Don't ever let them pull you down so low as to hate them. (also cited as: I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.)
- Booker T. Washington
Legitimacy is like the air we breathe; we only notice it when it is not there.
- Kenneth Boulding
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
- Jonathan Kozol
Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich; these are at war with one another.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of humans as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is not safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller
Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
- George Washington
The human mind likes a strange idea as little as the body likes a strange protein and resists it with a similar energy.
- W.H. Beveridge
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
When you give food to the poor, they call you a saint. When you ask why the poor have no food, they call you a communist.
- Helder Camara
Someday they'll give a war and nobody will come.
- Carl Sandburg
Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.
- Susan B. Anthony
Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein
I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.
- Septima Poinsette Clark
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?