It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets
The less justified a man is in claiming excellence for his own self, the more ready he is to claim all excellence for his nation, his religion, his race or his holy cause
Eric Hoffer
Political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
Tom Lehrer
Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral
Paulo Freire
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed....I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation or creed
Bertrand Russell (attrib)
The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men
Lyndon B. Johnson
In Germany, the Nazis came for the Communists and I didn't speak up because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the Jews and I didn't speak up because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists and I didn't speak up because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics and I was a Protestant so I didn't speak up. Then they came for me...By that time there was no one to speak up for anyone
Martin Niemöller
The war against hunger is truly mankind's war of liberation
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
More die in the United States of too much food than of too little
John Kenneth Galbraith
Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men
Jane Addams
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves
Abraham Lincoln
The only difference is that the stress and the violence is worse at home, because it happens younger, it happens at the hands of someone you love and there is no recognition that this is the enemy
Gloria Steinem
Liberty does not consist in mere declarations of the rights of man. It consists in the translation of those declarations into definite action
Woodrow Wilson
I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunites...if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die
Nelson Mandela