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"What we call real estate - the solid ground to build a house on - is the broad foundation on which nearly all the guilt of this world rests."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1858
"When taxes are too high, people go hungry"
- Lao Tsu, 145 BC
"Today is already the tomorrow which the bad economist yesterday
urged us to ignore."
- Henry Hazlitt, 1947
"We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation."
- Henry Hazlitt, 1947
"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom."
- Albert Einstein, 1923
"Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it.
Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it."
- Richard Lamm, 1979
"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."
- Sir Winston Churchill, 1932
"There is no such thing as a good tax."
- Sir Winston Churchill, 1929
"The small landholders are the most precious part of a state.”
- Thomas Jefferson, 1793
[i]"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities."
- Ayn Rand, 1952
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."
- Margaret Thatcher, 1984
"Why bother building any more nuclear warheads until we've used the ones we have?"
- Anonymous, unknown
“The best investment on Earth is earth.”
- Louis Glickman, American business executive
"The difference between libertarianism and socialism is that libertarians will tolerate the existence of a socialist community, but socialists can't tolerate a libertarian community."
- David D. Boaz, 1997
"When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both."
- James Dale Davidson, 1995
“Land monopoly is not only monopoly, but it is by far the greatest of monopolies; it is a perpetual monopoly, and it is the mother of all other forms of monopoly.”
- Theodore Roosevelt, 1874
"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living.
The world owes you nothing. It was here first."
- Mark Twain, 1885
"How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think."
- Adolf Hitler, 1937
"The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream that this watch exists and has no watchmaker."
- (François-Marie Arouet) Voltaire, 1774
"The high rate of unemployment among teenagers, and especially black teenagers, is both a scandal and a serious source of social unrest. Yet it is largely a result of minimum wage laws. We regard the minimum wage law as one of the most, if not the most, anti-black laws on the statute books"
- Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize winner for Economics, 1977
"In show biz you are where you live. Real estate is the key to who has been signed, dumped, divorced, defrocked, deflowered, disbarred, arrested, disgraced, married and multiplied."
- Pamela Lansden, 1987
"The essential notion of a capitalist society … is voluntary cooperation, voluntary exchange. The essential notion of a socialist society is force."
- Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize winner for Economics, 1979
"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the State. They forget that the State lives at the expense of everyone."
- Frederic Bastiat, 1824
"Ticking away, the moments that make up a dull day..."
- Pink Floyd, 1978
"He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike."
- William Shakespeare, 1580
"There can be no freedom without freedom to fail."
- Eric Hoffer, 1964
"In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other."
- (François-Marie Arouet) Voltaire, 1764
"To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often."
- Winston Churchill, 1939
"It's tangible, it's solid, it's beautiful. It's artistic, from my standpoint, and I just love real estate."
- Donald Trump, 1989
"Real estate is the key cost of physical retailers. That's why there's the old saw: location, location, location."
- Jeff Bezos, 2011