Edward snowden Quotes

Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because ...

Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say - Edward Snowden
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Dec 12
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"I would rather be wit...

"I would rather be without a state than without a voice." - Edward Snowden
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"Giving up your right to privacy because you have ...

"Giving up your right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is like giving up your freedom of speech because you have nothing to say" - Edward Snowden
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"Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because ...

"Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say." - Edward Snowden
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โ€œThe problem isnโ€™t that theyโ€™re breaki...

โ€œThe problem isnโ€™t that theyโ€™re breaking the law. The problem is that they donโ€™t have to break the lawโ€ - Edward Snowden
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Oct 25
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"Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because ...

"Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say." - Edward Snowden
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โ€œEverything we do now lasts forever. Not because we w...

โ€œEverything we do now lasts forever. Not because we want to remember it, but because we are no longer allowed to forgetโ€. - Edward Snowden speaking on data collection
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โ€œCivilization is t...

โ€œCivilization is the history of conspiracy.โ€ - Edward Snowden
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What is right is not ...

What is right is not always the same as what is legal. - Edward Snowden
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โ€œYou should always let people underestimate you. Because when peopl...

โ€œYou should always let people underestimate you. Because when people misappraise your intelligence and abilities, theyโ€™re merely pointing out their own vulnerabilities...โ€ - Edward Snowden (Permanent Record)
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Sep 22
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Right and wrong is a very different st...

Right and wrong is a very different standard than legal and illegal. The law is no substitute for morality. Edward Snowden
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"Saying you don't need privacy because you have noth...

"Saying you don't need privacy because you have nothing to hide is like saying you don't need freedom of speech because you have nothing to say." - Edward Snowden
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Aug 11
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"Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because ...

"Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say." -Edward Snowden
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Mar 14
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"Being called a traitor by Dick ...

"Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give an American" - Edward Snowden
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"Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because ...

"Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say." - Edward Snowden
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Apr 04
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"Your rights matter because ...

"Your rights matter because you never know when you're going to need them." โ€” Edward Snowden
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My friends tell me it is dangerous to criticize the Russian government the same as ...

My friends tell me it is dangerous to criticize the Russian government the same as I criticize my own. But each of us are given a limited number of days to make a difference. Life is a choice to live for something, or to die for nothing. -- Edward Snowden
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Mar 19
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"When we look back on history, the progress of...

"When we look back on history, the progress of Western civilization and human rights is actually founded on the violation of law." -Edward Snowden
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jan 20
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"You will never be completely free from risk, ...

"You will never be completely free from risk, if you're free. The only time you can be free from risk is when you're in prison." โ€” Edward Snowden
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Apr 07
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"You shouldn't change your behavior because a government agency somew...

"You shouldn't change your behavior because a government agency somewhere is doing the wrong thing. If you sacrifice your values because you're afraid, you don't care about those values very much." - Edward Snowden
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Apr 07
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"Ultimately, if people lose their willingness to recognize that there are times in...

"Ultimately, if people lose their willingness to recognize that there are times in our history when legality becomes distinct from morality, we aren't just ceding control of our rights to government, but our futures." ~ Edward Snowden from today's /AMA
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"Ultimately, if people lose their willingness to recognize that there are tim...

"Ultimately, if people lose their willingness to recognize that there are times in our history when legality becomes distinct from morality, we aren't just ceding control of our rights to the government, but our futures." -Edward Snowden
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Mar 14
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"The list of freedoms that any society...

"The list of freedoms that any society enjoys, is always equal to those that they are ready to defend." - Edward Snowden
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"I had been looking for leaders, b...

"I had been looking for leaders, but I realized leadership is about being the first to act." - Edward Snowden
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"You can't wait around for someone else to act. I h...

"You can't wait around for someone else to act. I had been looking for leaders, but I realized that leadership is about being the first to act." -Edward Snowden
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When asked what he would say to others in a position to ...

When asked what he would say to others in a position to leak classified information that would improve public understanding: "This country is worth dying for." --Edward Snowden
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jun 18
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"I miss t...

"I miss the work." - Edward Snowden
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