Saturday, May 02, 2015

Quotation Saturday



Pss. 35:20 “For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.”

RIOTS

“Whenever I happen to be in a city of any size, I marvel that riots do not break out everyday: Massacres, unspeakable carnage, a doomsday chaos. How can so many human beings coexist in a space so confined without hating each other to death?”
~ Emil Cioran

“On the plus side, there were no rioters in sight but on the minus side this was probably because everywhere I looked was on fire.”
~ Ben Aaronovitch, Midnight Riot

“You can't fight hatred with hatred and expect anyone to listen to you. You can only try to lessen it with humor, wit, truth and commonsense. If that doesn't work run like hell, while they throw rocks at you.”
~ Shannon L. Alder

“Man kept control over the machines he created, I wish God would have done the same with the man he created.”
~ Amit Kalantri

THIEVES

“For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them.”
~ Thomas More, Utopia

“Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.”
~ Criss Jami

“Looters become looted, while time and tide make us mercenaries all.”
 Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

“There is no honour among thieves.”
~ American proverb

“ Some will steal and say it is not stealing, it is borrowing. Some will borrow and say it is not borrowing, it’s pilfering. Some will pilfer and say it is not pilfering, it is rightfully sharing. Call it what it is, a dishonest illegal act!”
~ Joni


PROTEST

“But it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the plight of the negro poor has worsened over the last twelve or fifteen years. It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“When people believe that the local government and economy serve their needs. There is little desire to protest.”
~ Auliq Ice

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

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
[Remarks on the first anniversary of the Alliance for Progress, 13 March 1962]”
~ John F. Kennedy

JUSTICE

“Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
~ J.R.R. Tolkien

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”
~ Elie Wiesel

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

“I am tired of people saying that poor character is the only reason people do wrong things. Actually, circumstances cause people to act a certain way. It's from those circumstances that a person's attitude is affected followed by weakening of character. Not the reverse. If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing those in others and judging their lives as either black or white, good or bad. We all live our lives in shades of gray.”
~ Shannon L. Alder

PEACE

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

“When I say it's you I like, I'm talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.”
~ Fred Rogers

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
~ Albert Einstein

 Job 13: 5 “O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.”


2 comments:

benning said...

“ Some will steal and say it is not stealing, it is borrowing. Some will borrow and say it is not borrowing, it’s pilfering. Some will pilfer and say it is not pilfering, it is rightfully sharing. Call it what it is, a dishonest illegal act!”
~ Joni

This made far better sense than the chitterings of the execrable Thomas More. :D Nicely done, Lady. <3

joni said...

Thank you. :)

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