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Fr Maximilian Kolbe volunteered to die in someone else's place at Auschwitz. The person whose place he took survived the war.

The government is the potent omnipresent teacher. For good or ill it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that the end justifies the means -- to declare that the government may commit crimes -- would bring terrible retribution - Justice Louis D. Brandeis (photo: Nixon Presidential Library & Museum)

It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship - Corazon Aquino (cc totaloutnow)

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is in prison - Henry David Thoreau (cc Jervis Salvador)

Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated - Nelson Mandela (CC Roystan)