„I will accept the rules that you feel necessary to your freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.“

—  Robert A. Heinlein, livro The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (1966)

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