"How sick one gets of being 'good,' how much I should respect myself if I could burst out and make everyone wretched for twenty-four hours embody selfishness."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Alice James on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Alice James on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Alice James on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Alice James on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Alice James on Abraham Lincoln
"The success or failure of a life, as far as posterity goes, seems to lie in the more or less luck of seizing the right moment of escape."
"One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience."