"I cannot consistently, with self respect, do other than I have, namely, to deliberately violate an act which seems to me to be a denial of everything which ideally and in practice I hold sacred."
"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."Roger Nash Baldwin on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Roger Nash Baldwin on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Roger Nash Baldwin 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."Roger Nash Baldwin on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Roger Nash Baldwin on Abraham Lincoln
"So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy."