All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
– Thomas Jefferson
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
– Winston Churchill
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
– Mohandas Gandhi
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
I’m always rather nervous about how you talk about women who are active in politics, whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
– John F. Kennedy
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
– Maya Angelou