Sunday, February 5, 2012

The desire to "do good" by force, is never a good motive

"Do not consider Collectivists as “sincere but deluded idealists”. The proposal to enslave some men for the sake of others is not an ideal; brutality is not “idealistic,” no matter what its purpose. Do not ever say that the desire to “do good” by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives."

~ Ayn Rand

"It is indeed probable that more harm and misery have been caused by men determined to use coercion to stamp out a moral evil than by men intent on doing evil."

~ Fredrich von Hayek, Nobel Laureate in Economics

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