"When an individual is protesting society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Bayard Rustin on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Bayard Rustin on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Bayard Rustin on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Bayard Rustin on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Bayard Rustin on Mahatma Gandhi
"To be afraid is to behave as if the truth were not true."