All-Time Greats

A collection of quotes from historical and current 'great people':

Benjamin Franklin:

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety."

Albert Einstein:

"Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding."

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction."

"...Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."

"A large part of history is replete with the struggle for human rights, an eternal struggle in which final victory can never be won. But to tire in that struggle would mean the ruin of society."

"Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal."

Mohandas K. Gandhi:

"Every murder or other injury, no matter for what cause, committed or inflicted on another is a crime against humanity."

Leo Tolstoy:

"War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves."

Volkan Kayar (wise words from a young man, struggling with English grammar to express himself on why people parrot foolish remarks)

"Thinking is more difficult than talking, and when people talk, they think that they did great think talking."