Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.
Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.
The biggest problem is not to let people accept new ideas, but to let them forget the old ones.
If I owe you a pound, I have a problem; but if I owe you a million, the problem is yours.
The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.
Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older
The power of vested interests is vastly exaggerated compared with the gradual encroachment of ideas
The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind
Canada is a place of infinite promise. We like the people, and if one ever had to emigrate, this would be the destination, not the U.S.A. The hills, lakes and forests make it a place of peace and repose of the mind, such as one never finds in the U.S.A.
It is better that a man should tyrannize over his bank balance than over his fellow citizens.
He [Clemenceau] had one illusion - France; and one disillusion - mankind.
The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.