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Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned. ...
by Milton Friedman

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.
- Milton Friedman

Related topics: Politics

Inflation is taxation without legislation.
- Milton Friedman

Only government can take perfectly good paper,
cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.
- Milton Friedman

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
- Milton Friedman

 

I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse,
for any reason, whenever it's possible.
- Milton Friedman

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert,
in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
- Milton Friedman

We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.
- Milton Friedman

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Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the
good intentions of those who create it.
- Milton Friedman

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.
- Milton Friedman

Is it really true that political self-interest is nobler
somehow than economic self-interest?
- Milton Friedman

The black market was a way of getting around government controls.
It was a way of enabling the free market to work.
It was a way of opening up, enabling people.
- Milton Friedman

Most of the energy of political work is devoted to
correcting the effects of mismanagement of government.
- Milton Friedman

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.
- Milton Friedman

Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding
of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment
for spectators or employment for athletes.
- Milton Friedman

There's no such thing as a free lunch.
- Milton Friedman

Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.
- Milton Friedman

The most important single central fact about a free
market is that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit.
- Milton Friedman

One man's opportunism is another man's statesmanship.
- Milton Friedman

Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to
assume that there is a fixed pie,
that one party can gain only at the expense of another.
- Milton Friedman

The power to do good is also the power to do harm.
- Milton Friedman

The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis
is comparison of prediction with experience.
- Milton Friedman

The most important ways in which I think the Internet
will affect the big issue is that it will make it more
difficult for government to collect taxes.
- Milton Friedman

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.
- Milton Friedman

The greatest advances of civilization,
whether in architecture or painting,
in science and literature,
in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.
- Milton Friedman

Underlying most arguments against the free market is
a lack of belief in freedom itself.
- Milton Friedman

The problem of social organization is how to set up
an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm,
capitalism is that kind of a system.
- Milton Friedman

History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom.
Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.
- Milton Friedman

Many people want the government to protect the consumer.
A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.
- Milton Friedman

Columbus did not seek a new route to the Indies in
response to a majority directive.
- Milton Friedman

Governments never learn.
Only people learn.
- Milton Friedman

The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests.
The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus.
Einstein didn't construct his theory under order from a,
from a bureaucrat.
Henry Ford didn't revolutionize the automobile industry that way.
- Milton Friedman

A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely
that group thinks they ought to want.
Underlying most arguments against the free market is
a lack of belief in freedom itself.
- Milton Friedman

The only way that has ever been discovered to have
a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market.
And that's why it's so essential to preserving individual freedom.
- Milton Friedman

And what does reward virtue? You think the communist
commissar rewards virtue? You think a Hitler rewards virtue? You think,
excuse me, if you'll pardon me, American presidents
reward virtue? Do they choose their appointees on the
basis of the virtue of the people appointed or on the
basis of their political clout?
- Milton Friedman

Well first of all, tell me, is there some society you
know of that doesn't run on greed? You think Russia
doesn't run on greed? You think China doesn't run on greed? What is greed?
- Milton Friedman

I'm in favor of legalizing drugs.
According to my values system, if people want to kill themselves,
they have every right to do so.
Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal.
- Milton Friedman

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.
- Milton Friedman

An "enemy" is a mirage -
an image of self reflected on the sands of Hell.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to conquer yourself
than to win a thousand battles.
Then the victory is yours.
It cannot be taken from you,
not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
- The Buddha

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you are going through hell, keep going.
- Winston Churchill

Being angry is as close as a human being
can come to experiencing hell on earth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hell is living with someone who complains, whines, and argues.
- Anonymous

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

Drop guilt! - because to be guilty is to live in hell.
Not being guilty, you will have the freshness
of dewdrops in the early morning sun,
you will have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake,
you will have the freshness of the stars in the night.
Once guilt disappears you will have
a totally different kind of life, luminous and radiant.
You will have a dance to your feet
and your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.
- Osho

Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.
- Emily Dickinson

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
- William Congreve

If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married,
and another list of the reasons for their divorce,
you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping.
- Mignon McLaughlin

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels.
Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain
the true duty of patriots.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.
- W. C. Fields

If my mom reads that I'm grammatically incorrect I'll have hell to pay.
- Larisa Oleynik

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

Some days just go to Hell faster than others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who
maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
- Dante Alighieri

I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell -
you see, I have friends in both places.
- Mark Twain

Why wait until you're dead,
when you can create your own Hell right here and now.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.
She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
- Ellen DeGeneres

I am better able to imagine hell than heaven;
it is my inheritance,
I suppose.
- Elinor Wylie

War is hell.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out
there is white and the best golfer is black.
- Charles Barkley

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
- Thomas A. Edison

The ad agency's name for Hell is "Las Vegas."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell
in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
- Caskie Stinnett

One was never married, and that's his hell;
another is,
and that's his plague.
- Robert Burton

Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin,
would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know."
Eskimo:
"Then why did you tell me?"
- Annie Dillard

Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos
taste a hell of a lot better.
- Robert Redford

Maybe there is no actual place called hell.
Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents
breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches.
- Jim Carrey

If Hitler invaded hell
I would make at least a favorable reference
to the devil in the House of Commons.
- Winston Churchill

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell,
it is simply purgatory.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor
heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood,
more vengeance, more desolation.
War is hell.
- William Tecumseh Sherman


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