I can't vouch for its authenticity, but someone we knew at Hillsdale (Rachael found this) had the following blog post:
The quintessential statement of libertarian individualism from 500 BC:
The Tao Te Ching, Chapter 57
If you want to be a great leader,you must learn to follow the Tao.
Stop trying to control.
Let go of fixed plans and concepts, and the world will govern itself.
The more prohibitions you have, the less virtuous people will be.
The more weapons you have, the less secure people will be.
The more subsidies you have, the less self-reliant people will be.
Therefore the Master says:
I let go of the law, and people become honest.
I let go of economics,and people become prosperous.
I let go of religion, and people become serene.
I let go of all desire for the common good, and the good becomes as common as grass.
Gene, you're into this stuff... Is this legit? (The attribution, not the advice itself.)