“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”
Leonardo da Vinci
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
“Have we fallen into a mesmerized state that makes us accept as inevitable that which is inferior or detrimental, as though having lost the will or the vision to demand that which is good?”
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall.”
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
“Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.”
“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.”
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
John F. Kennedy
“The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.”
“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”
Sir Winston Churchill
“The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.”
Aung San Suu Kyi
“As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of demand.”
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”
“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.”
“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”
“In the present circumstances, no one can afford to assume that someone else will solve their problems. Every individual has a responsibility to help guide our global family in the right direction. Good wishes are not sufficient; we must become actively engaged.”
“Repetition does not transform a lie into truth.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Throughout history it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”
“When we give government the power to make medical decisions for us, we in essence accept that the state owns our bodies.”
Ron Paul, M.D.
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“In a time of universal deceipt, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
“The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.”
“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”
“There is no such thing as freedom of choice unless there is freedom to refuse.”
“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
“To argue with a man who has renounced
his reason is like giving medicine to the dead.”
"Léon’s story is not just about Léon. Léon’s story is about all of us and what we must learn from his story so that future tragedies are prevented."
many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he just doesn't see?...
many ears must one man have before he can hear people cry?
many deaths will it take 'til
he knows that too many people have died?"
Blowin' in the Wind
"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot
do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what
I cannot do, interfere
with what I can do."
Edward Everett Hale