The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain
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
Violence just hurts those who are already hurt...Instead of exposing the brutality of the oppressor, it justifies it.
- Cesar Chavez
No one is so foolish as to prefer to peace, war, in which, instead of sons burying their fathers, fathers bury their sons.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
- John F. Kennedy
We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
- William E. Gladstone
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
- Jonathan Kozol
Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
- Abraham Lincoln
I believe we are on the edge of a quantum leap into a whole new way of organizing and living as a human family.
- Mairead Corrigan Maguire
The only final good is the quality of human life.
- Kenneth Boulding
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it stands than to anything on which it is poured.
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
No man is an island entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
- John Donne
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
- Marcus Aurelius
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.