Ethics & Politics Quotations

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Maya Angelou 1928 - 2014

Maya Angelou

Author, poet and equality activist.

Hate. It has caused a lot of problems in this world but has not solved one yet.

Maya Angelou Hate Quote

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Benazir Bhutto 1953 - 2007

Benazir Bhutto

Politician and advocate of women's rights.

Democracy needs support and the best support for democracy comes from other democracies.

Benazir Bhutto Democracy Quote

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Leadership is to do what is right by educating and inspiring an electorate, empathizing with the moods, needs, wants, and aspirations of humanity.

To make peace, one must be an uncompromising leader. To make peace, one must also embody compromise.

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Napoleon Bonaparte 1769 -1821

Napoleon Bonaparte

Politician and military leader.

One can lead a nation only by helping it see a bright outlook. A leader is a dealer in hope.

Napoleon Bonaparte Hope Quote

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The barbarous custom of having men beaten who are suspected of having important secrets to reveal must be abolished. It has always been recognized that this way of interrogating men, by putting them to torture, produces nothing worthwhile. The poor wretches say anything that comes into their mind and what they think the interrogator wishes to know.

One is more certain to influence men, to produce more effect on them, by absurdities than by sensible ideas.

All great events hang by a hair. The man of ability takes advantage of everything and neglects nothing that can give him a chance of success; whilst the less able man sometimes loses everything by neglecting a single one of those chances.

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Winston Churchill 1874 - 1965

Winston Churchill

Nobel Prize winning author, politician, soldier, historian and journalist.

In war you can only be killed once. But in politics many times.

Winston Churchill killed in politics quote

A free press is the unsleeping guardian of every other right that freemen prize; it is the most dangerous foe of tyranny.

Winston Churchill Free Press Quote

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We live in a country where the people own the Government and not in a country where the Government owns the people. Thought is free, speech is free, religion is free, no one can say that the Press is not free. In short, we live in a liberal society, the direct product of the great advances in human dignity, stature and well-being which will ever be the glory of the nineteenth century.

The shores of History are strewn with the wrecks of Empires.

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

We must all turn our backs upon the horrors of the past. We must look to the future. We cannot afford to drag forward cross the years that are to come the hatreds and revenges which have sprung from the injuries of the past.

The object of Parliament is to substitute argument for fisticuffs.

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Mahatma Gandhi 1869 - 1948

Mahatma Gandhi

Politician and lawyer

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.

Mahatma Gandhi freedom to err quote

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

Mahatma Gandhi violence evil quote

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The ideally non-violent state will be an ordered anarchy. That state is the best governed which is governed the least.

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

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Helen Keller 1880 - 1968

Helen Keller

Speaker, author and advocate of people with disabilities.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Helen Keller Together Quote

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Our democracy is but a name. We vote? What does that mean? It means that we choose between two bodies of real, though not avowed, autocrats. We choose between Tweedledum and Tweedledee...

Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought. Strike against manufacturing shrapnel and gas bombs and all other tools of murder. Strike against preparedness that means death and misery to millions of human beings. Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction. Be heroes in an army of construction.

Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.

Tolerance is the first principle of community; it is the spirit which conserves the best that all men think.

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Abraham Lincoln 1809 - 1865

Abraham Lincoln

Politician and lawyer.

There are few things wholly evil, or wholly good. Almost every thing, especially of governmental policy, is an inseparable compound of the two; so that our best judgment of the preponderance between them is continually demanded.

Abraham Lincoln few thing wholly good or evil quote

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.

Abraham Lincoln slavery quote

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Whoever can change public opinion, can change the government.

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Joanne Rowling born 1965

Joanne Rowling


I think that it's a very healthy message to pass on to younger people that you should question authority and you should not assume that the establishment or the press tells you all of the truth.

Joanne Rowling Question Authority Quote

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Leonardo Da Vinci 1452 - 1519

Leonardo da Vinci

Polymath (someone who is accomplished in many fields).

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

Leonardo da Vinci Deception of opinion quote

Reprove your friend in secret and praise him openly.

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