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A Quote by Marilyn French on cars, nuclear weapons, and odds

To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons.

Marilyn French

Contributed by: ~Matthew

A Quote by Robert Francis Kennedy on economics, children, health, violence, nuclear weapons, nature, and values

Too much and too long, we seem to have surrendered community excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our gross national product...if we should judge American by that - counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for those who break them. It counts the destruction of our redwoods and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl. It counts napalm and the cost of a nuclear warhead, and armored cars for police who fight riots in our streets. It counts Whitman's rifle and Speck's knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children.

Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. And it tells us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans.

Robert F. Kennedy (1925 - 1968)

Source: Address, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, March 18, 1968.

Contributed by: Joshua

A Quote by Albert Einstein on heart, lies, mankind, power, problems, solution, thinking, violence, regret, second thoughts, unintended consequences, nuclear weapons, bombs, and warfare

The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking...  the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind.  If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Contributed by: Zaady

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