Neutrality Quotes

Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

Charles Patterson

If we keep an open mind, too much is likely to fall into it.

Natalie Clifford Barney

Impartial. Unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy.

Ambrose Bierce

Our impartiality is kept for abstract merit and demerit, which none of us ever saw.

George Eliot

The concept of neutrality can lead to a brooding and pervasive devotion to the secular and a passive, or even active, hostility to the religious. Such results are not only not compelled by the Constitution, but, it seems to me, are prohibited by it.

Arthur J. Goldberg

Man is always partial and is quite right to be. Even impartiality is partial.

G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg

People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually not neutral but in favor of the status quo.

Max Eastman

Neutrality, as a lasting principle, is an evidence of weakness.

Lajos Kossuth

A wise neuter joins with neither, but uses both as his honest interest leads him.

William Penn

The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality.

Dante Alighieri

I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

Elie Wiesel

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

Bishop Desmond Tutu

Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Neutrality is at times a graver sin than belligerence.

Louis D. Brandeis

I have a kind of neutrality, physically, which has helped me. I have a face that can be made to look a lot better - or a lot worse.

Colin Firth

A wise neuter joins with neither, but uses both, as his honest interest leads him.

William Penn

I agree that the university's scheme is permissible but do not believe the court should take the occasion to impose a cast-iron viewpoint neutrality requirement to uphold it.

John Paul Stevens

From the moment this war began, there was, for this state, only one policy possible, neutrality.

Eamon de Valera

Neutrality is a negative word. It does not express what America ought to feel. We are not trying to keep out of trouble; we are trying to preserve the foundations on which peace may be rebuilt.

Woodrow Wilson

To my mind, what we ought to have maintained from the beginning was the strictest neutrality. If we had done this, I do not believe we would have been on the verge of war at the present time.

George William Norris

We think the Fed is hesitating. It still intends to achieve monetary neutrality but it is not ready to shed away its caution as it fears uncontrolled inflationary skid.

Valerie Plagnol

Photo sharing, by its nature, is a high-bandwidth offering -- just the sort of Internet service that could be impacted by a lack of net neutrality.

Bernard Golden

I'm not criticizing or saying it should or should not be that way. But neutrality is a major issue. Neutrality would level the playing field.

Cheryl Burnett

In exchange for that neutrality, we have agreed to preference Family First after the Greens in the upper house.

David Feeney

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Updated On : October 15, 2013
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