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    Race

  1. At the heart of racism is the religious assertion that God made a creative mistake when He brought some people into being.
       -- Friedrich Otto Hertz

  2. The existence of any pure race with special endowments is a myth, as is the belief that there are races all of whose members are foredoomed to eternal inferiority.
       -- Franz Boas

  3. In the gain or loss of one race all the rest have equal claim.
       -- James Russell Lowell

  4. A heavy guilt rests upon us for what the whites of all nations have done to the colored peoples. When we do good to them, it is not benevolence--it is atonement.
       -- Albert Schweitzer

  5. When white and black and brown and every other color decide they're going to live together as Christians, then and only then are we going to see an end to these troubles.
       -- Barry M. Goldwater

  6. I have one criticism about the Negro troops who fought under my command in the Korean War. They didn't send me enough of them.
       -- Douglas MacArthur

  7. The difference of race is one of the reasons why I fear war may always exist; because race implies difference, difference implies superiority, and superiority leads to predominance.
       -- Benjamin Disraeli

  8. Nature has color-coded groups of individuals so that statistically reliable predictions of their adaptability to intellectually rewarding and effective lives can easily be made and profitably be used by the pragmatic man in the street.
       -- William Shockley

  9. Sure, I may look like a white man. But my heart is a black as anyone's here.
       -- George Wallace (during a presidential campaign speech to a largely black audience)

  10. I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was able to reason.
       -- Stephen Hawking


    Radical

  11. A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted in the air.
       -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

  12. I am trying to do two things: dare to be a radical and not a fool, which is a matter of no small difficulty.
       -- James A. Garfield

  13. If a man is right, he can't be too radical; if he is wrong, he can't be too conservative.
       -- Josh Billings

  14. A radical is one who speaks the truth.
       -- Charles A. Lindbergh


    Rank

  15. What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that of chief mourner at a funeral.
       -- James Russell Lowell

  16. Rank and riches are chains of gold, but still chains.
       -- Giovanni Ruffini

  17. To be vain of one's rank or place, is to show that one is below it.
       -- Stanislas I

  18. I weigh the man, not his title; 'tis not the king's stamp can make the metal better.
       -- William Wycherley

  19. It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.
       -- Henry David Thoreau


    Reading

  20. We should be as careful of the books we read, as of the company we keep. The dead very often have more power than the living.
       -- Tryon Edwards

  21. No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
       -- Mary Wortley Montagu

  22. Reading is like permitting a man to talk a long time, and refusing you the right to answer.
       -- Ed Howe

  23. A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
       -- Mark Twain

  24. Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them all.
       -- Henry David Thoreau

  25. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
       -- Joseph Addison

  26. When I am dead, I hope it may be said: "His sins were scarlet, but his books were read."
       -- Hilaire Belloc

  27. Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
       -- Mortimer J. Adler

  28. I would sooner read a timetable or a catalog than nothing at all.
       -- W. Somerset Maugham

  29. I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
       -- William Lyon Phelps


    Reality

  30. A theory must be tempered with reality.
       -- Jawaharlal Nehru

  31. My greatest enemy is reality. I have fought it successfully for thirty years.
       -- Margaret Anderson

  32. I accept reality and dare not question it.
       -- Walt Whitman

  33. Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.
       -- Jawaharlal Nehru

  34. The realist is the man, who having weighed all the visible factors in a given situation and having found that the odds are against him, decides that fighting is useless.
       -- Raoul de Sales


    Reason

  35. Reason has never failed men. Only force and repression have made the wrecks in the world.
       -- William Allen White

  36. Many are destined to reason wrongly; others, not to reason at all; and others, to persecute those who do reason.
       -- Voltaire

  37. Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to admit it.
       -- Thomas Jefferson

  38. Man has received direct from God only one instrument wherewith to know himself and to know his relation to the universe--he has no other--and that instrument is reason.
       -- Leo Tolstoi

  39. A man always has two reasons for doing anything--a good reason and the real reason.
       -- J. P. Morgan

  40. Reason can in general do more than blind force.
       -- Gallus

  41. Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.
       -- Alexander Hamilton

  42. He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; and he that dares not reason is a slave.
       -- William Drummond

  43. An appeal to the reason of the people has never been known to fail in the long run.
       -- James Russell Lowell

  44. If you follow reason far enough it always leads to conclusions that are contrary to reason.
       -- Samuel Butler

  45. Hear reason, or she'll make you feel her.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  46. Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.
       -- James Robinson

  47. Reason is the wise man's guide, example the fool's.
       -- Welsh Proverb

  48. This case may also be notable for the chutzpah of the Assistant United States Attorney in advancing as a reason for striking a juror that, "I have a P rule, I never accept anyone whose occupation begins with a P. He is a pipeline operator." This is
       -- Legal Opinion

  49. You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into.
       -- Anon.


    Rebellion

  50. It doesn't take a majority to make a rebellion; it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause.
       -- H. L. Mencken

