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George Bernard Shaw, Walter Lippmann, William Faulkner


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"Liberty means responsibility.

That is why most men dread it."

-- George Bernard Shaw

(1856-1950) Irish comic dramatist

Source: Maxims for Revolutionists, 1912




"In a free society the state does not administer the affairs of men.

It administers justice among men who conduct their own affairs."

-- Walter Lippmann

(1889-1974) American writer, journalist, and political commentator

Source: An Inquiry into the Principles of the Good Society, 1937




"We cannot choose freedom

established on a hierarchy of degrees of freedom,

on a caste system of equality like military rank.

We must be free not because we claim freedom,

but because we practice it."

-- William Faulkner


Source: Harper’s Magazine, June 1956


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