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start_quote (1K)You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power; maybe not in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. end_quote (1K)
Mahatma Gandhi



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start_quote (1K)Those who are indifferent to the welfare of their fellowmen, whose hearts are empty of love, they do not know the meaning of religion.end_quote (1K)
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start_quote (1K)There is a climate of fear but within this climate of fear I'm very proud to say there are many, many brave people ... they're committed enough to carry on with their work, in spite of their fear. end_quote (1K)
Aung San Suu Kyi



romero (1K)
start_quote (1K) When we speak of injustice here below and denounce it, they think we are playing politics. It is in the name of God’s just reign that we denounce the injustices of the earth. end_quote (1K)
Oscar Romero






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