Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government
from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.
~Justice William J. Brennan, 1982
I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul
by making me hate him.
~Booker T. Washington
I think you should defend to the death their right to march,
and then go down and meet them with baseball bats.
~Woody Allen, on the Ku Klux Klan
I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
Hatred is one long wait.
A racially integrated community is a chronological term
timed from the entrance of the first black family
to the exit of the last white family.
It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away
than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.
~Carl T. Rowan
The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.
~Eldridge Cleaver, Soul on Ice, 1968
I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.
I am working for the time when unqualified blacks, browns, and women
join the unqualified men in running our government.
Racism is man's gravest threat to man
- the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.
~Abraham Joshua Heschel
Silence never won rights.
They are not handed down from above;
they are forced by pressures from below.
If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape,
it would be the shape of a boomerang.
I have always claimed Americans didn't want a drink
as bad as they wanted the right to take a drink if they did happen to want one.
Take care that no one hates you justly.