Men killed and died because they were embarrassed not to.
from “The Things They Carried,” Tim O’Brien

There’s two kinds of people in this world–there’s those that likes wars and those that fight ’em, pal”

from “Generals Die in Bed,” Charles Yale Harrison. 1928

” To be forgotten … is to die a little. It is to lose some of the links that anchor us to the rest of humanity.”

” War is not the only arena where peace is done to death. Wherever suffering is ignored, there will be the seeds of conflict, for suffering degrades and embitters and enrages.”

Aung San Suu Kyi in Nobel Prize Acceptance speech, 2012

“He was always ready to sell justice for gain, and every day, as a rule, he would repeal certain laws and propose others, according to the requirements of those who bought his services.”

Procopius writing of Tribonian, Quastor (the highest office of the law) in Justinian’s [Byzantine] Empire [527-565]

and of course, applicable to to dozens of U.S. Senators today….



“It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.”

― Aung San Suu KyiFreedom from Fear



“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?”

Mahatma Gandhi“Non-Violence in Peace and War”

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