by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.”
― Ayn Rand
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George Reisman

“Monopoly is a market, or part of a market, reserved to the exclusive possession of one or more sellers by means of the initiation of physical force by the government, or with the sanction of the government. Monopoly exists insofar as the freedom of competition is violated, with the freedom of competition being understood as the absence of the initiation of physical force as the preventive of competition. Where there is no initiation of physical force to violate the freedom of competition, there is no monopoly. The freedom of competition is violated only insofar as individuals are excluded from markets or parts of markets by means of the initiation of physical force. Monopoly is thus a market or part of a market reserved to the exclusive possession of one or more sellers by means of the initiation of physical force. It is thus something imposed upon the market from without—by the government. (Private individuals—gangsters—can initiate force to reserve markets only if the government allows it and thereby sanctions it.)
Thus, monopoly is not something which emerges from the normal operation of the economic system, and which the government must control.”
― George Reisman
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Albert Jay Nock

“There are two methods, or means, and only two, whereby man’s needs and desires can be satisfied. One is the production and exchange of wealth; this is the economic means. The other is the uncompensated appropriation of wealth produced by others; this is the political means.”
― Albert Jay Nock
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Frédéric Bastiat

“The profit of the one is the profit of the other.”
― Frédéric Bastiat
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Murray N. Rothbard

“The movement that I’m in favor of is a movement of libertarians who do not substitute whim for reason. Now some of them do, obviously, and I’m against that. I’m in favor of reason over whim. As far as I’m concerned, and I think the rest of the movement, too, we are anarcho-capitalists. In other words, we believe that capitalism is the fullest expression of anarchism, and anarchism is the fullest expression of capitalism. Not only are they compatible, but you can’t really have one without the other. True anarchism will be capitalism, and true capitalism will be anarchism.”
― Murray N. Rothbard
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“Nowadays the job of the judge is not to do justice. The judge is more of a functionary . He’s like a civil servant whose job is to interpret words written down by another branch of the government, whether those words are just or not.”
― Stephan Kinsella
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Stephen Colbert

“Librarians hoard the wisdom of humanity. They are the keepers of all knowledge, the guardians at the temples of understanding and devoted protectors of the sanctuary in the midst of uneducated anarchy.”
― Stephen Colbert
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Ron Paul

“A libertarian is somebody who believes, of course, in personal liberty. And liberty is a personal thing; it is not collective. You don’t gain liberty because you belong to a group. So we don’t talk about women’s rights or gay rights or anything else. Everybody has an absolute equal right as an individual, and it comes to them naturally.”
― Ron Paul
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“Order is just chaos waiting to happen”
― Andrew James White
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Larken Rose

“Irony: Taking a 170-year-old envy-based “philosophy,” which has led to the murder of several hundred million human beings and the oppression of billions more, and calling it “progressive”.”
― Larken Rose
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Ibrahim Ibrahim

“An Atheist, is nothing but a bankrupt Anarchist.”
― Ibrahim Ibrahim, Quotable: My Worldview
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Friedrich Nietzsche

“State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies; and this lie slips from its mouth: ‘I, the state, am the people.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
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Frederick Douglass

“To make a contented slave, you must make a thoughtless one. It is necessary to darken his moral and mental vision, and, as far as possible, to annihilate his power of reason. He must be able to detect no inconsistencies in slavery. The man that takes his earnings, must be able to convince him that he has a perfect right to do so. It must not depend upon mere force; the slave must know no Higher Law than his master’s will. The whole relationship must not only demonstrate, to his mind, its necessity, but its absolute rightfulness.”
― Frederick Douglass
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Ludwig von Mises

“A society that chooses between capitalism and socialism does not choose between two social systems; it chooses between social cooperation and the disintegration of society.”
― Ludwig von Mises
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Ludwig von Mises

“Every step which leads from capitalism toward planning is necessarily a step nearer to absolutism and dictatorship.”
― Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government
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Lao Tzu

“The more laws and restrictions there are,
The poorer people become.

The more rules and regulations,
The more thieves and robbers.”
― Lao Tzu
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Robert Nozick

“Consider the following sequence of cases, which we shall call the Tale of the Slave, and imagine it is about you.

1. There is a slave completely at the mercy of his brutal master’s whims. He is often cruelly beaten, called out in the middle of the night, and so on.

2. The master is kindlier and beats the slave only for stated infractions of his rules (not fulling the work quota, and so on). He gives the slave some free time.

3. The master has a group of slave, and he decides how things are to be allocated among them on nice grounds, taking into account their needs, merit, and so on.

4. The master allows the slave four days on their own and requires them to work only three days a week on his land. The rest of the time is their own.

5. The master allows his slaves to go off and work in the city (or anywhere they wish) for wages. He also retains the power to recall them to the plantation if some emergency threatens his land; and to raise or lower the three-sevenths amount required to be turned over to him. He further retains the right to restrict the slaves from participating in certain dangerous activities that threaten his financial return, for example, mountain climbing, cigarette smoking.

6. The master allows all of his 10,000 slaves, except you, to vote, and the joint decision is made by all of them. There is open discussion, and so forth, among them, and they have the power to determine to what use to put whatever percentage of your (and their) earnings they decide to take; what activities legitimately may be forbidden to you, and so on.

7. Though still not having the vote, you are at liberty (and are given the right) to enter into discussion of the 10,000, to try to persuade them to adopt various policies and to treat you and themselves in a certain way. They then go off to vote to decide upon policies covering the vast range of their powers.

8. In appreciation of your useful contributions to discussion, the 10,000 allow you to vote if they are deadlocked; they commit themselve3s to this procedure. After the discussion you mark your vote on a slip of paper, and they go off and vote. In the eventuality that they divide evenly on some issue, 5,000 for and 5,000 against, they look at your ballot and count it in. This has never yet happened; they have never yet had occasion to open your ballot. (A single master may also might commit himself to letting his slave decide any issue concerning him about which he, the master, was absolutely indifferent.)

9. They throw your vote in with theirs. If they are exactly tied your vote carries the issue. Otherwise it makes no difference to the electoral outcome.

The question is: which transition from case 1 to case 9 made it no longer the tale of the slave?”
― Robert Nozick, Anarchy, State, and Utopia

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Gustave de Molinari

“Just as war is the natural consequence of monopoly, peace is the natural consequence of liberty.”
― Gustave de Molinari
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Carl Menger

“Money is not an invention of the state. It is not the product of a legislative act. Even the sanction of political authority is not necessary for its existence. Certain commodities came to be money quite naturally, as the result of economic relationships that were independent of the power of the state.”
― Carl Menger
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Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.

“Once you understand the economics of the Austrian School and the philosophy of liberty in the tradition of Rothbard, you never look at anything – not the state, the media, the central bank, the political class, nothing – the same way again.”
― Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.
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Voltaire“Go into the London Stock Exchange – a more respectable place than many a court – and you will see representatives from all nations gathered together for the utility of men. Here Jew, Mohammedan and Christian deal with each other as though they were all of the same faith, and only apply the word infidel to people who go bankrupt. Here the Presbyterian trusts the Anabaptist and the Anglican accepts a promise from the Quaker. On leaving these peaceful and free assemblies some go to the Synagogue and others for a drink, this one goes to be baptized in a great bath in the name of Father, Son and Holy Ghost, that one has his son’s foreskin cut and has some Hebrew words he doesn’t understand mumbled over the child, others go to heir church and await the inspiration of God with their hats on, and everybody is happy.”
― Voltaire

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Ron Paul

“It must be remembered that a vast majority of mankind’s history has been spent living under the rule of tyrants and authoritarians. The ideas of Liberty are very new when you consider the big picture. By contrast, various forms of socialism and fascism have been adopted over and over again. Be wary of those who try to present these old and tired ideas as something new and exciting. Liberty and free markets are the way forward if we truly desire peace and prosperity.”
― Ron Paul
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Sheldon Richman Joins the Libertarian Papers Editorial Board - Libertarian Papers
“If government played by the same rules as the rest of us, it would cease to be government.”
― Sheldon Richman
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Alexis de Tocqueville

“All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville
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Bono

“Entrepreneurial capitalism takes more people out of poverty than aid.”
― Bono
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C.G. Jung

“A million zeros joined together do not, unfortunately, add up to one. Ultimately everything depends on the quality of the individual, but our fatally shortsighted age thinks only in terms of large numbers and mass organizations, though one would think that the world had seen more than enough of what a well-disciplined mob can do in the hands of a single madman. Unfortunately, this realization does not seem to have penetrated very far – and our blindness is extremely dangerous.”
― C.G. Jung, The Essential Jung: Selected Writings
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Jeffrey Tucker

“Even the richest person, provided the riches comes from mutually beneficial exchange, does not need to give anything “back” to the community, because this person took nothing out of the community. Indeed, the reverse is true: Enterprises give to the community. Their owners take huge risks, and front the money for investment, precisely with the goal of serving others. Their riches are signs that they have achieved their aims.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Frédéric Bastiat

“Thus, since an individual cannot lawfully use force against the person, liberty, or property of another individual, then the common force — for the same reason — cannot lawfully be used to destroy the person, liberty, or property of individuals or groups.”
― Frédéric Bastiat
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Jeffrey Tucker

“The problems on campus life today are not about free speech. They are about how the students have absolutely nothing to do with their lives but sit and listen to lectures, find the best parties to attend, and otherwise discover first-world problems to stew about and protest. That’s the root of the problem. This is not a commercial environment where people are incentivized to find value in each other. Campuses have become completely artificial 4-year holding tanks for infantilized kids with zero experience in actual life in which people find ways to get along. These students are not serving each other in a market exchange, and very few have worked at day in their lives, so their default is to find some offense and protest. It’s all they’ve been taught to do and all they know how to do. Idle hands and parents’ money = trouble.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Ludwig von Mises

“Rhetorical bombast, music and song resound, banners wave, flowers and colors serve as symbols, and the leaders seek to attach their followers to their own person. Liberalism has nothing to do with all this. It has no party flower and no party color, no party song and no party idols, no symbols and no slogans. It has the substance and the arguments. These must lead it to victory.”
― Ludwig von Mises
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Sheldon Richman Joins the Libertarian Papers Editorial Board - Libertarian Papers

“By portraying war as an opportunity for virtuous acts, the politicians romanticize evil.”
― Sheldon Richman
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Austrian Economics vs. Astrology: an interview with Frank Karsten « Ludwig von Mises Instituut ...
“Actually, in its essence, democracy is a totalitarian ideology, though not as extreme as Nazism, fascism or communism. In principle, no freedom is safe in a democracy, every aspect of the individual’s life is potentially subject to government control. At the end of the day, the minority is completely at the mercy of the whims of the majority. Even if a democracy has a constitution limiting the powers of the government, this constitution too can be amended by the majority. The only fundamental right you have in a democracy, besides running for office, is the right to vote for a political party. With that solitary vote you hand over your independence and your freedom to the will of the majority.”
― Frank Karsten, Beyond Democracy: Why democracy does not lead to solidarity, prosperity and liberty but to social conflict, runaway spending and a tyrannical government.
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Lawrence W. Reed

“Are you for peace? The great test of your devotion to peace is not how many words you utter on its behalf. It’s not even how you propose to deal with people of other countries, though that certainly tells us something. To fully measure your “peacefulness” requires that we examine how you propose to treat people in your own backyard. Do you demand more of what doesn’t belong to you? Do you endorse the use of force to punish people for victimless “crimes”? Do you support politicians who promise to seize the earnings of others to pay for your bailout, your subsidy, your student loan, your child’s education or whatever pet cause or project you think is more important than what your fellow citizens might personally prefer to spend their own money on? Do you believe theft is OK if it’s for a good cause or endorsed by a majority? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then have the courage to admit that peace is not your priority. How can I trust your foreign policy if your domestic policy requires so much to be done at gunpoint?”
― Lawrence W. Reed
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Jesús Huerta de Soto

