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I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.
Can you not understand that liberty is worth more than just ribbons?
Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.
Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.
For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable – what then?
It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it.
Miguel de Cervantes,