„The only respect in which man is superior to animals is that he can die when he wants to, not just when he has to. Maybe it's the one freedom you can always count on — the freedom to throw your life away.“

—  Stefan Zweig, livro The Post Office Girl

The Post Office Girl (published posthumously in 1982)

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escritor austríaco 1881 - 1942

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„He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect.“

—  Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965

Speech to the American Legion convention, New York City (27 August 1952); as quoted in "Democratic Candidate Adlai Stevenson Defines the Nature of Patriotism" in Lend Me Your Ears : Great Speeches In History (2004) by William Safire, p. 81 - 82
Contexto: It was always accounted a virtue in a man to love his country. With us it is now something more than a virtue. It is a necessity. When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect.
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„You can't separate peace from freedom, because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.“

—  Malcolm X American human rights activist 1925 - 1965

Speech in New York City (7 January 1965)
Malcolm X Speaks (1965)
Variante: You can't separate peace from freedom, because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.

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„Man is free, but his freedom ceases when he has no faith in it“

—  Giacomo Casanova Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice 1725 - 1798

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Memoirs (trans. Machen 1894), book 1, Preface http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/c/casanova/c33m/preface2.html
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„No one can take away the freedom of a man's soul.“

—  David Gemmell, livro Legend

Fonte: Drenai series, Legend, Pt 1: Against the Horde, Ch. 9

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„The only laws a man can truly respect are the ones he makes for himself“

—  William Powell (author), livro The Anarchist Cookbook

"Postscript", p. 153.
The Anarchist Cookbook (1971)
Contexto: If people depend on the state to make laws, to prevent themselves from doing what they really want to do, then I say these people are nuts. I mean to say, if I really want to do something, I don't particularly care if it's legal, illegal, moral, immoral, or amoral. I want to do it, so I do it. The only laws a man can truly respect are the ones he makes for himself.

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