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“But such is the irresistible nature of truth that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.” – Thomas Paine
“News is what people want to keep hidden and everything else is publicity.” – Bill Moyers, 2005-05-15 
“For as in absolute governments the King is law, so in free countries the law ought to be King; and there ought to be no other.” – Thomas Paine
“Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.” – E.B. White 
“The trouble with the profit system has always been that it was highly unprofitable to most people.” – E.B. White 
“[T]hough written constitutions may be violated in moments of passion or delusion, yet they furnish a text to which those who are watchful may again rally and recall the people.” – Thomas Jefferson
“We do not “come into” this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree.” – Alan Watts 
“We dance round in a ring and suppose,
But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.”
- Robert Frost , The Secret Sits from A Witness Tree (1942)
“Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.”
– Vaclav Havel 
“Your Honor, years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” – Eugene Debs , at his sentencing hearing.
“It is the function of the critic to bring into prominence that which is valuable, to correct that which is well meant but is weak, to speak with a loud voice against that which is pretentious and a sham.” — Emanuel Lasker , World Chess Champion , 1894-1921
“No minority has a right to block a majority from conducting the legal business of the organization. No majority has a right to prevent a minority from peacefully attempting to become a majority.” – Robert M. Pirsig , in “Lila “
“The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.” – Howard Zinn, in “You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train “
“I am convinced that the time spent by the teacher in digging out of the child what she has put into him, for the sake of satisfying herself that it has taken root, is so much time thrown away. It’s much better, I think, to assume that the child is doing his part and that the seed you have sown will bear fruit in due time. It’s only fair to the child, anyhow, and it saves you much unnecessary trouble.” – Anne Sullivan  (teacher to Helen Keller)
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 Robert Frost: http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-secret-sits/
 Vaclav Havel: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2011/1219/Vaclav-Havel-playwright-poet-president-advocate-for-the-individual
 Eugene Debs: http://www.marxists.org/archive/debs/works/1918/court.htm
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 Anne Sullivan: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2397/2397-h/2397-h.htm#link2HCH0026
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