„People ask me the most naive questions. Someone asked me if we have indoor toilets. I can't get upset. They just don't know.“
— Rihanna Barbadian singer, songwriter, and actress 1988
On the world's lack of knowledge about her native island, Barbados. Allure magazine, January 2008.
„People, I just want to say, you know, can we all JUST get along? Can we get along? Can we stop making it, making it horrible for the older people and the kids? … It’s just not right. It’s not right. It’s not, it’s not going to change anything. We’ll, we’ll get our justice … Please, we can get along here. We all can get along. I mean, we’re all stuck here for a while. Let’s try to work it out. Let’s try to beat it. Let’s try to beat it. Let’s try to work it out.“
— Rodney King American taxi driver and police brutality victim 1965 - 2012
King appealing for calm during the Los Angeles riots (May 1, 1992)
— Jimmy Buffett American singer–songwriter and businessman 1946
— Bill Sali American politician 1954
While fighting a tax increase in the Idaho legislature. Club For Growth - Bill Sali Idaho's 1st District http://www.clubforgrowth.org/bsali.php Retrieved May 10, 2007
„When people are friends, they have no need of justice, but when they are just, they need friendship in addition.“
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.
Book VIII, 1155a.26
„I have a view that I just have to do the best I can, get the results I can, make a difference in people’s lives, and hope that people see that I’m fighting for them“
— Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947
Context: I am not a natural politician, in case you haven’t noticed, like my husband or President Obama. So I have a view that I just have to do the best I can, get the results I can, make a difference in people’s lives, and hope that people see that I’m fighting for them and that I can improve conditions economically and other ways that will benefit them and their families.
„As with the other difficult moments in my life, those experiences reinforced the fact that I climb for myself and no one else. Sometimes the distinctions get blurred, and it's easy to get sucked into other people's realities. In the end, climbing is what I love, my own expression of joy. Everything else is just noise.“
— Steph Davis American rock climber 1973
„I think blacks are definitely moving together. This is good, because in order to have any movement, you've got to have togetherness. But I also feel that because of the way society is now, we cannot get along without the white man. And the way it is now, he cannot get along without us... We've got to go to the roots of it and just change the whole society - that's why I don't believe in what some people say about having a black state and a separate black nation.“
— Yolanda King American actress 1955 - 2007
„I consider myself to be a true friend of the Israeli people. But I define friendship as someone who takes care of a friend, who just doesn't use or exploit a friend. And, you know, there's that old adage: 'Friends don't let friends drive drunk'.“
— Scott Ritter American weapons inspector and writer 1961
Speech at New York Ethical Culture Society, 2006 http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/12/21/143259