“The essential difference between rich societies and poor societies does not stem from any greater effort the former devote to work, nor even from any greater technological knowledge the former hold. Instead it arises mainly from the fact that rich nations possess a more extensive network of capital goods wisely invested from an entrepreneurial standpoint. These goods consists of machines, tools, computers, buildings, semi-manufactured goods, software, etc., and they exist due to prior savings of the nation’s citizens. In other words, comparatively rich societies possess more wealth because they have more time accumulated in the form of capital goods, which places them closer in time to the achievement of much more valuable goals.”
― Jesús Huerta de Soto
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The Mainspring of Human Progress | Mises Institute
“Most of the major ills of the world have been caused by well-meaning people who ignored the principle of individual freedom, except as applied to themselves, and who were obsessed with fanatical zeal to improve the lot of mankind-in-the-mass through some pet formula of their own. The harm done by ordinary criminals, murderers, gangsters, and thieves is negligible in comparison with the agony inflicted upon human beings by the professional do-gooders who attempt to set themselves up as gods on earth and who would ruthlessly force their views on all others with the abiding assurance that the end justifies the means.”
― Henry Grady Weaver, The Mainspring of Human Progress
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Charles Forbes René de Montalembert

“Equality cannot be imagined outside of tyranny.”
― Charles Forbes René de Montalembert
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“If anarchy is chaos, and chaos is war, why wasn’t a single war started by anarchists?”
― Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
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Charles Forbes René de Montalembert

“To be sure, I am not speaking about Christian equality, whose real name is equity; but about this democratic and social equality, which is nothing but the canonization of envy and the chimera of jealous ineptitude. This equality was never anything but a mask which could not become reality without the abolition of all merit and virtue.”
― Charles Forbes René de Montalembert
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Garth Risk Hallberg

“How could anarchy be any worse for the general welfare than this? I say let the city go bankrupt, the buildings fall, let grass take over Fifth Avenue. Let birds nest in storefronts, whales swim up the Hudson. We can spend mornings hunting for food, and afternoons fornicating, and at night we’ll dance on the rooftops and chant shantih shantih at the sky.”
― Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire
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Albert Camus

“Le fameux discours de Saint-Just a ainsi tous les airs d’une étude théologique. “Louis [XVI] étranger parmis nous”, voila la thèse de l’adolescent accusateur. Si un contrat, naturel ou civil, pouvait encore lier le roi et son peuple, il y aurait obligation mutuelle; la volonté du peuple ne pourrait s’ériger en juge absolu pour prononcer le jugement absolu. Il s’agit donc de démontrer qu’aucun rapport ne lie le peuple et le roi. Pour prouver que le peuple est en lui-même la vérité éternelle, il faut montrer que la royauté est en elle-même crime éternel.”

[“The famous speech of Saint-Just thus looks like a theological study. “Louis [XVI] foreigner among us”, here is the thesis of the accusing teenager. If a contract, natural or civil, could still bind the king and his people, there would be mutual obligation; the will of the people can not set itself up as an absolute judge to pronounce absolute judgment. It is therefore necessary to demonstrate that no relationship binds the people and the king. To prove that the people are in themselves the eternal truth, it must be shown that royalty is in itself an eternal crime. ]
― Albert Camus, The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt

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Ludwig von Mises

“Every socialist is a disguised dictator.”
― Ludwig von Mises
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Lysander Spooner

“If any man’s money can be taken by a so-called government, without his own personal consent, all his other rights are taken with it; for with his money the government can, and will, hire soldiers to stand over him, compel him to submit to its arbitrary will, and kill him if he resists.”
― Lysander Spooner
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Robert Higgs

“Voting, the be all and end all of modern democratic politicians, has become a farce, if indeed it was ever anything else. By voting, the people decide only which of the oligarchs preselected for them as viable candidates will wield the whip used to flog them and will command the legion of willing accomplices and anointed lickspittles who perpetrate the countless violations of the people’s natural rights. Meanwhile, the masters soothe the masses by assuring them night and day that they — the plundered and bullied multitudes who compose the electorate — are themselves the government.”
― Robert Higgs
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Auberon Herbert

“It is impossible for us to make any real advance until we take to heart this great truth, that without freedom of choice, without freedom of action, there are not such things as true moral qualities; there can only be submissive wearing of the cords that others have tied round our hands.”
― Auberon Herbert
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“If you’re rational you don’t get to believe whatever you want to believe.”
― Michael Huemer
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“Peace is found when people stand for morality and reject
culture. Defend freedom at all costs and at all times and peace
will rule the world instead of tyrants.”
― Jeremy Locke, The End of All Evil
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Jeffrey Tucker

“Why anarchy? Because anything less would be uncivilized.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Auberon Herbert

“To live in a state of liberty is not to live apart from law. It is, on the contrary, to live under the highest law, the only law that can really profit a man, the law which is consciously and deliberately imposed by himself on himself.”
― Auberon Herbert
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Hans-Hermann Hoppe

“Conflict is not unavoidable. However, it is nonsensical to consider the institution of a state as a solution to the problem of possible conflict, because it is precisely the institution of a state which first makes conflict unavoidable and permanent.”
― Hans-Hermann Hoppe voluntaryism
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Auberon Herbert

“I found most of my friends quite content to be used as tax-material, even though the sums of money taken from them were employed against their own beliefs and interests. They had lived so long under the system of using others, and then in their turn being used by them, that they were like hypnotized subjects, and looked on this subjecting and using of each other as a part of the necessary and even Providential order of things. The great machine had taken possession of their souls.”
― Auberon Herbert
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Robert Higgs

“Nearly all libertarians were once conservatives or progressives or independent statists of some stripe. But scarcely any conservatives, progressives, or independent statists were once libertarians. This asymmetry in the direction of ideological migration is interesting and perhaps informative.”
― Robert Higgs
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Auberon Herbert

“Set men up to rule their fellow-men, to treat them as mere soulless material with which they may deal as they please, and the consequence is that you sweep away every moral landmark and turn this world into a place of selfish striving, hopeless confusion, trickery and violence, a mere scrambling ground for the strongest or the most cunning or the most numerous.”
― Auberon Herbert
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Stephen L. Carter

“On the opening day of law school at Yale, I always counsel my first-year students never to support a law they are not willing to kill to enforce. Usually they greet this advice with something between skepticism and puzzlement, until I remind them that the police go armed to enforce the will of the state, and if you resist, they might kill you.”
― Stephen L. Carter
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Frédéric Bastiat

“The law is guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish.”
― Frédéric Bastiat, politics, statism, trade, voluntaryism
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Friedrich A. Hayek

“The principle that the end justifies the means is in individualist ethics regarded as the denial of all morals. In collectivist ethics it becomes necessarily the supreme rule.”
― Friedrich A. Hayek
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Frédéric Bastiat

“There are two principles between which there can be no compromise—liberty and coercion.”
― Frédéric Bastiat
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“It is curious to note that when for reasons of conscience, people refuse to kill, they are often exempted from active military duty. But there are no exemptions for people who, for reasons of conscience, refuse to financially support the bureaucracy that actually does the killing. Apparently, the state takes money more seriously than life.”
― Karl Hess

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Robert Higgs

“The government enforces a monopoly over the production and distribution of its alleged ‘services’ and brings violence to bear against would-be competitors. In so doing, it reveals the fraud at the heart of its impudent claims and gives sufficient proof that it is not a genuine protector, but a mere protection racket.”
― Robert Higgs
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Larken Rose

“It’s amazing the amount of anger, hostility and hatred some people show towards those of us who want to leave them in freedom. Hysterically, some statists characterize that as the voluntaryists trying to “force” their views on everyone else. “You’re oppressing me, by leaving me alone, and wanting me to leave you alone!” Meanwhile, they wildly cheer when some politician promises to extort and control them. Go figure.”
― Larken Rose
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Immanuel Kant

“Anarchy is law and freedom without force.
Despotism is law and force without freedom.
Barbarism force without freedom and law.
Republicanism is force with freedom and law.”
― Immanuel Kant, Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View.
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Auberon Herbert

“It is only you, treading in the blessed path of peace and freedom, who can bring about the true regeneration of society, and with it the true happiness of your own lives.”
― Auberon Herbert
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“All the social ills that
law presumes to correct exist because people are not free to
learn and grow.”
― Jeremy Locke, The End of All Evil
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Kurt Vonnegut

“He hadn’t killed nearly as many people as I had. But then again, he hadn’t had my advantage, which was the full cooperation of our Government.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus
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Noam Chomsky

“[…] a time when anarchists were truly fearsome —less because they were willing to put a brick through a Starbucks window than because they had figured out how to organize themselves in a functional, egalitarian, and sufficiently productive society.”
― Noam Chomsky, On Anarchism
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Jeffrey Tucker

“The free market is not a system. It is not a policy dictated by anyone in particular. It is not something that Washington implements. It does not exist in any legislation, law, bill, regulation, or book. It is what you get when people act on their own, entirely without central direction, and with their own property, and within human associations of their own creation and in their own interest. It is the beauty that emerges in absence of control.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Kurt Vonnegut

“It couldn’t have been gonorrhea, which never stops eating you up of its own accord. Why should it ever stop of its own accord? It’s having such a nice time. Why call off the party? Look how healthy and happy the kids are.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus
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Israel M. Kirzner

“The essential quality of a market system, contrary to popular thinking, is not that it promotes greed; but rather, that it renders greed harmless.”
― Israel M. Kirzner
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C.G. Jung

“The State in particular is turned into a quasi-animate personality from whom everything is expected. In reality it is only a camouflage for those individuals who know how to manipulate it.”
― C.G. Jung, The Essential Jung: Selected Writings
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Jeffrey Tucker

“Here’s something I still can’t get over. Amazes and thrills me every time. I’m sitting here and want a certain book. So I search, click, and then I have the book. Every time, my heart does a little leap of joy. What a beautiful world the market is making.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Ursula K. Le Guin

“What is an anarchist? One who, choosing, accepts the responsibility of choice”
― Ursula K. Le Guin
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Robert Higgs

“Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am — not stuck in the middle, but hovering above the entire farcical spectrum, weeping as I behold my fellow man’s devotion to political illusion and self-destruction.”
― Robert Higgs
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Friedrich A. Hayek

“Emergencies” have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have eroded.”
― Friedrich A. Hayek
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Jeffrey Tucker

“People and institutions that refuse to admit error eventually discredit themselves.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Murray N. Rothbard

“If the bulk of the public were really convinced of the illegitimacy of the State, if it were convinced that the State is nothing more nor less than a bandit gang writ large, then the State would soon collapse to take on no more status or breadth of existence than another Mafia gang.”
― Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty
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Jeffrey Tucker

“When the state itself is held to the same moral standards as everyone else, it dies. And that’s a wonderful thing.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Jeffrey Tucker

“Government is a gang, but not merely as meritorious as a private gang because it claims legal legitimacy. It pillages and uses violence but under the cover of law, and seeks legitimacy not through competition but through the myth of the social contract.”
Jeffrey Tucker
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Murray N. Rothbard

“Libertarians make no exceptions to the golden rule and provide no moral loophole, no double standard, for government. That is, libertarians believe that murder is murder and does not become sanctified by reasons of state if committed by the government. We believe that theft is theft and does not become legitimated because organized robbers call their theft “taxation.” We believe that enslavement is enslavement even if the institution committing that act calls it “conscription.” In short, the key to libertarian theory is that it makes no exceptions in its universal ethic for government.”
― Murray N. Rothbard
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Frederick Douglass

“I didn’t know I was a slave until I found out I couldn’t do the things I wanted.”
― Frederick Douglass
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Friedrich A. Hayek

“Emergencies” have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.”
― Friedrich A. Hayek
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Frédéric Bastiat

