Principium Volume I, Book 2, Quote 81-82, 85

81. …only few will resist the temptation of safety at the price of freedom.

- F. A. Hayek – The Road to Serfdom, 1944


82. It is essential that we should relearn frankly to face the fact that freedom can be had only at a price and that as individuals we must be prepared to make severe material sacrifices to preserve our liberty. If we want to retain this, we must regain the conviction on which the rule of liberty in the Anglo-Saxon countries has been based and which Benjamin Franklin expressed in a phrase applicable to us in our lives as individuals no less than as nations: “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

- F. A. Hayek – The Road to Serfdom, 1944


85. To act on behalf of a group seems to free people of many of the moral restraints which control their behavior as individuals within the group.

- F. A. Hayek – The Road to Serfdom, 1944

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