It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
– David Brin
We live in a world which is full of misery and ignorance, and the plain duty of each and all of us is to try to make the little corner he can influence somewhat less miserable and somewhat less ignorant than it was before he entered it.
– Thomas Leonard Huxley (1825-1895)
Liberty is your right not to lie.
– Albert Camus
Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power.
– Henry George
Don’t bother about genius. Don’t worry about being clever. Trust to hard work, perseverance and determination.
– Sir Frederick Treves
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
– Napoleon Bonaparte