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Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Political Hate

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt PHOTO

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

 

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
- Albert Camus

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The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

In great contests, each party claims to act
in accordance with the will of God.
Both may be, and one must be wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.
- Nelson Mandela

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We must be free not because we claim freedom,
but because we practice it.
- William Faulkner

Do you ever question why our educational system
teaches competition rather than cooperation?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
- John F. Kennedy

No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A bad peace is better than a good war.
- Yiddish Proverb

We are free only if we face the challenge of freedom,
do the work of freedom, fight the fight of freedom
and die the death for freedom.
- Charles G. Adams

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
- John F. Kennedy

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

This is no time for ease and comfort.
It is time to dare and endure.
- Winston Churchill

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

We win justice quickest by rendering
justice to the other party.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A house divided against itself cannot stand.
- Abraham Lincoln

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
- Edward R. Murrow

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish.
Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We must learn to live together as brothers
or perish together as fools.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past
have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
- George S. Patton

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

You can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Unless both sides win,
no agreement can be permanent.
- Jimmy Carter

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I object to violence because
when it appears to do good,
the good is only temporary;
the evil it does is permanent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

For those who do not think,
it is best at least to rearrange
their prejudices once in a while.
- Luther Burbank

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

Speeches that are measured by the hour
will die with the hour.
- Thomas Jefferson

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today;
it is rather the vital necessity of action today
to ensure our strength tomorrow.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu


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