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I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

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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

I'm always rather nervous about how you talk
about women who are active in politics,
whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
- John F. Kennedy

Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics
do not know what religion is.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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Politics are very much like war.
We may even have to use poison gas at times.
- Winston Churchill

Politics is like football; if you see daylight, go through the hole.
- John F. Kennedy

Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
- Winston Churchill

 

Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and,
in its true sense, a noble one.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

War is the ultimate tool of politics.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

In war, you can only be killed once,
but in politics, many times.
- Winston Churchill

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous.
In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
- Winston Churchill

I am never going to have anything more to do
with politics or politicians.
When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely
to writing and painting.
- Winston Churchill

In religion and politics, people's belief's and convictions
are in almost every case gotten at second hand,
and without examination
- Mark Twain

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone
I love not to mix with it.
- Thomas Jefferson

I was losing interest in politics,
when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again.
What I have done since then is pretty well known.
- Abraham Lincoln

Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up
in our politics and say definite things which mean something,
or whether we shall always go on using generalities
to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
(and hence clamorous to be led to safety)
by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins,
all of them imaginary.
- H. L. Mencken

Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen
who would protect the rights and privileges of free people
and who would preserve what is
good and fruitful in our national heritage.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.
- Albert Einstein

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing is more important in our national life
than the welfare of our children.
- Harry S. Truman (when signing the National School Lunch Act in 1946)

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Abraham Lincoln

In great contests, each party claims to act
in accordance with the will of God.
Both may be, and one must be wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

Do you ever question why our educational system
teaches competition rather than cooperation?
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No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

A bad peace is better than a good war.
- Yiddish Proverb

A friend or co-worker shares a political,
religious, economic, or social opinion
that is opposite to yours -
does that drive a wedge between your hearts?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
- West African proverb famously quoted by Theodore Roosevelt

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We are free only if we face the challenge of freedom,
do the work of freedom, fight the fight of freedom
and die the death for freedom.
- Charles G. Adams

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
- John F. Kennedy

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
- Albert Camus

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A child miseducated is a child lost.
- John F. Kennedy

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
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For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains,
but to live in a way that respects
and enhances the freedom of others.
- Nelson Mandela

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
- John F. Kennedy

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

We must be free not because we claim freedom,
but because we practice it.
- William Faulkner

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

Those who play with the devil's toys
will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The very ink with which all history
is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

History is written by the victors.
- Winston Churchill

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

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold
is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of,
he always declares that it's his duty.
- George Bernard Shaw

The moral arc of the universe
bends at the elbow of justice.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

I object to violence because
when it appears to do good,
the good is only temporary;
the evil it does is permanent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
- Leonardo da Vinci


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