"No substantial famine has ever occurred in any independent and democratic country with a relatively free press."
-Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize for Economics, 1998.
"The first step toward the dethronement of terror is the deflation of its hypocritical self-righteousness."
-Wole Soyinka, Nobel Prize for Literature, 1986.
"Freedom is not a philosophy, nor is it even an idea. It is a movement of consciousness that leads us, at certain moments, to utter one of two monosyllables: Yes or No."
-Octavio Paz, Nobel Prize for Literature, 1990.
"Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of government. The history of liberty is a history of resistance."
-Woodrow Wilson, Nobel Prize for Peace, 1979.
"The uneven division of power and wealth, the wide differences of health and comfort among the nations of mankind, are the sources of discord in the modern world, its major challenge and, unrelieved, its moral doom."
-Patrick Blackett, Nobel Prize for Physics, 1948.
"The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread."
-Anatole France, Nobel Prize for Literature, 1921.
"People living in poverty and desperation will not …