King's Favorite Quotations


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A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular.
    Adlai Stevenson, governor, ambassador (1900-1965)

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.
    Harper Lee, writer (b. 1926)

There comes a time in a man's life when to get where he has to -- if there are no doors or windows -- he walks through a wall.
    Bernard Malamud, novelist and short-story writer (1914-1986)

People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.
    Dave Barry, author and columnist (1947- )

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
    Edward R. Murrow, journalist (1908-1965 )

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
    Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970 )

Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant, in this field as in all others. His culture is based on "I am not too sure."
    H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic (1880-1956 )

They know enough who know how to learn.
    Henry Adams, (1838-1918 )

The tragedy of modern war is not so much that young men die but that they die fighting each other, instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
    Edward Abbey, naturalist and author (1927-1989 )

The essence of the Liberal outlook lies not in *what* opinions are held, but in *how* they are held: instead of being held dogmatically, they are held tentatively, and with a consciousness that new evidence may at any moment lead to their abandonment.? This is the way in which opinions are held in science, as opposed to the way in which they are held in theology.? The decisions of the Council of Nicaea are still authoritative, but in science fourth-century opinions no longer carry any weight.
    Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970 )

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