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Mahatma Gandhi – Things that will destroy us

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Mahatma GandhiThe things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice.

Mahatma Gandhi   (1869-1948)

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Martin Luther King – Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’

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Martin Luther KingCowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ And vanity comes along and asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But Conscience asks the question ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right.

Martin Luther King  

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Friedrich Nietzsche – No one talks more passionately about rights. . .

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Friedrich NietzscheNo one talks more passionately about his rights than he who in the depths of his soul doubts whether he has any. By enlisting passion on his side he wants to stifle his reason and its doubts: thus he will acquire a good conscience and with it success among his fellow men.

Friedrich Nietzsche   (Oct 15, 1844-Aug 25, 1900)

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Dante Alighieri – Noble conscience

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Dante AlighieriO noble conscience, upright and refined, how slight a fault inflicts a bitter sting.

Dante Alighieri  

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