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  • #1
    William Blake
    “When i tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.”
    William Blake
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  • #2
    Henry David Thoreau
    “If the injustice is part of the necessary friction of the machine of government, let it go, let it go: perchance it will wear smooth--certainly the machine will wear out… but if it is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then I say, break the law. Let your life be a counter-friction to stop the machine. What I have to do is to see, at any rate, that I do not lend myself to the wrong which I condemn.”
    Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience and Other Essays

  • #3
    Henry David Thoreau
    “Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #4
    Henry David Thoreau
    “I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest.”
    Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

  • #5
    William Blake
    “To see a World in a Grain of Sand
    And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
    Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
    And Eternity in an hour.”
    William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

  • #6
    William Blake
    “I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.”
    William Blake, Jerusalem

  • #7
    William Blake
    “If a thing loves, it is infinite.”
    William Blake

  • #8
    William Blake
    “A truth that's told with bad intent
    Beats all the lies you can invent.”
    William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

  • #9
    William Blake
    “Better to shun the bait than struggle in the snare.”
    William Blake

  • #10
    William Blake
    “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.”
    William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

  • #11
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    “It is indeed difficult to imagine how men who have entirely renounced the habit of managing their own affairs could be successful in choosing those who ought to lead them. It is impossible to believe that a liberal, energetic, and wise government can ever emerge from the ballots of a nation of servants.”
    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • #12
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    “A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for those around him.”
    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • #13
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    “It was not man who implanted in himself what is infinite and the love of what is immortal: those lofty instincts are not the offspring of his capricious will; their steadfast foundation is fixed in human nature, and they exist in spite of his efforts. He may cross and distort them – destroy them he cannot. The soul wants which must be satisfied; and whatever pains be taken to divert it from itself, it soon grows weary, restless, and disquieted amidst the enjoyments of sense.”
    Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America Volume 2

  • #14
    Socrates
    “He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.”
    Socrates

  • #15
    Socrates
    “The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.”
    Socrates

  • #16
    Socrates
    “I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think”
    Socrates

  • #17
    Barry M. Goldwater
    “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!”
    Barry M. Goldwater

  • #18
    Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
    “To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be place under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality."
    General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century, translated by John Beverly Robinson (London: Freedom Press, 1923), pp. 293-294.”
    Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

  • #19
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    “Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.”
    Arthur Schopenhauer

  • #20
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    “It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.”
    Arthur Schopenhauer

  • #21
    Vincent van Gogh
    “The best way to know life is to love many things”
    Vincent van Gogh

  • #22
    Isabel Paterson
    “Most of the harm in the world is done by good people, and not by accident, lapse, or omission. It is the result of their deliberate actions, long persevered in, which they hold to be motivated by high ideals toward virtuous ends.”
    Isabel Paterson, God of the Machine

  • #23
    Rosa Luxemburg
    “Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.”
    Rosa Luxemburg

  • #24
    Mikhail Bakunin
    “The liberty of man consists solely in this, that he obeys the laws of nature because he has himself recognized them as such, and not because they have been imposed upon him externally by any foreign will whatsoever, human or divine, collective or individual.”
    Mikhail Bakunin

  • #25
    Jalaluddin Rumi
    “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
    Jalaluddin Rumi

  • #26
    Harriet Tubman
    “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”
    Harriet Tubman

  • #27
    Nelson Mandela
    “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”
    Nelson Mandela

  • #28
    Alvin Toffler
    “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ”
    Alvin Toffler

  • #29
    Lao Tzu
    “To become learned, each day add something. To become enlightened, each day drop something.”
    Lao Tzu

  • #30
    “No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.”
    Gideon J. Tucker



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