Joined on January 12, 2013
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose. "Frederick Douglass"
Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd. " Bertrand Russell "
“The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error.” ― "Bertolt Brecht"
There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires. (Nelson Mandela)
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. "Nelson Mandela"
"I welcome the chorus of voices calling for an end to the violence that affects an estimated one in three women in her lifetime. I applaud leaders who are helping to enact and enforce laws and change mindsets. And I pay tribute to all those heroes around the world who help victims to heal and to become agents of change ."--** Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message for the International Day to End Violence against Women, observed on 25 November
When your heart trembles for the rights of another human, that is when you begin to slip; that is when the interrogations begin. When your heart trembles for another prisoner, a woman, a child laborer, that is when you become the accused. When you find faith in people and believe in humanity and nothing else, that is when you commit your first crime.’ From a letter by Shiva Nazar Ahari to a fellow prisoner.