No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.
Author: Hannah Arendt (1906-1975)
Profession: German-born American Political Philosopher
The power of a movement lies in the fact that it can indeed change the habits of people. This change is not the result of force but of dedication, of moral persuasion.
Author: Steven Biko (1946-1977)
Profession: South African Political Activist
Men are blind in their own cause.
Author: Heywood Broun (1888-1939)
Profession: American Journalist, Novelist
The humblest citizen of all the land when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of Error.
Author: William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925)
Profession: American Lawyer, Politician
In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.
Author: Julius Caesar (101-44 BC)
Profession: Roman Emperor
Take away the cause, and the effect ceases.
Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)
Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet
Ours is an abiding faith in the cause of human freedom. We know it is God's cause.
Author: Thomas E. Dewey (1902-1971)
Profession: American Politician
A good cause can become bad if we fight for it with means that are indiscriminately murderous. A bad cause can become good if enough people fight for it in a spirit of comradeship and self-sacrifice. In the end it is how you fight, as much as why you fight, that makes your cause good or bad.
Author: Freeman Dyson (1923)
Profession: British-born American Physicist, Author
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
Author: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
Profession: Indian Political, Spiritual Leader
The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as, for instance, the black man's right to his body, or woman's right to her soul.
Author: Emma Goldman (1869-1940)
Profession: American Anarchist
It is only after an unknown number of unrecorded labors, after a host of noble hearts have succumbed in discouragement, convinced that ;their cause is lost; it is only then that cause triumphs.
Author: Madame Guizot
The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.
Author: Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937)
Profession: American Journalist, Author
We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause.
Author: William James (1842-1910)
Profession: American Psychologist, Professor, Author
If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what you will, is the great high-road to his reason, and which, when once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing his judgment of the justice of your cause.
Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA
Respectable men and women content with good and easy living are missing some of the most important things in life. Unless you give ;yourself to some great cause you haven't even begun to live.
Author: William P. Merrill