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Not worrying.
To me faith means not worrying.
John Dewey

Authority and faith
The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

God
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
Albert Einstein

Forever
Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever.
Khalil Gibran

By the want of it
In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.
Benjamin Franklin

Not wanting
Faith: not wanting to know what is true.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Taking the first step
Faith is taking the first step even when you don\'t see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

To believe
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Voltaire

Western interests
Western interests: imperialism, colonialism, exploitation, racism, and other negative -isms.
Malcolm X

True Islam
True Islam taught me that it takes all of the religious, political, economic, psychological, and racial ingredients, or characteristics, to make the Human Family and the Human Society complete.
Malcolm X

Acceptable
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Malcolm X

The oppressed
Truth is on the side of the oppressed
Malcolm X

Truth
I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I\'m for justice, no matter who it's for or against.
Malcolm X

Critics
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
Malcolm X

Self defense
I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence.
Malcolm X

Religion
I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won\'t let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion.
Malcolm X

Be peaceful
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Malcolm X

 

A man
A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
Malcolm X

Discrimination
Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Darkness
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Change
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can\'t ride you unless your back is bent.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The principle of love
At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Labor
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

A riot
A riot is the language of the unheard.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

A right denied.
A right delayed is a right denied.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Spiritual doom
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Soft-minded men
A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Not fit to live
A man who won\'t die for something is not fit to live.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Can't ride
A man can't ride your back unless it\'s bent.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

A genuine leader
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Superior man
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
Confucius

Measuring values
There are so many men who can figure costs, and so few who can measure values.
Author Unknown

Honest business
It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business.
Mahatma Gandhi

Nothing is certain
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Benjamin Franklin

Modern business
In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn\'t know what he is doing.
William Wordsworth

Economists
If all the economists were laid end to end, they\'d never reach a conclusion.
George Bernard Shaw

Incessant business
I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
Henry David Thoreau

A work of love
Disneyland is a work of love. We didn\'t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
Walt Disney

Be regular and orderly
Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
Gustave Flaubert

The working man
It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
Benjamin Franklin

Dignity and importance
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man's work
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Albert Camus

government is ourselves
Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Safeguard of democracy
Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Dictatorship
Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.
Plato

Democracy is a charming
Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
Plato

Equality
Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.
Aristotle

 

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