“Experience teaches effectually, but brutally. It makes us acquainted with all the effects of an action, by causing us to feel them; and we cannot fail to finish by knowing that fire burns, if we have burned ourselves. For this rough teacher, I should like, if possible, to substitute a more gentle one. I mean Foresight. For this purpose I shall examine the consequences of certain economical phenomena, by placing in opposition to each other those which are seen, and those which are not seen.”
― Frédéric Bastiat
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Murray N. Rothbard

“In particular, the State has arrogated to itself a compulsory monopoly over police and military services, the provision of law, judicial decision-making, the mint and the power to create money, unused land (“the public domain”), streets and highways, rivers and coastal waters, and the means of delivering mail…the State relies on control of the levers of propaganda to persuade its subjects to obey or even exalt their rulers.”
― Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty
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“Not only is democracy mystical nonsense, it is also immoral. If one man has no right to impose his wishes on another, then ten million men have no right to impose their wishes on the one, since the initiation of force is wrong (and the assent of even the most overwhelming majority can never make it morally permissible). Opinions—even majority opinions—neither create truth nor alter facts. A lynch mob is democracy in action. So much for mob rule.”
― Morris Tannehill, The Market for Liberty
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Frank Chodorov

“When people say ‘let’s do something about it’, they mean ‘let’s get hold of the political machinery so that we can do something to somebody else.’ And that somebody is invariably you.”
― Frank Chodorov
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Jeffrey Tucker

“Where there is commerce there is peace.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Larken Rose

“When I argue with devout statists, sometimes other voluntaryists tell me that I’m wasting my time, opining that a particular statist is never going to “get it.” I often respond by saying that that’s rarely my intention. Most of the time, when I argue with statists, the goal is for ME to learn more about the mentality and psychology of authoritarian indoctrination, and to hopefully help any SPECTATORS–whether statist or anarchist–learn something from the exchange. (Both of those goals can be achieved even if the statist continues to be a lunk-headed dupe.) Earlier today, a funny but possibly profound analogy came to mind about this:

When I argue with “true believer” devout statists, I’m not being a doctor trying to heal an ailing patient; I’m being a coroner, doing an AUTOPSY on a patient who is already beyond any hope of saving, in the hopes that I, and anyone observing, may learn more about the “disease” of statism, in order to better understand the nature of it, and possibly prevent others from experiencing a similar fate.”
― Larken Rose

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Jeffrey Tucker

“The overwhelming tendency of markets is to bring people together, break down prejudices, persuade people of the need to cooperate regardless of class, race, religion, sex/gender, and physical ability. The same is obviously and especially true of sexual orientation. It is the market that rewards people who put aside their biases and seek gains through trade. This is why states devoted to racialist and hateful policies always resort to violence in control of the marketplace.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Lucretia Mott

“Liberty is no less a blessing because oppression has so long darkened the mind that it can not appreciate it.”
― Lucretia Mott
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Jeffrey Tucker

“Commerce tends toward rewarding inclusion, broadness, and liberality. Tribal loyalties, ethnic and religious bigotries, and irrational prejudices are bad for business. The merchant class has been conventionally distrusted by tribalist leaders — from the ancient to the modern world — precisely because merchantcraft tends to break down barriers between groups.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Jeffrey Tucker

“There is only a certain amount of wealth in the world, this thinking goes. Economics is a matter of acquiring and allocating, not creating. This was the view of the world’s smartest people, all top philosophers and not stupid people, for many thousands of years before the age of the enlightenment. It still is.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Murray N. Rothbard

“The first people to get the new money are the counterfeiters, which they use to buy various goods and services. The second receivers of the new money are the retailers who sell those goods to the counterfeiters. And on and on the new money ripples out through the system, going from one pocket or till to another. As it does so, there is an immediate redistribution effect. For first the counterfeiters, then the retailers, etc. have new money and monetary income they use to bid up goods and services, increasing their demand and raising the prices of the goods that they purchase. But as prices of goods begin to rise in response to the higher quantity of money, those who haven’t yet received the new money find the prices of the goods they buy have gone up, while their own selling prices or incomes have not risen. In short, the early receivers of the new money in this market chain of events gain at the expense of those who receive the money toward the end of the chain, and still worse losers are the people (e.g., those on fixed incomes such as annuities, interest, or pensions) who never receive the new money at all.”
― Murray N. Rothbard
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Jeffrey Tucker

“Growing economies are built by billions of actors behaving according to their own interests, coordinated through institutions that no one in particular created.
Realizing this requires humility, a trait that is in short supply among would-be dictators, politicians, and bureaucrats, which is precisely why these groups are the proven enemies of prosperity in all times and places.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Jeffrey Tucker

“Recall that the minimum wage was initially conceived as a method to exclude undesirables from the workforce.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Jeffrey Tucker

“The instant that any government obtains a monetary printing press, it becomes a deeply dishonest government, empowered to rob people by stealth. A government with the power to print money knows no limits.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Jeffrey Tucker

“Ultimately, all arguments against markets are arguments against anarchy. Marx understood this much, at least.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Ludwig von Mises

“There is not the slightest analogy between playing games and the conduct of business within a market society. The card player wins money by outsmarting his antagonist. The businessman makes money by supplying customers with goods they want to acquire.”
― Ludwig von Mises
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G.K. Chesterton

“I was waiting for you,” said Gregory. “Might I have a moment’s conversation?”

“Certainly. About what?” asked Syme in a sort of weak wonder.

Gregory struck out with his stick at the lamp-post, and then at the tree. “About this and this,” he cried; “about order and anarchy. There is your precious order, that lean, iron lamp, ugly and barren; and there is anarchy, rich, living, reproducing itself–there is anarchy, splendid in green and gold.”

“All the same,” replied Syme patiently, “just at present you only see the tree by the light of the lamp. I wonder when you would ever see the lamp by the light of the tree.”
― G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

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Murray N. Rothbard

“Man has rights because they are natural rights. They are grounded in the nature of man: the individual’s capacity for conscious choice, the necessity for him to use his mind and energy to adopt goals and values, to find out about the world, to pursue his ends in order to survive and prosper, his capacity and need to communicate and interact with other human beings and to participate in the division of labor.”
― Murray N. Rothbard
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“When you vote, you play Russian Roulette with a magazine fed pistol.”
― Tom Wallace

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Ludwig von Mises

“What ranks above all else for economic and political reconstruction is a radical change of ideologies. Economic prosperity is not so much a material problem; it is, first of all, an intellectual, spiritual, and moral problem.”
― Ludwig von Mises
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“The land wherein the need to be alone and the need to be around people is dissolved together is a complete anarchy.”
― Pavitraa Parthasarathy
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Alexis de Tocqueville

“It’s not an endlessly expanding list of rights — the ‘right’ to education, the ‘right’ to health care, the ‘right’ to food and housing. That’s not freedom, that’s dependency. Those aren’t rights, those are the rations of slavery — hay and a barn for human cattle.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville
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Robert Higgs

“What makes anyone think that government officials are even trying to protect us? A government is not analogous to a hired security guard. Governments do not come into existence as social service organizations or as private firms seeking to please consumers in a competitive market. Instead, they are born in conquest and nourished by plunder. They are, in short, well-armed gangs intent on organized crime. Yes, rulers have sometimes come to recognize the prudence of protecting the herd they are milking and even of improving its ‘infrastructure’ until the day they decide to slaughter the young bulls, but the idea that government officials seek to promote my interests or yours is little more than propaganda—unless, of course, you happen to belong to the class of privileged tax eaters who give significant support to the government and therefore receive in return a share of the loot.”
― Robert Higgs
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Ludwig von Mises

“Freedom is indivisible. As soon as one starts to restrict it, one enters upon a decline on which it is difficult to stop.”
― Ludwig von Mises
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Errico Malatesta

“The freedom we want, for ourselves and for others, is not an absolute metaphysical, abstract freedom which in practice is inevitably translated into the oppression of the weak; but it is real freedom, possible freedom, which is the conscious community of interests, voluntary solidarity.”
― Errico Malatesta

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Baruch Spinoza

“All laws which can be violated without doing any one any injury are laughed at. Nay, so far are they from doing anything to control the desires and passions of men that, on the contrary, they direct and incite men’s thoughts the more toward those very objects, for we always strive toward what is forbidden and desire the things we are not allowed to have. And men of leisure are never deficient in the ingenuity needed to enable them to outwit laws framed to regulate things which cannot be entirely forbidden… He who tries to determine everything by law will foment crime rather than lessen it.”
― Baruch Spinoza
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Daniel Hannan

“The most dangerous diminutions of freedom come from those who are convinced of their moral rectitude.”
― Daniel Hannan
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Murray N. Rothbard

“While liberals are in favor of any sexual activity engaged in by two consenting adults, when these consenting adults engage in trade or exchange, the liberals step in to harass, cripple, restrict, or prohibit that trade. And yet both the consenting sexual activity and the trade are similar expressions of liberty in action.”
― Murray N. Rothbard
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Murray N. Rothbard

“I define anarchist society as one where there is no legal possibility for coercive aggression against the person or property of any individual.”
― Murray N. Rothbard
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Stefan Molyneux

“Vengeance against predators is meals on wheels.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Ayn Rand

“Every dictator is a mystic, and every mystic is a potential dictator. A mystic craves obedience from men, not their agreement. He wants them to surrender their consciousness to his assertions, his edicts, his wishes, his whims—as his consciousness is surrendered to theirs. He wants to deal with men by means of faith and force—he finds no satisfaction in their consent if he must earn it by means of facts and reason. Reason is the enemy he dreads and, simultaneously, considers precarious; reason, to him, is a means of deception; he feels that men possess some power more potent than reason—and only their causeless belief or their forced obedience can give him a sense of security, a proof that he has gained control of the mystic endowment he lacked. His lust is to command, not to convince: conviction requires an act of independence and rests on the absolute of an objective reality. What he seeks is power over reality and over men’s means of perceiving it, their mind, the power to interpose his will between existence and consciousness, as if, by agreeing to fake the reality he orders them to fake, men would, in fact, create it.”
― Ayn Rand
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Jeffrey Tucker

“Free markets are the real people’s revolution.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Ron Paul

“The idea that the government has services or goods that they can pass on is a complete farce. Governments have nothing. They can’t create anything, they never have. All they can do is steal from one group and give it to another at the destruction of the principles of freedom, and we ought to challenge that concept.”
― Ron Paul7
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George Reisman

“Liberty should be understood as freedom from the government, specifically, freedom from the initiation of physical force by the government.”
― George Reisman
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“People are more willing to support the exercise of authority over themselves when they believe it to be an objective, neutral feature of the natural world. This was the idea behind the concept of the divine right of kings. By making the king appear to be an integral part of God’s plan for the world rather than an ordinary human being dominating his fellows by brute force, the public could be more easily persuaded to bow to his authority. However, when the doctrine of divine right became discredited, a replacement was needed to ensure that the public did not view political authority as merely the exercise of naked power. That replacement is the concept of the rule of law.”
― John Hasnas
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Larken Rose

“Having a Constitutional political party is a little like telling a car-jacker, “You’re not allowed to do what you’re doing! And if you don’t stop it right now, we are going to ask you to order yourself to be nice! And if that doesn’t work, we are going to try to elect a new car-jacker, who we hope will tell himself not to steal our cars! … But at least we’re not like those silly utopian anarchist kooks out there who refuse to work within the system for change! Those crazy people say there should be NO car-jackers at all!”
― Larken Rose

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CrimethInc.

“Only by concealing our identities can we shed the masks we have to wear at school, at work, even at home – everywhere there is surveillance, policing, punishment – masks that are increasingly indistinguishable from ourselves.”
― CrimethInc., Contradictionary
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Thomas Sowell

“Price controls almost invariably produce black markets, where prices are not only higher than the legally permitted prices, but also higher than they would be in a free market, since the legal risks must also be compensated. While small-scale black markets may function in secrecy, large-scale black markets usually require bribes to officials to look the other way.”
― Thomas Sowell
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Murray N. Rothbard

“There are two and only two ways that any economy can be organized. One is by freedom and voluntary choice—the way of the market. The other is by force and dictation—the way of the State.”
― Murray N. Rothbard
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CrimethInc.

