1. 10

    Behind every good man, there's a good woman reminding you I knew you when you didn't have nothing.

    117
  2. 9

    Segregation was wrong when it was forced by white people, and I believe it is still wrong when it is requested by black people.

    121
  3. 8

    I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.

    126
  4. 7

    I am convinced that the women of the world, united without any regard for national or racial dimensions, can become a most powerful force for international peace and brotherhood.

    178
  5. 6

    The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.

    194
  6. 5

    I must remind you that starving a child is violence. Suppressing a culture is violence. Neglecting school children is violence. Punishing a mother and her family is violence. Discrimination against a working man is violence. Ghetto housing is violence. Ignoring medical need is violence. Contempt for poverty is violence.

    216
  7. 4

    Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.

    260
  8. 3

    It doesn't matter how strong your opinions are. If you don't use your power for positive change, you are, indeed, part of the problem.

    299
  9. 2

    Love is such a powerful force. It's there for everyone to embrace-that kind of unconditional love for all of humankind. That is the kind of love that impels people to go into the community and try to change conditions for others, to take risks for what they believe in.

    303
  10. 1

    Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don't believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others.

    306
  11. Last Update: 6 February 2023

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