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The Zenzibar Collection of Radical Quotes

"Do it big or stay in bed." - Larry Kelly
"Dare to be naive." - Buckminster Fuller
"Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is about what you can control. Freedom is about what you can unleash." - Harriet Rubin
"If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock." - Justice Arthur Goldberg
"If you obey all the rules you will miss the fun." - Katherine Hepburn
"In order to find the edge, you must risk going over the edge." - Dennis Dugan
"Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess." - Oscar Wilde
"Nobody realizes that some people expend a tremendous amount of energy merely to be normal." - Albert Camus
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."  - Helen Keller
"Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives." - J.S. Mill
"People have power when other people think they have power." - Wyche Fowler
"The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations." - David Friedman
"When the rich make war it's the poor that die." - Jean-Paul Sartre
"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." - John F. Kennedy
"Those who are ready to sacrifice freedom for security ultimately will lose both."
-Abraham Lincoln
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness, that must frighten us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, Courageous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. You playing small does not help the world. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And when we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. When we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." - Marianne Williamson
"Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds." 
- George Santayana
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke
"Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time." - H.L. Mencken
"Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones." - John Cage
"When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." - Jonathan Swift, Thoughts on Various Subjects
"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence." - Albert Einstein
"Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
"Heresy is only another word for freedom of thought."  - Graham Greene, 1981
"Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world." - Arthur Schopenhauer
"To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold - brothers who know now they are truly brothers." - Archibald Mc Leish
"Only in the last moment in history has the delusion arisen that people can flourish apart from the rest of the living world." - E.O. Wilson
"Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man." - Stewart Udall
"The destiny of humans cannot be separated from the destiny of earth."
- Thomas Berry
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." 
 - Johan W. von Goethe
"Of all the frictional resistances, the one that most retards human movement is ignorance." - Nikola Tesla
"A great many people think they are thinking when they are just rearranging their prejudices." - William James
"What all men fear, I too must fear - how barren and pointless a thought! - Tao Te Ching
"Better is one's own law, though imperfectly carried out, than the law of another carried out perfectly." - Bhagavad Gita
"In the path of our happiness shall we find the learning for which we have chosen this lifetime." - Richard Bach - Illusions
"If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are, if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time." - Joseph Campbell
"Such as it is, the press has become the greatest power within the Western World, more powerful than the legislature, the executive and judiciary. One would like to ask; by whom has it been elected and to whom is it responsible?"  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
"People who are willing to give up freedom for the sake of short term security, deserve neither freedom nor security." - Benjamin Franklin
"When the people fear the government you have tyranny...when the government fears the people you have liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted" - Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule."- Friedrich Nietzsche
"By logic and reason we die hourly. By imagination we live." - John Butler Yeats
"A heretic is a man who sees with his own eyes." - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." - Abraham Lincoln
“The world will not be inherited by the strongest, it will be inherited by those most able to change” - Charles Darwin
"Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is." - Will Rogers

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw

"Dictators can always consolidate their tyranny by an appeal to patriotism."
-- Aldous Huxley
"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a
reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle
for independence." -- Charles A. Beard
"Together we shall either save our planet, or together we shall perish in its flames."
--John F. Kennedy
"Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good."
-- Mohandas Gandhi
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."
--Albert Einstein
"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." -- Daniel Webster
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect." --Mark Twain
"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe." --H. G. Wells
"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it."
-- General Douglas MacArthur
"The clear and safe path leads evermore into stagnation" - Frank Herbert
"I had no idea that history was being made. I was just tired of giving in." - Rosa Parks
"You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you know is right." - Aung San Suu Kyi