Disappointment, failure, and frustration are the main agents of change. Success is a poor teacher, for it usually only confirms us in what we thought we already knew.
- Kenneth Boulding
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
- Elie Weisel
I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.
- Septima Poinsette Clark
I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: "The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that's fair." In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.
- Bertrand Russell
War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace with justice.
- Norman Cousins
We must be the change we wish to see.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
There are only two families in the world, as my grandmother used to say: the haves and the have-nots
- Sancho Panza
Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Prosperity is the best protector of principle.
- Mark Twain
Compromise does not mean cowardice.
- John F. Kennedy
If we do not change our direction we are likely to end up where we are headed for.
- Chinese Proverb
If you torture data sufficiently, it will confess to almost anything.
- Fred Menger
When the rich make war, it's the poor that die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre
An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.
- Albert Einstein
When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers.