[D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man's life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few.
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One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.
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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.
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A golden bit does not make a better horse.
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Don't ask for what you'll wish you hadn't got.
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It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
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The much occupied man has no time for wantonness, and it is an obvious commonplace that the evils of leisure can be shaken off by hard work.
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What is wisdom? Always desiring the same things, and always refusing the same things.
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