Begone the laws that precede the progress of opinion!
Advise me, but do not force your opinion on me.
How can individuals delegate rights that they do not possess?
How do you expect a law that is unintelligent and unintelligible to be respected? That is impossible.
It is the law that causes people to dig up vines on the hill slopes and plant them in the flat fields to avoid the vexations of indirect taxation.
Certainly not; he would not fail to repeat that he was not requiring the law to ban but just not to impose.
It has to be said: there are too many great men in the world.
Thus, there is no suffering in the nation for which the government has not voluntarily made itself responsible.
What is the law, then? As I have said elsewhere, it is the collective organization of the individual right of legitimate defense.
The law says: Do not unto others as you would not have them do unto you.
And I say to you: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
I will draw to your attention here that when you analyze the notion of property, it is irrational and dangerous to make this word a synonym of opulence and in particular of ill-gotten opulence.