“Gun Control: A measure to ensure that guns always point in one direction.”
― CrimethInc.
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Jeffrey Tucker

“In the same way that central banking nearly wrecked the world and created one calamity after another, bitcoin can save the world one transaction at a time.
It is time for a new beginning.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Jeffrey Tucker

“Freedom is the foundation for all wonderful things in life.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Murray N. Rothbard

“The very term ‘public utility’ … is an absurd one. Every good is useful ‘to the public,’ and almost every good … may be considered ‘necessary.’ Any designation of a few industries as ‘public utilities’ is completely arbitrary and unjustified.”
― Murray N. Rothbard
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Frank Chodorov

“The proposal to quit voting is basically revolutionary; it amounts to a shifting of power from one group to another, which is the essence of revolution. As soon as the nonvoting movement got up steam, the politicians would most assuredly start a counterrevolution. Measures to enforce voting would be instituted; fines would be imposed for violations, and prison sentences would be meted out to repeaters.”
― Frank Chodorov
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“& may you shine on in the sky with diamonds & dreams…do it for the suit behind the platform, who only wished he were free.
have strength in freedom.”
― L V HALL

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David Graeber

“Take one famous example: arguments about property destruction after Seattle. Most of these, I think, were really arguments about capitalism. Those who decried window-breaking did so mainly because they wished to appeal to middle-class consumers to move towards global exchange-style green consumerism, and to ally with labor bureaucracies and social democrats abroad. This was not a path designed to provoke a direct confrontation with capitalism, and most of those who urged us to take this route were at least skeptical about the possibility that capitalism could ever really be defeated. Many were in fact in favor of capitalism, if in a significantly humanized form. Those who did break windows, on the other hand, didn’t care if they offended suburban homeowners, because they did not figure that suburban homeowners were likely to ever become a significant element in any future revolutionary anticapitalist coalition. They were trying, in effect, to hijack the media to send a message that the system was vulnerable — hoping to inspire similar insurrectionary acts on the part of those who might be considering entering a genuinely revolutionary alliance; alienated teenagers, oppressed people of color, undocumented workers, rank-and-file laborers impatient with union bureaucrats, the homeless, the unemployed, the criminalized, the radically discontent. If a militant anticapitalist movement was to begin, in America, it would have to start with people like these: people who don’t need to be convinced that the system is rotten, only, that there’s something they can do about it. And at any rate, even if it were possible to have an anticapitalist revolution without gun-battles in the streets — which most of us are hoping it is, since let’s face it, if we come up against the US army, we will lose — there’s no possible way we could have an anticapitalist revolution while at the same time scrupulously respecting property rights. Yes, that will probably mean the suburban middle class will be the last to come on board. But they would probably be the last to come on board anyway.”
― David Graeber, Revolutions in Reverse: Essays on Politics, Violence, Art, and Imagination
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Israel M. Kirzner

“The phenomenon of economic ignorance is so widespread, and its consequences so frightening, that the objective of reducing that ignorance becomes a goal invested with independent moral worth.”
― Israel M. Kirzner
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CrimethInc.

“There is no returning to the masses – once your forays into theory have borne you far enough away from them that you can perceive them and the benefits of being among them. the only return is through the process of disillusionment; one must cease to care about motivating the masses to be reunited with them. Likewise, there is no converting them – no matter how many people you come to join you at your outpost, from up close they will never look as impressive as the distant crowd.”
― CrimethInc., Contradictionary
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CrimethInc.

“Right and wrong are superstitions; your desires, however, are real. Those who cannot achieve their desires, or who despair of doing so, often compensate by constructing imaginary frameworks. For example, if you wish to live in a world in which no one exploits animals, it is moralism to judge those who eat meat immoral instead of setting about disabling the animal exploitation industry. People retreat into moralism as a sort of consolation prize, for it is easier to rule in the realm of good and evil, fictitious as it may be, than to come to terms with our limited leverage upon this world and yet persist in endeavoring to change it.”
― CrimethInc., Contradictionary
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CrimethInc.

“Media is an assemblage of tools with which to expand an audience’s conception of what “the world” is to such and extent that their own lives and capabilities seem utterly insignificant; a means of psychological warfare by which people are overloaded with information and desensitized to their own and others’ suffering; the sum of all means by which human beings reduce the infinite complexity of reality to a dead-end maze of abstractions.”
― CrimethInc., Contradictionary
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“last night i dreamt AGAIN of a chaotic world, a lawless world..a world that was wounded with bullet holes, shattered glass & screams behind explosives harsh sound
my dreams, for some time now..so filled with shattered glass.
just shattered glass. in a shattered world.”
― L V HALL
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CrimethInc.

“Domination is a relationship, not a condition; it depends on the participation of both parties. Hierarchical power is not just the gun in the policeman’s hand; it is just as much the obedience of the ones who act as if it is always pointed at them. It is not just the government and the executives and the armed forces; it extends through society from top to bottom, an interlocking web of control and compliance. Sometimes all it takes to be complicit in the oppression of millions is to die of natural causes.”
CrimethInc., Contradictionary
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“We don’t need unity in theory, we need solidarity in practice.”
― Curious George Brigade, Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs
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Gustave de Molinari

“War has been the necessary and inevitable consequence of the establishment of a monopoly on security.”
― Gustave de Molinari
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CrimethInc.

“Tomorrow will use you the way you use today.”
― CrimethInc., Contradictionary
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CrimethInc.

“Victory will not go to those who can inflict the most suffering, but to those who can survive the most.”
CrimethInc., Contradictionary
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CrimethInc.

“Only those prepared to go too far will learn how far they can go.”
― CrimethInc., Contradictionary
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“When desertion is not an option, sabotage is a must.”
― Curious George Brigade

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CrimethInc.“If you are a warrior, the nature and scale of your enemies will determine the nature and scale of your actions. In this sense, it is even more important to choose your enemies more wisely than your friends.”
― CrimethInc., Contradictionary

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“Anarchy has the flexibility to overcome many of the traditional problems of activism by focusing on revolution not as another cause but as a philosophy of living. This philosophy is as concrete as a brick being thrown through a window or flowers growing in the garden. By making our daily lives revolutionary, we destroy the artificial separation between activism and everyday life. Why settle for comrades and fellow activists when we can have friends and lovers?”
― Curious George Brigade, Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs
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CrimethInc.

“The authorities don’t grant concessions out of the kindness of their hearts; they simply concede the reality of what their subjects are strong enough to compel from them. If you want political leverage, don’t beg for it, don’t seek it through their channels – take power outside them.”
― CrimethInc., Contradictionary
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CrimethInc.

“What is common becomes sense, but what is sensible doesn’t always become common.”
― CrimethInc., Contradictionary
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“Never confuse efficiency with effectiveness.”
― Curious George Brigade, Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs
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“We reject the blame game and accusations so common in efficient groups. With each person accepting full responsibility for their actions, no on can have any more of the blame than anyone else. Let’s all be accountable to ourselves, so we can grow and learn from our mistakes and be buoyed by our successes.”
― Curious George Brigade, Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs
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CrimethInc.

“Accident – A statistical inevitability. Some nuclear power plants are built on fault lines, but ever mine, dam, oil rig, and waste dump is founded upon a tacit acceptance of the worst-case scenario. One a long enough timeline, everything that can go wrong will, however small the likelihood is from one day to the next. The responsible parties may wring their hands about the Fukushima meltdown – and the Gult of Mexico oil spill, and the Exxon Valdez, and Hurricane Katrina, and Chernobyl, and Haiti – but accident is no accident.”
― CrimethInc.

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“One of the most inefficient utopias I have ever seen was that of a humble Zapatista village in the mountains of Southeastern Mexico. I kid you not, the entire village sits down and takes days to make a single decision! Everyone gets a chance to hear and be heard, and some questions take eons of time, but everyone is patient and respectful. Things actually get done. It’s as if time was suddenly transformed from the tickling of a Newtonian clock to something that revolved around ordinary folks.”
― Curious George Brigade, Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs

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CrimethInc.

“Historically, the ‘deadline’ was the line around a prison beyond which prisoners were eligible for shooting. In keeping with shifts in the exercise of control, what one was delineated spatially over life is now enforced temporarily over labor.”
― CrimethInc., Contradictionary
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CrimethInc.

“In the United States, people don’t revolt in order to obtain freedom, but continue denying it to others.”
― CrimethInc., Contradictionary
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CrimethInc.

“Whom one is speaking to – or which aspect of their character – fundamentally determines the meaning and consequences of an exhortation. ‘Indulge Your Desires’ comes across very differently on a billboard advertising SUVs than it does spray-painted across the broken windows of an SUV dealer. It follows that what you say is not nearly as important as how and when you say it.”
― CrimethInc., Contradictionary

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“No genuine revolutionary challenge to either the State or Capitalism in the United States can fail to ignore racism’s importance in maintaining the current system.”
― Curious George Brigade, Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs
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“Nearly every “serious” anarchist writer in recent years has tried to distance anarchism from chaos. Yet for most ordinary people, chaos and anarchy are forever linked. The connection between chaos and anarchism should be rethought and embraced, instead of being downplayed and repressed. Chaos is the nightmare of rulers, states, and capitalists. We should not polish the image of anarchism by erasing chaos. Instead, we should remember that chaos is not only burning ruins but also butterfly wings.”
― Curious George Brigade, Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs

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CrimethInc.

“Everything subtracted from the present is added to the future with interest.”
― CrimethInc., Contradictionary
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CrimethInc.

“One does not suffer nearly so much from one’s inadequacies as from one’s unused abilities.”
― CrimethInc.
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CrimethInc.“At first, one only recognizes particular instances to be worth of critique; critique appears synonymous with rejection, implying deficiency in the object. Over time, one discovers that everything warrants critique. This can produce cynicism: nothing is above reproach, nothing is pure, therefore nothing has value. But followed through to its logical conclusion, this insight inspires a profound optimism: if everything can be critiqued, then no matter how bleak things are, there is always a way to improve them. Those who comprehend this can pass beyond the binary of approval and disapproval to identify the conflicting currents within any subject of inquiry. There are sides to take inside every position, as well as between them.”
― CrimethInc., Contradictionary

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CrimethInc.

“After simmering years of censorship and repression, the masses finally throng the streets. The chants echoing off the walls to build to a roar from all directions, stoking the courage of the crowds as they march on the center of the capital. Activists inside each column maintain contact with each other via text messages; communications centers receive reports and broadcast them around the city; affinity groups plot the movements of the police via digital mapping. A rebel army of bloggers uploads video footage for all the world to see as the two hosts close for battle. Suddenly, at the moment of truth, the lines go dead. The insurgents look up from the blank screens of their cell phones to see the sun reflecting off the shields of the advancing riot police, who are still guided by close circuits of fully networked technology. The rebels will have to navigate by dead reckoning against a hyper-informed adversary.

All this already happened, years ago, when President Mubarak shut down the communications grid during the Egyptian uprising of 2011. A generation hence, when the same scene recurs, we can imagine the middle-class protesters – the cybourgeoisie – will simply slump forward, blind and deaf and wracked by seizures as the microchips in their cerebra run haywire, and it will be up to the homeless and destitute to guide them to safety.”
― CrimethInc., Contradictionary

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CrimethInc.

“Feeling that one has some leverage upon something, even by proxy or association, makes one a great deal more interested in it.”
― CrimethInc., Contradictionary
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CrimethInc.

