There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
It is much more difficult to know what is fair than what is unfair.
Think for yourself, and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so, too.
There can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family, not as many separate ones.
Do unto others as you would have others do unto you."
If there is light in the soul; There will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person; There will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house; There will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation; There will be peace in the world.
~ Chinese Proverbs
If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.
John W. Gardner
Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man
for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.
Lyndon B. Johnson
When circumstances are unfair, you can show good character by continuing to do the best you can do.
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
Never let bitterness follow unfairness. Bitterness only hurts you.
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
Good manners and soft words have brought many a difficult thing to pass.
Sir John Vanbrugh
Never does a man portray his own character more vividly, than in his manner of portraying another.
Jean Paul Richter
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Rise above principle and do what is right.
Life's unfairness is not irrevocable; we can help balance the scales for others, if not always for ourselves.
Hubert H. Humphrey
We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
If you burn your neighbor's house down, it doesn't make your home look better.
Every man I meet is my superior in some way. In that, I learn of him.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
The final test of a gentleman is his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.
William Lyon Phelps
The only freedom which deserves the name, is that of pursuing our own
good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.
John Stuart Mill
It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer.
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons
and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.
The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.
I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
Nobody owes anybody a living, but everybody is entitled to a chance.
He personifies struggle. He is still leading the fight against apartheid with extraordinary vigour and
resilience after spending nearly 27 years of his life behind bars in South Africa before he became the country's first black president.
He has sacrificed his private life and his youth for his people, and remains South Africa's best known and loved hero.
During his years in prison, Nelson Mandela's reputation grew steadily. He was widely accepted as the most significant
black leader in South Africa and became a potent symbol of resistance as the anti-apartheid movement gathered strength.
He consistently refused to compromise his political position to obtain his freedom.