Herbert Spencer, English philosopher and political theorist:
“The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.”
Robertson Davies, novelist, playwright, journalist, and professor:
“There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.”
Example: see “(external)”"socialism"":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialism", as thoroughly refuted by Ludwig von Mises.
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