Anon: "Freedom of speech is a basic human right. If your religion
is too weak to accept criticism then maybe you should consider upgrading to a
different god. 1
Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Turkish Republic and its first
President: "Where there is no freedom, there is death and destruction."
Vicktor Frankl: "The last of the human freedoms -- to choose
one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the
price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may
take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!" (Part of a speech delivered to the Virginia Convention, 1775-MAR)
Patrick Henry: "He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his
enemy from oppression, for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will
reach to himself.
Friedrich von Hayek: "Liberty not only means that the individual has both the
opportunity and the burden of choice; it also means that he must bear the consequences of
his actions... Liberty and responsibility are inseparable." (From "The Constitution of Liberty" (1960))
Daniel Webster: "God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always
ready to guard and defend it.
Adolf Hitler: "The great mass of people will more easily fall victim to a big
lie than to a small one."
Otto Von Bismarck (1815-1898): "People never lie so much as after a hunt,
during a war or before an election."
Alfred McLung Lee & Elizabeth Bryant Lee: "Science
flourishes on criticism. Dangerous propaganda crumbles before it."
From "The Fine Art of Propaganda" (1939)
George Orwell: "The way to get a lie believed is to continue to REPEAT
Nicol Williamson playing the role of Merlin in the movie
"Excalibur": "When a man lies, he murders part of the world"
Anon: "The greatest use of a life is to spend it for
something that will outlast it."
Marcus Aurelius: "..and you will give yourself relief if you perform every act
of your life as if it were the last."
Gillian Graham: "If you live your life out of memory, you
live out of your history. That's what once was. If you live out of your
imagination, you live out of your potential. That's what can be."
Winston Groom: "Life is like a box of chocolates, Forrest.
You never know what you're gonna get." From the movie Forrest
Kierkegaard (1813-1855): "Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be
A.S. Neill: "The function of the child is to live his own life –-
not the life that his anxious parents think he should live, nor a life
according to the purpose of the educator who thinks he knows best."
Jean-Paul Sartre: "It is up to you to give [life] a
Socrates: "The unexamined life is not worth living."
Elton Trueblood: "A man has made at least a start on
discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under
which he knows full well he will never sit."