“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”
"We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes." – Fred Rogers
From a 1994 interview
"Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement." – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
"We live in a world where joy and empathy and pleasure are all around us, there for the noticing." -Ira Glass
"Make Hitler live in America as a black man" – A 9yr old girl in the 1940s when asked what a suitable punishment for Hitler’s treatment of the Jews would be.
Heard this chilling quote when interviewing some of the first black soldiers in the US military branches during WW II.
EDIT: This quote isn't meant to compare the experience or to remove the horrors from the Holocaust but to show that while the Americans were trying to figure out how to treat a man who treated another race so poorly, they treated another race poorly as well. This quote is more than Hitler or the Holocaust, its about pointing out the civil inequality in America….
"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."
“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” One of my favorite quotes I want to live my life by.