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Dorothy Thompson
July 9, 1893 - January 30, 1961
Nationality: American
Category: Journalist
Subcategory: American Journalist

It is not the fact of liberty but the way in which liberty is exercised that ultimately determines whether liberty itself survives.


Women have had the vote for over forty years and their organizations lobby in Washington for all sorts of causes; why, why, why don't they take up their own causes and obvious needs?


There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth, the persistent refusal to analyze the causes of happenings.


When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered.


Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy.


The instinct to worship is hardly less strong than the instinct to eat.


Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.


The only force that can overcome an idea and a faith is another and better idea and faith, positively and fearlessly upheld.


Can one preach at home inequality of races and nations and advocate abroad good-will towards all men?


Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict - alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.


To have felt too much is to end in feeling nothing.


The most destructive element in the human mind is fear. Fear creates aggressiveness.


The prices are ridiculous... I don't see how people can go back and forth to work or to school. How can we afford the gas?


Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism.


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