Frederic Bastiat

Frederic Bastiat

was a French classical liberal theorist, political economist, and member of the French assembly.
Life, faculties, production-in other words, individuality, liberty, property-this is man. And in spite of the cunning of artful political leaders, these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it.More Frederic Bastiat quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No society can exist if respect for the law does not to some extent prevail; but the surest way to have the laws respected is to make them respectable. When law and morality are in contradiction, the citizen finds himself in the cruel dilemma of either losing his moral sense or of losing respect for the law, two evils of which one is as great as the other, and between which it is difficult to choose.More Frederic Bastiat quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In war, the stronger overcomes the weaker. In business, the stronger imparts strength to the weaker.More Frederic Bastiat quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When goods do not cross borders, soldiers will.More Frederic Bastiat quotes [10/11/2011 11:10:28]
The real cost of the State is the prosperity we do not see, the jobs that don’t exist, the technologies to which we do not have access, the businesses that do not come into existence, and the bright future that is stolen from us. The State has looted us just as surely as a robber who enters our home at night and steals all that we love.More Frederic Bastiat quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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