Top 10 Quotes by Aaron Swartz

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The world's entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations.

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Most people, it seems, stretch the truth to make themselves seem more impressive. I, it seems, stretch the truth to make myself look worse.
Aaron Swartz

Nearly 75,000 Demand Progress members have urged Congress to fix the Patriot Act.

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Without the ability to talk about government power, there's no way for citizens to make sure this power isn't being misused.
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What if there was a library which held every book? Not every book on sale, or every important book, or even every book in English, but simply every book - a key part of our planet's cultural legacy.

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Now, the typical way you make good things happen in Washington is you find a bunch of wealthy companies who agree with you.
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Think deeply about things. Don’t just go along because that’s the way things are or that’s what your friends say. Consider the effects, consider the alternatives, but most importantly, just think.

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Only those blinded by greed would refuse to let a friend make a copy.
Aaron Swartz

What is the most important thing you could be working on in the world right now? ... And if you're not working on that, why aren't you?

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Nearly 75,000 Demand Progress members have urged Congress to fix the Patriot Act. Aaron Sw