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December 2007

Bruce Schneier
Terrorists can only take my life. Only my government can take my freedom.
Bruce Schneier (born 15 January 1963) is an American cryptographer, computer security specialist, and writer. He is the author of several books on computer security and cryptography, and is the founder and chief technology officer of BT Counterpane.

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November 2007

Robert McCracken
We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls.
Robert McDowell McCracken (1874 - 1934) was a U.S. Representative from Idaho and served as a Republican from 1915 to 1917.

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October 2007

Mahatma Gandhi
Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948) was a major political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer of the resistance of tyranny through mass civil disobedience. He led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

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September 2007

Benjamin Franklin
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790) was one of the most important Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a leading author, political theorist, politician, printer, scientist, inventor, civic activist, and diplomat. As a scientist he was a major figure in the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity.

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August 2007

Henri Poincaré
La pensée ne doit jamais se soumettre, ni à un dogme, ni à un parti, ni à une passion, ni à un intérêt, ni à une idée préconçue, ni à quoi que ce soit, si ce n'est aux faits eux-mêmes, parce que, pour elle, se soumettre, ce serait cesser d'être.
Or translated into English.
Reason must always depend on facts and must never be oppressed, not by a dogma, not by a political party, not by a passion, not by a special interest, not by a biased conviction, not by anything else, because any form of oppression makes reason disappear as a whole.
Jules Henri Poincaré (1854 – 1912) was one of France's greatest mathematicians and theoretical physicists, and a philosopher of science. Known as polymath and as the "Last Universalist", he excelled in all fields of mathematics as existed during his lifetime.

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July 2007

Dorothy Thompson
When freedom is taken away by force it can be restored by force but when it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered.
Dorothy Thompson (1893 - 1961) was an American journalist, who was noted by Time in 1939 as one of the two most influential women in America, the other being Eleanor Roosevelt. She is notable as the first U.S. journalist to be expelled from Nazi Germany.

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June 2007

David Herbert Lawrence
Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children brought up easy, let it slip away again, and their grandchildren are once more slaves.
David Herbert Richard Lawrence (1885 - 1930) was a very important and controversial English writer of the 20th century, whose prolific and diverse output included novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, paintings, translations, literary criticism and personal letters. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialisation.

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May 2007

Vincent De Roeck
Het is de tegenwind die de vlieger doet stijgen.
Or translated into English.
The head wind makes the kite go up and fly.
Vincent Jean De Roeck (1985 - ) is a law student, a libertarian blogger and a columnist for several libertarian media, such as Blueprint, Breakthrough, The Free State, and The Citizen's Journal. Vincent De Roeck is also president of Nova Libertas and the Euramerican Friendship League.

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April 2007

Rita Verdonk
De mens werkt om te leven, niet om belastingen te betalen.
Or translated into English.
Man works in order to live, not to pay taxes.
Rita Verdonk (1955 - ), nicknamed "Iron Rita", is a Dutch MP for the liberal VVD party and former Minister for Immigration, Integration, Juvenile Protection, Prevention and Probation.

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March 2007

Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. Along with Socrates and Plato, he was among the most influential of the ancient Greek philosophers, as they transformed Presocratic Greek philosophy into the foundations of Western philosophy as it is known today.

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February 2007

Barry Goldwater
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, and moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
Barry Morris Goldwater (1909 – 1998) was a five-term United States Senator from Arizona and the Republican Party's nominee for president in the 1964 election. He is the American politician most often credited for sparking the resurgence of the American conservative political movement in the 1960s.

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January 2007

George Orwell
In time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
George Orwell (1903 – 1950) was an English author and journalist. Noted as a novelist, critic, political and cultural commentator, Orwell is among the most widely admired English-language essayists of the 20th century. He is best known for two novels critical of totalitarianism in general, and Stalinism in particular: Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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