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Arthur Garfield Hays

Indignation boils my blood at the thought of the heritage we are throwing away; at the thought that, with few exceptions, the fight for freedom is left to the poor, forlorn and defenseless, and to the few radicals and revolutionaries who would make use of liberty to destroy, rather than to maintain, American institutions.

Destroy | Freedom | Indignation | Liberty | Thought | Wisdom | Thought |

King Hendrick, fully Hendrick Tiyanoga NULL

If my warriors are to fight they are too few; if they are to die they are too many.

Wisdom |

Sally Kempton

It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.

Enemy | Wisdom |

Philip Bennett Power

To tell the truth, however, family and poverty have done more to support me than I have to support them. They have compelled me to make exertions that I hardly thought myself capable of; and often when on the eve of despairing, they have forced me, like a coward in a corner, to fight like a hero, not for myself, but for my wife and little ones.

Family | Hero | Little | Poverty | Thought | Truth | Wife | Wisdom | Thought |

Hans Albrecht Bethe

If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.

Fighting | History | Ideals | War | Will |

Roger Baldwin, fully Roger Nash Baldwin

So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy.

Democracy | Enough | People | Rights |

Nikolai Berdyaev, fully Nikolai Alexandrovich Berdyaev, also spelled Nichlas Berdiaev

Pain in the human world is the birth of personality, its fight for its own nature.

Birth | Nature | Pain | Personality | World |

Amilcar Cabral

Always remember that the people are not fighting for ideas, nor for what is in men’s minds. The people fight and accept the sacrifices demanded by the struggle in order to gain material advantages, to live better and in peace, to benefit from progress, and for the better future of their children. National liberation, the struggle against colonialism, the construction of peace, progress and independence are hollow words devoid of any significance unless they can be translated into real improvement of living conditions.

Better | Children | Fighting | Future | Ideas | Improvement | Men | Order | Peace | People | Progress | Struggle | Words |

Stokely Carmichael

One does not fight to influence change and then leave the change to someone else to bring about.

Change | Influence |

L. Francis Edmunds

Evolution, with the advent of conscious man, ceases to rule by outer law; it becomes the inner law of man’s being and can only advance through his volition… Man must fight to prepare the advent of the spiritual being he is destined to become.

Evolution | Law | Man | Rule |

Shakti Gawain

Evil is like a shadow - it has no real substance of its own, it is simply a lack of light. You cannot cause a shadow to disappear by trying to fight it, stamp on it, by railing against it, or any other form of emotional or physical resistance. In order to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it.

Cause | Evil | Light | Order |

Eric Gill, fully Arthur Eric Rowton Gill

While we fight among ourselves about doctrine we are united in the common worship of money and material success.

Doctrine | Money | Success | Worship |

Derrick Jensen

We can flow along with the mainstream of a culture that does not serve us well – does not really make us comfortable, does not really make us safe; but only offers illusions of happiness, comfort, safety – or we can begin the oftentimes prickly work of searching our own hearts, of asking who and what we love, who and what we feel strongly enough about to change our lives for, to fight for, to live for.

Change | Comfort | Culture | Enough | Love | Safe | Work |

Mother Jones, referring to Mary Harris Jones

Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.

Hell |

John Hick, fully John Harwood Hick

To see the world as being ruled by a divine love which sets infinite value upon each individual and includes all men in its scope, and yet to live as though the world were a realm of chance in which each must fight for his own interests against the rest, argues a very dim and wavering vision of God’s rule.

Chance | God | Individual | Love | Men | Rest | Rule | Vision | Wavering | World | Value |