You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
- Malcolm X
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
- William Ellery Channing
When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
A solid rock is not disturbed by the wind; even so, a wise person is not agitated by praise or blame.
I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody.
- Benjamin Franklin
Compromise does not mean cowardice.
- John F. Kennedy
If you torture data sufficiently, it will confess to almost anything.
- Fred Menger
The first essential characteristics of nonviolent action is that it is creative.
- Hildegarde Goss-Mayr
The point of nonviolence is to build...a strong new floor, beneath which we can no longer sink...a few feet above napalm, torture, exploitation, poison gas, A and H bombs, the works. Give man a decent place to stand.
- Joan Baez
The bomb that fell on Hiroshima fell on America, too.
- Hermann Hagedorn
The trouble of half-truths is the other half.
- Kenneth Boulding
Science cannot resolve moral conflicts, but it can help to more accurately frame the debates about those conflicts.
- Heinz Pagels
The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.