„When you think of the silly things people have said to you which have stopped you from saying the same silly things, you simply can’t do justice to your gratitude.“
— Henry S. Haskins 1875 - 1957
Zdroj: Meditations in Wall Street (1940), p. 107
Under Fire (1916), Ch. 24 - The Dawn
Kontext: There are all those things against you. Against you and your great common interests which as you dimly saw are the same thing in effect as justice, there are not only the sword-wavers, the profiteers, and the intriguers.
There is not only the prodigious opposition of interested parties — financiers, speculators great and small, armorplated in their banks and houses, who live on war and live in peace during war, with their brows stubbornly set upon a secret doctrine and their faces shut up like safes.
There are those who admire the exchange of flashing blows, who hail like women the bright colors of uniforms; those whom military music and the martial ballads poured upon the public intoxicate as with brandy; the dizzy-brained, the feeble-minded, the superstitious, the savages.
There are those who bury themselves in the past, on whose lips are the sayings only of bygone days, the traditionalists for whom an injustice has legal force because it is perpetuated, who aspire to be guided by the dead, who strive to subordinate progress and the future and all their palpitating passion to the realm of ghosts and nursery-tales.
With them are all the parsons, who seek to excite you and to lull you to sleep with the morphine of their Paradise, so that nothing may change. There are the lawyers, the economists, the historians — and how many more? — who befog you with the rigmarole of theory, who declare the inter-antagonism of nationalities at a time when the only unity possessed by each nation of to-day is in the arbitrary map-made lines of her frontiers, while she is inhabited by an artificial amalgam of races; there are the worm-eaten genealogists, who forge for the ambitious of conquest and plunder false certificates of philosophy and imaginary titles of nobility. The infirmity of human intelligence is short sight. In too many cases, the wiseacres are dunces of a sort, who lose sight of the simplicity of things, and stifle and obscure it with formulae and trivialities. It is the small things that one learns from books, not the great ones.
And even while they are saying that they do not wish for war they are doing all they can to perpetuate it. They nourish national vanity and the love of supremacy by force. "We alone," they say, each behind his shelter, "we alone are the guardians of courage and loyalty, of ability and good taste!" Out of the greatness and richness of a country they make something like a consuming disease. Out of patriotism — which can be respected as long as it remains in the domain of sentiment and art on exactly the same footing as the sense of family and local pride, all equally sacred — out of patriotism they make a Utopian and impracticable idea, unbalancing the world, a sort of cancer which drains all the living force, spreads everywhere and crushes life, a contagious cancer which culminates either in the crash of war or in the exhaustion and suffocation of armed peace.
They pervert the most admirable of moral principles. How many are the crimes of which they have made virtues merely by dowering them with the word "national"? They distort even truth itself. For the truth which is eternally the same they substitute each their national truth. So many nations, so many truths; and thus they falsify and twist the truth.
Those are your enemies. All those people whose childish and odiously ridiculous disputes you hear snarling above you — "It wasn't me that began, it was you!" — "No, it wasn't me, it was you!" — "Hit me then!" — "No, you hit me!" — those puerilities that perpetuate the world's huge wound, for the disputants are not the people truly concerned, but quite the contrary, nor do they desire to have done with it; all those people who cannot or will not make peace on earth; all those who for one reason or another cling to the ancient state of things and find or invent excuses for it — they are your enemies!
They are your enemies as much as those German soldiers are to-day who are prostrate here between you in the mud, who are only poor dupes hatefully deceived and brutalized, domestic beasts. They are your enemies, wherever they were born, however they pronounce their names, whatever the language in which they lie. Look at them, in the heaven and on the earth. Look at them, everywhere! Identify them once for all, and be mindful for ever!