“Economy: As an adjective, cheap; As a noun, that which compels us to render ourselves as such.”
― CrimethInc., Contradictionary
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“The desire to “do more in less time” is not a neutral force in our culture; it is the handmaiden of miserable experts, specialists, and leaders. Not everyone has rushed to become efficient. Something else exists on the periphery: an inefficient utopia, a culture of consensus, collectives, and do-it-yourself ethics. A place where time is not bought, sold, or leased and no clock is the final arbiter of our worth. For many people in North America, the problem is not just poverty but lack of time to do the things that are actually meaningful. This is not a symptom of personal failures but the consequence of a time-obsessed society. Today, desire for efficiency springs from the scarcity model, which is the foundation of capitalism. Time is seen as a limited resource when we get caught up in meaningless jobs, mass-produced entertainment, and – the common complaint of activists – tedious meanings.”
― Curious George Brigade, Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs

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“The rejection of mass organizations as the be-all, end-all of organizing is vital for the creation and rediscovery of possibilities for empowerment and effective anarchistic work.”
― Curious George Brigade, Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs
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“There is no master cabal organizing the three-hundred plus Food Not Bombs or mad genius organizing the dozens of Indymedia’s across the globe. We can all be the Johnny and Jane Appleseeds of anarchist counter-structure. We do this by harvesting good ideas and strategies from across the globe and replacing them on the local level. And while our passions and ideas should be brash, we should also be inspired by our day-to-day victories. People need to feel encouraged to start small, realizing the infrastructure begets infrastructure.”
― Curious George Brigade, Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs
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“Traditionally, there have been two major strains of motivation (or perceived motivations) in anarchist politics: Duty and Joy. Like any duality, it is easy to fall into the trap of simplistic black and white labels, ignoring the more realistic continuum of grays. Instead, think of these two motivations as the end points on a continuum, illuminating everything in between.”
― Curious George Brigade, Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs
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Rose Wilder Lane

“No state, no government exists. What does in fact exist is a man, or a few men, in power over many men.”
― Rose Wilder Lane
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Penn Jillette

“Democracy without respect for individual rights sucks. It’s just ganging up against the weird kid, and I’m always the weird kid.”
― Penn Jillette
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Lysander Spooner

“No man can rightfully be required to join, or support, an association whose protection he does not desire.”
― Lysander Spooner

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Lysander Spooner

“The only idea they have ever manifested as to what is a government of consent, is this–that it is one to which everybody must consent, or be shot.”
Lysander Spooner
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Albert Jay Nock

“I wonder how many such men in America would know that Communism, the New Deal, Fascism, Nazism, are merely so-many trade-names for collectivist Statism, like the trade-names for tooth-pastes which are all exactly alike except for the flavouring.”
― Albert Jay Nock
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Ian Tinny (@IanTinny1) | Twitter
“If you can see a cop in your rear view mirror – no matter how far back the cop is – TURN! The sooner you turn the better. Your goal while driving should be to never let a law enforcement officer into a position where he can pull you over. Don’t even let them come close enough to read your tag.”
― Ian Tinny, Drug Detection Dog Training: Libertarian Lawyers Fight Police State USA
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Robert Higgs

“Income inequality has no necessary connection with poverty, the lack of material resources for a decent life, such as adequate food, shelter, and clothing. A society with great income inequality may have no poor people, and a society with no income inequality may have nothing but poor people.”
― Robert Higgs

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Stefan Molyneux

“Statism ends with an eye roll.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Frank Herbert

“Don’t give over all of your critical faculties to people in power, no matter how admirable those people may appear to be. Beneath the hero’s facade you will find a human being who makes human mistakes. Enormous problems arise when human mistakes are made on the grand scale available to a superhero. And sometimes you run into another problem. It is demonstrable that power structures tend to attract people who want power for the sake of power and that a significant proportion of such people are imbalanced — in a word, insane.”
― Frank Herbert
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Larken Rose interview - "Dialectic and the Myth of ...

“For anyone who thinks “profit” is evil, I have a challenge for you: try NOT to get any profit in the next week. Profit simply means increasing how much valuable stuff you have, and if you don’t profit, you die. Literally. For example, don’t buy any food for a week, because when you buy food (or anything), it’s because you value the food MORE than you value the money you trade for it. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t make the trade. So you PROFIT (and so does the seller) every time you buy something. And every time you sell something, or work for money, etc. So before condemning “profit” (or “greed” or “selfishness,” for that matter), see if you can survive without it. Then stop repeating vague collectivist BS, and learn to distinguish between “win/win” events (voluntary exchange) where BOTH sides profit, and “win/lose” events, where one side benefits by harming the other side. By the way, “government” is ALWAYS the latter.”
― – Larken Rose
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Albert Jay Nock

“In proportion as you give the state power to do things for you, you give it power to do things to you.”
― Albert Jay Nock
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Stefan Molyneux

“Culture makes lies plausible through exposure to time. It makes prejudice seem like physics intergenerationally. It is therefore the most dangerous opponent of philosophy, because it feels the most credible to the average person.”
― Stefan Molyneux

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Jeffrey Tucker

“Here is a principle to use in all aspects of economics and policy. When you find a good or service that is in huge demand but the supply is so limited to the point that the price goes up and up, look for the regulation that is causing it. This applies regardless of the sector, whether transportation, gas, education, food, beer, or daycare. There is something in the way that is preventing the market from working as it should. If you look carefully enough, you will find the hand of the state making the mess in question.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Stefan Molyneux

“We’ve got this weird dysgenic situation where we’re basically just paying idiots to breed and taxing intelligent people to stay away from each other with anything remotely resembling fertility.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Lysander Spooner

“If there be such a principle as justice, or natural law, it is the principle, or law, that tells us what rights were given to every human being at his birth; what rights are, therefore, inherent in him as a human being, necessarily remain with him during life; and, however capable of being trampled upon, are incapable of being blotted out, extinguished, annihilated, or separated or eliminated from his nature as a human being, or deprived of their inherent authority or obligation.”
― Lysander Spooner
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Frédéric Bastiat

“The law has placed the collective force at the disposal of the unscrupulous who wish, without risk, to exploit the person, liberty, and property of others. It has converted plunder into a right, in order to protect plunder. And it has converted lawful defense into a crime, in order to punish lawful defense…When, then, does plunder stop? It stops when it becomes more painful and more dangerous than labor.”
― Frédéric Bastiat
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Jörg Guido Hülsmann | Mises Institute
“Ultimately, we need to take control over the money supply out of the hands of our governments and make the production of money again subject to the principle of free association. The first step to endorsing and promoting this strategy is to realize that governments do not—indeed cannot—fulfill any positive role whatever through the control of our money.”
― Jörg Guido Hülsmann

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Stefan Molyneux

“When you go with first principles, a giant light goes off in what you think is a city and turns out to be an insane asylum.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Robert Nozick

“Individuals have rights and there are things no person or group may do to them (without violating their rights).”
― Robert Nozick

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Ludwig von Mises

“The desire for an increase of wealth can be satisfied through exchange, which is the only method possible in a capitalist economy, or by violence and petition as in a militarist society, where the strong acquire by force, the weak by petitioning.”
― Ludwig von Mises

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Friedrich A. Hayek

“The disdain of profit is due to ignorance, and to an attitude that we may if we wish admire in the ascetic who has chosen to be content with a small share of the riches of this world, but which, when actualised in the form of restrictions on profits of others, is selfish to the extent that it imposes asceticism, and indeed deprivations of all sorts, on others.”
― Friedrich A. Hayek
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Eric Hoffer

“The sick in soul insist that it is humanity that is sick, and they are the surgeons to operate on it. They want to turn the world into a sickroom. And once they get humanity strapped to the operating table, they operate on it with an ax.”
― Eric Hoffer
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“Within a diverse swarm of individuals and small groups, resistance can be anywhere and anything; everywhere and all the time.”
― Curious George Brigade, Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs
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Ian Tinny (@IanTinny1) | Twitter
“If you can see a cop in your rear view mirror – no matter how far back the cop is – TURN!” according to Attorney Rex Curry, “The sooner you turn the better. Your goal while driving should be to never let a law enforcement officer into a position where he can pull you over. Don’t even let them come close enough to read your tag.”
― Ian Tinny, Drug Detection Dog Training: Libertarian Lawyers Fight Police State USA
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Jeffrey Tucker

“What is a price? It is a proposed point of agreement between a buyer and seller. The proposal is the key. It is not a marching order. Past prices represent deals done in history. Current prices represent possible deals in the future. Prices embed vast information about perceived realities: resource availability, consumer demand, cultural biases and habits, speculations about the future. The price is also an amazing tool. It provides an objective basis for accounting and the assessment of profit and loss. Without prices, real prices rooted in real market experience, we’d been lost.”
― Jeffrey Tucker

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“Within a diverse swarm of individuals and small groups, resistance can be anywhere and anytime; everywhere and all the time.”
― Curious George Brigade, Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs
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 “When faced with unbridled wildness of reality, dinosaurs fall into fevered delusions of grandeur. In fits of madness, they recreate the world in their own overblown image, bull-dozing the wild and replacing it with a wasteland that reflects their own emptiness. Where there was once the incredibly complex diversity of nature, there is now the dead simplicity of asphalt and concrete.”
― Curious George Brigade, Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs

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“Instead of worship or ignorance of the past, we must make our own tools, our own stories, and our own legends.”
― Curious George Brigade, Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs
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“It’s easier to ponder the future than it is to do something about the present.”
― Curious George Brigade, Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs
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“The voices of actual communities are alive in a way no theory could every be even if, for now, it takes the form of tiny acts of resistance. Who doesn’t cheat on taxes, avoid cops, or skip class? These acts themselves may not be revolutionary, but they begin to unravel the control from above. Anarchist approaches must be relevant to everyday experiences and flexible enough to address struggles in different situations and contexts. If we can achieve this, then we may thrive in the world after the dinosaurs. We might even be fortunate enough to be in one of the communities that have a hand in toppling them.”
Curious George Brigade
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Ludwig von Mises

“He who is unfit to serve his fellow citizens wants to rule them.”
― Ludwig von Mises, Bureaucracy
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Murray N. Rothbard

“It is in war that the State really comes into its own: swelling in power, in number, in pride, in absolute dominion over the economy and the society.”
― Murray N. Rothbard
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Stefan Molyneux

“You cannot have an agency that defends your property, which also has the right to violate your property rights at will. That’s like hiring a bodyguard that you pay to beat you up randomly.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Jeffrey Tucker

“A person who says “every person has a right to a decent education” may not actually mean “people should be robbed to support bad schools” or “all children should be forced into a prison-like building for 12 years.”
― Jeffrey Tucker

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Stefan Molyneux

“The ones who are insane enough to think that they can rule the world are always the ones who do.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Ron Paul

“Government should never be able to do anything you can’t do. If you can’t steal from your neighbor, you can’t send the government to steal for you.”
― Ron Paul
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Stefan Molyneux

“Tyranny is the wolf cast by the shadows of sheep.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Stefan Molyneux

“July 4, the day we celebrate giving our political masters independence from conscience, morality, consequences for evil doing, and basic social and economic reality.
The fireworks are the glowing tears of your children’s incinerated futures.
Cheer happy slaves – your only chains are your deluded joys. Cheer and sing, because for you, songs of death are easier than questions of life.”
― Stefan Molyneux

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Fuminori Nakamura

“Happiness is a fortress.”
― Fuminori Nakamura, Evil and the Mask
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Murray N. Rothbard

“The State obtains its revenue by coercion, by threatening dire penalties should the income not be forthcoming. That coercion is known as “taxation,” although in less regularized epochs it was often known as “tribute.”
Taxation is theft, purely and simply even though it is theft on a grand and colossal scale which no acknowledged criminals could hope to match. It is a compulsory seizure of the property of the State’s inhabitants, or subjects.”
― Murray N. Rothbard
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Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

“When politics and home life have become one and the same, when economic problems have been solved in such a way that individual and collective interests are identical – all constraints having disappeared – it is evident that we will be in a state of total liverty or anarchy.”
― Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
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N. Stephan Kinsella

“As I explain in ‘What It Means to be an Anarcho-Capitalist’, to be an anarchist simply means you oppose aggression, and you realize the state necessarily commits aggression. If you are not an anarchist, it means you either condone aggression, or think the state does not necessarily commit aggression. As you say you are not an anarchist, can you please tell us which one describes you? Are you in favor of aggression (like socialists and criminals are)? Or, do you think the state does not commit aggression (like children brainwashed by government schools think)?”
― N. Stephan Kinsella
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Stefan Molyneux

