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Truth never damages a cause that is just.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism.

We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause.

William James (1842-1910) American philosopher and psychologist.

Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference.

Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) British novelist and philosopher.

You say it is the good cause that hallows even war? I tell you: it is the good war that hallows every cause.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

It is not a field of a few acres of ground, but a cause, that we are defending, and whether we defeat the enemy in one battle, or by ;degrees, the consequences will be the same.

Thomas Paine (1737-1809) English intellectual.

A bad cause will never be supported by bad means and bad men.

Thomas Paine (1737-1809) English intellectual.

No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th president of the U.S.

No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.

Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) German-born American political philosopher.

Take away the cause, and the effect ceases.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet.