"A ship in a harbor is safe, but that is not what ships were built for."
- John A. Shedd

"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present."
- Marcus Aurelius

"Everything that happens is either endurable or not. If it’s endurable, then endure it. Stop complaining. If it’s unendurable... then stop complaining. Your destruction will mean its end as well."
- Marcus Aurelius

"When you are upset, angry or sad, don't blame another for your state of mind. Your condition is the result of your interpretations. When someone provokes you it is not they who torments your mind, but the view you take of these things."
- Epictetus

"Don't seek to have events happen as you wish, but wish them to happen as they do happen, and all will be well with you."
- Epictetus

When Collins asked who didn't make it out of Vietnam, Stockdale replied:

“Oh, that's easy, the optimists. Oh, they were the ones who said, 'We're going to be out by Christmas.' And Christmas would come, and Christmas would go. Then they'd say, 'We're going to be out by Easter.' And Easter would come, and Easter would go. And then Thanksgiving, and then it would be Christmas again. And they died of a broken heart…

“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”
- Marcus Aurelius

“Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is. And you must bend to its power or live a lie.”
- Miyamoto Musashi

Liberdon

Liberdon is a Mastodon instance for libertarians, ancaps, anarchists, voluntaryists, agorists, etc to sound off without fear of reprisal from jack or zuck. It was created in the wake of the Great Twitter Cullings of 2018, when a number of prominent libertarian accounts were suspended or banned.