‘Emergencies’ have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.
A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.
The mind cannot foresee its own advance.
Freedom granted only when it is known beforehand that its effects will be beneficial is not freedom.
I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.
I do not think it is an exaggeration to say history is largely a history of inflation, usually inflations engineered by governments for the gain of governments.
We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice.
Our moral traditions developed concurrently with our reason, not as its product.
Intellects whose desires have outstripped their understanding.
From the saintly and single-minded idealist to the fanatic is often but a step.