Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
- George Orwell
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
We are going to have to find ways of organizing ourselves cooperatively, sanely, scientifically, harmonically and in regenerative spontaneity with the rest of humanity around the earth.
- Buckminster Fuller
The human mind likes a strange idea as little as the body likes a strange protein and resists it with a similar energy.
- W.H. Beveridge
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela
War is, at first, the hope that one will be better off; next, the expectation that the other fellow will be worse off; then, the satisfaction that he isn't any better off; and, finally, the surprise at everyone's being worse off.
- Karl Kraus
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
- Nelson Mandela
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
A crisis is a turning point.
- Anne Lindthorst
We do not inherit the earth from our fathers. We borrow it from our children.
- David Bower
The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
- Heda Bejar
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
- Malcolm X
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie
What good is a house, if you haven't got a decent planet to put it on?
- Henry David Thoreau
Science cannot resolve moral conflicts, but it can help to more accurately frame the debates about those conflicts.