Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.
- Abraham Lincoln
Segregation was wrong when it was forced by white people, and I believe it is still wrong when it is requested by black people.
- Coretta Scott King
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller
If you torture data sufficiently, it will confess to almost anything.
- Fred Menger
I refuse to accept the cynical notion that nation after nation must spiral down a militaristic stairway into the hell of nuclear destruction. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
- William Ellery Channing
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela
The longer we listen to one another -- with real attention -- the more commonality we will find in all our lives. That is, if we are careful to exchange with one another life stories and not simply opinions.
- Barbara Deming
What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren't supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown - watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
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
Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world.
- Malcolm X
Being a pacifist between wars is as easy as being a vegetarian between meals.
- Ammon Hennacy
The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.
- Hubert H. Humphrey
Just two U.S. Poseidon submarines which carry 320 nuclear weapons can destroy all the 200 major Soviet cities with the destructive potential of 1,000 Hiroshima size weapons.
- Rear Admiral Gene R. LaRocque
The people who burned witches at the stake never...thought of their act as violence...[but rather] as an act of divinely mandated righteousness. The same can be said of most of the violence we humans have ever committed.