"Awaken its powers, and it will respect itself."
"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."Francis Wright on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Francis Wright on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Francis Wright 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."Francis Wright on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Francis Wright on Abraham Lincoln
"It will appear evident upon attentive consideration that equality of intellectual and physical advantages is the only sure foundation of liberty, and that such equality may best, and perhaps only, be obtained by a union of interests and cooperation in labor."
"Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you."
"We hear of the wealth of nations, of the powers of production, of the demand and supply of markets, and we forget that these words mean no more, if they mean any thing, then the happiness, and the labor, and the necessities of men."