"But there is a corollary to freedom and that's personal responsibility, and the real challenge is how you generate that personal responsibility without imposing it."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Esther Dyson on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Esther Dyson on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Esther Dyson on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Esther Dyson on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Esther Dyson on Mahatma Gandhi
"Change means that what was before wasn't perfect. People want things to be better."
"It may not always be profitable at first for businesses to be online, but it is certainly going to be unprofitable not to be online."
"Part of the problem is when we bring in a new technology we expect it to be perfect in a way that we don't expect the world that we're familiar with to be perfect."
"Don't leave hold of your common sense. Think about what you're doing and how the technology can enhance it. Don't think about technology first."