  51. Men seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebel against anything that does not deserve rebelling against.
       -- Thomas Carlyle

  52. As long as our social order regards the good of institutions rather than the good of men, so long will there be a vocation for the rebel.
       -- Richard Roberts

  53. A little rebellion now and then ... is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.
       -- Thomas Jefferson

  54. An oppressed people are authorized whenever they can to rise and break their fetters.
       -- Henry Clay

  55. Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  56. As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever.
       -- Clarence Darrow


    Reform

  57. The hole and the patch should be commensurate.
       -- Thomas Jefferson

  58. I think I am better than the people who are trying to reform me.
       -- Ed Howe

  59. Reform must come from within, not from without. You cannot legislate for virtue.
       -- James Cardinal Gibbons

  60. Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.
       -- Mark Twain

  61. The church is always trying to get other people to reform; it might not be a bad idea to reform itself.
       -- Mark Twain

  62. To reform a man, you must begin with his grandmother.
       -- Victor Hugo

  63. A reformer is a man who rides through a sewer in a glass-bottomed boat.
       -- James J. Walker

  64. What is a man born for but to be a reformer, a remaker of what has been made, a denouncer of lies, a restorer of truth and good?
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  65. The race could save one-half its wasted labor
    Would each reform himself and spare his neighbor.
       -- Frank Putnam


    Regret

  66. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in.
       -- Katherine Mansfield

  67. Regret for time wasted can become a power for good in the time that remains, if we will only stop the waste and the idle, useless regretting.
       -- Arthur Brisbane

  68. For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: "It might have been!"
       -- John Greenleaf Whittier


    Religion

  69. The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
       -- Matthew Arnold

  70. Religion is the sum of the expansive impulses of a being.
       -- Henry H. Ellis

  71. Many have quarreled about religion that never practiced it.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  72. Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion.
       -- James Harrington

  73. To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.
       -- Charlotte P. Gillman

  74. It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.
       -- Gilbert K. Chesterton

  75. A religious life is a struggle and not a hymn.
       -- Madame de Sta‘l

  76. Our hope of immortality does not come from any religions, but nearly all religions come from that hope.
       -- Robert Green Ingersoll

  77. Measure not men by Sundays, without regarding what they do all the week after.
       -- Thomas Fuller

  78. Religion has not civilized man, man has civilized religion.
       -- Robert Green Ingersoll

  79. Religion is a candle inside a multicolored lantern. Everyone looks through a particular color, but the candle is always there.
       -- Mohammed Neguib

  80. You can change your faith without changing gods, and vice versa.
       -- Stanislaw J. Lec

  81. All religions must be tolerated, for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
       -- Frederick the Great

  82. Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.
       -- Albert Einstein

  83. We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the same sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
       -- H. L. Mencken

  84. The world holds two classes of men: intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence.
       -- Abu'l-Ala-Al-Ma'arri

  85. Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
       -- Denis Diderot

  86. Today, I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.
       -- Adolf Hitler (Reichstag speech, 1936)

  87. Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Give him a religion, and he'll starve to death while praying for a fish.
       -- Timothy Jones

  88. God has no place within these walls, just as facts have no place within organized religion.
       -- Homer Simpson (#100, 1994)

  89. The Church says that the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the Church.
       -- Ferdinand Magellan

  90. While traveling near Tampa, Florida I passed the "Jehovah's Witness Assembly Hall" and was struck by the fact that that must be where they make them.
       -- Gene Spafford

  91. My mind is my own church.
       -- Thomas Paine

  92. A man met a lad weeping. "What do you weep for?" he asked.
    "I am weeping for my sins," said the lad.
    "You must have little to do," said the man.
    The next day, they met again. Once more the lad was weeping.
    "Why do you weep now?" asked the man.
    "I am weeping because I have nothing to eat," said the lad.
    "I thought it would come to that," said the man.
       -- Robert Louis Stevenson

  93. Pray to God, but hammer away.
       -- Spanish Proverb


    Remorse

  94. Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase are fruits of innocence and blessedness.
       -- William Cullen Bryant

  95. Remorse is regret that one waited so long to do it.
       -- H. L. Mencken

  96. To be left alone, and face to face with my own crime, had been just retribution.
       -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  97. Remorse is the pain of sin.
       -- Theodore Parker

  98. Remorse: beholding heaven and feeling hell.
       -- George Moore

  99. Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.
       -- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


    Repentance

  100. Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors.
       -- Josh Billings

  101. It is foolish to lay out money for the purchase of repentance.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  102. Repentance is another name for aspiration.
       -- Henry Ward Beecher

  103. True repentance is to cease from sinning.
       -- Ambrose of Milan

  104. It is much easier to repent of sins that we have committed than to repent of those that we intend to commit.
       -- Josh Billings

  105. Bad men are full of repentance.
       -- Aristotle

  106. Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.
       -- Thomas Carlyle

  107. Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at, and humbled for his sins.
       -- Thomas Fuller

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