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Quote Left If any man claims the Negro should be content ... let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim. Quote Right
Quote Left Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired. Quote Right
Quote Left The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the ideals of American society. Quote Right
Quote Left There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? Quote Right
Quote Left It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, 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 which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and injustice. Quote Right
Quote Left High office teaches decision making, not substance. It consumes intellectual capital it does not create it. Most high officials leave office with the perceptions and insights with which they entered they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make. Quote Right
Quote Left Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. Quote Right
Quote Left Whatever must happen ultimately should happen immediately. Quote Right
Quote Left Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes. Quote Right
Quote Left Any fact that needs to be disclosed should be put out now or as quickly as possible, because otherwise ... the bleeding will not end. Quote Right
Quote Left Some men see things as they are and say why I dream things that never were and say Why not Quote Right
Quote Left There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not Quote Right
Quote Left In crises the most daring course is often safest. Quote Right
Quote Left If I should ever be captured, I want no negotiation-and if I should request a negotiation from captivity they should consider that a sign of duress. Quote Right
Quote Left The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry. Quote Right
Quote Left You can't make war in the Middle East without Egypt and you can't make peace without Syria. Quote Right
Quote Left Some men see things as they are and ask, 'why' I dream things that never were and ask, 'why not'NB This quote is a paraphrase from a similar quote by G. B. Shaw. Quote Right
Quote Left Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. Quote Right
Quote Left The statesman's duty is to bridge the gap between his nation's experience and his vision. Quote Right
Quote Left I thought they'd get one of us, but Jack, after all he's been through, never worried about it ... I thought it would be me. Quote Right
Quote Left Laws can embody standards; governments can enforce laws--but the final task is not a task for government. It is a task for each and every one of us. Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted--when we tolerate what we know to be wrong--when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy, or too frightened--when we fail to speak up and speak out--we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice. Quote Right