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Here are a few short sayings I've said.

People so often think that they can go East by heading North — but such schemes are much less reliable than they think. Most of the time, if you head North, you wind up somewhere more or less to the North, whether you wanted to or not.

Injustice is happening now; suffering is happening now. We have choices to make now. To insist on absolute certainty before starting to apply ethics to life decisions is a way of choosing to be amoral.
      (Slashdot interview 1 May 2000)

People get the government their behavior deserves. People deserve better than that.

Odious ideas are not entitled to hide from criticism behind the human shield of their believers' feelings.

Stallman's Law

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