"To forbid us anything is to make us have a
mind for it." -- Michel De Montaigne
"The cost of liberty is less than the cost
of repression." -- W. E. B. Du Bois
"The more laws, the less justice." --
Marcus Tullius Cicero
"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous
the laws." -- Cornelius Tacitus
"There is no"The individual has always
had to struggle
to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.
To be your own man is hard business.
If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened.
But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."
-- Rudyard Kipling subjugation so perfect as that which keeps the
appearance of freedom for in that way one captures volition itself."
-- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
"If large numbers of people believe in freedom
of speech, there will be freedom of speech even if the law forbids
it. But if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will
be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them." -- George
"Liberty is the possibility of doubting,
the possibility of making a mistake,
the possibility of searching and experimenting,
the possibility of saying "No" to any authority --
literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political."
-- Ignazio Silone
"Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has
read history, is mans original virtue. It is through disobedience
that progress had been made, through disobedience and through rebellion."
-- Oscar Wilde
"I do esteem individual liberty above everything.
What is a nation for, but to secure the maximum liberty to every
individual?" -- D. H. Lawrence
"The individual has always had to struggle
to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man
is hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes
frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of
owning yourself." -- Rudyard Kipling
"It is futile to fight against, if one does
not know what one is fighting for." -- Ayn Rand
"Force without wisdom falls of its own weight."
"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know
what I'm doing." --Wernher von Braun
"The essential characteristic of Western civilization
that distinguishes it from the arrested and petrified civilizations
of the East was and is its concern for freedom from the state."
-- Ludwig Von Mises
Minds, like parachutes, function best when open.
Choose a job you like and you will never have to
work a day of your life. ---Confucius
"Freedom lies in being bold."-- Robert
"The smallest act of kindness is worth more
than the greatest intention." -- Kahlil Gibran
"An eye for an eye only makes the whole world
blind." -- Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi
"If we make peaceful revolution impossible,
we make violent revolution inevitiable." -- John F. Kennedy
"I cannot free another, and no one can free
me. Freedom is acquired with the responsibility that sustains it."
-- Eric Schaub
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance." -- Thomas
There are no warlike people, just warlike leaders.
You can't say civilization don't advance.... for
in every war, they kill you in a new way. --Will Rogers
"You can't hold a man down without staying down with him."--
Booker T. Washington
"Socialism is but Catholicism addressing itself
not to the soul but to the sense of men... [Both implore you to]
accept authority, accept the force which it employs, resign yourself
to all-powerful managers, give up the free choice and the free act...
They both seek to sacrifice man." -- Auberon Herbert
"Once conform, once do what others do because
they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses
of the soul." -- Michel De Montaigne
"Independence is my happiness, and I view things
as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the
world, and my religion is to do good."-- Thomas Paine
"A free and open society is an ongoing conflict,
interrupted periodically by compromises." -- Saul Alinsky
"Consider the rights of others before your
own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights."
-- John Wooden
"To deny freedom of the will is to make morality
impossible." -- J. A. Froude
"In my youth, I stressed freedom,
and in my old age I stress order.
I have made the great discovery
that liberty is a product of order." -- Will Durant
"Freedom includes the right to say what others
may object to and resent... The essence of citizenship is to be
of strong and provocative words." -- John G. Diefenbaker
"To speak his thoughts is every freeman's right,
in peace and war, in council and in fight." -- Homer
"Man's main task in life is to give birth to
himself, to become what he potentially is."--Erich Fromm
You can't direct the wind, but you can adjust your
sails. German Proverb
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