"Imagine! People are not volunteering to go to foreign countries and die the way they used to! Imagine that!" -Michael Badnarik, on the Military Draft

"All of your freedoms, all of the time." - Aaron Russo

"If I treat myself with respect and don't allow others to treat me with disrespect then I'll be able to help the people I want to help and do the things I want to do." - The Infamous Special K (1979- )

"No philosopher should refuse to take part in the government, for it is base to give way to the worthless, wicked to turn away from those who need our help, and foolish to prefer being ruled ill to ruling well." -Epictetus

"Acting rich is OK long as you can afford it,
But the folks with real money don't risk it, they hoard it." - Sumner A. Ingmark

"I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom" - Sir Angus Grossart

"If you are going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill

"Hopeful in adversity, anxious in prosperity, the well-prepared heart always expects reversals. ... In difficult challenges, show spirit and fortitude." -Horace

"The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naive and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair." -H.L. Mencken

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." -Robert A. Heinlein

"The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage." -Thucydides.

"There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly." -Publius Terentius Afer

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." -Abraham Lincoln

There is a word sweeter than mother, home or heaven -- That word is liberty. -Epitaph on the grave of Matilda Joslyn Gage, suffragist, abolitionist (1826-1898)

"If I'm going to reach out to the the Democrats then I need a third hand. There's no way I'm letting go of my wallet or my gun while they're around." --attribution uncertain, possibly Gunner, on Usenet

"Do not ask things to happen as you wish, but wish them to happen as they do happen, and your life will go smoothly." -Epictetus

"The man who is too old to learn was probably always too old to learn." -Henry Hasskins

The first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to the gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right. -Cato the Younger (B.C. 95-46)

A time will come when a politician who has wilfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own. -H.G. Wells, British Writer [The Salvaging of Civilization] (1866-1946)

Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim. -George Santayana

Every man has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not; and oftentimes we call a man cold when he is only sad. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

"Debt is Serfdom" - ScipioAfricanus on The Motley Fool

"I do not do drugs, I am drugs." -Salvador Dalí

"Linux is only free if your time has no value" - Jamie Zawinski