"So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Milton Friedman on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Milton Friedman on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Milton Friedman on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Milton Friedman on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Milton Friedman on Thomas Jefferson
"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."