Quotes on Political Activism

Changing the World

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world: indeed it's the only thing that ever has!

-- Margaret Meade

Edison on Organization

Organization! Hell! I'm the organization! ... Hell! There ain't no rules around here! We are trying to accomplish some'pn'.

-- Thomas Alva Edison, when asked what rules he ran his laboratory organization by; Wachhorst, Wyn, Thomas Alva Edison, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1981, pp. 180-83; cited in The Freeman, June 1992.

Putting Up a Fight

You can fight a porcupine and win, but if other folks get a look at you they may think it's a bad idea to mess with porcupines.

-- Neal Knox

Playing the Politics Game

Those who attack the rationale of the game, and not the players, are its most formidable adversaries.

-- James J. Martin, in the introduction to Lysander Spooner's No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority.