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As long as Nazi violence was unleashed only, or mainly, against the Jews, the rest of the world looked on passively and even treaties and agreements were made with the patently criminal government of the Third Reich.... The doors of Palestine were closed to Jewish immigrants, and no country could be found that would admit those forsaken people. They were left to perish like their brothers and sisters in the occupied countries. We shall never forget the heroic efforts of the small countries, of the Scandinavian, the Dutch, the Swiss nations, and of individuals in the occupied part of Europe who did all in their power to protect Jewish lives

Albert Einstein

Few people understand the psychology of dealing with a highway traffic cop. Your normal speeder will panic and immediately pull over to the side. This is wrong. It arouses contempt in the cop-heart. Make the bastard chase you. He will follow.

Johnny Depp

People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced.

T. S. Eliot

Influencing people is dangerous. Their acts and thoughts become your illegitimate children. You can't get away from them and Heaven knows what they mayn't grow up into.

Elizabeth Bibesco

Problems arise in that one has to find a balance between what people need from you and what you need for yourself.

Jessye Norman

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave

Henry Peter Brougham

People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some people are making such thorough plans for rainy days that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine.

William Feather

So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy

Roger Nash Baldwin

Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking

Clement Attlee

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other

John Quincy Adams

People who make no mistakes lack boldness and the spirit of adventure. They are the brakes on the wheels of progress.

Dale Turner

The tax which will be paid for the purpose of education is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people in ignorance.

Thomas Jefferson

No two people see the external world in exactly the same way. To every separate person a thing is what he thinks it is – in other words, not a thing, but a think.

Penelope Fitzgerald

States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions.

Noam Chomsky
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