Quotable Quotes

Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.

John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Speech, January 20, 1961

Those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.

John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Speech, January 20, 1961

Civility is not a sign of weakness.

John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Speech, January 20, 1961

Ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country.

John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Speech, January 20, 1961
Bryan Stevenson, Image Credit

Ultimately, you judge the character of a society, not by how they treat their rich and the powerful and the privileged, but by how they treat the poor, the condemned, the incarcerated. Because it’s in that nexus that we actually begin to understand truly profound things about who we are. 

Bryan Stevenson, TED Talk 2012

There is a strength, a power even, in understanding brokenness, because embracing our brokenness creates a need and desire for mercy, and perhaps a corresponding need to show mercy.

Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy p. 290