“Statism is an unnatural disaster.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Hans-Hermann Hoppe

“So what? Why should an a priori proof of the libertarian property theory make any difference? Why not engage in aggression anyway?” Why indeed?! But then, why should the proof that 1+1=2 make any difference? One certainly can still act on the belief that 1+1=3. The obvious answer is “because a propositional justification exists for doing one thing, but not for doing another.” But why should we be reasonable, is the next come-back. Again, the answer is obvious. For one, because it would be impossible to argue against it; and further, because the proponent raising this question would already affirm the use of reason in his act of questioning it. This still might not suffice and everyone knows that it would not, for even if the libertarian ethic and argumentative reasoning must be regarded as ultimately justified, this still does not preclude that people will act on the basis of unjustified beliefs either because they don’t know, they don’t care, or they prefer not to know. I fail to see why this should be surprising or make the proof somehow defective.”
― Hans-Hermann Hoppe, The Economics and Ethics of Private Property: Studies in Political Economy and Philosophy
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Hans-Hermann Hoppe

“A government is a compulsory territorial monopolist of ultimate decision-making (jurisdiction) and, implied in this, a compulsory territorial monopolist of taxation. That is, a government is the ultimate arbiter, for the inhabitants of a given territory, regarding what is just and what is not, and it can determine unilaterally, i.e., without requiring the consent of those seeking justice or arbitration, the price that justice-seekers must pay to the government for providing this service.”
― Hans-Hermann Hoppe
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Stefan Molyneux

“Ever wonder why the media never refers to 18 or 19 year old American soldiers as “armed teens”?”
Stefan Molyneux

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N. Stephan Kinsella

“Libertarian opponents of anarchy are attacking a straw man. Their arguments are usually utilitarian in nature and amount to “but anarchy won’t work” or “we need the (things provided by the) state.” But these attacks are confused at best, if not disingenuous. To be an anarchist does not mean you think anarchy will “work” (whatever that means); nor that you predict it will or “can” be achieved. It is possible to be a pessimistic anarchist, after all. To be an anarchist only means that you believe that aggression is not justified, and that states necessarily employ aggression. And, therefore, that states, and the aggression they necessarily employ, are unjustified. It’s quite simple, really. It’s an ethical view, so no surprise it confuses utilitarians.
Accordingly, anyone who is not an anarchist must maintain either: (a) aggression is justified; or (b) states (in particular, minimal states) do not necessarily employ aggression.”
― N. Stephan Kinsella
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Stefan Molyneux

“When people encounter the free market and they recoil or react negatively to it, they’re merely confessing that voluntaryism, trade and negotiation are foreign and threatening to them, which tells you everything about how tragically they were raised.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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David Mitchell

“Laughter is an anarchic blasphemy. Tyrants are wise to fear it.”
― David Mitchell
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Paul Russell

“Anarchy raised its seductive head. He could do anything; there was nothing that was not allowed.”
― Paul Russell, The Coming Storm
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Stefan Molyneux

“All atheists must examine the Non Aggression Principle.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Bryant McGill

“At the fringe edge of advancement it’s a war of anarchy and chaos.”
― Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life
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Michael Bassey Johnson

“Only a fool would be patient enough to stay in a totalitarian love affair, and only the insincere will use anarchy to commit the sin of unfaithfulness.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson

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Wallace Stegner

“I wouldn’t live in a colony like that, myself, for a thousand dollars an hour. I wouldn’t want it next door. I’m not too happy it’s within ten miles. Why? Because their soft-headedness irritates me. Because their beautiful thinking ignores both history and human nature. Because they’d spoil my thing with their thing. Because I don’t think any of them is wise enough to play God and create a human society. Look. I like privacy, I don’t like crowds, I don’t like noise, I don’t like anarchy, I don’t even like discussion all that much. I prefer study, which is very different from meditation-not better, different. I don’t like children who are part of the wild life. So are polecats and rats and other sorts of hostile and untrained vermin. I want to make a distinction between civilization and the wild life. I want a society that will protect the wild life without confusing itself with it.”
― Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose
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“To know another person is to Know How to live and work with her. To know another person in a moral sense is to Know How to respect her… Respect must show in action.”
― Kathryn Pyne Addelson, Impure Thoughts: Essays on Philosophy, Feminism, and Ethics
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Jaq D. Hawkins

“We are not like you. We do not glory in having power over our own kind.” Haghuf turned to walk away. Then as an afterthought added over his shoulder, “Or imagining that we do.”
― Jaq D. Hawkins
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Friedrich A. Hayek

“It is be­cause freedom means the renun­ciation of direct control of individual efforts that a free society can make use of so much more knowledge than the mind of the wisest ruler could comprehend.”
― Friedrich A. Hayek
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Lysander Spooner

“Le fait est que le gouvernement, comme un bandit de grand chemin, dit à un individu: “La bourse ou la vie.” Quantité de taxes, ou même la plupart, sont payées sous la contrainte d’une telle menace.”

[“The fact is that the government, like a highwayman, tells an individual,” The purse or the life. “ Amount of taxes, or even most, are paid under the constraint of such a threat. “]

― Lysander Spooner, Outrage À Chefs D’état ;Suivi De Le Droit Naturel

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Deirdre Riordan Hall

“Together, they at once dodged those parts of themselves and magnified them, making for enigmatic harmony and anarchy.”
― Deirdre Riordan Hall, In the Desert
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Lysander Spooner
“Comme l’impôt est obligatoire pour tous, qu’ils votent ou non, une large proportion de ceux qui votent le font sans aucun doute pour éviter que leur propre argent ne soit utilisé contre eux; alors que, en fait, ils se fussent volontiers abstenus de voter, si par là ils avaient pu échapper ne serait-ce qu’à l’impôt, sans parler de toutes les autres usurpations et tyrannies du gouvernement. Prendre le bien d’un homme sans son accord, puis conclure à son consentement parce qu’il tente, en votant, d’empêcher que son bien ne soit utilisé pour lui faire tort, voilà une preuve bien insuffisante de son consentement à soutenir la Constitution. Ce n’est en réalité aucunement une preuve.
Puisque tous les hommes qui soutiennent la Constitution en votant (pour autant qu’il existe de tels hommes) le font secrètement (par scrutin secret), et de manière à éviter toute responsabilité personnelle pour l’action de leurs agents ou représentants, on ne saurait dire en droit ou en raison qu’il existe un seul homme qui soutienne la Constitution en votant.
Puisque tout vote est secret (par scrutin secret), et puisque tout gouvernement secret est par nécessité une association secrète de voleurs, tyrans et assassins, le fait général que notre gouvernement, dans la pratique, opère par le moyen d’un tel vote prouve seulement qu’il y a parmi nous une association secrète de voleurs, tyrans et assassins, dont le but est de voler, asservir et — s’il le faut pour accomplir leurs desseins — assassiner le reste de la population. Le simple fait qu’une telle association existe ne prouve en rien que “le peuple des Etats-Unis”, ni aucun individu parmi ce peuple, soutienne volontairement la Constitution.
Les partisans visibles de la Constitution, comme les partisans visibles de la plupart des autres gouvernements, se rangent dans trois catégories, à savoir: 1. Les scélérats, classe nombreuse et active; le gouvernement est pour eux un instrument qu’ils utiliseront pour s’agrandir ou s’enrichir; 2. Les dupes — vaste catégorie, sans nul doute, dont chaque membre, parce qu’on lui attribue une voix sur des millions pour décider ce qu’il peut faire de sa personne et de ses biens, et parce qu’on l’autorise à avoir, pour voler, asservir et assassiner autrui, cette même voix que d’autres ont pour le voler, l’asservir et l’assassiner, est assez sot pour imaginer qu’il est “un homme libre”, un “souverain”; assez sot pour imaginer que ce gouvernement est “un gouvernement libre”, “un gouvernement de l’égalité des droits”, “le meilleur gouvernement qu’il y ait sur terre”, et autres absurdités de ce genre; 3. Une catégorie qui a quelque intelligence des vices du gouvernement, mais qui ou bien ne sait comment s’en débarrasser, ou bien ne choisit pas de sacrifier ses intérêts privés au point de se dévouer sérieusement et gravement à la tâche de promouvoir un changement.
Le fait est que le gouvernement, comme un bandit de grand chemin, dit à un individu: “La bourse ou la vie.” Quantité de taxes, ou même la plupart, sont payées sous la contrainte d’une telle menace.”

[“Since taxation is compulsory for everyone, whether they vote or not, a large proportion of those who vote do so without doubt to prevent their own money being used against them; whereas, in fact, they would have been willing to abstain from voting, if by that they had been able to escape even the tax, not to speak of all the other usurpations and tyrannies of the government. To take the good of a man without his consent, then to conclude his consent because he tries, by voting, to prevent his property from being used to harm him, is a very insufficient proof of his consent to support the Constitution. This is in no way a proof.
Since all men who support the Constitution by voting (as far as there are such men) do so secretly (by secret ballot), and in such a way as to avoid any personal responsibility for the action of their agents or representatives, one does not could say in law or in reason that there is only one man who supports the Constitution by voting.
Since every vote is secret (by secret ballot), and since every secret government is by necessity a secret association of thieves, tyrants and assassins, the general fact that our government, in practice, operates by means of such a vote proves only that there is among us a secret association of thieves, tyrants and assassins, whose purpose is to steal, enslave and – if necessary to accomplish their purposes – murder the rest of the population. The mere fact that such an association exists in no way proves that “the people of the United States”, nor any individual among this people, voluntarily supports the Constitution.
The visible supporters of the Constitution, like the visible supporters of most other governments, fall into three categories, namely: 1. Scoundrels, a large and active class; the government is for them an instrument that they will use to enlarge or enrich themselves; 2. The dupes – a vast category, no doubt, including every member, because he is given a vote on millions to decide what he can do with his person and his property, and because authorizes to have, to steal, enslave and murder others, the same voice that others have to steal, enslave and murder, is foolish enough to imagine that he is “a free man,” a ” sovereign”; foolish enough to imagine that this government is “a free government,” “a government of equal rights,” “the best government on earth,” and other such absurdities; 3. A category that has some understanding of the vices of government, but who either does not know how to get rid of them, or does not choose to sacrifice its private interests to the point of devoting seriously and seriously to the task of promoting change .
The fact is that the government, like a highwayman, tells an individual, “The purse or the life.” Amount of taxes, or even most, are paid under the constraint of such a threat. “
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― Lysander Spooner, Outrage À Chefs D’état ;Suivi De Le Droit Naturel

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Murray N. Rothbard

“Taxation is theft, purely and simply even though it is theft on a grand and colossal scale which no acknowledged criminals could hope to match. It is a compulsory seizure of the property of the State’s inhabitants, or subjects.”
― Murray N. Rothbard
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Lysander Spooner

“If taxation without consent is not robbery, then any band of robbers have only to declare themselves a government, and all their robberies are legalized.”
― Lysander Spooner
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Jeffrey Tucker

“Someone asked me the other day if I believe in conspiracies. Well, sure. Here’s one. It is called the political system. It is nothing if not a giant conspiracy to rob, trick and subjugate the population.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Isabel Paterson

“There can be no greater stretch of arbitrary power than to seize children from their parents, teach them whatever the authorities decree they shall be taught, and expropriate from the parents the funds to pay for the procedure.”
― Isabel Paterson
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Milton Friedman

“I think that the Internet is going to be one of the major forces for reducing the role of government.”
― Milton Friedman
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Hans-Hermann Hoppe

“No, the state is anything but the result of a contract! No one with even just an ounce of common sense would agree to such a contract. I have a lot of contracts in my files, but nowhere is there one like this. The state is the result of aggressive force and subjugation. It has evolved without contractual foundation, just like a gang of protection racketeers. And concerning the struggle of all against all: that is a myth.”
― Hans-Hermann Hoppe
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Murray N. Rothbard

“Once one concedes that a single world government is not necessary, then where does one logically stop at the permissibility of separate states? If Canada and the United States can be separate nations without being denounced as in a state of impermissible ‘anarchy’, why may not the South secede from the United States? New York State from the Union? New York City from the state? Why may not Manhattan secede? Each neighbourhood? Each block? Each house? Each person?”
― Murray N. Rothbard
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Larken Rose interview - "Dialectic and the Myth of ...

