The meaning of Liberty

"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."

-- George Orwell, Original preface to Animal Farm

Roses on my table...

"I would rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck."

-- Emma Goldman

Being an American...

"To me, being an American means feeling safe."

-- Currielene Armstrong

Worthwhile to society...

"People are personally responsible for keeping themselves relevant. If you can't make yourself worthwhile to society, then that's your problem, not society's."

-- Bug, a character from Douglas Copeland's novel Microserfs

The strong do as they please...

"The strong do as they please; the weak accept what they must."

-- Thucydides, Greek historian, The Meilan Dialogues

A politician never believes what he says...

"Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him."

-- Charles De Gualle, quoted in Newsweek, Oct. 1, 1962

Unmanaged, independent and free...

"People need to think of themselves as unmanaged, independent and free, if they are to be controlled with maximum success."

-- John Kenneth Galbraith