— Eleanor Roosevelt, The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
„We cannot form and enhance personality without encouraging strong impulse and strong vision in the individual. Such impulse and such vision must seek a collective voice and a social expression.“
— Roberto Mangabeira Unger Brazilian philosopher and politician 1947
„Age may have one side, but assuredly Youth has the other. There is nothing more certain than that both are right, except perhaps that both are wrong.“
— Robert Louis Stevenson Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer 1850 - 1894
Context: Age may have one side, but assuredly Youth has the other. There is nothing more certain than that both are right, except perhaps that both are wrong. Let them agree to differ; for who knows but what agreeing to differ may not be a form of agreement rather than a form of difference? Crabbed Age and Youth.
„Democrats cannot conceive of "hate speech" towards Christians because, in their eyes, Christians always deserve it.“
— Ann Coulter author, political commentator 1961
„Every social occurrence as such, consists of an interaction between individuals. In other words, each individual is at the same time an active and a passive agent in a transaction. In case of superiority and inferiority, however, the relation assumes the appearance of a one-sided operation; the one party appears to exert, while the other seems merely to receive an influence.“
— Georg Simmel German sociologist, philosopher, and critic 1858 - 1918
„There are only two centres, God and ourselves; and we must rest on one or the other. We cannot rest on both.“
— Henry Edward Manning English Roman Catholic archbishop and cardinal 1808 - 1892
„We may not do as other parties, because we are not like the others. We are – and this cannot be too often repeated – separated from all other parties by an insurmountable barrier, a barrier that any individual can easily surmount; but once on the other side of it, and he is no Social Democrat. We are different from the others; “we are other than the others.”“
— Wilhelm Liebknecht German socialist politician 1826 - 1900
What for the others are necessities and conditions of life are death to us.
„This breakdown of social order — rules of dress, sexual controls, speech patterns, family structures — has been seen as a great victory for the individual. On the other hand, it may simply be a reflection of the individual's frustration at being locked up inside a specialization. These acts of personal freedom are irrelevant to the exercise of power. So in lieu of taking a real part in the evolution of society, the individual struggles to appear as if no one has power over his personal evolution. Thus victories won for these individual liberties may actually be an acceptance of defeat by the individual.“
— John Ralston Saul Canadian author and essayist 1947
„The Virgin Mary remains in the middle between Christ and humankind. For in the very moment he was conceived and lived, he was full of grace. All other human beings are without grace, both in the first and second conception. But the Virgin Mary, though without grace in the first conception, was full of grace in the second … whereas other human beings are conceived in sin, in soul as well as in body, and Christ was conceived without sin in soul as well as in body, the Virgin Mary was conceived in body without grace but in soul full of grace.“
— Martin Luther seminal figure in Protestant Reformation 1483 - 1546
As quoted in Anderson, H. George; Stafford, J. Francis; Burgess, Joseph A., eds. (1992). The One Mediator, The Saints, and Mary. Lutherans and Catholics in Dialogue. VIII. Minneapolis: Augsburg. ISBN 0-8066-2579-1., p. 236
„Both free speech rights and property rights belong legally to individuals, but their real function is social, to benefit vast numbers of people who do not themselves exercise these rights.“
— Thomas Sowell American economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author 1930
Will Property Rights Return?
— Platón Classical Greek philosopher -427 - -347 a.C.
„Justice, like Janus, has two faces, one conservative, the other reformative. These two faces are apparent both in the law and in the thought of social and political ethics.“
— D. D. Raphael 1916 - 2015
" What is Justice? https://books.google.com/books?id=ydBvl65e9qcC&pg=PA1", ch. 1 of Concepts of Justice (Oxford, England; Oxford University Press, 2001), p. 2.