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- No amount of artificial reinforcement can offset the natural inequalities of human individuals.
- Henry P. Fairchild
- Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live on in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945), Address to Congress, Dec. 8, 1941
- Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.
- George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists"
- There is such a thing as a man being too proud to fight; there is such a thing as a nation being so right that it does not need to convince others by force that it is right.
- Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924), Speech in Philadelphia, May 10, 1915
- Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
- Frederick Douglass (1817 - 1895), Speech, April 1886
- I've seen too much hate to want to hate, myself, and every time I see it, I say to myself, hate is too great a burden to bear. Somehow we must be able to stand up against our most bitter opponents and say: We shall match your capacity to inflict suffering by our capacity to endure suffering. We will meet your physical force with soul force. Do to us what you will and we will still love you.... But be assured that we'll wear you down by our capacity to suffer, and one day we will win our freedom. We will not only win freedom for ourselves; we will appeal to your heart and conscience that we will win you in the process, and our victory will be a double victory.
- Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968), A Christmas Sermon for Peace on Dec 24, 1967
- Wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete. There may have been a time when war served as a negative good by preventing the spread and growth of an evil force... If we assume that life is worth living, if we assume that mankind has the right to survive, then we must find an alternative to war.
- Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968), The Christmas Sermon On Peace in on Dec 24, 1967
- From the moment of birth, when the stone-age baby confronts the twentieth-century mother, the baby is subjected to these forces of violence, called love, as its mother and father have been, and their parents and their parents before them. These forces are mainly concerned with destroying most of its potentialities. This enterprise is on the whole successful.
- R. D. Laing
- We do not die because we have to die; we die because one day, and not so long ago, our consciousness was forced to deem it necessary.
- Antonin Artaud (1896 - 1948)
- Better no law than laws not enforced.
- Italian Proverb
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