"Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely ones in virtually every social situation, from dating to trial by jury."
"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."Martha Beck 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."Martha Beck on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Martha Beck on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Martha Beck on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Martha Beck on Mahatma Gandhi
"We virtually never feel our age, but thinking that we should can lead to disaster."
"Absolutely lonely people have few personal interactions of any kind."
"No one else can take risks for us, or face our losses on our behalf, or give us self-esteem. No one can spare us from life's slings and arrows, and when death comes, we meet it alone."
"Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation."
"Anger elicits anger, fear elicits fear, no matter how well meaning we may be."