"With paper printed books, you have certain freedoms. You can acquire the book anonymously by paying cash, which is the way I always buy books. I never use a credit card. I don't identify to any database when I buy books. Amazon takes away that freedom."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Richard Stallman 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."Richard Stallman 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."Richard Stallman 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."Richard Stallman on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Richard Stallman on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."