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"Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't allow our enemies to have guns, why should we allow them to have ideas?"  (Josef Stalin)

"If I work toward an end, meantime I am confined to a process. The rainbow is more beautiful than the pot at the end of it, because the rainbow is now. And the pot never turns out to be quite what I expect."  (Hugh Prather)

"If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost."  (Aristotle)

"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they don't want to hear."  (George Orwell)

"If people are free in any meaningful sense of the word, that means they are at liberty to foul up their lives as much as make something grand of them. That's the gamble we all take. That's the risk of liberty."  (Joel Miller, Bad Trip)

"If you assume that there's no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, there are opportunities to change things, there's a chance for you to contribute to making a better world. That's your choice."  (Noam Chomsky, The Chronicles of Dissent)

"In the rush to cure all the ills to which humans are heir, liberty is too often an innocent bystander--and an accidental casualty."  (Barry Goldwater, Where I Stand)

"Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it."  (Nadia Boulanger)

"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it."  (George Bernard Shaw)

"Man was born free and everywhere he is in chains."  (Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French philosopher, The Social Contract)

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