Artworks: Nicolas Schneider, Artist at Solo, Art Basel 2016 –
Redaktion: Gabrielle Lüscher, Hans Peter Brugger
«Doing what you love is freedom.
Loving what you do is happiness.»
«Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.»
«Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.»
«He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.»
«If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.»
«I hate, what they say. But I would defend to the death their right to say it.»
Voltaire (first depicted by Evelyn Beatrice Hall)
«The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.»
«Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.»
«There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven.»
«With or without politics, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes fundamentalist indoctrination.»
«I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.»
Frederick Douglass, American escaped slave, c.1818 – 1895
«The difference between humans and wild animals?
Humans pray before they commit murder.” »
«I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.»
«Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent.
…Is he able, but not willing?
Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing?
Then whence comes the evil?
Is he neither able nor willing?
Then why call him God?»
«Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.»
«Not God made men in the likeness of God. Men made God in the likeness of men.»
«The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.»
George Bernard Shaw
«A cask of wine works more miracles than a church full of saints. »
«I don’t know if God exists, but it would be better for his reputation if he didn’t.»
«Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.»
Seneca the Younger
«Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.»
«Die Gedanken sind frei.»
«Les pensées sont libres.»
«Thoughts are free.»