“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” – Plato

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

“I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” – Abraham Lincoln

“An idiot admires complexity, a genius admires simplicity, a physicist tries to make it simple, for an idiot anything the more complicated it is the more he will admire it, if you make something so clusterfucked he can’t understand it he’s gonna think you’re a god cause you made it so complicated nobody can understand it.” – Terry Davis

“There is no security without paranoia.” – Terry Davis

“Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.” – Edward Snowden

“Under observation, we act less free, which means we effectively are less free.” – Edward Snowden

“America’s fundamental laws exist to make the job of law enforcement not easier but harder. This isn’t a bug, it’s a core feature of democracy” – Edward Snowden

“The Senate ought to be so constituted as to protect the minority of the opulent against the majority.” – James Madison

“You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.” – Edgar Mitchell

“When you’re a comedian, you’re not allowed to have normal human emotions. You’re not allowed to feel bad for yourself. You’re supposed to make fun of everything.” – Norm MacDonald

“I may not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” – Voltaire

“The right to privacy is one of the most cherished rights an American citizen has; it is the right most valued by civilized men.” – William O. Douglas

“To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.” – Frederick Douglass

“Bad government results from too much government.” – Thomas Jefferson

“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” – Thomas Jefferson


A combination of documents on the world wide web that delve into the world of computer science, security, privacy, programming, personal liberties, and the internet.

A collection of quotes I find interesting. All of them should relate to the theme of this site in some way.

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2023-12-03 09:12 PM