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We encounter the grinding wheels that sharpen our mental blades many places in life. Adversity, school, parents, spiritual guides, books, experience are all sharpening teachers. As we grow older, to stay sharp we must find new grindstones to whet and sharpen our potential and keep us at our brightest, most penetrating best.
The desire of a man for a woman is not directed at her because she is a human being, but because she is a woman. That she is a human being is of no concern to him.
That all our knowledge begins with experience there can be no doubt.
Immanuel Kant, 18th Century Philosopher
Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all- the apathy of human beings.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
John F. Kennedy 1961 Inaugural Speech
Few are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of the colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world that yields most painfully to change. Each time a person stands up for an idea, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, (s)he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert F. Kennedy
Few of us will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of these acts will be written the history of this generation.
He who angers you conquers you.
Everything is a gift of the universe even joy, anger, jealously, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment.
-Ken Keyes Jr.
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me. But it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.
--Martin Luther King
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
--Martin Luther King
The time is always right to do the right thing.
--Martin Luther King jr.
The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics."
I would love to speak a foreign language but I can't. So I grew hair under my arms instead.
One of the misfortunes of our time is that in getting rid of false shame, we have killed off so much real shame as well.
...crisis simultaneously loosens the stereotypes and provides incremental data necessary for a fundamental paradigm shift.
Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions