Isabel Paterson Quotes.
An abstraction will move a mountain: Nothing can withstand an idea.
The humanitarian in theory is the terrorist in action.
If there were just one gift you could choose, but nothing barred, what would it be? We wish you then your own wish; you name it. Ours is liberty, now and forever.
The biggest pests are the people who use altruism as an alibi. What they passionately wish is to make themselves important.
There can be no greater stretch of arbitrary power than is required 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.
As freak legislation, the antitrust laws stand alone. Nobody knows what it is they forbid.
As such, the least practicable measure of government must be the best. Anything beyond the minimum must be oppression.
Freedom is dangerous. Possibly crawling on all fours might be safer than standing upright, but we like the view better up there.
The power to do things for people is also the power to do things to people.
Most of the harm in the world is done by good people, and not by accident, lapse, or omission. It is the result of their deliberate actions, long persevered in, which they hold to be motivated by high ideals toward virtuous ends.
The philanthropist, the politician, and the pimp are inevitably found in alliance because they have the same motives, they seek the same ends, to exist for, through, and by others.
People mostly do as they like, and that would be fine if they’d let other people do the same.
No law can give power to private persons; every law transfers power from private persons to government.
The craving for power is in itself a sign of inferior abilities and unfitness for responsibility.