It is true that the poet does not directly address his neighbors; but he does address a great congress of persons who dwell at the back of his mind, a congress of all those who have taught him and whom he has admired; they constitute his ideal audience and his better self.
Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.
The oppressed, having internalized the image of the oppressor and adopted his guidelines, are fearful of freedom.
The deepest difference between religions is not that between polytheism and monotheism.
The Great Idea in advertising is far more than the sum of the recognition scores, the ratings and all the other superficial indicators of its success; it is in the realm of myth, to which measurements cannot apply.
I didn’t wake up and decide to become an activist. But you couldn’t help notice the inequities, the injustices. It was all around you.
It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society, as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband, compete with her neighbors for empty status, and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all.
Faith means intense, usually confident, belief that is not based on evidence sufficient to command assent from every reasonable person.
Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed.
The principles of justice are chosen behind a veil of ignorance.