America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense ... human rights invented America.
Twenty million young women rose to their feet with the cry,We will not be dictated to,and proceeded to become stenographers.
The purpose of education is to enable students to think for themselves.
He who believes in freedom of the will has never loved and never hated.
Privilege is the greatest enemy of right.
We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.
Whenever two good people argue over principles, they are both right.
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Men weren't really the enemy - they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.
Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Nothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the ease with which the many are governed by the few.
At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols.
Too seldom does the world pause to consider how much kinder and more humane business has become since women invaded the market-place.
Well-ventilated, well-lighted, and sanitarily kept workrooms, rest-rooms and other creature comforts provided in factories, stores, and office buildings are largely the results of women's presence in industry.
Women's presence ... has done more, I believe, than labor's strikes and struggles to shorten the working day, and improve the conditions under which work is performed.
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
Don't agonize. Organize.
Everybody's scared for their ass. There aren't too many people ready to die for racism. They'll kill for racism but they won't die for racism.
I approve of anyone wearing what the establishment says you must not wear.
I know we're termites. But if all the termites got together, the house would fall down.
If the ass is protecting the system, ass-kicking should be undertaken regardless of the sex, ethnicity, or charm of the ass involved.
It's interesting to speculate how it developed that in two of the most anti-feminist institutions, the church and the law court, the men are wearing the dresses.
There are very few jobs that actually require a penis or vagina. All other jobs should be open to everybody.
True revolutionary activity, in my opinion, is that which hurts the establishment without undue damage to the person who does the revolutionary act. You see.
When a system of oppression has become institutionalized it is unnecessary for individuals to become oppressive.
At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experiences of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses.
We need every human gift and cannot afford to neglect any gift because of artificial barriers of sex or race or class or national origin.
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
Free speech is an endangered species. Thoseintolerantshatin' and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us.
One of the best ways of enslaving a people is to keep them from education... The second way of enslaving a people is to suppress the sources of information, not only by burning books but by controlling all the other ways in which ideas are transmitted.
Men are still clinging to the hope that women are powerless, because they haven't got much else to cling to.
I don't want to live in a world where there's no privacy and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity.
You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power - he's free again.
Freedom of the press in Britain means freedom to print such of the proprietor's prejudices as the advertisers don't object to.
I do not put my faith in institutions, but in individuals all over the world who think clearly, feel nobly and act rightly. They are the channels of moral truth.
I don't think that the government has any business seeing me naked as a condition of traveling about the country.
If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.
George Bush doesn't care about black people.
The greatest contribution you can make to women's rights, is to be the absolute ... best at what you do.
I don't mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. All I want is education. And I'm afraid of no one.
So let us wage a glorious struggle against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism, let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons.