Radicalism Quotes

Martin Luther King Jr.

Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of
Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

Imre Kertész

You just sit there and tolerate it, the same way everything in this country is tolerated. Every deception, every lie, every bullet in the brains. Just as you are already tolerating bullets in the brains that will be implemented only after the bullet is put in your brains.

Jared Diamond

[W]hat makes patriotic and religious fanatics such dangerous opponents is not the deaths of the fanatics themselves, but their willingness to accept the deaths of a fraction of their number in order to annihilate or crush their infidel enemy.

C.J. Sansom

Have you ever thought what a God would be like who actually ordained and executed the cruelty that is in [the biblical Book of Revelation]? A holocaust of mankind. Yet so many of these Bible-men accept the idea without a second thought.


Without the voice of reason, every faith is its own curse."

(History Will Teach Us Nothing)

John R.W. Stott

Every Christian should be both conservative and radical; conservative in preserving the faith and radical in applying it.

Christopher Hitchens

The only real radicalism in our time will come as it always has - from people who insist on thinking for themselves and who reject party-mindedness.

Hemant Mehta

Radical Muslims fly planes into buildings. Radical Christians kill abortion doctors. Radical Atheists write books.

Christopher Hill

Each generation ... rescues a new area from what its predecessors arrogantly and snobbishly dismissed as 'the lunatic fringe.

Eugene V. Debs

Years ago I recognized my kinship with all living things, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on the earth. I said then and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.

Herbert Marcuse

Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves.

Martin Luther King Jr.

The greatest purveyor of violence in the world : My own Government, I can not be Silent.

Vladimir Ilich Lenin

Without Revolutionary theory, there can be no Revolutionary Movement.

Paulo Freire

Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.

Robert Frost

More than once I should have lost my soul to radicalism if it had been the originality it was mistaken for by its young converts.

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