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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

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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. PHOTO

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

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Power is not alluring to pure minds.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

The farther backward you can look,
the farther forward you can see.
- Winston Churchill

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter

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

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Who controls the past controls the future.
Who controls the present controls the past.
- George Orwell

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
- Epictetus

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

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

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

The buck stops here.
- Harry S. Truman

A house divided against itself cannot stand.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive.
If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
- Anonymous

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

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

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

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)

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

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

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

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation
also under certain conditions is equally a duty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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


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