Quotes by Harry Browne

Everyone will experience the consequences of his own acts. If his act are right, he'll get good consequences; if they're not, he'll suffer for it.
– Harry Browne
Everything you want in life has a price connected to it. There's a price to pay if you want to make things better, a price to pay just for leaving things as they are, a price for everything.
– Harry Browne
Left-wing politicians take away your liberty in the name of children and of fighting poverty, while right-wing politicians do it in the name of family values and fighting drugs. Either way, government gets bigger and you become less free.
– Harry Browne
Security... it's simply the recognition that changes will take place and the knowledge that you're willing to deal with whatever happens.
– Harry Browne
The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice.
– Harry Browne
The important thing is to concentrate upon what you can do - by yourself, upon your own initiative.
– Harry Browne
Whatever the price, identify it now. What will you have to go through to get where you want to be? There is a price you can pay to be free of the situation once and for all. It may be a fantastic price or a tiny one - but there is a price.
– Harry Browne
When you know that you're capable of dealing with whatever comes, you have the only security the world has to offer.
– Harry Browne
You are where you are today because you have chosen to be there.
– Harry Browne
You can't give the government the power to do good without also giving it the power to do bad - in fact, to do anything it wants.
– Harry Browne
You don't have to buy from anyone. You don't have to work at any particular job. You don't have to participate in any given relationship. You can choose.
– Harry Browne
You don't need an explanation for everything, Recognize that there are such things as miracles - events for which there are no ready explanations. Later knowledge may explain those events quite easily.
– Harry Browne
You owe it to yourself to be the best person possible. Because if you are, others will want to be with you, want to provide you with the things you want in exchange for what you're giving to them.
– Harry Browne
World War II has always been of great interest to me. I've known for decades that it was just one more war the politicians suckered us into.
– Harry Browne
The communitarians may say you've been enjoying too much individual freedom, and that you must give up some of that for the benefit of the community. But they really mean that they want more power over your life - to force you to subsidize, obey and conform to their choices.
– Harry Browne
The American way was for commerce, personal relationships, and religion to be voluntary. No one was forced to participate in something he didn't want.
– Harry Browne
Like many people, most Libertarians feel empathy and sympathy for less fortunate people. But they know you can't have perfection in a world of limited resources.
– Harry Browne
Libertarians know that a free country has nothing to fear from anyone coming in or going out - while a welfare state is scared to death of poor people coming in and rich people getting out.
– Harry Browne
It is well known that in war, the first casualty is truth - that during any war truth is forsaken for propaganda.
– Harry Browne
If younger people see older people who haven't planned ahead and have to rely on charity, the young will be more likely to provide for the future. Today when someone plans poorly, the only consequence people see is a demand for more government.
– Harry Browne