"Sharing is good, and with digital technology, sharing is easy."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Richard Stallman on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Richard Stallman on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Richard Stallman on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Richard Stallman on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Richard Stallman on John F. Kennedy
"When I launched the development of the GNU system, I explicitly said the purpose of developing this system is so we can use our computers and have freedom, thus if you use some other free system instead but you have freedom, then it's a success. It's not popularity for our code but it's success for our goal."
"Value your freedom or you will lose it, teaches history. 'Don't bother us with politics', respond those who don't want to learn."
"Free software is software that respects your freedom and the social solidarity of your community. So it's free as in freedom."
"In the free/libre software movement, we develop software that respects users' freedom, so we and you can escape from software that doesn't."
"If ebooks mean that readers' freedom must either increase or decrease, we must demand the increase."