"Anyone desiring a quiet [non-public] life has
done badly to be born in the twentieth century."
"The fundamental difference between
the liberal and the illiberal outlook is that the former regards all
questions as open to discussion and all opinions as open to a greater
or lesser measure of doubt, while the latter holds in advance that certain
opinions are absolutely unquestionable, and that no argument against
them must be allowed be heard. What is curious about this position is
the belief that if impartial investigation were permitted it would lead
men to the wrong conclusion, and that ignorance is, therfore, the only
safeguard against terror. This point of view cannot be accepted by any
man who wishes reason rather than prejudice to govern human action."
Freedom and the Colleges
"Freedom is a bourgeois prejudice."
"I know the truth - give up all other truths!"
by Marina Tsvetayeva
| I know the truth - give up all other truths!
No need for people anywhere on earth to struggle.
Look - it is evening, look, it is nearly night:
what do you speak of, poets, lovers, generals?
The wind is level now, the earth is wet with dew,
the storm of stars in the sky will turn to quiet.
And soon all of us will sleep under the earth, we
who never let each other sleep above it.