Overflight, 35

“Anyone of us can be the gardener of self, or leave the garden uncultivated, or else can reach the end of the line without ever waking up to the awareness of having that possibility. Certainly a well−kept and well−developed garden resists better than an uncultivated one to the attempt of invasion by another gardener, while the garden of the sleeper won’t offer any resistance at all. But the first requirement of the effective defense is the awareness that we can be influenced, that our psyche is more like a malleable and opaque lump of clay than a hard and transparent crystal.”
Marco Della Luna, Paolo Cioni, Neuroschiavi (Neuroslaves, author’s note)

“There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow−mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities.”
John Dalberg−Acton, 1st Baron Acton, from en.wikiquote.org

“An unthinking human worries me more than a thinking robot.” Enrico Bertolino

“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”
Stephen Bantu Biko, from en.wikiquote.org