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31 Notable Quotes By Ron Paul That You Should Bookmark

Born On: August 20, 1935
Born In: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Founder / Co Founder: Foundation for Rational Economics and Education
Ronald Ernest Paul, popularly known as Ron Paul, is an American politician, physician and writer who served as the United States Representative in Congressional districts in Texas on two occasions. He studied biology at Gettysburg College, graduating in 1957 and then studied medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine. He worked in the capacity of a flight surgeon for United States Air National Guard and United States Air Force for some time before taking the plunge into politics. Paul became the United States' representative of the 22nd Congressional district in Texas in 1976 and served at that post till 1977. Consequently, he served as the United States representative of the 14th congressional district for six years starting from 1997 and ending in 2013. Paul had also tried to become the President of the United States in the past but his attempts as a nominee of the Libertarian Party did not prove to be fruitful and he was not successful in the primaries in 2008 and 2012 as a Republican candidate. On the other hand, he has also been a prolific writer and some of his noted works include Liberty Defined, Pillars of Prosperity and A Foreign Policy of Freedom among many others. We bring to you a collection of quotes that have been excerpted from his speeches, books, interviews and writings. Read on to explore a compilation of some of the best known quotes by Ron Paul. 
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One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government.

One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government.

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Truth is treason in the empire of lies.

Truth is treason in the empire of lies.

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I'm convinced that you never have to give up liberties to be safe. I think you're less safe when you give up your liberties.

I'm convinced that you never have to give up liberties to be safe. I think you're less safe when you give up your liberties.

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When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it spreads.

When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it spreads.

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Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms.

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms.

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Don't steal - the government hates competition!

Don't steal - the government hates competition!

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Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger.

Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger.

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It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking.

It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking.

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Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.

Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.

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Let the revolution begin.

Let the revolution begin.

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Freedom is living without government coercion. So when a politician talks about freedom for this group or that, ask yourself whether he is advocating more government action or less.

Freedom is living without government coercion. So when a politician talks about freedom for this group or that, ask yourself whether he is advocating more government action or less.

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Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it’s wrong.

Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it’s wrong.

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It’s amazing that people don’t understand that the more the market is involved and the smaller the government, the lower the price, the better the distribution, and the higher the quality.

It’s amazing that people don’t understand that the more the market is involved and the smaller the government, the lower the price, the better the distribution, and the higher the quality.

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It is a dangerous notion that we need a government to protect us from ourselves.

It is a dangerous notion that we need a government to protect us from ourselves.

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History has shown that the masses have been quite receptive to the promises of authoritarians which are rarely if ever fulfilled.

History has shown that the masses have been quite receptive to the promises of authoritarians which are rarely if ever fulfilled.

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The number one responsibility for each of us is to change ourselves with hope that others will follow.

The number one responsibility for each of us is to change ourselves with hope that others will follow.

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Speak up, speak often and don’t worry about those that at this point cannot understand as they can never un-hear what we tell them.

Speak up, speak often and don’t worry about those that at this point cannot understand as they can never un-hear what we tell them.

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When the goal of political action is no longer the defense of liberty, no word other than demagoguery can describe the despicable nature of politics.

When the goal of political action is no longer the defense of liberty, no word other than demagoguery can describe the despicable nature of politics.

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When we give government the power to make medical decisions for us, we in essence accept that the state owns our bodies.

When we give government the power to make medical decisions for us, we in essence accept that the state owns our bodies.

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Government does not create resources when it taxes people and prints money; it merely redistributes the wealth.

Government does not create resources when it taxes people and prints money; it merely redistributes the wealth.

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Government should never be able to do anything you can't do. If you can't steal from your neighbor, you can't send the government to steal for you.

Government should never be able to do anything you can't do. If you can't steal from your neighbor, you can't send the government to steal for you.

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While I oppose most gun control proposals, there is one group of Americans I do believe should be disarmed: federal agents.

While I oppose most gun control proposals, there is one group of Americans I do believe should be disarmed: federal agents.

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I don't want to run your life, I don't know how to run your life, I don't have the authority to run your life, and the Constitution doesn't permit me to run your life.

I don't want to run your life, I don't know how to run your life, I don't have the authority to run your life, and the Constitution doesn't permit me to run your life.

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1913 wasn't a very good year. 1913 gave us the income tax, the 16th amendment and the IRS.

1913 wasn't a very good year. 1913 gave us the income tax, the 16th amendment and the IRS.

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I'm worried that the government might kill Edward Snowden with a drone. --Ron Paul

I'm worried that the government might kill Edward Snowden with a drone. --Ron Paul

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I see the Bush Doctrine as an American-style “enabling act,” giving dictatorial powers to any sitting president.

I see the Bush Doctrine as an American-style “enabling act,” giving dictatorial powers to any sitting president.

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Patriotism never demands obedience to the state but rather obedience to the principles of liberty.

Patriotism never demands obedience to the state but rather obedience to the principles of liberty.

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A free society acknowledges that authority over education begins with the family. I am not saying that a free society grants that authority. I do not believe that such authority is delegated by society.

A free society acknowledges that authority over education begins with the family. I am not saying that a free society grants that authority. I do not believe that such authority is delegated by society.

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The state cannot get a cent for any man without taking it from some other man, and this latter must be a man who has produced and saved it. This latter is the Forgotten Man.

The state cannot get a cent for any man without taking it from some other man, and this latter must be a man who has produced and saved it. This latter is the Forgotten Man.

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For the same reason a disease cannot be cured by more of the germ that caused it, the inflation and debt accumulation of the Obama years will not inflate our way out of it.

For the same reason a disease cannot be cured by more of the germ that caused it, the inflation and debt accumulation of the Obama years will not inflate our way out of it.

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Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through the force of arms

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through the force of arms

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