“When you are going through hell, keep going”

 

“Love the earth and the sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your labor and income to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience indulgence toward the people. take your hat off to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul”

 

“First they came for the communists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist. Then they came for the socialists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Catholic. Then they came for me, and there was nobody left to speak for me.”

 

 “Blaming the public for it’s “lack of interest in politics” is the self deluding excuse of media executives who claim an insight into the popular mood, yet are contemptuous of it. In truth the public has never been more interested in real politics, which it does not associate with the deceptions and gossip of an elective oligarchy”

 

“The cry for justice from the poor isn’t always just, but if we don’t listen, we won’t know what justice is.”

 

“We will find that we won’t be able to kill the last terrorist, because he is a metaphor, and you can’t kill a metaphor, you can only turn it onto a cliché.”

 

“Before you start out, know where you wanna go.”

 

“A man is not doing much until the cause he works for, possess all there is of him.”

 

“Desire when harnessed is power.”

 

“To accomplish something, we must plan to accomplish something.”

 

“Think progress, believe in progress, push for progress.”

 

“Tell yourself I can do better, the best is not unattainable.”

 

“A wise man will be the master of his mind, a fool will be it’s slave.”

 

“Positive thoughts breed positive actions. Positive actions breed positive results. Positive results bring positive change. Positive change brings enlightenment. Enlightenment is achieved through positive ways of being. Keeping positive and rejecting negativity in all things breeds a world constructed out of pure light.”

 

“I have sworn upon the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

 

“Everyday I must make a little more effort toward my dreams then the day before.”

 

“Everyday I must carry with me the strength, courage and determination to make the world a more conscious place, while making sure I never forget the love and compassion that will help me get there.” 

 

“Democracy is when the indigent, not the men of property are the rulers.”

 

“The 20th century has been characterized by 3 developments of great political influence: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting power from democracy.”

 

“If the government does something we don’t like or don’t agree with, we must  challenge the status quo, not just for our fate, but for the fate of the entire world.”

 

“It’s not so much about taking down the government, as it is about changing the government.”

 

“Anybody who gives up personal freedoms for security, deserves neither.”

 

“Don’t be fooled by the radio, the T.V. or the magazines, show you photographs of how your life should be, imagine someone else’s fantasy.”

 

“If liberty and equality, as if thought by some are to be chiefly found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.”

 

“Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.”

 

“There are plenty of issues that should never be made political, but made human issues.”

 

“It’s not about being a Republican or Democrat or belonging to some other political party, it’s about being human and standing up for your fellow human beings.”

 

“We must fight for our rights if they’re threatened, and love for them if they’re not.”

 

“Service to others is how we pay for our room on earth.”