“Quote Unquote”

January 3, 2014 § 1 Comment

Voices lost forever in 2013 …

“A man who takes away another man’s freedom is a prisoner of hatred, he is locked behind the bars of prejudice and narrow-mindedness. I am not truly free if I am taking away someone else’s freedom, just as surely as I am not free when my freedom is taken from me. The oppressed and the oppressor alike are robbed of their humanity.”  —  Nelson Mandela

“In university they don’t tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.” —  Doris Lessing

“We shall have to learn again to be one nation, or one day we shall be no nation.”  —  Margaret Thatcher

“It always bothers me to see people writing ‘RIP’ when a person dies. It just feels so insincere and like a cop-out. To me, ‘RIP’ is the microwave dinner of posthumous honors.”  —  Lou Reed

“I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.”  — Roger Ebert

“History says don’t hope
On this side of the grave.
But then, once in a lifetime
The longed for tidal wave
Of justice can rise up
And hope and history rhyme.”  — Seamus Heaney

“Mr. Jesus died for the bigots as well.”  — Rev. Will Campbell

“I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it.”  — Jonathan Winters

“We control fifty percent of a relationship. We influence one hundred percent of it.”  — Dr. Joyce Brothers

“Quote Unquote”

July 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”  —  Nelson Mandela

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”  —  Lewis B. Smedes

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction. … The chain reaction of evil — hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars — must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.”  —  Martin Luther King, Jr.

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