"Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
― Martin Luther King, Jr.
"COURAGE is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success."
― Inky Johnson
"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly."
― Langston Hughes
"Do something for somebody everyday for which you do not get paid."
― Albert Schweitzer
“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
― Winston S. Churchill
“Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”
― Abraham Lincoln
"The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy."
― Charles de Montesquieu
"Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings."
― Helen Keller
"The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment."
― Robert M. Hutchins
"One of the things that was taken out of the curriculum was civics. Civics was a class that used to be required before you could graduate from high school. You were taught what was in the U.S. Constitution. And after all the student rebellions in the '60s, civics was banished from the student curriculum and was replaced by something called social studies. Here we live in a country that has a fabulous constitution and all these guarantees, a contract between the citizens and the government - nobody knows what's in it. It's one of the best kept secrets. And so, if you don't know what your rights are, how can you stand up for them? And furthermore, if you don't know what is in that document, how can you care if someone is shredding it?" - Frank Zappa