A human being in perfection ought always to preserve a calm and peaceful mind and never to allow passion or a transitory desire to disturb his tranquility. I do not think that the pursuit of knowledge is an exception to this rule.
– Mary Shelley
The idea that the military would be called in to dominate and to suppress what, for the most part, were peaceful protests – admittedly, where some had opportunistically turned them violent – and that the military would somehow come in and calm that situation was very dangerous to me.
– Martin Dempsey
I’ve been extraordinarily concerned about the rhetoric that’s been used by you. It’s been inflammatory, and it’s not okay for that officer to choke George Floyd to death. But we have to call for calm. We have to have police reform called for.
– J. B. Pritzker
This was a charade that in some ways was meant to bolster a message that does nothing to calm – to calm the soul and to reassure the nation that we can recover from this moment, which is what we need from a President.
– Mariann Budde