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Genghis Khan is, without doubt, the greatest military genius and leader in history. Alexander and Caesar seem petty before him.

- Jawaharlal Nehru

To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.

- Frederick Douglass

If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell.

- Thomas Merton

Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.

- Justice William O. Douglas

We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.

- Max Depree

History shows that there is nothing so easy to enslave and nothing so hard to emancipate as ignorance, hence it becomes the double enemy of civilization. By its servility it is the prey of tyranny, and by its credulity it is the foe of enlightenment.

- Lemuel K. Washburn

I believe Gandhi is the only person who knew about real democracy - not democracy as the right to go and buy what you want, but democracy as the responsibility to be accountable to everyone around you. Democracy begins with freedom from hunger, freedom from unemployment, freedom from fear, and freedom from hatred. To me, those are the real freedoms on the basis of which good human societies are based.

- Vandana Shiva

The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.

- Martin Luther King Jr

We have a political system that awards office to the most ruthless, cunning, and selfish of mortals, then act surprised when those willing to do anything to win power are equally willing to do anything with it.

- Michael Rivero