Don't be afraid to think. Don't be afraid to speak
"Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings." -- Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775 "Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence." Albert Einstein
US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)
"It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from its government." Thomas Paine US patriot & political philosopher (1737 - 1809)
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love, 1963
"Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air." John Quincy Adams US diplomat and politician (1767-1848)
"All that is required for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing."
"Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions." Albert Einstein US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)
"A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices." Edward R. Murrow US broadcast journalist & newscaster (1908 - 1965)
"Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out." Sydney Smith English essayist (1771 - 1845)
"It is never too late to give up our prejudices." Henry David Thoreau, 'Economy,' Walden, 1854 US Transcendentalist author (1817 - 1862)
"There is nothing respecting which a man may be so long unconscious as of the extent and strength of his prejudices." Francis Jeffrey Scottish critic & jurist (1773 - 1850)
"When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bustling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity." Dale Carnegie
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"A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time." Alfred E. Wiggam
"A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy."Benjamin Disraeli, Speech in the House of Commons, Mar. 3, 1845 British politician (1804 - 1881)
"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward." Franklin D. Roosevelt, radio address, Oct. 26, 1939 32nd president of US (1882 - 1945)
"The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them." Mark Twain, Notebook, 1935 US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)
"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Strength to Love, 1963
"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead." Thomas Paine
"A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan." Martin Luther King Jr.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Martin Luther King Jr.
Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." Martin Luther King Jr.
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." Martin Luther King Jr.
"Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love." Martin Luther King Jr. December 11, 1964
The Truth and Equality will win in the end:
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant." Martin Luther King Jr., Accepting Nobel Peace Prize, Dec. 10, 1964
"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." Thomas Paine
"I fear not, I see not reason for fear. In the end we will be the victors. For though at times the flame of liberty may cease to shine, the ember will never expire." Thomas Paine US patriot & political philosopher (1737 - 1809)
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Martin Luther King Jr.