Milton Rakove (1918-): Political scientist
The amount of effort put into a campaign by a worker expands in proportion to the personal benefits that he will derive from his party's victory.
( The Virginia Quarterly Review, Summer 1965)
A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979): Labor and civil rights leader
The essential value of an all-Negro movement such as the March on Washington is that it helps to create faith by Negroes in Negroes. It develops a sense of self-reliance with Negroes depending on Negroes in vital matters. It helps to break down the slave psychology and inferiority-complex in Negroes which comes and is nourished with Negroes relying on white people for direction and support. This inevitably happens in mixed organizations that are supposed to be in the interest of the Negro.
( Speech to March on Washington Committee, September 1942)
Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973): Congresswoman from Montana
As a woman I can't go to war, and I refuse to send anyone else.
( On casting the single vote in Congress against the declaration of war on Japan, 8 December 1941)
John J. Raskob (1879-1950): Industrialist and politician
Everybody Ought To Be Rich.
(Title of a magazine article in the Ladies' Home Journal, October 1929)