Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.~Josh Billings
From childhood I was compelled to concentrate attention upon myself. This caused me much suffering, but to my present view, it was a blessing in disguise for it has taught me to appreciate the inestimable value of introspection in the preservation of life, as well as a means of achievement. The pressure of occupation and the incessant stream of impressions pouring into our consciousness through all the gateways of knowledge make modern existence hazardous in many ways. Most persons are so absorbed in the contemplation of the outside world that they are wholly oblivious to what is passing on within themselves. The premature death of millions is primarily traceable to this cause. Even among those who exercise care, it is a common mistake to avoid imaginary, and ignore the real dangers. And what is true of an individual also applies, more or less, to a people as a whole. (Nikola Tesla)
Das Wesen aller Tyrannei in Staat und Kirche ist: Offener Hochmut und geheime Furcht in unlösbarer Verbindung. Das Wesen aller Freiheit ist ideale Kraft des Geistes, der gewaltsame Verfolgungen des Gegners verschmäht. (Franz von Holtzendorff) 
"Money is only important in a society when certain resources for survival must be rationed and the people accept
money as an exchange medium for the scarce resources. Money is a social convention, an agreement if you will. It is
neither a natural resource nor does it represent one. It is not necessary for survival unless we have been
conditioned to accept it as such. (Jacque Fresco)"