It is intolerable to us that an erroneous thought should exist anywhere in the world, however secret and powerless it may be.
––O’Brien to Winston in Room 101, 1984.
When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again. — Edward Gibbon (via rickwakeman)
(Source: sellafield, via charcoalfeather)
Hate isn’t necessarily a negative emotion, it is if you run your life by it, but then again so is altruism if taken too far.
If you’re going to protect your own economic interests, don’t get mad when lower-status people do it, too.