"For all the injustices in our past and our present, we have to believe that in the free exchange of ideas, justice will prevail over injustice, tolerance over intolerance and progress over reaction."
Hillary Rodham Clinton
"We must dare to think about 'unthinkable things,' because when things become 'unthinkable,' thinking stops and action becomes mindless."
J. William Fulbright
"Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world."
Robert F. Kennedy
"The great lesson of our time is that evil still exists, and when evil is on the march, it must be confronted."
Stephen J. Solarz (1940-2010; US Representative from New York, 1974-1992)
“Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.”
"For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the Beatitudes (Matthew 5). But, often with tears in their eyes, the demand that the Ten Commandments be posted in public buildings. And of course, that's Moses, not Jesus. I haven't heard one of them demand that the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, be posted anywhere. 'Blessed are the merciful' in a courtroom? 'Blessed are the peacemakers' in the Pentagon? Give me a break!"
Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without A Country