be a meteor

In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.

Alexander Hamilton, American politician

The witch-hunt was a perverse manifestation of the panic which set in among all classes when the balance began to turn toward greater individual freedom. The witch-hunt was not, however, a mere repression. It was also, and as importantly, a long overdue opportunity for everyone so inclined to express publicly his guilt and sins, under the cover of accusations against the victims.

Arthur Miller, Arthur Asher Miller, American author

If God kills, lies, cheats, discriminates, and otherwise behaves in a manner that puts the Mafia to shame, that's okay, he's God. He can do whatever he wants. Anyone who adheres to this philosophy has had his sense of morality, decency, justice and humaneness warped beyond recognition by the very book that is supposedly preaching the opposite.

Dennis McKinsey, American author

Imperial Christianity

We are of course a nation of differences.
There are two kinds of restrictions on human liberty - the restraint of law and that of tradition. No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten tradition supported by popular opinion.

Carrie Chapman Catt, American women's rights activist

we live in oppressive times. we have, as a nation, become our own thought police; but instead of calling the process by which we limit our expression of dissent and wondercensorship,’ we call it ‘concern for commercial viability.’

David Mamet, David Alan Mamet, Jewish American author

See The corruption of the American dream

The worst government is the most moral.
One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane.
But when the fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.

H. L. Mencken, Henry Louis Mencken, American journalist and social critic

Books will not stay banned.

They will not burn.

Ideas will not go to jail.

In the long run of history,

the censor and the inquisitor have always lost.

The only sure weapon

against bad ideas is better ideas.

The source of better ideas is wisdom.

A. Whitney Griswold, Alfred Whitney Griswold, American historian

Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards
- the things we live by and teach our children -
are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.

Walter Elias Disney, American movie producer, director and screenwriter, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient

We must dare to think
“unthinkable” thoughts.

We must learn to welcome
and not to fear the voices of dissent.

Because when things become unthinkable,
thinking stops and actions becomes mindless.

J. William Fulbright, American Senator
Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient

Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter

one’s thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist.

That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants.

It is the right which they first of all strike down.

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Those who profess to favor freedom,

and deprecate agitation,

are men who want crops without plowing up the earth,

they want rain without thunder and lightning.

Frederick Douglass, African American orator, author and statesman

Any group or 'collective,' large or small,
is only a number of individuals.

A group can have no rights other
than the rights of its individual members.

In a free society, the 'rights' of any group are derived from the rights of its members through their voluntary, individual choice and contractual agreement, and are merely the application of these individual rights to a specific undertaking.

A group, as such, has no rights.

The only proper purpose of a government is

to protect a man's rights, which means:

to protect him from physical violence.

The only proper functions of a government are:

the police, to protect you from criminals;

the army, to protect you from foreign invaders;

and the courts, to protect your property

and contracts from breach or fraud by others,

and to settle disputes by rational rules,

according to objective law.

Contradictions do not exist.

Whenever you think you are
facing a contradiction, check your premises.
You will find that one of them is wrong.

The solution to the Lair's Paradox becomes simply the sentence, or premise, may be either true, false or simply nonsense.

Live your life as a monument to your soul.

One of the methods used by statists to destroy capitalism consists in establishing controls that tie a given industry hand and foot, making it unable to solve its problems, then declaring that freedom has failed and stronger controls are necessary.

“The noblest act you have ever performed is the act of your mind in the process of grasping that two and two make four." - John Galt

Ayn Rand, Alissa Zinovievna Rosenbaum, Russian Jewish American author

A thing is right if it tends to preserve the stability, integrity, and beauty of the biotic community.
It is wrong if it tends otherwise.

Aldo Leopold, American environmentalist

See Rachel Carson

It is horrifying that we have to fight
our own government to save the environment.

In wisdom gathered over time I have found
that every experience is a form of exploration.

Some photographers take reality ... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.

Ansel Adams, American photographer, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient

you are not a machine !

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day;
and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.

Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians
rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.

The way people in democracies think of the government
as something different from themselves is a real handicap.
And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.

Lewis Mumford, American historian, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient

Our society must make it right
and possible for old people not to fear
the young or be deserted by them,
for the test of a civilization is the way
that it cares for its helpless members.

To serve is beautiful,
but only if it is done with joy,
a whole heart and a free mind.

Pearl Buck, American author

See George Eliot

The revolt against individualism
naturally calls artists severely to account,
because the artist is of all men the most individual;
those who were not have been long forgotten.

Willa Cather, American author

See artist

i am the inferior of any man whose rights i trample underfoot

i am the inferior of any man whose rights i trample underfoot.

Horace Greeley, American editor of New York Tribune

A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to.

Granville Hicks, communist American author

Liberty is never out of bounds or off limits;
it spreads wherever it can capture the imagination of men.

E. B. White, American author

An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine,
but because people refuse to see it.

The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality.

James A. Michener, American author, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient

Half of the harm that is done in this world
is due to people who want to feel important.
They don't mean to do harm.
But the harm does not interest them.

Humankind cannot bear very much reality.

It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person
who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.

T. S. Eliot, American author, British citizen, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient

A good end cannot sanctify evil means;
nor must we ever do evil, that good may come of it.

William Penn, Quaker, founder of the Province of Pennsylvania

The free man is he who does not
fear to go to the end of his thought.

Leon Blum, French Jew and Prime Minister of France

All a man can betray is his conscience.

Joseph Conrad, Polish British author

Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.

Pablo Picasso, expressionist artist

Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small.
We haven't time, and to see takes time -
like to have a friend takes time.

Georgia O'Keeffe, American artist,
Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient

I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.

M(auritis) C(ornelius) Escher, Dutch graphic artist

A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.

Henry de Jouvenel, French statesman and journalist

The only realsecurity for social well-being
is the free exercise of men’s minds.

Harold J. Laski, English political scientist, economist, author

Controversy is only dreaded by the advocates of error.

Benjamin Rush, Founding Father of the United States,
physician, writer, educator, and humanitarian

Laws are like cobwebs which may catch small flies,
but let wasps and hornets break through.

Jonathan Swift, Anglo-Irish author

{Laws also, which by the great are easily evaded, and which seem only made to entrap the poor, are, by common consent, called cobweb contrivances. Those who waste their time and money in frivolous pursuits are said to be weaving cobwebs.}

Man free,
man working for himself,
with choice of time,
place, and object.

William Wordsworth, English romantic poet

jury nullifcation

If you shut your door to all error truth will be shut out.

Rabindranath Tagore, Indian author, philosopher, artist

jounalist imprisoned

To be able to think freely,
a man must be certain that no consequence
will follow whatever he writes.

Ernest Renan, French philosopher and author

autopilot off !

Censorship is the mother of metaphor.

Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine author

men with ideas vanish

Men of ideas vanish when freedom vanishes.

Carl Sandburgh, American poet
Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient


Give me liberty or give me death!

"It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it."

Patrick Henry, American orator

"Is a nation spawned by the words of Patrick Henry now so afraid of another terrorist attack, which may or may not happen, that a majority of its citizens will willingly forsake their civil liberties? When did we become such a nation of cowards? We've faced much greater threats in our history than terrorism, yet a bunch of mindless fanatics fly some planes into buildings and we react as if the Earth has come to an end. If this causes us to lose our hard fought liberties and hand unfettered power to the executive branch, then the terrorists have already won." - Sid Dutcher

terrorist defined

War is terrorism, magnified a hundred times.

Howard Zinn, American Jewish historian and political scientist

goldman sacs demon headquarters

Building skyscrapers is the nearest
peace time equivalent of war.

William H. Starrett, American author

Censorship can not eliminate evil; it can only kill freedom.

Garrison Keillor, American author

He that cannot reason is a fool.

He that will not is a bigot.

He that dare not is a slave.

Andrew Carnergie

If fifty million humans say
a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act but also dream,
not only plan but also believe.

Anatole France, Jacques Anatole François Thibault, French author

Freedom in art, freedom in society,
this is the double goal towards which
all consistent and logical minds must strive.

Nothing else in the world ... not all the armies ...
is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

Certain thoughts are prayers.
There are moments when;
whatever be the attitude of the body,
the soul is on its knees.

Victor Hugo, French author

Today the tyrant rules not by club or fist,
but, disguised as a market researcher,
he shepherds his flocks in the ways of utility and comfort.

Marshall McLuhan, Canadian philosopher, literary critic and communications theorist

The only valid censorship of ideas
is the right of people not to listen.

-Tommy Smothers, American comedian

The historian’s first duties are sacrilege and the mocking of false gods. They are his indispensable instruments for establishing the truth.

Jules Michelet, French historian

The greatest menace to our civilization today is the conflict between giant organized systems of self righteousness each system only too delighted to find that the other is wicked each only too glad that the sins of the other give it the pretext for still deeper hatred and animosity.

Herbert Butterfield, British historian and philosopher of history

If a nation values any thing
more than freedom,
it will lose its freedom;
and the irony of it is that if it is comfort
or money that it values more, it will lose that, too.

W. Somerset Maugham, English author

It has been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.

Benjamin Disraeli, Jewish English statesman and author

See social control through education

It is impossible for ideas
to compete in the marketplace
if no forum for their presentation
is provided or available.

Thomas Mann, German author

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