Quotations on Bigotry, Justice, and Injustice

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“What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.”

                                                                     Albert Einstein

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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

                                                                     Martin Luther King Jr.

 

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“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”

                                                                     Elie Wiesel

Quotations by Teddy Roosevelt

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“To announce there must be no criticism of the President, or that we stand by the President right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but it is morally treasonable to the American Public.”

 

“I believe that the more you know about the past, the better you are prepared for the future.”

 

“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the President or any other public official.”

 

 

Quotations On Hope and Idealism

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Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

                                                                                Robert Kennedy

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“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”

                                                                                Pablo Neruda

 

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“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”

                                                                                Malala Yousafzai

 

Quotations on Idealism

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I am an unapologetic idealist, a dreamer, and an optimist. As a writer and teacher, I find these qualities to be essential. I continue to see ways to improve the world, no matter how many losses or setbacks occur.

Here are a few quotations about idealism:

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“Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one”

                                                                                John Lennon

 

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Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

                                                                               Robert Kennedy

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“There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.”

                                                                              J. R. R. Tolkien

Quotations on Books

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“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”

                                                                          Stephen King

 

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“I cannot live without books.”

                                                                           Thomas Jefferson

 

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“Books are the mirrors of the soul.”

                                                                           Virginia Woolf

 

Quotations on Persistence and Perseverance

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“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”

                                                                  H. G. Wells

 

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“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”

                                                                  Theodore Roosevelt

 

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“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

                                                                 Eleanor Roosevelt

 

World Writers’ Week

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In my continuing series of unofficial holidays, I am declaring this week from 11/6/16-11/12/16 to be World Writers’ Week.  Please support any writers you know, and to all the writers out there who are drafting and revising, please keep doing what you are doing! Please keep dreaming, hoping, commenting, and writing. Please continue to be the conscience and imagination of society!

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I offer my thanks to all the writers in the world!

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Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I by Charles F. French is available for purchase on Amazon either as an ebook or a print book!

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