"Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint."
"Just because you can doesn't mean you should."
"Restraint is a measure of intellectual acuity and self-control.
The ability to place thought before action."
"Self-righteous people can talk themselves into forgetting they
are part of a civilization. They can then feed on that culture,
bringing it down. It's happened many times in the past.
It could happen to us."
"Honesty is the cruelest game of all, because not only can you
hurt someone - and hurt them to the bone - you can feel
self-righteous about it at the same time."
Dave Van Ronk