— Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
„He could have a thousand faults, but I do not blame anyone in particular and I despise brutality with which the Nazis acted against Israelites; but the fault is not only of Hitler, but a group of high-ranked dignitaries.“
— Augusto Pinochet Former dictator of the republic of Chile 1915 - 2006
Interview (1989) quoted in "[http://www.guerraeterna.com/archives/2006/12/pinochet_y_hitl.html "Ego sum Pinochet" 1989, Inteview to Augusto Pinochet, authors Raquel Correa and Elizabeth Subercaseaux.]"
„Since a time has come, Mademoiselle, when the severe laws of men no longer prevent women from applying themselves to the sciences and other disciplines, it seems to me that those of us who can should use this long-craved freedom to study and to let men see how greatly they wronged us when depriving us of its honor and advantages. And if any woman becomes so proficient as to be able to write down her thoughts, let her do so and not despise the honor, but rather flaunt it instead of fine clothes, necklaces, and rings. For these may be considered ours only by use, whereas the honor of being educated is ours entirely.“
— Louise Labé female French poet of the Renaissance, born in Lyon 1524 - 1566
— Virginia Woolf English writer 1882 - 1941
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning English poet, author 1806 - 1861
„I think I'm a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it's authority that I respect.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
„Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self esteem.“
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
Context: All drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem. They’re no good at all. But I’m not going to go around preaching against [them]. As quoted in Rolling Stone (1992-04-16).
— Julia Quinn American novelist 1970
„I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color“
— Malcolm X American human rights activist 1925 - 1965