We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
We first crush people to the earth, and then claim the right of trampling on them forever, because they are prostrate.
—Lydia Maria Child
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
Imagination rules the world.
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.
Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help.
I think the world is run by C students.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something, and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the one thing I can do.
—Edward Everett Hale
To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
—G. K. Chesterton
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.
The only real struggle in the history of the world … is between the vested interest and social justice.
The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.
—H. L. Mencken in Minority Report
Be the chief but never the lord.
If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?