Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
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The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Upper classes are a nation's past the middle class is its future.
Money is the barometer of a society's virtue.
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.
Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
Do not ever say that the desire to 'do good' by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.
To say 'I love you' one must first be able to say the 'I.'
Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason.
Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
I was asked to act when I couldn't act. I was asked to sing 'Funny Face' when I couldn't sing, and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn't dance - and do all kinds of things I wasn't prepared for. Then I tried like mad to cope with it.
One of the scary things is that, when you're a kid, you look at your dad as the man who has no fear. When you're an adult, you realize your father had fear, and that you have it, too.
You know the good part about all those executions in Texas? Fewer Texans.
Galleries began growing in both number and size in the late seventies, when artists who worked in lofts wanted to exhibit their work in spaces similar to the ones the art was made in.
Everything we do in life is based on fear, especially love.
In the sense that you're not at the centre of power, like a president or prime minister of a major power, everyone is marginalised my position doesn't isn't unique in that respect. I think there are different sorts of relevance in different contexts.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.