A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing.
A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.
A civilized nation can have no enemies, and one cannot draw a line across a map, a line that doesn't even exist in nature and say that the ugly enemy lives on the one side, and good friends live on the other.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.
Henry David Thoreau
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
A democracy cannot be both ignorant and free. --Thomas Jefferson The liberty of man consists solely in this: that he obeys natural laws because he has himself recognized them as such, and not because they have been externally imposed upon him by any extrinsic will whatever, divine or human, collective or individual. --Mikhail Bakunin, God and the State
"The only means of strengthening one's intellect is to make up one's mind about nothing - to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts. " - John Keats
"Man must not check reason by tradition, but contrawise, must check tradition by reason." -Leo Tolstoy
You can't mine coal without machine guns. --Richard B. Mellon, Congressional testimony quoted in Time, June 14, 1937
Anarchism, really stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion; the liberation of the human body from the dominion of property; liberation from the shackles and restraint of government... Emma Goldman.
Where there is authority, there is no freedom... Peter Kropotkin.
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society”. Krishnamurti.
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. Henry David Thoreau.
Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it. Mikhail Bakunin.