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  • #1
    Bill Hicks
    “They lie about marijuana. Tell you pot-smoking makes you unmotivated. Lie! When you're high, you can do everything you normally do just as well — you just realize that it's not worth the fucking effort. There is a difference.”
    Bill Hicks


  • #2
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    “Marijuana... That's not a drug, that's a plant.”
    Arnold Schwarzenegger


  • #3
    Ludwig von Mises
    “Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders; no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way out for himself if society is sweeping toward destruction. Therefore, everyone, in his own interests, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle. None can stand aside with unconcern; the interest of everyone hangs on the result. Whether he chooses or not, every man is drawn into the great historical struggle, the decisive battle into which our epoch has plunged us.”
    Ludwig von Mises


  • #4
    Milton Friedman
    “I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible.”
    Milton Friedman


  • #5
    William F. Buckley Jr.
    “The amount of money and of legal energy being given to prosecute hundreds of thousands of Americans who are caught with a few ounces of marijuana in their jeans simply makes no sense - the kindest way to put it. A sterner way to put it is that it is an outrage, an imposition on basic civil liberties and on the reasonable expenditure of social energy.”
    William F. Buckley Jr.


  • #6
    Milton Friedman
    “Only a crisis - actual or perceived - produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable.”
    Milton Friedman


  • #7
    “I’m sure a lot of you have tripped out on alcohol. It’s a lot safer to do it on marijuana”
    Mike Gravel


  • #8
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to Fear—fear of war, fear of poverty, fear of random terrorism, fear of getting down-sized or fired because of the plunging economy, fear of getting evicted for bad debts or suddenly getting locked up in a military detention camp on vague charges of being a Terrorist sympathizer.”
    Hunter S. Thompson


  • #9
    Bertrand Russell
    “Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
    Bertrand Russell


  • #10
    Lemony Snicket
    “This is my knife. It is very sharp and very eager to hurt you.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Reptile Room


  • #11
    Jerry Seinfeld
    “The Swiss have an interesting army. Five hundred years without a war. Pretty impressive. Also pretty lucky for them. Ever seen that little Swiss Army knife they have to fight with? Not much of a weapon there. Corkscrews. Bottle openers. ‘Come on, buddy, let’s go. You get past me, the guy in the back of me, he’s got a spoon. Back off, I’ve got the toe clippers right here.”
    Jerry Seinfeld


  • #12
    Yvon Chouinard
    “If you want to understand the entrepreneur, study the juvenile delinquent. The delinquent is saying with his actions, "This sucks. I'm going to do my own thing.”
    Yvon Chouinard, Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman


  • #13
    Robert A. Rice Jr.
    “An entrepreneur without funding is a musician without an instrument.”
    Robert A. Rice Jr.


  • #14
    Tupac Shakur
    “You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could've, would've happened... or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the fuck on.”
    Tupac Shakur


  • #15
    Robert Greene
    “Many a serious thinker has been produced in prisons, where we have nothing to do but think.”
    Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power


  • #16
    Henry David Thoreau
    “When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.”
    Henry David Thoreau


  • #17
    Bob Marley
    “Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.”
    Bob Marley


  • #18
    Henry David Thoreau
    “However mean you life is, meet and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man’s abode; the snow melts before its doors as early in the spring. Cultivate property like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Turn the old; return to them. Things do not change; we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts… Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only. Money is not required to buy one necessary of the soul.”
    Henry David Thoreau


  • #19
    Thomas Jefferson
    “I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post, which any human power can give.”
    Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson


  • #20
    Thomas Babington Macaulay
    “I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read”
    Thomas Babington Macaulay


  • #21
    Chris Rock
    “You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named "Bush", "Dick", and "Colin." Need I say more?”
    Chris Rock


  • #22
    Albert Einstein
    “A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?”
    Albert Einstein


  • #23
    Charles Manson
    “You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy.”
    Charles Manson


  • #24
    Edgar Allan Poe
    “Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence– whether much that is glorious– whether all that is profound– does not spring from disease of thought– from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect.”
    Edgar Allan Poe, Complete Tales and Poems


  • #25
    Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
    “Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.”
    Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


  • #26
    Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
    “The thoughts written on the walls of madhouses by their inmates might be worth publicizing.”
    Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


  • #27
    Thorstein Veblen
    “The quasi-peaceable gentleman of leisure, then, not only consumes of the staff of life beyond the minimum required for subsistence and physical efficiency, but his consumption also undergoes a specialisation as regards the quality of the goods consumed. He consumes freely and of the best, in food, drink, narcotics, shelter, services, ornaments, apparel, weapons and accoutrements, amusements, amulets, and idols or divinities.”
    Thorstein Veblen


  • #28
    Ludwig von Mises
    “It is irrelevant to the entrepreneur, as the servant of the consumers, whether the wishes and wants of the consumers are wise or unwise, moral or immoral. He produces what the consumers want. In this sense he is amoral. He manufactures whiskey and guns just as he produces food and clothing. It is not his task to teach reason to the sovereign consumers. Should one entrepreneur, for ethical reasons of his own, refuse to manufacture whiskey, other entrepreneurs would do so as long as whiskey is wanted and bought. It is not because we have distilleries that people drink whiskey; it is because people like to drink whiskey that we have distilleries. One may deplore this. But it is not up to the entrepreneurs to improve mankind morally. And they are not to be blamed if those whose duty this is have failed to do so.”
    Ludwig von Mises, Interventionism: An Economic Analysis


  • #29
    Murray N. Rothbard
    “It’s true: greed has had a very bad press. I frankly don’t see anything wrong with greed. I think that the people who are always attacking greed would be more consistent with their position if they refused their next salary increase. I don’t see even the most Left-Wing scholar in this country scornfully burning his salary check. In other words, "greed" simply means that you are trying to relieve the nature given scarcity that man was born with. Greed will continue until the Garden of Eden arrives, when everything is superabundant, and we don’t have to worry about economics at all. We haven’t of course reached that point yet; we haven’t reached the point where everybody is burning his salary increases, or salary checks in general.”
    Murray N. Rothbard


  • #30
    Ludwig von Mises
    “Most of us have no sympathy with the rich idler who spends his life in pleasure without ever doing any work. But even he fulfills a function in the life of the social organism. He sets an example of luxury that awakens in the multitude a consciousness of new needs and gives industry the incentive to fulfill them.”
    Ludwig von Mises, Liberalism




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