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
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they'll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action.
- Malcolm X
Someday they'll give a war and nobody will come.
- Carl Sandburg
You can out-distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you.
- Rwandan Proverb
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
Peace begins when the hungry are fed.
Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.
- Martin Luther
If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
- Anita Koddick
Violence just hurts those who are already hurt...Instead of exposing the brutality of the oppressor, it justifies it.
- Cesar Chavez
The miracle of the wicked is reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous.
- Winston Churchill
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: Indeed it's the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead
Non-cooperation is a measure of discipline and sacrifice, and it demands respect for the opposite views.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
The weakness of pure individualism is that there are no pure individuals.
- Kenneth Boulding
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.