“there have been times throughout American history where what is right is not the same as what is legal. Sometimes to do the right thing you have to break a law.” — Edward Snowden
“I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear, you’ve probably misunderstood what I’ve said.”
“I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”
Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.
— William of Ockham
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
— Albert Einstein
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
— Henry David Thoreau
Beauty is truth, truth beauty–that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
— Keats (“Ode on a Grecian Urn”)
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
— William Blake
Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.
— Bertrand Russell
Tu invidia es mi progreso
— lema peruano
So, you mock my blindness? Let me tell you this. You with your precious eyes, you’re blind to the corruption of your life, to the house you live in, those you live with—who are your parents? Do you know? All unknowing you are the scourge of your own flesh and blood…
— Oedipus Rex, ±ln 409.
Much study is a weariness of the flesh.
— Ecclesiastes 12:12
Even so, I have noticed one thing, at least, that is good. It is good for people to eat well, drink a good glass of wine, and enjoy their work.
— Ecclesiastes 5:18
Do not gloat over me, my enemies! For though I fall, I will rise again.
— Micah 7:8