“Government” itself does no harm, because it is a fictional entity. But the belief in “government” – the notion that some people actually have the moral right to rule over others – has caused immeasurable pain and suffering, injustice and oppression, enslavement and death.”
― – Larken Rose
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Jeffrey Tucker

“Liberty is not about class war, income war, race war, national war, a war between the sexes, or any other conflict apart from the core conflict between individuals and those who would seek power and control over the human spirit. Liberty is the dream that we can all work together, in ways of our choosing and of our own human volition, to realize a better life.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Albert Jay Nock

“It is easier to seize wealth than to produce it, and as long as the State makes the seizure of wealth a matter of legalized privilege, so long will the squabble for that privilege go on.”
― Albert Jay Nock
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Ludwig von Mises

“Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking. Peace and not war is the father of all things. Only economic action has created the wealth around us; labor, not the profession of arms, brings happiness. Peace builds, war destroys.”
― Ludwig von Mises
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Stefan Molyneux

“Democracy is a suggestion box for slaves.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Larken Rose interview - "Dialectic and the Myth of ...

“The libertarian philosophy doesn’t explain the best way to grow a vegetable garden!” Why do some people talk as if there should be one concept or principle which is all you’ll ever need to know in order to handle everything in life? Right now the PRIMARY threat to humanity–by a factor of a zillion–is the belief in “authority.” And the solution–the ONLY solution–is for people to escape that superstition. Questions like, “But how do we care for the poor?” are 100% logically IRRELEVANT to proving that statism is immoral and destructive. “But gee, if I stop sawing off my toes with this steak knife, how will I balance my checkbook?” Why the hell do people imagine that anarchists have some obligation to explain how every aspect of everyone’s life will work, just because they say, “Having a ruling class is immoral and irrational”? When someone tells you to stop advocating evil crap (e.g., statism), they don’t suddenly acquire an obligation to explain the whole universe to you, or to guarantee that nothing bad will ever happen to anyone ever again.”
― – Larken Rose
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Emma Goldman

“So long as tyranny exists, in whatever form, man’s deepest aspiration must resist it as inevitably as man must breathe.”
― Emma Goldman
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Stefan Molyneux

“Government is a gun that shoots money at your enemy and blows up in your face.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Stefan Molyneux

“The war is against children, and all the other wars are just a shadow of the war on children.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Stefan Molyneux

“Using coercion to drive charity is like using kidnapping to create love.”
― Stefan Molyneux

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Mikhail Bakunin

“We revolutionary anarchists are the enemies of all forms of State and State organisations … we
think that all State rule, all governments being by their very nature placed outside the mass of the
people, must necessarily seek to subject it to customs and purposes entirely foreign to it. We
therefore declare ourselves to be foes … of all State organisations as such, and believe that the
people can only be happy and free, when, organised from below by means of its own autonomous
and completely free associations, without the supervision of any guardians, it will create its own
life.”
― Mikhail Bakunin
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Stefan Molyneux

“Can social progress be made without government?
It’s like saying ‘can happiness be achieved without the initiation of violence? Can romance be achieved without rape? Can profitability be achieved without theft? Can economic growth be achieved without the mass indebted enslavement and counterfeiting of the federal reserve?’.”
― Stefan Molyneux

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Jeffrey Tucker

“No one wants their stuff stolen. No one wants their physical person harmed. If you understand the implications of those two truths, you can come to see the egregious moral and practical problems of a state-managed society.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Stefan Molyneux

“Rights” are something made up by governments to make you feel like you’re buying something with your taxes.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Auberon Herbert

“If government half a century ago had provided us with all our dinners and breakfasts, it would be the practice of our orators today to assume the impossibility of our providing for ourselves.”
― Auberon Herbert
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Stefan Molyneux

“The government is a giant logjam in the eternal river of human potential.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Emma Goldman

“The political superstition is still holding sway over the hearts and minds of the masses, but the true lovers of liberty will have no more to do with it. Instead, they believe with Stirner that man has as much liberty as he is willing to take. Anarchism therefore stands for direct action, the open defiance of, and resistance to, all laws and restrictions, economic, social, and moral. But defiance and resistance are illegal. Therein lies the salvation of man. Everything illegal necessitates integrity, self-reliance, and courage. In short, it calls for free, independent spirits, for “men who are men, and who have a bone in their backs which you cannot pass your hand through.”
― Emma Goldman
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Herman Melville

“They have provided a system which for terse comprehensiveness surpasses Justinian’s Pandects and the By-laws of the Chinese Society for the Suppression of Meddling with other People’s Business.”
― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, The Whale
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Jeffrey Tucker

“But now I understand something more fully that I once only understood abstractly. I see how utterly ridiculous it is to think that the state can be the right means to help those who are poor or living at the margins of society. The state is their enemy, as it is for everyone else.”
― Jeffrey Tucker, Bourbon for Breakfast: Living Outside the Statist Quo

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Élisée Reclus

“Un fait capital domine toute la civilisation moderne, le fait que la propriété d’un seul peut s’accroître indéfiniment, et même, en vertu du consentement presque universel, embrasser le monde entier.”

[“A capital fact dominates all modern civilization, the fact that the property of one can grow indefinitely, and even, by virtue of almost universal consent, embrace the whole world.”]
― Élisée Reclus

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Quotes by Stephan Kinsella @ Like Success

“Libertarian opponents of anarchy are attacking a straw man. Their arguments are usually utilitarian in nature and amount to “but anarchy won’t work” or “we need the (things provided by the) state.” But these attacks are confused at best, if not disingenuous. To be an anarchist does not mean you think anarchy will “work” (whatever that means); nor that you predict it will or “can” be achieved. It is possible to be a pessimistic anarchist, after all. To be an anarchist only means that you believe that aggression is not justified, and that states necessarily employ aggression. And, therefore, that states, and the aggression they necessarily employ, are unjustified. It’s quite simple, really. It’s an ethical view, so no surprise it confuses utilitarians.

Accordingly, anyone who is not an anarchist must maintain either: (a) aggression is justified; or (b) states (in particular, minimal states) do not necessarily employ aggression.”
― Stephan Kinsella

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“THE WORLD IS APPROACHING TOWARDS ANARCHY” :
The second law of thermodynamics concludes that the entropy of universe is increasing with time . Which means with time , the randomness or disorderness is also increasing. Anarchy is the condition of excessive social entropy . Thus , we can conclude that finally universe will reach to the condition of anarchy .
― Anup Joshi
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Frédéric Bastiat

“The most urgent necessity is, not that the State should teach, but that it should allow education. All monopolies are detestable, but the worst of all is the monopoly of education.”
― Frédéric Bastiat, What Is Money?

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Rohinton Mistry

“democracy is a see-saw between complete chaos and tolerable confusion”
― Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance
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Lysander Spooner

“The fact is that the government, like a highwayman, says to a man: Your money, or your life…The government does not, indeed, waylay a man in a lonely place, spring upon him from the road side and, holding a pistol to his head, proceed to rifle his pockets. But the robbery is none the less a robbery on that account; and it is far more dastardly and shameful. The highwayman takes solely upon himself the responsibility, danger, and crime of his own act. He does not pretend that he has any rightful claim to your money, or that he intends to use it for your own benefit. He does not pretend to be anything but a robber…Furthermore, having taken your money, he leaves you as you wish him to do. He does not persist in following you on the road, against your will; assuming to be your rightful ‘sovereign,’ on account of the ‘protection’ he affords you.”
― Lysander Spooner
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Stefan Molyneux

“Yes I pay taxes… There are no ethics in the face of coercion, that is blaming the victim. Focus on the man with the gun, not the man in the crosshairs trying to survive.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Robert Higgs

“In regard to the so-called social contract, I have often had occasion to protest that I haven’t even seen the contract, much less been asked to consent to it. A valid contract requires voluntary offer, acceptance, and consideration. I’ve never received an offer from my rulers, so I certainly have not accepted one; and rather than consideration, I have received nothing but contempt from the rulers, who, notwithstanding the absence of any agreement, have indubitably threatened me with grave harm in the event that I fail to comply with their edicts.”
― Robert Higgs
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Hans-Hermann Hoppe

“First, with the establishment of a state and territorially defined state borders, “immigration” takes on an entirely new meaning. In a natural order, immigration is a person’s migration from one neighborhood-community into a different one (micro-migration). In contrast, under statist conditions immigration is immigration by “foreigners” from across state borders, and the decision whom to exclude or include, and under what conditions, rests not with a multitude of independent private property owners or neighborhoods of owners but with a single central (and centralizing) state-government as the ultimate sovereign of all domestic residents and their properties (macro-migration). If a domestic resident-owner invites a person and arranges for his access onto the resident-owner’s property but the government excludes this person from the state territory, it is a case of forced exclusion (a phenomenon that does not exist in a natural order). On the other hand, if the government admits a person while there is no domestic resident-owner who has invited this person onto his property, it is a case of forced integration (also nonexistent in a natural order, where all movement is invited).”
― Hans-Hermann Hoppe
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Jeffrey Tucker

“The problems in every country are the same. Bureaucracy is strangling innovation. Overgrown political sectors are sucking away resources that could otherwise lead to growth. Regulations and taxes are punishing innovation. Public sector services are breaking down and no longer serving people’s needs. Laws and prevailing legislation control a world that no longer exists. People who go into politics to change the system end up getting co-opted by it. Workers feel trapped and fear a lack out options outside the status quo. In every case, it comes down to the great evil of our time and all times: government itself. There is no place on earth in which more liberty and less or no government would not be welcome and bring about real progress.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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J.S.B. Morse

“The more laws that are created, the closer we get to lawlessness.”
― J.S.B. Morse, Gods of Ruin: A Political Thriller
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Emma Goldman

“I feel sure that the police are helping us more than I could do in ten years. They are making more anarchists than the most prominent people connected with the anarchist cause could make in ten years. If they will only continue I shall be very grateful; they will save me lots of work.”
― Emma Goldman
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Stefan Molyneux

“It takes a huge amount of culture to normalize “crazy”, and of course that’s its main focus”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Jess C. Scott

“The laws governed people’s happiness. To be lawless was to be happy.”
― Jess C. Scott, Soulmates

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Jeffrey Tucker

“Beautiful, seamless upgrade from Twitter today, making functionality smoother and cooler. We didn’t have to lobby, didn’t have to beg, didn’t have to elect a new leader, didn’t have to push or protest. Progress is built in to the structure of the mechanism itself: this company exists to please you and me. This is a far better system than any political system on earth.”
― Jeffrey Tucker
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Catherynne M. Valente

“Even if you hadn’t entirely deposed (and possibly killed) not one but two governments and destabilized all sorts of political regions you couldn’t even pronounce, let alone draft up constitutional monarchies for, even if you’d been far more careful about leaving your toys strewn about everywhere when you tire yourself out with anarchy and run on home, I’d say you really are the lowest sort.”
― Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two
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Stefan Molyneux

“The government is ethics rape in perpetuity”
― Stefan Molyneux
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“Anarchists have taken over (the GOP).”
― Harry Reid
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Stefan Molyneux

“To connect is to dissolve the imaginary pyramids of artificial privilege.”
― Stefan Molyneux

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Robert Higgs

“People and their values are almost infinitely diverse, and people will never agree on many elements of social arrangements that might be subjected to uniform rules of governance. Hence, the greater the scope of strictly individual self-determination, the lesser the scope of governance, and the greater the tolerance with which people live and let live among their fellows, the more peaceful and flourishing society will be”
― Robert Higgs

