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For Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself"
For Emerson's "One Soul is Wiser"
For Rabindranath Tagore's "Gitanjali"
For U. G. Krishnamurti's "The Courage
To Stand Alone"
For Mark Twain's "The War Prayer"
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
The most certain test by which we can judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.
I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of their way, and let them have it.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but it is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or anyone else, but it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else.
The fetters imposed on liberty at home have ever been forged out of the weapons provided for defence against real, pretended, or imaginary dangers from abroad.
Those who failed to oppose me, who readily agreed with me, accepted all my views, and yielded easily to my opinions, were those who did me the most injury, and were my worst enemies, because, by surrendering to me so easily, they encouraged me to go too far... I was then too powerful for any man, except myself, to injure me.
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.