Friday, October 23, 2009
Liberty is so hard to have and so easy to lose.
"Liberty is liberty, not equality or fairness or justice or human happiness or quiet conscience."
"The people never give up their liberties except under some delusion." Edmund Burke
"The condition upon which God had given liberty to man is eternal vigilance." John Philpot Curran
"Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently" Rosa Luxemburg
"What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist." Salmon Rusdie
"A free soceity is a society where it is safe to be unpopular." Adlai Stevenson
"You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it." Gustave Flaubert
"Better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside pissing in." Lyndon Johnson
"Those who are caught in mental cages can often picture freedom, it just has no attractive power." Iris Murdock
"Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them."
"A liberal is a conservative whose been arrested." Tom Wolfe.
"I always had the impression that real militants are like cleaning women, doing a thankless, daily but necessary job." Francois Truffaut.
"The citizen's first duty is unrest." Gunter Grass
"Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream." Malcolm Muggeridge
"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." Frank Zappa.
"Is it progress if a cannibal uses knife and fork." Stanislav Lec