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Kathy Acker

“[…] A society that drives its members to desperate solutions is a non-viable society, a society to be replaced.”
― Kathy Acker, Eurydice in the Underworld
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Thomas Henry Huxley

“The most obvious and the most distinctive features of the History of Civilisation, during the last fifty years, is the wonderful increase of industrial production by the application of machinery, the improvement of old technical processes and the invention of new ones, accompanied by an even more remarkable development of old and new means of locomotion and intercommunication. By this rapid and vast multiplication of the commodities and conveniences of existence, the general standard of comfort has been raised, the ravages of pestilence and famine have been checked, and the natural obstacles, which time and space offer to mutual intercourse, have been reduced in a manner, and to an extent, unknown to former ages. The diminution or removal of local ignorance and prejudice, the creation of common interests among the most widely separated peoples, and the strengthening of the forces of the organisation of the commonwealth against those of political or social anarchy, thus effected, have exerted an influence on the present and future fortunes of mankind the full significance of which may be divined, but cannot, as yet, be estimated at its full value.”
― Thomas Henry Huxley, The Advance of Science in the Last Half-Century
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Noam Chomsky

“… if we adopt the principle of universality: if an action is right (or wrong) for others, it is right (or wrong) for us. Those who do not rise to the minimal moral level of applying to themselves the standards they apply to others — more stringent ones, in fact — plainly cannot be taken seriously when they speak of appropriateness of response; or of right and wrong, good and evil”
― Noam Chomsky
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Stefan Molyneux

“You look back in time to when there was slavery and you think ‘how did people even remotely believe that this was a good idea?’.
It’s incomprehensible for us to think of what the mindset was 100 or 200 years ago. I hope to make the present as incomprehensible to the future as the past is to us.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Stefan Molyneux

“Promote the voluntary family; voluntarism is the only known cure for abuses of power – in politics, the economy or the family.”
― Stefan Molyneux
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Roger Zelazny

“Collins and Morales represent a segment of society which, if attacked with the weapons society sanctions, one finds buffered by innumerable layers of law, bureaucracy, lies, evasions. They rest secure within their palaces, confident that they possess defenses against all possible attacks within the rules of the game, yet willing to violate those rules themselves. … We both know that although it is not listed in the rules, a player can end the game by kicking over the board and throttling his opponent.”
― Roger Zelazny, The Dead Man’s Brother
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Stefan Molyneux

“The entire Nazi war machine was only possible because of past, present and future violations of the non aggression principle (achievable only through government).”
― Stefan Molyneux
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“The reason for which Picasso was compelled to resort to signs and allegories should now be clear enough: his utter political helplessness in the face of a historical situation which he set out to record; his titanic effort to confront a particular historical event with an allegedly eternal truth; his desire to give hope and comfort and to provide a happy ending, to compensate for the terror, the destruction, and inhumanity of the event. Picasso did not see what Goya had already seen, namely, that the course of history can be changed only by historical means and only if men shape their own history instead of acting as the automaton of an earthly power or an allegedly eternal idea.”
― Max Raphael, Proudhon, Marx, Picasso
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William Shakespeare

“From too much liberty, my Lucio, liberty
As surfeit is the father of much fast,
So every scope of the immoderate use
Turns to restraint. Our natures do pursue, –
Like rats that ravin down their proper bane, –
A thirsty evil; and when we drink we die.”
― William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
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Donna Lynn Hope

“Just following orders’ is no excuse unless you’re in the bedroom.”
― Donna Lynn Hope
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Target your random acts of kindness, to keep a tally of who owes what.
“If you take things the wrong way, be aware of which end is up”
― Josh Stern, And That’s Why I’m Single: What Good Is Having A Lucky Horseshoe Up Your Butt When The Horse Is Still Attached?

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Wyndham Lewis

“The intelligence suffers today automatically in consequence of the attack on all authority, advantage, or privilege. These things are not done away with, it is needless to say, but numerous scapegoats are made of the less politically powerful, to satisfy the egalitarian rage awakened.”
― Wyndham Lewis, The Art of Being Ruled
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Emma Goldman

“Not only my arrest but the others smack of the Haymarket. The police are very much in disrepute all over the country, and they wish to do something to clear themselves. They are trying to make it an anarchist plot. If they wish to make up a case, they may succeed.”
― Emma Goldman
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Étienne de La Boétie

“Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break in pieces.”
― Étienne de La Boétie

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G.K. Chesterton

“You’ve got that eternal idiotic idea that if anarchy came it would come from the poor. Why should it? The poor have been rebels, but they have never been anarchists; they have more interest than anyone else in there being some decent government. The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn’t; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all. Aristocrats were always anarchists”
― G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare
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Mikhail Bakunin

“Do you want to make it impossible for anyone to oppress his fellow-man? Then make sure that no one shall possess power.”
― Mikhail Bakunin
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Nicolás Gómez Dávila

“The anarchy that threatens a degrading society is not its punishment, but its remedy.”
― Nicolás Gómez Dávila
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Jon Stewart

1. Society needs laws. While anarchy can often turn a humdrum weekend into something unforgettable, eventually the mob must be kept from stealing the conch and killing Piggy. And while it would be nice if that “something” was simple human decency, anybody who has witnessed the “50% Off Wedding Dress Sale” at Filene’s Basement knows we need a backup plan—preferably in writing. On the other hand, too many laws can result in outright tyranny, particularly if one of those laws is “Kneel before Zod.” Somewhere between these two extremes lies the legislative sweet-spot that produces just the right amount of laws for a well-adjusted society—more than zero, less than fascism.”
― Jon Stewart, America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction
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Winston S. Churchill

“I decline utterly to be impartial between the fire brigade and the fire.”
― Winston S. Churchill
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Percy Bysshe Shelley

“The man
Of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys:
Power, like a desolating pestilence,
Pollutes whate’er it touches, and obedience,
Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth,
Makes slaves of men, and, of the human frame,
A mechanised automaton.”
― Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Rudolf Rocker

“Political rights do not originate in parliaments; they are, rather, forced upon parliaments from without. And even their enactment into law has for a long time been no guarantee of their security. Just as the employers always try to nullify every concession they had made to labor as soon as opportunity offered, as soon as any signs of weakness were observable in the workers’ organizations, so governments also are always inclined to restrict or to abrogate completely rights and freedoms that have been achieved if they imagine that the people will put up no resistance. Even in those countries where such things as freedom of the press, right of assembly, right of combination, and the like have long existed, governments are constantly trying to restrict those rights or to reinterpret them by juridical hair-splitting. Political rights do not exist because they have been legally set down on a piece of paper, but only when they have become the ingrown habit of a people, and when any attempt to impair them will meet with the violent resistance of the populace. Where this is not the case, there is no help in any parliamentary Opposition or any Platonic appeals to the constitution.”
― Rudolf Rocker, Anarcho-Syndicalism: Theory and Practice
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CrimethInc.

“Because I care about human beings, I want them to be free to do what is right for them. Isn’t that more important than mere peace on earth? Isn’t freedom, even dangerous freedom, preferable to the safest slavery, to peace bought with ignorance, cowardice, and submission?”
― CrimethInc., Days of War, Nights of Love: Crimethink for Beginners
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Stephen King

“One of the few things my father says when he’s had a few that I agree with is that kids don’t have much balls in this generation. Some of them are trying to start the revolution by bombing U.S. government washrooms, but none of them are throwing Molotov cocktails at the Pentagon.”
― Stephen King, Rage
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Opinions on L. Susan Brown
“While the popular understanding of anarchism is of a violent, anti-State movement, anarchism is a much more subtle and nuanced tradition then a simple opposition to government power. Anarchists oppose the idea that power and domination are necessary for society, and instead advocate more co-operative, anti-hierarchical forms of social, political and economic organisation.”
― L. Susan Brown, The Politics of Individualism: Liberalism, Liberal Feminism and Anarchism
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John Henry Mackay

“Ever reviled, accursed, ne’er understood,
Thou art the grisly terror of our age.

“Wreck of all order,” cry the multitude,
“Art thou, & war & murder’s endless rage.”

0, let them cry. To them that ne’er have striven
The ‘truth that lies behind a word to find,

To them the word’s right meaning was not given.
They shall continue blind among the blind.

But thou, O word, so clear, so strong, so true,
Thou sayest all which I for goal have taken.

I give thee to the future! Thine secure
When each at least unto himself shall waken.

Comes it in sunshine? In the tempest’s thrill?
I cannot tell – but it the earth shall see!

I am an Anarchist! Wherefore I will
Not rule, & also ruled I will not be!”
― John Henry Mackay

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Christopher Stasheff

“But democrats are seldom welcome on planets run by totalitarian governments, and scarcely more welcome on planets where anarchy prevails–this is due to the very nature of democracy, the only practical compromise between totalitarianism and anarchy.”
― Christopher Stasheff, The Warlock in Spite of Himself
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Colin Ward

“The important question is, therefore, not whether anarchy is possible or not, but whether we can so enlarge the scope and influence of libertarian methods that they become the normal way in which human beings organise their society.”
― Colin Ward, Anarchy in Action
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Urban Aboriginals: A Celebration of Leathersexuality by Geoff Mains

“The leather community is largely anarchistic and shares a healthy distrust of power and arrogance.”
― Geoff Mains, Urban Aboriginals: A Celebration of Leathersexuality
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Teresa Lo

“My Oneness will stop the machine that overtakes people’s minds. Do we really need new clothes, or new cars, or new TVs? Should we really ingest food made from chemicals not of this earth? Should we really give our money to people who don’t need it but want it to fill the evil greed inside of their body? No, we don’t, but people need me to show them how to be free.” Jimmy, “The One”
― Teresa Lo, The Other Side: a Collection of Short Stories
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G.K. Chesterton

“What is the good of telling a community that it has every liberty except the liberty to make laws? The liberty to make laws is what constitutes a free people.”
― G.K. Chesterton, Heretics
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Carey McWilliams

“A preoccupation with power – black power, student power, flower power, poor power, ‘the power structure’ – is the striking aspect of the American political scene at the moment. Oddly enough, obsession with power goes hand in hand with a fear of power. Some of the New Left groups that talk the toughest about power are extremely reluctant to see power operate in any institutional form; within their own organizations, they shun ‘hierarchies’ and formally structured relations of authority. What the preoccupation with power reflects, essentially, is a deep=seated, pervasive feeling of powerlessness.”
― Carey McWilliams
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G.K. Chesterton

“The moderns say we must not punish heretics. My only doubt is whether we have the right to punish anybody else.”
― G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare
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George S. Hammond
“One of the great things about anarchy is that it’s hard to get it organized.”
― George Hammond
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Ernst Jünger

“A general is a specialist insofar as he has master his craft. Beyond that and outside the arbitrary pro and con, he keeps a third possibility intact and in reserve: his own substance. He knows more than what he embodies and teaches, has other skills along with the ones for which he is paid. He keeps all that to himself; it is his property. It is set aside for his leisure, his soliloquies, his nights. At a propitious moment, he will put it into action, tear off his mask. So far, he has been racing well; within sight is the finish line, his final reserves start pouring in. Fate challenges him; he responds. The dream, even in an erotic encounter, comes true. But causally, even here; every goal is a transition for him. The bow should snap rather than aiming the arrow at a finite target.”
― Ernst Jünger, Eumeswil
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Henry Miller

“The word in your mouth is anarchy.”
― Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer
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Martin Buber

“the fact that every people feel itself threatened by the others gives the state it’s definite unifying powers; it depends upon the instinct of self-preservation of society itself; the latent external crisis enables it to get the upper hand in internal crises”
― Martin Buber
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Stephan Attia

“Anarchy is merely the illusion of liberty.”
― Stephan Attia, The Balance of Justice
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“Why, play we, these games of mere men?”
― Daniel A. Craig
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