65 Libertarian Quotes On Success In Life

These libertarian quotes will inspire you. Libertarian is an advocate of the doctrine of free will or an advocate or supporter of a political philosophy that advocates only minimal state intervention in the free market and the private lives of citizens.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging libertarian quotes, libertarian sayings, and libertarian proverbs.

Best Libertarian Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “Mystical references to society and its programs to help may warm the hearts of the gullible but what it really means is putting more power in the hands of bureaucrats.” ~ Thomas Sowell
  3. “A state which dwarfs its men, in order that they may be more docile instruments in its hands even for beneficial purposes–will find that with small men no great thing can really be accomplished.” ~ John Stuart Mill
  4. “A good End cannot sanctify evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it.” ~ William Penn

  5. “Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  6. “Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein , Libertarian quotes on taxes
  7. “You can’t get rid of poverty by giving people money.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke
  8. “The power to tax is the power to destroy.” ~ John Marshall

  9. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  10. “Government control gives rise to fraud, suppression of Truth, intensification of the black market and artificial scarcity. Above all, it unmans the people and deprives them of initiative, it undoes the teaching of self-help.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  11. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” ~ Winston Churchill
  12. “One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.” ~ Thomas Reed

  13. “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” ~ Ronald Reagan , Libertarian quotes freedom
  14. “Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.” ~ Christina Rossetti
  15. “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” ~ Plato
  16. “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke

  17. “If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you’re a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate. If you don’t want government to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist.” ~ Joseph Sobran
  18. “Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  19. “That which we call sin in others is experiment for us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  20. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” ~ Will Rogers

  21. “No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.” ~ James Madison
  22. “The government’s War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice.” ~ Harry Browne
  23. “The fact is that the average man’s love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth… Liberty is not a thing for the great masses of men. It is the exclusive possession of a small and disreputable minority, like knowledge, courage and honor. It takes a special sort of man to understand and enjoy liberty – and he is usually an outlaw in democratic societies.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  24. “Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

  25. “The seeds of today’s runaway government were planted when it was decided that government should help those who can’t help themselves. From that modest, compassionate beginning to today’s out-of-control mega-state, there’s a straight, unbroken line. Once the door was open, once it was settled that the government should help some people at the expense of others, there was no stopping it.” ~ Harry Browne
  26. “In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” ~ Mark Twain
  27. “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” ~ Groucho Marx
  28. “Democracy is the road to socialism.” ~ Karl Marx

  29. “Drug misuse is not a disease, it is a decision, like the decision to step out in front of a moving car. You would call that not a disease but an error of judgment.” ~ Philip K. Dick
  30. “In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.” ~ Charles de Gaulle
  31. “The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.” ~ Friedrich Schiller
  32. “The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.” ~ Herbert Spencer

  33. “Being elected to Congress is regarded as being sent on a looting raid for one’s friends.” ~ George Will
  34. “If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke
  35. “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” ~ Confucius
  36. “The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  37. “Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” ~ Thomas Paine
  38. “Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  39. “Every time that we try to lift a problem from our own shoulders, and shift that problem to the hands of the government, to the same extent we are sacrificing the liberties of our people.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  40. “The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom-they are the pillars of society.” ~ Henrik Ibsen

  41. “If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?” ~ Frederic Bastiat
  42. “I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  43. “Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn’t even get out of committee.” ~ F. Lee Bailey
  44. “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” ~ Bill Cosby

  45. “The great virtue of a free market system is that it does not care what color people are; it does not care what their religion is; it only cares whether they can produce something you want to buy. It is the most effective system we have discovered to enable people who hate one another to deal with one another and help one another.” ~ Milton Friedman
  46. “A problem well stated is a problem half-solved.” ~ Charles Kettering
  47. “It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
  48. “Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” ~ Frederic Bastiat

  49. “We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  50. “Our country’s founders cherished liberty, not democracy.” ~ Ron Paul
  51. “There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.” ~ Christopher Morley
  52. “Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.” ~ Baron de Montesquieu

  53. “The essential psychological requirement of a free society is the willingness on the part of the individual to accept responsibility for his life. – Edith Packer
    When the government fears the people, it is liberty. When the people fear the government, it is tyranny.” ~ Thomas Paine
  54. “I’m in favor of legalizing drugs. According to my values system, if people want to kill themselves, they have every right to do so. Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal.” ~ Milton Friedman
  55. “Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  56. “I believe that every individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor, so far as it in no way interferes with any other men’s rights.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

  57. “No nation was ever ruined by trade.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  58. “A tax-supported, compulsory educational system is the complete model of the totalitarian state.” ~ Isabel Paterson
  59. “If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” ~ James Madison
  60. “What men value in this world is not rights but privileges.” ~ H. L. Mencken

  61. “The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  62. “Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.” ~ Mortimer Adler
  63. “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

  64. “I just think it is important that you realize, that you’re the best in the world. Whether you are a Democrat or Republican or whether you’re libertarian or whatever, you are the best. And we should not ever forget that. And when somebody does not do the job, we got to let them go.” ~ Clint Eastwood
  65. “Beloved friends and comrades… the national Libertarian Party is dead.” ~ L. Neil Smith

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