„Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private.“

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1926 - 1997

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„Privatization is a neoliberal and imperialist plan. Health can’t be privatized because it is a fundamental human right, nor can education, water, electricity and other public services. They can’t be surrendered to private capital that denies the people from their rights.“

— Hugo Chávez 48th President of Venezuela 1954 - 2013
Hugo Chávez during his closing speech at the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil. January 31, 2005. http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1486

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„... with like-minded people one cannot discuss. With like-minded people one can only participate in a church service, and, as is widely known, I do not like church services.“

— Ayaan Hirsi Ali Dutch feminist, author 1969
NOS Journaal, official Dutch newsrail, 8 pm, August 30, 2006. "Met gelijkgezinden kun je alleen maar een kerkdienst* houden, en zoals bekend, houd ik niet van kerkdiensten." "Kerkdienst" means church service of a Christian denomination, such as Mass (liturgy) and cannot be used in Dutch to describe a Muslim prayer service.

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„Courage originally meant "To speak one's mind by telling all one's heart.“

— Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

„We are trying to persuade people that no human has yet grasped 1% of what can be known about spiritual realities.“

— John Marks Templeton stock investor, businessman and philanthropist 1912 - 2008
Context: We are trying to persuade people that no human has yet grasped 1% of what can be known about spiritual realities. So we are encouraging people to start using the same methods of science that have been so productive in other areas, in order to discover spiritual realities. "The Devout Donor" by Jessi Hempel in Business Week (28 November 2005) http://www.templetonpress.org/sirjohn/articles_details.asp

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„What I have desired to do is to make the people of Boston realize that the most important office, and the one which all of us can and should fill, is that of private citizen. The duties of the office of private citizen cannot under a republican form of government be neglected without serious injury to the public.“

— Louis Brandeis American Supreme Court Justice 1856 - 1941
Statement to a reporter in the Boston Record, 14 April 1903. (quoted in Alpheus Thomas Mason, Brandeis: A Free Man's Life (1946), p. 122.)<!-- An original clipping of this article can be found in the Louis Brandeis Archives at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. This documentation was provided courtesy of Scott Campbell, the librarian in charge of the Brandeis collection at the law school. —Jeremylerner 21:12, 27 April 2012 (UTC) --> Commonly paraphrased as "The most important office is that of the private citizen" or "The most important political office is that of the private citizen", and sometimes misattributed to his dissenting opinion in Olmstead v. United States.

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„is difficult to define. There's a reason why it's not really done. additionally, we are not the thought police. It's not the role of a private company to decide what people can and cannot say.“

— Steve Huffman American businessman 1983
As quoted in Conde Nast Sibling Reddit Says Banning Hate Speech Is Just Too Hard https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/reddit-ceo-ban-hate-speech-hard_us_5b437fa9e4b07aea75429355 (9 July 2018) by Ashley Feinberg, '.

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„Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other. But it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves.“

— Rebecca West British feminist and author 1892 - 1983
As quoted in The Sunday Telegraph, London (1975), and Rebecca West : A Life (1987) by Victoria Glendinning, p. xi

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