"Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Milton Friedman on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Milton Friedman on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Milton Friedman on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Milton Friedman on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Milton Friedman on Joseph Stalin
"The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government."
"The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis is comparison of prediction with experience."
"I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible."
"Inflation is taxation without legislation."
"Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence."