Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned
Heinrich Heine
I cannot and will not give any undertaking at a time when I, and you, the people, are not free. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated
Nelson Mandela
For every talent that poverty has stimulated, it has blighted a hundred
John W. Gardner
Freedom is an indivisible word. If we want to enjoy it, and fight for it, we must be prepared to extend it to everyone, whether they are rich or poor, whether they agree with us or not, no matter what their race or the colour of their skin
Wendell Lewis Willkie
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison
Henry David Thoreau
True compassion is more than flinging a coin at a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring
Dr Martin Luther King Jnr
Behind the maze of field trenches, in which working men and employees shot down each other while their bosses made good profits by it
Kurt Tucholsky, First World War
Freedom from fear can never be seperated from freedom from want
H.V. Evatt
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent
Abraham Lincoln
When the rich wage war it is the poor who die
Jean-Paul Sartre
The arc of the universe is long but is bent towards justice
Martin Luther King
The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate.... Returning violence for violence multiples violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that
Dr Martin Luther King Jnr
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people
Howard Zinn
The line dividing dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.
Mark Twain