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- It has been our absolutely basic historical experience that, in the long run, the only thing that can be truly successful and meaningful politically must first and foremost — that is, before it has taken any political form at all — be a proper and adequate response to the fundamental moral dilemmas of the time, or an expression of respect for the imperatives of the moral order bequeathed to us by our culture. It is a very clear understanding that the only kind of politics that truly makes sense is one that is guided by conscience. (1999)
- It's not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs
- You have to begin with the imperative that you’re responsible for the whole world. And if young people take that kind of position, there’s a lot of hope. In fact, it is the only hope there is.