"A new sense of shared international responsibility is unmistakable in the voices of the United Nations and its agencies, and in the civil society of thousands of supra-national NGOs."
"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."John Charles Polanyi 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."John Charles Polanyi on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."John Charles Polanyi on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."John Charles Polanyi on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."John Charles Polanyi on Mahatma Gandhi
"When, as we must often do, we fear science, we really fear ourselves."
"For science must breathe the oxygen of freedom."
"Human dignity is better served by embracing knowledge."
"Scientia is knowledge. It is only in the popular mind that it is equated with facts."
"Others think it the responsibility of scientists to coerce the rest of society, because they have the power that derives from special knowledge."