Category Archives: Quotations

Quote of the Week – George Orwell on Economic Competition

The trouble with competitions is that somebody wins them. This brilliant quote is taken from George Orwell’s review of Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom and situated in a discussion of monopoly. Orwell contends that free market competition leads to … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week: John Maynard Keynes on the Long Run

In the long run we are all dead. Although some people have interepreted this statement as Keynes displaying a callous disregard for the long term consequences of his proposed policies, that’s not quite accurate. Here is the same quote with … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week: Ludwig von Mises on the Inferiority of the Masses

You have the courage to tell the masses what no politician told them: you are inferior and all the improvements in your conditions which you simply take for granted you owe to the effort of men who are better than … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Good and Evil

If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week: Evelyn Hall on Free Speech

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it This quotation is often misattributed to Voltaire, but actually comes from British Voltaire biographer Evelyn Beatrice Hall, who summed up Voltaire’s attiude … Continue reading

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“Don’t trust every quote you find on the Internet” – Benjamin Franklin

You need some ammunition in an argument against your leftist friends? How about this? Or this? That’ll surely shut them up! After all, how can you argue against the farsighted wisdom of the Founding Fathers? The only problem is that … Continue reading

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