The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I'm not an activist; I don't look for controversy. I'm not a political person, but I'm a person with compassion. I care passionately about equal rights. I care about human rights. I care about animal rights. Ellen DeGeneres
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. Buddha
Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost. Chauncey Depew
Global warming is controversial, of course, but the controversy is mainly over whether human activity is driving it. Michio Kaku