Mudcat Café message #2163210 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #105215   Message #2163210
Posted By: Rapparee
03-Oct-07 - 07:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: Great Quotes - relevant to today's world
Subject: RE: BS: Great Quotes - relevant to today's world
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. - William Pitt, 1783

I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. - Professor Bernardo de la Paz

"People whose lives are barren and insecure seem to show a greater willingness to obey than people who are self-sufficient and self-confident. To the frustrated, freedom from responsibility is more attractive than freedom from restraint. They are eager to barter their independence for relief of the burdens of willing, deciding and being responsible for inevitable failure. They willingly abdicate the directing of their lives to those who want to plan, command and shoulder all responsibility." ~Eric Hoffer "The True Believer"

Never attribute to malice, that which can be reasonably explained by stupidity.
                                  -Spider Robinson