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    Laws can embody standards; governments can enforce laws--but the final task is not a task for government. It is a task for each and every one of us. Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted--when we tolerate what we know to be wrong--when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy, or too frightened--when we fail to speak up and speak out--we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice.

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    Goethe tells us in his greatest poem that Faust lost the liberty of his soul when he said to the passing moment, 'Stay, thou art so fair.'

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    Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes.

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    The free way of life proposes ends, but it does not prescribe means.

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    Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.

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    There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.

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    Moral courage is a more rare commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence.

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    One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.

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    Progress is a nice word, but change is its motivator and change has enemies.

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    Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

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  11. Last Update: 4 July 2020

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