I am not so foolish as to think that my doctrine can ever gain the ear of the world. I expect that ten centuries hence the “nominal Crowleians” will be as pestilent and numerous a body as the “nominal Christians” are to-day; for (at present) I have been able to devise no mechanism for excluding them.
Aleister Crowley, Liber CLVIII The Soldier and The Hunchback ! and ?
I’d only been there a few days when I got myself into another serious mess, undeserved to tell the truth, because this time around I was entirely blameless—whatever you may have heard.
Catalina De Erauso, trans Michele Stepto, Gabri Stepto, Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]
The soldier is applauded who refuses to serve in an unjust war by those who do not refuse to sustain the unjust government which makes the war
Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]