"The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding."
— Justice Louis Brandeis
"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence."
— Frederick Douglas
"The most powerful weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed… "
— Steven Biko
"I didn’t say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth."
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind."
— Dr Seuss
"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
— George Orwell
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it."
— Upton Sinclair
"Your failure to be informed does not make me a wacko."
— John Loeffler
… on the subject of fascist/corporate power (thanks to LUV):
"Power that controls the economy should be in the hands of elected representatives of the people, not in the hands of an industrial oligarchy."
— Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas
"Unless you become more watchful in your States and check this spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you will in the end find that the most important powers of Government have been given or bartered away, and the control of your dearest interests have been passed into the hands of these corporations."
— President Andrew Jackson
"The people who own the country ought to govern it."
— First Chief Justice John Jay
"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic State itself. That, in its essence, is Fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power."
— President Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Law! What do I care about the law? Ain’t I got the power?"
— Cornelius Vanderbilt