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Richard Stallman Quotes and Sayings

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There is nothing wrong with wanting pay for work,
or seeking to maximize one's income,
as long as one does not use means that are destructive.
- Richard Stallman

Control over the use of one's ideas really constitutes
control over other people's lives;
and it is usually used to make their lives more difficult.
- Richard Stallman

All governments should be pressured to correct their abuses of human rights.
- Richard Stallman

The reason that a good citizen does not use such destructive
means to become wealthier is that,
if everyone did so, we would all become poorer from
the mutual destructiveness.
- Richard Stallman

 

Value your freedom or you will lose it,
teaches history.
'Don't bother us with politics', respond those who don't want to learn.
- Richard Stallman

If programmers deserve to be rewarded for creating innovative programs,
by the same token they deserve to be punished if they
restrict the use of these programs.
- Richard Stallman

Anything that prevents you from being friendly,
a good neighbour, is a terror tactic.
- Richard Stallman

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Whether gods exist or not, there is no way to get absolute certainty about ethics.
Without absolute certainty, what do we do? We do the best we can.
- Richard Stallman

Fighting patents one by one will never eliminate the
danger of software patents,
any more than swatting mosquitoes will eliminate malaria.
- Richard Stallman

The desire to be rewarded for one's creativity does
not justify depriving the world in general of all or part of that creativity.
- Richard Stallman

People sometimes ask me if it is a sin in the Church of Emacs to use vi.
Using a free version of vi is not a sin;
it is a penance.
So happy hacking.
- Richard Stallman

If you want to accomplish something in the world,
idealism is not enough - you need to choose a method
that works to achieve the goal.
- Richard Stallman

The paradigm of competition is a race:
by rewarding the winner,
we encourage everyone to run faster.
When capitalism really works this way,
it does a good job; but its defenders are wrong in
assuming it always works this way.
- Richard Stallman

The idea of copyright did not exist in ancient times,
when authors frequently copied other authors at length in works of non-fiction.
This practice was useful, and is the only way many
authors' works have survived even in part.
- Richard Stallman

I could have made money this way, and perhaps amused myself writing code.
But I knew that at the end of my career,
I would look back on years of building walls to divide people,
and feel I had spent my life making the world a worse place.
- Richard Stallman

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz) PHOTO

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor PHOTO

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh) PHOTO

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
- Albert Einstein

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones;
to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

The world you see has nothing to do with reality.
It is of your own making and does not exist.
- A Course In Miracles

Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

To know everything is to know nothing,
but to know nothing is to know everything.
- Confucius

It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

There is nothing permanent except change.
- Heraclitus

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
- Anonymous

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
- Mark Twain

I know that I am intelligent,
because I know that I know nothing.
- Socrates

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

Nothing big ever came from being small.
- William J. Clinton

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- Thomas Jefferson

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know nothing. For to know nothing is to know everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know that where there is love, nothing is missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sadness is nothing more than the absence of joy
in the same way that darkness
is nothing more than the absence of light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'd rather have thirty minutes of wonderful
than a lifetime of nothing special.
- the movie Steel Magnolias

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
- John Keywood

Nothing endures but change.
- Heraclitus

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
- Marcus Aurelius

When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
We are timid only when
there is something we can still cling to.
- Carlos Castaneda

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

He who is not courageous enough to take risks
will accomplish nothing in life.
- Muhammad Ali

You can easily judge the character of others
by how they treat those who can
do nothing for them or to them.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

With the past, I have nothing to do;
nor with the future. I live now.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you look into your own heart,
and you find nothing wrong there,
what is there to worry about?
What is there to fear?
- Confucius

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes


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