"I have the freedom to do what I want... bright people to talk to every day."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Freeman 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."Freeman 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."Freeman 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."Freeman Dyson on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Freeman Dyson on Mahatma Gandhi
"We have no reason to think that climate change is harmful if you look at the world as a whole. Most places, in fact, are better off being warmer than being colder. And historically, the really bad times for the environment and for people have been the cold periods rather than the warm periods."
"A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering."
"It's better to get mugged than to live a life of fear."
"The purpose of thinking about the future is not to predict it but to raise people's hopes."
"I see a bright future for the biotechnology industry when it follows the path of the computer industry, the path that von Neumann failed to foresee, becoming small and domesticated rather than big and centralized."