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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on equality, justice, economy, and politics

What those people who ask for equality have in mind is always an increase in their own power to consume.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 836

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on war, differences, justice, military, defense, uplift, and spiritual death

A true revolution of values will lay hands on the world order and say of war: "This way of settling differences is not just." This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation's homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into veins of people normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love. A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Cesar Chavez on suffering, miserable, prayer, service, struggle, justice, and world change

Show me the suffering of the most miserable;

So I will know my people's plight.

Free me to pray for others;

For you are present in every person.

Help me take responsibility for my own life;

So that I can be free at last.

Grant me courage to serve others;

For in service there is true life.

Give me honesty and patience;

So that the Spirit will be alive among us.

Let the Spirit flourish and grow;

So that we will never tire of the struggle.

Let us remember those who have died for justice;

For they have given us life.

Help us love even those who hate us;

So we can change the world

Amen

Cesar Chavez

Contributed by: Barry

A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on revolution, values, poverty, wealth, capitalists, profits, justice, and third world

A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth. With righteous indignation, it will look across the seas and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries, and say: "This is not just."

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Contributed by: Barry

A Quote by Cesar Chavez on non-violence, justice, sacrifice, suffering, and farm workers

I undertook this Fast because my heart was filled with grief and pain for the sufferings of farm workers. The Fast was first for me and then for all of us in this Union. It was a Fast for non-violence and a call to sacrifice.

Our struggle is not easy. Those who oppose our cause are rich and powerful and they have many allies in high places. We are poor. Our allies are few. But we have something the rich do not own. We have our own bodies and spirits and the justice of our cause as our weapons.

When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit that our lives are all that really belong to us. So, it is how we use our lives that determines what kind of men we are. It is my deepest belief that only by giving our lives do we find life. I am convinced that the truest act of courage, the strongest act of manliness is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally non-violent struggle for justice.

To be a man is to suffer for others. God help us to be men!

Cesar Chavez

Source: Statement on ending of 21-day Fast, 1968

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A Quote by Malcolm X on islam, truth, justice, and humanity

My thinking had been opened wide in Mecca. I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

Source: The Autobiography of Malcolm X : As Told to Alex Haley

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A Quote by Walter Brueggemann on peace, peacemakers, war, righteousness, justice, faith, faithfulness, work, mission, and love

People notice peacemakers because they dress funny. We know how the people who make war dress - in uniforms and medals, or in computers and clipboards, or in absoluteness, severity, greed, and cynicism. But the peacemaker is dressed in righteousness, justice, and faithfulness - dressed for the work that is to be done.

Walter Brueggemann

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A Quote by Spinoza on peace, war, virtue, mind, benevolence, confidence, and justice

"Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice."

Spinoza

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A Quote by Martin Luther King on spirit, justice, and stand up

I say to you this morning, that if you have never found something so dear and precious to you that you will die for it, then you aren't fit to live. You may be 38 years old, as I happen to be, and one day, some great opportunity stands before you and calls upon you to stand up for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause. And if you refuse to do it because you are afraid. You refuse to do it because you want to live longer. You're afraid that you will lose your job, or you are afraid that you will be criticized or that you will lose your popularity, or you're afraid that somebody will stab you or shoot you or bomb your house. So you refuse to take the stand. Well you may go on and live until you are ninety, but you are just as dead at 38 as you would be at ninety. And the cessation of breathing in your life is but the belated announcement of an earlier death of the spirit.

You died when you refused to stand up for right. You died when you refused to stand up for truth. You died when you refused to stand up for justice.

Martin Luther King

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A Quote by Lucy Stone on truth, fearless, equal, and justice

"Now all we need is to continue to speak the truth fearlessly, and we shall add to our number those who will turn the scale to the side of equal and full justice in all things."

Lucy Stone (1818 - 1893)

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