While there is a lower class i

While there is a lower class I am in it, while there is a criminal element I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.  ~Eugene V. Debs, Cleveland, 1917LCD

It is well to know something of

It is well to know something of the manners of various peoples, in order more sanely to judge our own, and that we do not think that everything against our modes is ridiculous, and against reason, as those who have seen nothing are accustomed to think.  ~René Descartes, Discourse on the Method, 1637 (translated), also translated as: “It is good to know something of the customs of different peoples in order to judge more sanely of our own, and not to think that everything of a fashion not ours is absurd and contrary to reason, as do those who have seen nothing.”

Dont be in a hurry to condemn

Don’t be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn’t do what you do or think as you think or as fast.  There was a time when you didn’t know what you know today.  ~Malcolm X

There is so much good in the

There is so much good in the worst of us,
And so much bad in the best of us,
That it hardly becomes any of us
To talk about the rest of us.
~Edward Wallis Hoch