John Perry Barlow Quotes

Most popular John Perry Barlow Quotes

Endure.
Love yourself.
Live memorably.
Foster dignity.
Tolerate ambiguity.
Understand humility.
Give up blood sports.
Be patient. No matter what.

patience

Laugh at yourself frequently.
Become less suspicious of joy.

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Expand your sense of the possible.

impossible

Admit your errors freely and soon.

mistakes

Remember that love forgives everything.

forgiveness love

Praise at least as often as you disparage.

praise

Reduce your use of the first personal pronoun.
Learn the needs of those around you and respect them.
Expect no more of anyone than you can deliver yourself.
Don't trouble yourself with matters you truly cannot change.
Concern yourself with what is right rather than who is right.
Never forget that, no matter how certain, you might be wrong.

open-mindedness

Never lie to anyone for any reason. (Lies of omission are sometimes exempt.)
Avoid the pursuit of happiness. Seek to define your mission and pursue that.
Remember that your life belongs to others as well. Don't risk it frivolously.
Never assume the motives of others are, to them, less noble than yours are to you.

motives

Don't badmouth: Assign responsibility, not blame. Say nothing of another you wouldn't say to him.

blame

A good way to invent the future is to predict it. So I predicted Utopia, hoping to give Liberty a running start before the laws of Moore and Metcalfe delivered up what Ed Snowden now correctly calls 'turn-key totalitarianism'.
— John Perry Barlow

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