„Man's right to know, to learn, to inquire, to make bona fide errors, to investigate human emotions must, by all means, be safe, if the word FREEDOM should ever be more than an empty political slogan.“
— Wilhelm Reich, Context: Inquiry in the realm of Basic Natural Law is outside the judicial domain of this or ANY OTHER KIND OF SOCIAL ADMINISTRATION ANYWHERE ON THIS GLOBE, IN ANY LAND, NATION, OR REGION. Man's right to know, to learn, to inquire, to make bona fide errors, to investigate human emotions must, by all means, be safe, if the word FREEDOM should ever be more than an empty political slogan.
„There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.“
— Martin Luther King, Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
„Your life will be good and secure when aliveness will mean more to you than security; love more than money; your freedom more than party line or public opinion“
— Wilhelm Reich Austrian-American psychoanalyst 1897 - 1957
Context: You beg for happiness in life, but security is more important to you, even if it costs you your spine or your life. Your life will be good and secure when aliveness will mean more to you than security; love more than money; your freedom more than party line or public opinion; when your thinking will be in harmony with your feelings; when the teachers of your children will be better paid than the politicians; when you will have more respect for the love between man and woman than for a marriage license.
„Any person who pursues human rights in Iran must live with fear from birth to death, but I have learned to overcome my fear.“
— Shirin Ebadi Iranian lawyer, human rights activist, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient 1947
From 1999 interview. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3181992.stm Noted in the October 2003 BBC News profile of Ebadi.] (retrieved Oct. 15, 2008)
— Matt Groening American cartoonist 1954
— Billy the Kid American cattle rustler, gambler, horse thief, outlaw, cowboy and ranch hand 1859 - 1881
in an interview with a reporter from the Daily New Mexican after his capture at Stinking Springs. The West of Billy the Kid, by Frederick Nolan, page 323. ISBN 0-8061-3082-2
„Cause there's a time when you're right
And you know you must fight,
Who's laughing, baby? Don't you know?
And there's a choice that we make,
And a choice you must take,
Who's laughing, baby?“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 př. n. l.
„Watch out for people who call themselves religious; make sure you know what they mean—make sure they know what they mean!“
— John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany
— H.P. Lovecraft American author 1890 - 1937
"Herbert West: Re-Animator" in "Home Brew" Vol. 1, No. 1 (February 1922)<!-- pp. 19-25. -->
— Diane Arbus American photographer and author 1923 - 1971
— Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996