"The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Milton Friedman on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Milton Friedman on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Milton Friedman on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Milton Friedman on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Milton Friedman on Winston Churchill
"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."