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
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
- Nelson Mandela
I am part and parcel of the whole and cannot find God apart from the rest of humanity.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.
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
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
Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world.
- Malcolm X
Let all bear in mind that a society is judged not so much by the standards attained by its more affluent and privileged members as by the quality of life which it is able to assure for its weakest members.
- H.E. Javier Perez de Cuellar
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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
People try nonviolence for a week and when it doesn't 'work' they go back to violence, which hasn't worked for centuries.
- Theodore Roszak
Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
- Albert Einstein
Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever.
- Lord Chesterfield
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids both rich and poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.