„The Patriot Act [... ] makes a mockery of the Sixth Amendment, which protects your right to a speedy and public trial, and your right to the assistance of counsel for your defense.“
„Avoid the crowd, avoid mass audiences, keep your own counsel, which is the counsel of philosophy—of wisdom you can acquire and make your own.“
— Zygmunt Bauman Polish philosopher and sociologist 1925 - 2017
[paraphrasing the view of Seneca], p. 34.
„You have a right to discourse with your counsel, but you must do it in such a manner as the jury may not hear.“
— John Pratt English judge and politician 1657 - 1725
16 How. St. Tr. 177.
„It isn't always easy to act on what's in your head instead of what's in your heart. And it isn't always right to.“
— Steven Brust American fantasy and science fiction author 1955
Context: It isn't always easy to act on what's in your head instead of what's in your heart. And it isn't always right to. The whole trick to knowing what to do is deciding when to make yourself listen to your head, and when it's okay to just follow your feelings. Athyra (1993)
— Ali al-Rida eighth of the Twelve Imams 766 - 818
Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 446-450.
„A right that can't be defended is a right in name only. If you cannot by law defend your life, you have no right to life. If you cannot defend your property, you have no right of private property. And if you cannot defend your liberty, you are not a free man. It follows that inherent in the idea of an inalienable right is the right to mount a vigorous defense of the same rights.“
— Ilana Mercer South African writer
“The Peerless Malevolence of Redcoat Piers Morgan”, http://www.ilanamercer.com/phprunner/public_article_list_view.php?editid1=692 WorldNetDaily.com, January 18, 2013.
— Sophocles ancient Greek tragedian -496 - -406 a.C.
„There's an angel that's watching right over you
All your trials have not been in vain
Won't you lift your head up to the starry night
Finding strength in the things that remain.“
— Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945
A New Kind of Man
„When played at the right sound level, which is quite high and exciting, the tones in this music will cause your ears to act as neurophonic instruments that emit sounds that will seem to be issuing directly from your head.“
— Maryanne Amacher Composer and installation artist 1938 - 2009
Amacher, 1999, cited in: Franziska Schroeder (2006). Bodily instruments and instrumental bodies. Vol. 25. p. 74: Description of how "ears act as instruments and emit sounds as well as receive them (Amacher, 1999)... [and] the way these 'otoacoustic emissions' might function."
— Pete Yorn American musician 1974
„I've been thinking on your theories of defensive war, and look, Pete, if you don't mind the opinion of an aging military genius, just this once? Technically, by God, you're probably right. Hell, you're undoubtable right. This may be a time for defensive war. But, Pete, this aint the army for it. We aren't bred for the defense.“
— Michael Shaara American writer 1928 - 1988
Lewis Armistead, Part I, CH 4: Longstreet, p. 59
— Andrew Jackson American general and politician, 7th president of the United States 1767 - 1845
Quoted as "a favorite maxim" of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson in Memoirs of Stonewall Jackson by His Widow, Mary Anna Jackson, Prentice Press/Courier Journal, 1895; ch. XIII p. 264 archive.org http://archive.org/stream/memoirsstonewal00jackgoog#page/n306/mode/2up%20Seite%20264%20archive.org. Without any reference to Jackson in: Conversations of Our Club. Brownson's Quarterly Review, October 1858. p. 459 books.google http://books.google.de/books?id=wQ7ZAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA459&dq=counsel
„Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful — be concerned with doing good work and make the right choices and protect your work. And if you build a good name, eventually, that name will be its own currency.“
— William S. Burroughs American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer 1914 - 1997
Recounted by Patti Smith in an Interview by Christian Lund http://vimeo.com/57857893, the Louisiana Literature festival August 24, 2012, at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
„If I have the right to free speech, it doesn't interfere with your right to free speech. But if I have property, that interferes with your right to have that property“
— Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928
Context: Property rights are not like other rights, contrary to what Madison and a lot of modern political theory says. If I have the right to free speech, it doesn't interfere with your right to free speech. But if I have property, that interferes with your right to have that property, you don't have it, I have it. So the right to property is very different from the right to freedom of speech. This is often put very misleadingly about rights of property; property has no right. But if we just make sense out of this, maybe there is a right to property, one could debate that, but it's very different from other rights.