People have said things that can apply to many situations and it may be amusing to see how those quotes fit today's political picture and this forum. I like quotes as some may be aware of for there really is nothing new under the sun except the way things are presented and perceived. If you know some good ones please add them.
"The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back."
Abigal Van Buren
"The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind ins only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking."
A. A. Milne
Julia Butterfly Hill - Interview in Sun Magazine on activism
and the health of the planet:
"It is impossible not to make a difference. Every choice we make leads toward health or disease, there is no other direction. The question is not "how can one person make a difference?" The question is "What kind of difference do I want to make?"
"The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice."
"A man's face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than his mouth, for it is a compendium of everything his mouth will ever say, in that it is the monogram of all this man's thoughts and aspirations."
"Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax."
"Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them."
"We don't care. We don't have to. We're the phone company."