"The cry of equality pulls everyone down."
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."Iris Murdoch on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."Iris Murdoch on Albert Einstein
"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood."Iris Murdoch on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality."Iris Murdoch on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."Iris Murdoch on Abraham Lincoln
"We shall be better prepared for the future if we see how terrible, how doomed the present is."
"Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self."
"We can only learn to love by loving."
"Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is."
"In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way."