Every increased possession loads us with new weariness
John Ruskin, author, art critic, and social reformer (1819-1900 )
It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.
Robert A. Heinlein, science-fiction author (1907-1988 )
I cannot conceive otherwise than that He, the Infinite Father, expects or requires no worship or praise from us, but that He is even infinitely above it.
Benjamin Franklin, statesman, author, and inventor (1706-1790 )
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Martin Luther King, Jr., statesman, Nobel laureate (1929-1968 )
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
Oscar Wilde, writer (1854-1900 )
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver, scientist (1864-1943 )
How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.
Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine, mystic (1782-1857 )
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have.
Lee Iacocca, automobile executive (1924- )
The difference in mind between man and the higher animals, great as it is, certainly is one of degree and not of kind.
Charles Darwin, naturalist and author (1809-1882 )
Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense.