Thoreau, in “Slavery in Massachusetts” (par. 23):
Among human beings, the judge whose words seal the fate of a man furthest into eternity is not he who merely pronounces the verdict of the law, but he, whoever he may be, who, from a love of truth, and unprejudiced by any custom or enactment of men, utters a true opinion or sentence concerning him. He it is that sentences him.
Rangel on George W. Bush:
Well, I really think he shatters the myth of white supremacy once and for all.