a selection of quotes to think over
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
-- Barack Obama
"I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today: my own government."
-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. From "Beyond Vietnam"
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."
--Johann W. Von Goethe
"Liberty has never come from the government.... The history of liberty is the history of resistance...a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it."
"I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "
-- Groucho Marx
"Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too."
“To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feelthe breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shore birds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of year, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be.”
-- Rachel Carson
"Science is a way of trying not to fool yourself. The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool."
-- Richard Feynman
“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!”
-- Bob Marley
“To achieve the impossible; it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.”
-- Tom Robbins
“There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for.”
-- Tom Robbins