If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you.
-Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973)
Tolerance of intolerance is cowardice.
-Ayaan Hirsi Ali (b.1969)
Indeed Christianity passes. Passes - it has gone? It has littered the beaches of life with churches, cathedrals, shrines and crucifixes, prejudices and intolerances, like the sea urchin and starfish and empty shells and lumps of stinging jelly upon the sands here after a tide. A tidal wave out of Egypt. And it has left a multitude of little wriggling theologians and confessors and apologists hopping and burrowing in the warm nutritious sand. But in the hearts of living men, what remains of it now? Doubtful scraps of Arianism. Phrases. Sentiments. Habits.
-H.G. Wells (1866-1946)
It's called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.
-George Carlin (1937-2008)