It is indeed probable that more harm and misery have been caused by men determined to use coercion to stamp out a moral evil than by men intent on doing evil.

Friedrich August von Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty

[Socialistic] economic planning, regulation, and intervention pave the way to totalitarianism by building a power structure that will inevitably be seized by the most power-hungry and unscrupulous.

Friedrich August von Hayek

'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.

Friedrich August von Hayek, Law, Legislation and Liberty

Liberty not only means that the individual has both the opportunity and the burden of choice; it also means that he must bear the consequences of his actions. Liberty and responsibility are inseparable.

Friedrich August von Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty

Analysis is not justification.

Michael Brooks

Never ask questions you don't want the answer to.

Modern Family

First do it, then do it right, then do it better.

Addy Osmani

If socialists understood economics, they wouldn't be socialist.

Friedrich August von Hayek

Money is one of the greatest instruments of freedom ever invented by man. It is money which in existing society opens an astounding range of choice to the poor man, a range greater than that which not many generations ago was open to the wealthy.

Friedrich August von Hayek

And who will deny that a world in which the wealthy are powerful is still a better world than one in which only the already powerful can acquire wealth?

Friedrich August von Hayek

Once you admit that the individual is merely a means to serve the ends of the higher entity called society or the nation, most of those features of totalitarianism which horrify us follow of necessity.

Friedrich August von Hayek

First they came for the Communists

And I did not speak out

Because I was not a Communist

Then they came for the Socialists

And I did not speak out

Because I was not a Socialist

Then they came for the trade unionists

And I did not speak out

Because I was not a trade unionist

Then they came for the Jews

And I did not speak out

Because I was not a Jew

Then they came for me

And there was no one left

To speak out for me

Martin Niemöller, First they came…






马丁·尼莫拉, 我没有说话

I do not choose to be a common man,

It is my right to be uncommon…if I can,

I seek opportunity…not security.

I do not wish to be a kept citizen,

Humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.

I want to take the calculated risk;

To dream and to build,

To fail and to succeed.

I refuse to barter incentive for a dole;

I prefer the challenges of life

To the guaranteed existence;

The thrill of fulfillment

To the state of calm Utopia.

I will not trade freedom for beneficence

Nor my dignity for a handout.

I will never cower before any master

Nor bend to any threat.

It is my heritage to stand erect,

Proud and unafraid;

To think and act for myself,

To enjoy the benefit of my creations

And to face the world boldly and say:

This, with God’s help, I have done.

All this is what it meant

To be an Entrepreneur.

Dean Alfange, The Entrepreneur’s Credo

The mossy marbles rest

On the lips that he has prest

In their bloom,

And the names he loved to hear

Have been carved for many a year

On the tomb.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., The Last Leaf





老奥利弗·温德尔·霍姆斯, 一片最后的树叶





There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.

Ansel Adams

You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.

Ansel Adams

One day you’ll leave this world behind. So live a life you will remember.

The Nights

Be the change that you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

Oscar Wilde

Ambition must be made to counteract ambition.

James Madison, Federalist No. 51

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

Dr. Seuss


胡适, 介绍我自已的思想

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

Mark Twain

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.

Isaac Newton

The attempt to make heaven on earth invariably produces hell.

Karl Popper, The Open Society and Its Enemies

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

Andre Gide, Autumn Leaves

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is.

Albert Einstein

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

Oscar Wilde

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

George Orwell, 1984

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

Oscar Wilde



You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

Mae West