It is not that freedom has no disadvantages, since everything has these. To use these disadvantages in argument against it is to say to a man trapped in the mire: Do not get out, as you cannot do this without some effort.
- Frederic Bastiat, from his 1848 essay “Laissez-faire,” collected in
The Man and the Statesman: The Correspondence and Articles on Politics
[Hat tip Cafe Hayek]