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.
- Gil Bailie
If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
- Anita Koddick
Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein
The weakness of pure individualism is that there are no pure individuals.
- Kenneth Boulding
It is reasonable that every one who asks justice should do justice.
- Thomas Jefferson
I expect to pass through this world but once, therefore any good that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not come this way again.
- Stephen Grellett
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
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
- Jonathan Kozol
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
- Thomas Carlyle
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller
The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller
The human mind likes a strange idea as little as the body likes a strange protein and resists it with a similar energy.