The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.
It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.
I was Chairman Mao’s dog. What he said to bite, I bit.
My heart has always been truly convinced that in serving the cause of America, I am fighting for the interests of France.
Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability.
They make revolutionary propaganda because they know the privileged class can never be overturned peacefully.
Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it.
I had a project for my life which involved 10 years of wandering, then some years of medical studies and, if any time was left, the great adventure of physics.
It is not infrequent to hear men declaim loudly upon liberty, who, if we may judge by the whole tenor of their actions, mean nothing else by it but their own liberty – to oppress without control, or the restraint of laws, all who are poorer and weaker than themselves.