— Henry S. Haskins 1875 - 1957
Zdroj: Meditations in Wall Street (1940), p. 107
— Harold W. Percival, kniha Thinking and Destiny
Zdroj: Thinking and Destiny (1946), Ch. 14, Thinking: The Way to Conscious Immortality, p. 943
— H.L. Mencken American journalist and writer 1880 - 1956
Baltimore Evening Sun (12 June 1922)
— Jonah Goldberg American political writer and pundit 1969
2010s, 2014, What is Social Justice (2014)
— Elena Kagan Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1960
Senate Confirmation Hearing, reported in David Espo, " Analysis: Republicans resurrect Marshall as target http://web.archive.org/web/20100702142210/http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h6FlOApxiNud4gJ6OmuRTVhjHV9wD9GL2SJO1", Associated Press (29 June 2010).
— Samuel Adams American statesman, Massachusetts governor, and political philosopher 1722 - 1803
Speech about Declaration of Independence (1776)
— Nigel Farage British politician and former commodity broker 1964
Farage is cut off by the chair
EU Farewell Speech, as quoted in Nigel Farage’s Final EU Speech: Mic Gets Cut as He Waves UK Flag in Victory, Breitbart news
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
Montgomery Bus Boycott speech, at Holt Street Baptist Church (5 December 1955) http://www.blackpast.org/?q=1955-martin-luther-king-jr-montgomery-bus-boycott
Kontext: Whatever we do, we must keep God in the forefront. Let us be Christian in all of our actions. But I want to tell you this evening that it is not enough for us to talk about love, love is one of the pivotal points of the Christian face, faith. There is another side called justice. And justice is really love in calculation. Justice is love correcting that which revolts against love.
— Ashoka Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty -304 - -232 pred n. l.
— N. K. Jemisin, kniha The Broken Kingdoms
Zdroj: The Broken Kingdoms (2011), Chapter 9 “Seduction” (charcoal) (p. 189)
— Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar Father of republic India, champion of human rights, father of India's Constitution, polymath, revolutionary, social ref… 1891 - 1956
As quoted in http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00ambedkar/txt_ambedkar_salvation.html
— Michael Moorcock, kniha The Runestaff
Book 3, Chapter 17 “The Sad Queen” (p. 501)
The Runestaff (1969)
— Michael Moorcock, kniha The Land Leviathan
Book 2, Chapter 4 “The Triumphant Beast” (p. 262)
The Land Leviathan (1974)
— Tawakkol Karman Yemeni journalist, politician, human rights activist, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient 1979
2010s, Yemen’s Unfinished Revolution, 2011
— Toby Keith American country music singer and actor 1961
Beer for My Horses, written with Scotty Emerick.
Song lyrics, Unleashed (2002)
— Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Sri Lankan Sufi leader 1900 - 1986
Spoken on January 10, 1979
— Wesley Clark American general and former Democratic Party presidential candidate 1944
92nd Street Y Cultural Center (2007)
— Karl Barth Swiss Protestant theologian 1886 - 1968
Zdroj: "Jesus Christ and the Movement for Social Justice" (1911), p. 45
— Robert H. Jackson American judge 1892 - 1954
Shaughnessy v. United States ex rel Mezei, 345 U.S. 206, 224–25 (1953)
Kontext: Procedural fairness, if not all that originally was meant by due process of law, is at least what it most uncompromisingly requires. Procedural due process is more elemental and less flexible than substantive due process. It yields less to the times, varies less with conditions, and defers much less to legislative judgment. Insofar as it is technical law, it must be a specialized responsibility within the competence of the judiciary on which they do not bend before political branches of the Government, as they should on matters of policy which compromise substantive law.
If it be conceded that in some way [that the agency could take the action it did], does it matter what the procedure is? Only the untaught layman or the charlatan lawyer can answer that procedure matters not. Procedural fairness and regularity are of the indispensable essence of liberty. Severe substantive laws can be endured if they are fairly and impartially applied. Indeed, if put to the choice, one might well prefer to live under Soviet substantive law applied in good faith by our common-law procedures than under our substantive law enforced by Soviet procedural practices. Let it not be overlooked that due process of law is not for the sole benefit of an accused. It is the best insurance for the Government itself against those blunders which leave lasting stains on a system of justice but which are bound to occur on ex parte consideration.
— Ernesto Che Guevara Argentine Marxist revolutionary 1928 - 1967
Afro-Asian Conference (1965)