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Quote of the Day

“My definition of a free society is a society
where it is safe to be unpopular.”
— Adlai E. Stevenson

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“Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant
as a young man who has just discovered
an old idea and thinks it is his own.”
— Sydney J. Harris

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When the people are being beaten with a stick, they are not much happier if it is called “the People’s Stick.”
–Mikhail Bakunin

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“The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use
rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use —
of how to get men of power to live for the public
rather than off the public.”
— Robert F. Kennedy

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“In matters of conscience,
the law of majority has no place.”
— Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi

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“We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth…
For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth;
to know the worst; and to provide for it.”
— Patrick Henry

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.”
— Mark Twain

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“I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.”
— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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“Freedom is not a reward or a decoration
that is celebrated with champagne…
Oh no! It’s a…long distance race,
quite solitary and very exhausting.”
— Albert Camus

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Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outre results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.
–Arthur Conan Doyle