Quotes

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790), Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
__________________________________________________________________

“All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.”
Sir Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)
__________________________________________________________________

“Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.”
__________________________________________________________________

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs”    – from an address to Congress regarding the dangers of a central bank.
Thomas Jefferson
__________________________________________________________________

“You know, the courts may not be working any more, but as long as everyone is videotaping everyone else, justice will be done.”
Matt Groening (1954 – ), The Simpsons
__________________________________________________________________

“There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.”
John Adams (1735 – 1826), Journal, 1772
__________________________________________________________________

“Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain.”
John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963)
__________________________________________________________________

“So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause.
George Lucas, Senator Amidala in Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
__________________________________________________________________

“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”
George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950)
__________________________________________________________________

“The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.”
William Hazlitt (1778 – 1830)
__________________________________________________________________

“Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.”
Malcolm X (1925 – 1965), Malcolm X Speaks, 1965
__________________________________________________________________

“Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.”
James A. Garfield (1831 – 1881), July 12, 1880
__________________________________________________________________

“A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.”
Sallust (86 BC – 34 BC), ‘Jugurthine War,’ 41 B.C.
__________________________________________________________________

“We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 – 1945)
__________________________________________________________________

“May we, in our dealings with all the peoples of the earth, ever speak the truth and serve justice.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 – 1969)
__________________________________________________________________

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963
__________________________________________________________________

“Segregation is the adultery of an illicit intercourse between injustice and immorality.”
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 – 1968)
__________________________________________________________________

“Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.”
J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 – 1973), The Lord Of the Rings, Book Four, Chapter One
__________________________________________________________________

“Where you find the laws most numerous, there you will find also the greatest injustice.”
Arcesilaus
__________________________________________________________________

“The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.”
Theodore Roosevelt (1858 – 1919), Labor Day speech at Syracuse, NY, Sept 7, 1903 (“Theodore Rex” – Edmund Morris)
__________________________________________________________________

“To no one will we sell, to no one will we refuse or delay right or justice.”
Magna Carta
__________________________________________________________________

“It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen; that is the common right of humanity.”
Seneca (5 BC – 65 AD)
__________________________________________________________________

“As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.”
George Washington (1732 – 1799)
__________________________________________________________________

“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.”
Montesquieu, 1742

Advertisements

8 responses to “Quotes

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: