Frederic Bastiat — French Economist born on June 30, 1801, died on December 24, 1850

Claude Frédéric Bastiat was a French classical liberal theorist, political economist, and member of the French assembly. He was notable for developing the important economic concept of opportunity cost, and for introducing the Parable of the Broken Window or the "Glazier's fallacy". His ideas have provided a basis for libertarianism and the Austrian School... (wikipedia)

Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.
Often the masses are plundered and do not know it.
Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.
When goods do not cross borders, soldiers will.
And what is liberty, whose very name makes the heart beat faster and shakes the world? Is it not the union of all liberties - liberty of conscience, of education, of association, of the press, of travel, or labor, or trade?