"The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem."
"Nobody spends somebody else's money as carefully as he spends his own. Nobody uses somebody else's resources as carefully as he uses his own. So if you want efficiency and effectiveness, if you want knowledge to be properly utilized, you have to do it through the means of private property."
"Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government."
"Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned."
"Governments never learn. Only people learn."
"Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it."
"Protectionism will do little to create jobs and if foreigners retaliate, we will surely lose jobs."
"We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice.
"To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm."
"Once politics become a tug-of-war for shares in the income pie, decent government is impossible."