Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself.
Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.
(Susan B. Anthony)
We are not asking for superiority for we have always had that; all we ask is equality.
The only thing I like about rich people is their money.
The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything... or nothing.
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
We look into mirrors but we only see the effects of our times on us not our effects on others.
None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
(Pearl S. Buck)
Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.
(Pearl S. Buck)
Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that.
We have created not a Brave New World, but a vulgar marketplace, where human attributes come with a price tag.
We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.
The greatest danger to our future is apathy.
Wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete. There may have been a time when war served as a negative good by preventing the spread and growth of an evil force... If we assume that life is worth living, if we assume that mankind has the right to survive, then we must find an alternative to war.
(Martin Luther King Jr.)
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one.
Maybe this world is another planet's hell.
I am not a perfect servant. I am a public servant doing my best against the odds. As I develop and serve, be patient. God is not finished with me yet.
(Jesse Louis Jackson)
The important thing to me, man, was to get a black face on the screen and let him be a hero.
Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old shared a little of what he is good at doing.
I am a part of all that I have met.
Sometimes I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can they deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me.
(Zora Neale Hurston)
If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.
(Catherine Aird )
One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.
We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race.
Years ago I recognized my kinship with all living things, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on the earth. I said then and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.
(Eugene V. Debs)
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
(George Bernard Shaw)