65 Property Rights Quotes On Success In Life

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Best Property Rights Quotes

  1. “Freedom and Property Rights are inseparable. You can’t have one without the other.” ~ George Washington
  2. “Without property rights, no other rights are possible.” ~ Ayn Rand
  3. “The rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted.” ~ James Madison
  4. “Next to the right of liberty, the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by the Constitution . .” ~ William Howard Taft

  5. “As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.” ~ James Madison
  6. “Both free speech rights and property rights belong legally to individuals, but their real function is social, to benefit vast numbers of people who do not themselves exercise these rights.” ~ Thomas Sowell
  7. “Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.” ~ John Adams
  8. “Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.” ~ Samuel Adams

  9. “Next to the right of liberty, the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by the Constitution and the one which, united with that of personal liberty, has contributed more to the growth of civilization than any other institution established by the human race.” ~ William Howard Taft
  10. “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  11. “Capitalism is a social system based on the recognition of individual rights, including property rights, in which all property is privately owned.” ~ Ayn Rand , Private property rights quotes
  12. “So great moreover is the regard of the law for private property, that it will not authorize the least violation of it; no, not even for the general good of the whole community.” ~ William Blackstone

  13. “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” ~ Lord Acton
  14. “The right to life is the source of all rights — and the right to property is their only implementation. Without property rights, no other rights are possible. Since man has to sustain his life by his own effort, the man who has no right to the product of his effort has no means to sustain his life. The man who produces while others dispose of his product, is a slave.” ~ Ayn Rand
  15. “Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” ~ Thomas Paine
  16. “Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!” ~ Patrick Henry

  17. “Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.” ~ Milton Friedman
  18. “The dichotomy between personal liberties and property rights is a false one. Property does not have rights. People have rights.” ~ Potter Stewart
  19. “I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  20. “Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.” ~ John Locke

  21. “It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.” ~ James Madison
  22. “A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  23. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ~ Edmund Burke
  24. “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

  25. “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  26. “Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.” ~ James Madison
  27. “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  28. “In a world of increasing inequality, the legitimacy of institutions that give precedence to the property rights of ‘the Haves’ over the human rights of ‘the Have Nots’ is inevitably called into serious question.” ~ David Korten

  29. “The abandonment of the gold standard made it possible for the welfare statists to use the banking system as a means to an unlimited expansion of credit. In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value. Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the hidden confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights. If one grasps this, one has no difficulty in understanding the statists’ antagonism toward the gold standard.” ~ Alan Greenspan
  30. “We’re taking on Social Security as a property rights issue. We figure that every single American has an absolute property right interest in the fruits of his or her own labor. What I work for should be my property.” ~ Malcolm Wallop
  31. “But as population became denser, the natural chemical and biological recycling processes became overloaded, calling for a redefinition of property rights.” ~ Garrett Hardin
  32. “The electronic spectrum is the only natural resource in which there’s no such thing as private property rights. You can’t own a piece of the spectrum.” ~ Adrian Cronauer

  33. “Whenever there is a conflict between human rights and property rights, human rights must prevail.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  34. “Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” ~ Frederick Douglass
  35. “Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
  36. “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.” ~ Mark Twain

  37. “If history could teach us anything, it would be that private property is inextricably linked with civilization.” ~ Ludwig von Mises
  38. “We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.” ~ Ayn Rand
  39. “He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.” ~ Thomas Paine
  40. “Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.” ~ Frederic Bastiat

  41. “Since there is no such entity as ‘the public,’ since the public is merely a number of individuals, the idea that ‘the public interest’ supersedes private interests and rights can have but one meaning: that the interests and rights of some individuals take precedence over the interests and rights of others.” ~ Ayn Rand
  42. “The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.” ~ Frederick Douglass
  43. “The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people.” ~ William O. Douglas
  44. “Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the ‘hidden’ confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights.” ~ Alan Greenspan

  45. “Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.” ~ Mark Twain
  46. “The whole notion of land property rights in the Arab world is different from that in Europe.” ~ William Eldridge Odom
  47. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” ~ Thomas Paine

  48. “We were proposing, in a sense, that the rest of the world be made safe for American ideas, as they adopted intellectual property rights that gave patent protection to our very innovative economy.” ~ Jeffrey Sachs
  49. “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be even a worse fate, you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” ~ Winston Churchill
  50. “Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.” ~ James Madison

  51. “Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  52. “The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.” ~ George Washington
  53. “I have sworn upon the altar of God Eternal, hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  54. “The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  55. “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  56. “Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  57. “Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  58. “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  59. “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  60. “It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  61. “When all government …in little as in great things… shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power; it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another, and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  62. “Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  63. “What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  64. “There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters” ~ Daniel Webster
  65. “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

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