Extreme taxation, excessive controls, oppressive government competition with business, frustrated minorities and forgotten Americans are not the products of free enterprise. They are the residue of centralized bureaucracy, of government by a self-anointed elite.
Our Founding Fathers well understood that concentrated power is the enemy of liberty and the rights of man. They knew that the American experiment in individual liberty, free enterprise and republican self-government could succeed only if power were widely distributed. And since in any society socia
Could there be anything resembling a free enterprise economy, if wealth and property were concentrated in the hands of a few, while the great majority owned little more than the shirts on their backs?
Free enterprise is a rough and competitive game. It is a hell of a lot better than a government monopoly.
Free enterprise has done more to reduce poverty than all the government programs dreamed up by Democrats.
Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.
Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty. Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.
It is in the thick of calamity that one gets hardened to the truth - in other words, to silence.
It takes time to live. Like any work of art, life needs to be thought about.
Betrayal answers betrayal, the mask of love is answered by the disappearance of love.
But do you know why we are always more just and generous toward the dead? The reason is simple. With them there is no obligation. They leave us free and we can take our time, fit the testimonial between a cocktail party and a nice little mistress, in our spare time, in short.
There is a life and there is a death, and there are beauty and melancholy between.
Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.
But sometimes it takes more courage to live than to shoot yourself.
And indeed it could be said that once the faintest stirring of hope became possible, the dominion of plague was ended.
That's the way man is, cher monsieur. He has two faces: he can't love without self-love.
Having money is a way of being free of money.
We [Raymond and Meursault] stared at each other without blinking, and everything came to a stop there between the sea, the sand, and the sun, and the double silence of the flute and the water. It was then that I realized that you could either shoot or not shoot.
My great idea is that we must forgive the Pope. First of all, he needs it more than anyone else. Besides, it is the only way of placing oneself above him.
When the soul suffers too much, it develops a taste for misfortune.
Nature is a burning and frigid, transparent and limited universe in which nothing is possible but everything is given.
but perhaps we should love what we cannot understand
Psychology is action, not thinking about oneself. We continue to shape our personality all our life. To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.
Sometimes at night I would sleep open-eyed underneath a sky dripping with stars. I was alive then.
A work of art is a confession.
Nothing can discourage the appetite for divinity in the heart of man.