First they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.
Charlotte: You have done nothing to be ashamed of.
Benjamin: I have done nothing. And for that I am ashamed.
Jane: Run down the list of causes you volunteer for again?
Daria: I protested that book burning last year.
Jane: You yelled at the TV screen.
“We would love to stay and help,” shouted Ford, picking his way over the mangled debris, “only we’re not going to.”
I submit to you that if a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
Often paraphrased as "One who condones evils is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it."
The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness, than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings.
It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.