Since Rousseau was convinced that the social state was a human invention, he had to place law and the legislator on a high pedestal.
I was silly enough to choose a form of industry that leaves me with a loss of 10 percent.
All injustice is of benefit to someone […]; to defend injustice on the grounds of the inconvenience that its abolition will cause the person who benefits from it, is to say that an injustice should be eternal for the sole reason that it has existed for an instant.
Dono tibi et concedo, Virtutem et puissantiam, Volandi, Pilandi, Derobandi, Filoutandi, Et escroquandi, Impunè per totam istam, Viam.
It is better to provide for oneself surrounded by prosperous customers than to be protected surrounded by impoverished ones.
Between you and the Belgians, therefore, there is just about the same difference as between a dull and sharp axe.
Protection brings together in one single point all the good it does and distributes among the wider mass of people the harm it inflicts.