In honor of tomorrow’s Women’s March. The words of our ancestor, proto feminist Margaret Fuller (1810-1850):
- There exists in the minds of men a tone of feeling toward women as toward slaves.
- If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.
- We would have every arbitrary barrier thrown down. We would have every path laid open to woman as freely as to man.
- Let every woman, who has once begun to think, examine herself
And these words from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968):
- In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
- Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?
- The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
- Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless.
We are grateful for their wisdom.