Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on December 9, 2012

in Civil Society

… is from page 268 of the original edition of Henry Hazlitt’s remarkably fine – yet, sadly, largely overlooked – 1964 volume, The Foundations of Morality:

Liberty is the essential basis, the sine qua non, of morality.  Morality can exist only in a free society; it can exist to the extent that freedom exists.  Only to the extent that men have the power of choice can they be said to choose the good.

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