About this author: Claude Frédéric Bastiat (29 Jun 1801 – 24 Dec 1850) was a French classical liberal theorist, political economist, and member of the French assembly.
Influences: Richard Cobden, Anti-Corn Law League
My favorite quote: “Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don’t you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough.”
For more insightful quotations from this remarkable man, click here.
Or better yet, read his book, The Law.