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Pythagoras, Reverend Martin Niemoeller, William Ellery Channing


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"No one is free who is not master of himself."

-- Pythagoras

(c. 570-c. 495 BC) Ionian Greek philosopher, mathematician, mystic and scientist




"Ask the first man you meet what he means by defending freedom,

and he'll tell you privately he means defending the standard of living."

-- Reverend Martin Niemoeller

(1892-1984) German Lutheran pastor, was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to Dachau in 1938. He was freed by the allied forces in 1945.




"The spirit of liberty is not merely, as multitudes imagine,

a jealousy of our own particular rights,

but a respect for the rights of others,

and an unwillingness that any man, whether high or low,

should be wronged and trampled under foot."

-- William Ellery Channing



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