by Harmensz van Rijn Rembrandt
The Polish Rider by Rembrandt
"Habeas corpus, which has its origins in the Magna Carta of 1215, is the 'Great Writ'
protecting people from arbitrary detention, disappearance and indefinite detention
without charges. The cornerstone of Western justice, it is essential to the idea that laws
—not individuals, be they kings or presidents—govern a land."
—Michael Ratner, President of the Center for Constitutional Rights
" . . . the path to be walked is worth every joy that you encounter
and every sorrow."—Phylos the Tibetan
" . . . Saint Germain once took
the name of Rakoczy—he does represent the House of Rakoczy.
"What is freedom? It means not being a slave to any circumstance, to any restraint, to any chance."—Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism."—Alexander Hamilton (The Farmer Refuted, 23 February 1775) Reference: Hamilton Papers, vol. 1 (156) [Sheehan (1:5)]
"Courage is the first of all the virtues because if you haven't courage, you may not have the opportunity to use any of the others."—Samuel Johnson
"The world has no room for cowards. We must all be ready somehow to toil, to suffer, to die.
And yours is not the less noble because no drum beats before you when you go out into your daily battlefields, and no crowds shout about your coming when you return from your daily victory or defeat."—Robert Louis Stevenson
288. "Only true discernment of the indestructibility of freedom permits adherence to collective labor. Only through such true mutual respect can we attain the realization of harmonious labor—in other words, attain active good. In this good is kindled the fire of the heart; hence each manifestation of harmonious labor is so joyous. Such labor augments the psychic energy unusually. Let the work be carried out at least in short united labor; even if for brief periods at first it must be in complete accord and intent upon success. In the beginning fatigue because of disunity is unavoidable, but later the coordinated collective force will multiply the energy tenfold. Thus even in small nuclei one can thrust forward the prototype of world progress."—El Morya, Fiery World 1933