„What is the most precious thing in the world? I see now that it is the knowledge that you have no part in injustice. Injustice is stronger than you, it always was and always will be, but let it not be done through you.“
„Once you start seeing injustice in one place, it's like taking off blinders- you start to see injustice everywhere, and how it is all connected.“
— Mark Ames American writer and journalist 1965
Context: Just as the American colonials' consciousness expanded from rebelling against unfair taxation in the 1760s to wide noble revolutionary goals touching on the inherent rights of mankind, so the Whiskey Rebellion guerrillas took on broader themes as injustice increasingly framed their consciousness. Once you start seeing injustice in one place, it's like taking off blinders- you start to see injustice everywhere, and how it is all connected. Part II: The Banality of Slavery, page 65.
„Loving someone and having them love you back is the most precious thing in the world. It's what made it possible for me to go on...“
— Nicholas Sparks, The Rescue
Judy McAden, Chapter 26, p. 314
— Desmond Tutu South African churchman, politician, archbishop, Nobel Prize winner 1931
Context: If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. As quoted in Unexpected News : Reading the Bible with Third World Eyes (1984) by Robert McAfee Brown, p. 19
„You should be stronger than me,
But instead you're longer than frozen turkey,
Why'd you always put me in control?
All I need is for my man to live up to his role,
Always wanna talk it through- I'm ok,
Always have to comfort you every day,
But that's what I need you to do - are you gay?“
— Amy Winehouse English singer and songwriter 1983 - 2011
Stronger Than Me
„I suppose the things that you always take for granted, that you don't even notice, are what you miss the most.“
— Sarra Manning, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
„People say, I am afraid of changes. But who is asking you to change? Knowledge is not a change. When you see yourself in the mirror, the first thing you will realize is that beauty that you have always looked for is right there. That's the first thing you will realize. That, to me, is the magic of this Knowledge.“
— Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957
Escobar, Argentina, January 23, 1991
„There’s a thing the children say.
—What do the children say?
—They say: Will you always love me?
—Will you always remember me?
—Will you remember me a year from now?
—Yes, I will.
—Will you remember me two years from now?
—Yes, I will.
—Will you remember me five years from now?
—Yes, I will.
— Donald Barthelme American writer, editor, and professor 1931 - 1989
“Great Days”, conclusion.
„To avenge a wrong done to you, is to rob yourself of the comfort of crying out against the injustice of it.“
— Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950
„As my father always used to tell me, 'You see, son, there's always someone in the world worse off than you.' And I always used to think, 'So?“
— Bill Bryson, The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
„Above all, always be capable of feeling deeply any injustice committed against anyone, anywhere in the world.“
— Ernesto Che Guevara Argentine Marxist revolutionary 1928 - 1967