I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
~ John F. Kennedy

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out — because I was not a Socialist. 

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out — because I was not a Trade Unionist. 

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out — because I was not a Jew. 

Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.

~ Martin Niemoller (1892-1984)
Protestant pastor who opposed the Nazi regime
and spent the last 7 years of Nazi rule in concentration camps

Have courage for the great sorrows in life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.

~ Victor Hugo