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  • #1
    “Everyone's a pacifist between wars. It's like being a vegetarian between meals”
    Colman McCarthy

  • #2
    Blaise Pascal
    “All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”
    Blaise Pascal, Pensées

  • #3
    Susan B. Anthony
    “I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.”
    Susan B. Anthony

  • #4
    Oscar Wilde
    “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #5
    John Stuart Mill
    “I did not mean that Conservatives are generally stupid; I meant, that stupid persons are generally Conservative. I believe that to be so obvious and undeniable a fact that I hardly think any hon. Gentleman will question it.

    [John Stuart Mill, in a Parliamentary debate with the Conservative MP, John Pakington, May 31, 1866.]”
    John Stuart Mill

  • #6
    Audre Lorde
    “and when we speak we are afraid
    our words will not be heard
    nor welcomed
    but when we are silent
    we are still afraid
    So it is better to speak
    remembering
    we were never meant to survive”
    Audre Lorde, The Black Unicorn: Poems

  • #7
    Oscar Wilde
    “America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #8
    Oscar Wilde
    “Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #9
    Karen Blixen
    “The cure for anything is salt water — sweat, tears, or the salt sea.”
    Karen Blixen

  • #10
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “That's the best revenge of all: happiness. Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone having a good fucking laugh.”
    Chuck Palahniuk

  • #11
    Albert Camus
    “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
    Albert Camus

  • #12
    “The test of whether or not you can hold a job should not be in the arrangement of your chromosomes”
    Bella Abzug

  • #13
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #14
    Alice Walker
    “Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.”
    Alice Walker, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose

  • #15
    Charles Bukowski
    “You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.”
    Charles Bukowski, Women

  • #16
    Plato
    “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
    Plato

  • #17
    “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
    William Durant

  • #18
    Vladimir Nabokov
    “Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.”
    Vladimir Nabokov

  • #19
    Brigham Young
    “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”
    Brigham Young

  • #20
    Bette Davis
    “When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch.”
    Bette Davis

  • #21
    J.K. Rowling
    “Is 'fat' really the worst thing a human being can be? Is 'fat' worse than 'vindictive', 'jealous', 'shallow', 'vain', 'boring' or 'cruel'? Not to me.”
    J.K. Rowling

  • #22
    Aldous Huxley
    “So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable.”
    Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means

  • #23
    “Every government is run by liars. Nothing they say should be believed.”
    I.F. Stone

  • #24
    John Waters
    “We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don't have books, don't fuck them.”
    John Waters

  • #25
    Marie Curie
    “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
    Marie Curie

  • #26
    Desmond Tutu
    “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”
    Desmond Tutu

  • #27
    Henry Kissinger
    “Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.”
    Henry Kissinger

  • #28
    “If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.”
    Gordon A. Eadie

  • #29
    James     Baldwin
    “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
    James Baldwin

  • #30
    Vera Brittain
    “Politics is the executive expression of human immaturity.”
    Vera Brittain



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