New Blog Post: “Freedom, Individualism, and Anarchy: Great Lysander Spooner Quotes”

New Blog Post: "Freedom, Individualism, and Anarchy: Great Lysander Spooner Quotes"

Spooner’s legacy doesn’t only endure through affordable postage. He greatly influenced the early libertarian theory and the Austrian School of economics. Lysander Spooner quotes taken from The Unconstitutionality of Slavery were cited in District of Columbia v. Heller, a landmark case in which the Supreme Court ruled to preserve Second Amendment rights.

New Blog Post: “Robert Nozick Quotes for Deep Libertarian Thinkers”

New Blog Post: "Robert Nozick Quotes for Deep Libertarian Thinkers"

Robert Nozick was one of Harvard’s most distinguished professors, a president of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association, and the author of several influential books. Robert Nozick quotes, while not as numerous as those of better-known libertarian thought leaders (Murray Rothbard and Friedrich Hayek come to mind) are nevertheless illuminating.

New Blog Post: “Censorship Quotes That Will Make You █████”

New Blog Post: "Censorship Quotes That Will Make You █████"

Don’t ask yourself whether censorship is ever justifiable. The First Amendment recognizes the existence of a God-given right; it doesn’t grant it, and nothing can take it away. Instead ask yourself who is censoring, why they are so driven to do so, and how they will wield such awesome power in the coming decades if they’re allowed to hone it even further.

New Blog Post: “Famous Liberty Quotes That You’ll Want to Free up Some Time For”

New Blog Post: "Famous Liberty Quotes That You’ll Want to Free up Some Time For"

Never accept limits to your liberty in consideration of greater protection. The people offering you that protection are by far the most dangerous thing you will ever encounter. And although liberty must be earned by the hardest of people making the greatest of sacrifices, it is as vulnerable as a Fabergé egg in a daycare for children with inner ear infections. Forfeit even the tiniest little piece of it, and the despots, the bureaucrats, and the sadists who infest government will inevitably clamor for the next. And the next. And the next.

New Blog Post: “John Galt Quotes, Dagny Taggart Quotes, and More from Atlas Shrugged”

New Blog Post: "John Galt Quotes, Dagny Taggart Quotes, and More from Atlas Shrugged"

Atlas Shrugged tells the story of Dagny Taggart, a railroad executive living in a United States that is on the verge of economic collapse. The government is increasingly expanding its control over private enterprise, choking it out of existence; Dagny’s friend and childhood love Francisco d’Anconia may soon lose his family’s copper company as the Mexican government nationalizes it; and Hank Rearden, who refuses to sell his revolutionary Rearden Metal to the government, subsequently learns his invention has been condemned by the same for no real reason.

New Blog Post: “1984 Quotes, Animal Farm Quotes, and More from the Prophetic Orwell”

New Blog Post: "1984 Quotes, Animal Farm Quotes, and More from the Prophetic Orwell"

1984 quotes pop up on social media relentlessly these days. Why is it that Eric Arthur Blair (better known by his pen name George Orwell), an English novelist, essayist and journalist whose entire life experience was limited to the first half of the 20th century, remains so relevant to this day? Because Orwell, when confronted by the smudgy veneer of government and politics, saw through it to the brutal nastiness which despotism’s worst elements have in store for mankind.

New Blog Post: “Famous Quotations From Voltaire That Still Apply to the Modern World”

New Blog Post: "Famous Quotations From Voltaire That Still Apply to the Modern World"

Why should you, an extremely intelligent – and, for that matter, attractive – person care about Voltaire quotes? François-Marie Arouet (1694 – 1778), who is better known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was one of the most prolific writers of the French Enlightenment. As a historian, philosopher, polemicist, and pen pal to numerous important figures of his time, Voltaire was a vehement advocate for freedom of religion, freedom of speech, civil liberties, and the separation of church and state.

New Blog Post: “Greed Quotes That Will Leave You Wanting More”

New Blog Post: "Greed Quotes That Will Leave You Wanting More"

Most collections of greed quotes are soundly against the concept of greed. Why, then, are we presenting quotes in favor of one of the seven deadly sins? It’s not because we get off on controversy. Greed, whether you like it or not, is one of our inextricable impulses which makes us all human. Whether we would become better or worse off without greed is moot. You could no sooner rid people of greed than you could rid them of vertebrae or blood cells.

New Blog Post: “Fahrenheit 451 Quotes That Will Get You All Fired Up”

New Blog Post: "Fahrenheit 451 Quotes That Will Get You All Fired Up"

Fahrenheit 451 tells the story of Guy Montag, a “fireman” whose job is to do the flambéing. Nearly everyone in Montag’s world is a vapid twit, and would no sooner pick up a book than they would a dead rat. Some thinkers persist, however, and they are dealt with harshly. Montag begins to question his purpose in life when an old woman, who owns a contraband library that he was dispatched to destroy, chooses to roast alongside her books rather than live without them.