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Shirin Ebadi

  • ... democracy ... is not something that occurs overnight. It is not a gift delivered on a golden tray. Democracy is a long process of fighting, challenging accepted ideas, and perpetually striving for freedom. Like a seed that has to be watered every day to become a flower, democracy needs constant attention and care.

    • Shirin Ebadi,
    • "The Pillars of Peace," in Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans, Stop the Next War Now ()

Shirin Ebadi, Iranian lawyer, judge, activist, Nobel winner