February 4


This is a list of quotes I find compelling. Disclaimer: I do not necessarily fully endorse all of them.
You may also be interested in a list of specifically political quotes.

  • God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.
     - Daniel Webster, 1834
  • There is a war going on for your mind
    If you are thinking you are winning
    Resistance is victory
    Defeat is impossible
    Your weapons are already in hand
    Reach within you and find the means by which to gain your freedom
    Fight with tools
    Your fate and that of everyone you know depends on it.
     - The Flobots, We Are Winning
  • We need heroes, build them;
    Don't put your fists up, fill them;
    Fight with our hopes and our hearts and our hands;
    We're the architects of our last stand.
     - The Flobots, Fight With Tools
  • Stand up
    We shall not be moved
    Unless we're taking a route we have not pursued
    So if you've got a dream and a lot to do
    Put your hands up and I'll copy you
     - The Flobots, Stand Up
  • Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
     - John F. Kennedy
  • I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.
     - Ayn Rand (John Galt), Atlas Shrugged
  • The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.
     - John F. Kennedy
  • We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy is when men are afraid of the light.
     - Plato
  • It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
     - Voltaire
  • You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
     - Mahatma Gandhi

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