Malcolm X Page

“I've had enough of someone else's propaganda. I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against. I'm a human being first and foremost, and as such I am for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”

- Malcolm X

Source/Notes: The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965)
Thomas Paine Page

“Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it.”

- Thomas Paine

Virginia Woolf Page

“Therefore if you insist upon fighting to protect me, or 'our' country, let it be understood, soberly and rationally between us, that you are fighting to gratify a sex instinct which I cannot share; to procure benefits which I have not shared and probably will not share; but not to gratify my instincts, or to protect myself or my country. For... in fact, as a woman, I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.”

- Virginia Woolf

Source/Notes: Three Guineas pt. 3 (1938)
Niccolo Machiavelli Page

“Benefits should be conferred gradually; and in that way they will taste better.”

- Niccolo Machiavelli

Source/Notes: The Prince (1513), Ch. VIII
Wynton Marsalis Page

“Only a few act - the rest of us reap the benefits of their risk.”

- Wynton Marsalis


Richard Patrick Crosland Hanson Page

“Grace means the free, unmerited, unexpected love of God, and all the benefits, delights, and comforts which flow from it. It means that while we were sinners and enemies we have been treated as sons and heirs.”

- Richard Patrick Crosland Hanson

Cesar Chavez Page

“Who gets the risks? The risks are given to the consumer, the unsuspecting consumer and the poor work force. And who gets the benefits? The benefits are only for the corporations, for the money makers.”

- Cesar Chavez

Mark Kennedy Page

“While we enjoy the benefits of living in the greatest democracy in the world, we must be ever conscious of the fact that none of the achievements or freedoms enjoyed in America would be possible without the price that has been paid for by our servicemen and women.”

- Mark Kennedy

John Templeton Page

“I thought, I'm only going to be on this planet once, and only for a short time. What can I do with my life that will lead to permanent benefits?”

- John Templeton

Source/Notes: The Quotable Sir John
Lao Tzu Page

“The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete.”

- Lao Tzu


Che Guevara Page

“The task of educating and feeding youngsters, the task of educating the army, the task of distributing the lands of the former absentee landlords to those who laboured every day upon that same land without receiving its benefits, are accomplishments of social medicine.”

- Che Guevara

Source/Notes: On Revolutionary Medicine (1960)
S. Parkes Cadman Page

“Personally, I would not give a fig for any man's religion whose horse, cat and dog do not feel its benefits. Life in any form is our perpetual responsibility.”

- S. Parkes Cadman

Frederic Bastiat Page

“But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.”

- Frederic Bastiat

Steve Albini Page

“Many rock musicians are excellent cooks, I've found, and those that are prefer to eat their own cooking in the studio. I encourage this behavior as I also enjoy the benefits of fresh food.”

- Steve Albini

Kingsley Amis Page

“One of the great benefits of organised religion is that you can be forgiven your sins, which must be a wonderful thing. I mean, I carry my sins around with me, there's nobody there to forgive them.”

- Kingsley Amis


Sharron Angle Page

“They keep extending these unemployment benefits to the point where people are afraid to go out and get a job, because the job doesn't pay as much as the unemployment benefit does.”

- Sharron Angle

Kofi Annan Page

“We must ensure that the global market is embedded in broadly shared values and practices that reflect global social needs, and that all the world's people share the benefits of globalization.”

- Kofi Annan