„You cannot take away freedom to protect it, you cannot destroy the free market to save it, and you cannot uphold freedom of speech by silencing those with whom you disagree. To take rights away to defend them or to spend your way out of debt defies common sense.“
— Glenn Beck U.S. talk radio and television host 1964
The Reshaping and Redefining of America
Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine
— Yasmina Khadra Algerian writer 1955
Quelle: The Attack
— Friedrich Schiller German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright 1759 - 1805
Der Menscheit Würde ist in Eure Hand gegeben, bewahret Sie!
Sie sinkt mit euch! Mit euch wird sie sich heben!
Die Künstler (The Artists)
Variant translation: The dignity of mankind is in your hands, preserve it!
— Clarence Darrow American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union 1857 - 1938
Address to the court in People v. Lloyd (1920)
— Graham Greene, buch Der stille Amerikaner
Quelle: The Quiet American
— Nisargadatta Maharaj Indian guru 1897 - 1981
Quelle: "I am That." P.80.
„The notion of thumos tells us further that politics is about protection, not primarily about gain. The reason you assert in your defense protects you and people like you that are included in the argument you advance. In an assertive, political argument you assume that you are perfectly OK. You are not apologizing for your self or your soul. The problem lies in things outside you, accidents that have happened or might happen, or the faults of others besides yourself. You therefore want to be protected in your self-satisfaction.“
— Harvey Mansfield Author, professor 1932
Quelle: How to Understand Politics: What the Humanities Can Say to Science (2007)
— Michael Swanwick, buch Jack Faust
“Good men are dying every moment,” Gretchen replied coldly, “somewhere. Since they did not ask my leave to do so, I feel no particular obligation toward them.”
Quelle: Jack Faust (1997), Chapter 13, “Tabloids” (p. 219)
„On condition that you protect my rights, I will protect your rights. How, then, does some party obtain the right to claim the protection of the other? Evidently, by actually protecting the rights of the other. But if this is so, no party will ever obtain a strictly legal claim to the protection of the other.“
— Johann Gottlieb Fichte German philosopher 1762 - 1814
Quelle: The Science of Rights 1796, P. 220
„Q: What is silence? A: Silence is an austerity. You control your desire to talk. By talking, people try to impress others, which you can't do if you are in silence. In silence you have to develop tolerance. At first it is difficult to do because you separate yourself from others by not expressing yourself. But gradually the mind reduces that ego and an aspirant accepts the situation, which develops tolerance and reduces anger.“
— Baba Hari Dass master yogi, author, builder, commentator of Indian spiritual tradition 1923 - 2018
Silence Speaks, from the chalkboard of Baba Hari Dass, 1977
— Jodi Picoult, buch Small Great Things
Quelle: Small Great Things