Quotes

Compiled by Mark R. Elsis

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Short Quotes

“Love yourself, love others as yourself,
and all of the solutions to avert our impending extinction will manifest.”
Mark R. Elsis

“It matters not, who you love, where you love, why you love,
when you love, or how you love, it matters only that you love.”
John Lennon

“Fear not the path of truth for the lack of people walking on it.”
Robert F. Kennedy

“In the final analysis, our most common link is that we inhabit this small planet.
We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future, and we are all mortal.”
John F. Kennedy

“Always do right. This will gratify some and astonish the rest.”
Mark Twain

“If you love someone, the greatest gift you can give them is your presence.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“In my humble opinion, non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”
Robin Williams

“One who condones evil is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
Frank Lloyd Wright

“I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.”
Booker T. Washington

“To The States, or any one of them, or any city of The States, Resist much, obey little;
Once unquestioning obedience, once fully enslaved; Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city, of this earth, ever afterward resumes its liberty.”
Walt Whitman

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
R. Buckminster Fuller

“While you are proclaiming peace with your lips,
be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.”
Saint Francis of Assisi

“The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life
which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.”
Henry David Thoreau

“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”
Thomas Jefferson

“Whenever we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”
John Muir

“Don’t be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn’t do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn’t know what you know today.”
Malcolm X

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past,
but by the responsibility for our future.”
George Bernard Shaw

“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”
Bertrand Russell

“In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day.
No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.”
Aldo Leopold

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”
R. Buckminster Fuller

“Peace begins with a smile.”
Mother Teresa

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
Mother Teresa

“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

“Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful;
they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the soul.”
Luther Burbank

“The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart,
a revolution which has to start with each one of us?”
Dorothy Day

“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power,
and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.”
Jim Morrison

“Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.”
Jim Morrison

“Extinct is forever.”
Kurt Benirschke

“To cherish what remains of the Earth
and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.”
Wendell Berry

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way.
On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
Arundhati Roy

“Go out into the world today and love the people you meet.
Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people.”
Mother Teresa

“We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers.”
Carl Sagan

“In Lak’ech Ala K’in” I am you and you are me. What I do to you I do to myself.
Mayan Saying

“I have one share in corporate Earth, and I am nervous about the management.”
E. B. White

“The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them. That is the essence of inhumanity.”
George Bernard Shaw

“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

“I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.”
Mother Teresa

“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

“Nature can take care of all of mankind’s needs but it cannot take care of all of mankind’s greed’s.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

“There are none so enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free.”
Goethe

“It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.”
Voltaire

“Without inner peace, it is impossible to have world peace.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama

“History is a joke the living play on the dead.”
Voltaire

“We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the State becomes lawless corrupt.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

“One has to speak out and stand up for one’s convictions.
Inaction at a time of conflagration is inexcusable.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

“To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair inevitable.”
Raymond Williams

“When humans truly discover the power of love,
it will prove more important than the harnessing of fire.”
Teilhard de Chardin

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.”
Henry Ford

“I have always kept an open mind, which is necessary to the flexibility that must go hand in hand with every form of intelligent search for truth.”
Malcolm X

“The safest course is to do nothing against one’s conscience.
With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.”
Voltaire

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.”
Edmund Burke

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.”
Orlando Battista

“You’re all beautiful and you’re all geniuses.”
John Lennon

“Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained.”
Helen Keller

“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Love is something, if you give it away, you end up having more.”
Malvina Reynolds

When the doors of perception are cleansed,
man will see things as they truly are, infinite.”
William Blake

“A slave is he who cannot speak his thoughts.”
Euripides

“We are all woven together in a single garment of destiny.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
Dr. Seuss

“It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work,
and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.”
Wendell Berry

“All a sane man can ever think about is giving love.”
Hafiz — Sufi Mystic and Poet

“It is only in the mysterious equation of love that any logic or reason can be found.”
John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“A heart that loves is always young.”
Greek Proverb

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense,
reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.”
Galileo Galilei

“Not everything that is faced can be changed,
but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
James Baldwin

“We are each of us angels with only one wing,
And we can only fly by embracing each other.”
Luciano de Crescenzo

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”
Mother Teresa

“Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities also has the power to make you commit atrocities.”
Voltaire

“The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”
Plato

“Sometimes life’s shadows are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

“There are two ways of exerting one’s strength:
one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.”
Booker T. Washington

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
Dr. Seuss

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in their way”
William Blake

“Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky, we fell them down and turn them into paper, that we may record our emptiness.”
Kahlil Gibran

“The frog does not drink up the pond in which it lives.”
Chinese Proverb

“Only to the white man was nature a ‘wilderness’.”
Luther Standing Bear

“To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.”
Helen Keller

“If we once — and for so long — lived in balance with nature and each other, we should be able to do so again.”
John Zerzan

“The Earth is not dying — it is being killed. And the people who are killing it have names and addresses.”
U-tah Phillips

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin”
William Shakespeare

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature,
he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”
John Muir

“Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.”
Henry David Thoreau

“When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal.
When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman”
Joseph Wood Krutch

“Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand”
Henry David Thoreau

“When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.”
David Orr

“There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves,
that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet.”
Brooke Medicine Eagle

“Recognize what is in your sight, and what is hidden will become clear to you.”
Jesus

“If we do not change direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.”
Chinese Proverb

“An integral being knows without going, sees without looking, and accomplishes without doing.”
Lao Tzu

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate,
tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.”
Samuel Adams

“Sunshine was he In the winter day;
And in the midsummer coolness and shade.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The way is not in the sky.
The way is in the heart.”
Gautama Buddha

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”
Henry Ford

“When I pray for peace, I pray not only that the enemies of my own country may cease to want war, but above all that my own country will cease to do the things that make war inevitable.”
Thomas Merton

“Love is a fruit, in season at all times and within the reach of every hand.”
Mother Teresa of Calcutta

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Benjamin Franklin

“Nothing is worth more than this day.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The important thing in this world is not where we stand, but in what direction we move.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Treat people as if they were what they should be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Life is the childhood of our immortality.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Make the present your friend and ally, not your opponent.
This will miraculously transform your whole life.”
Eckhart Tolle

“There are no problems, only the little ego in defense of itself.”
Amora Quan Yin

There is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth,
…No instruction book came with it…
R. Buckminster Fuller

“All it takes for evil to rule a land is for good men to remain silent.”
Daniel Webster

“Big whirls have little whirls which feed on their velocity and little whirls have lesser whirls and so on to viscosity.”
Lewis F. Richardson

“When the power of love becomes stronger than the love of power, we will have peace.”
Jimi Hendrix

“Evil will succeed only if enough good people do nothing.”
Edmund Burke

“When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
We are timid only when there is something we can still cling to.”
Carlos Castaneda

“Active non-cooperation with evil is as necessary as cooperation with good.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

“Instead of seeing things as imagined, learn to see them as they are.
When you can see everything as it is, you will also see yourself as you are”
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

“Nothing much happens without a dream. For something really great to happen,
it takes a really great dream.”
Robert Greenleaf

“Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.”
Mark Twain

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the flower leaves on the heel of the one who crushed it.”
Mark Twain

“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.”
W.M. Lewis

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”
Cicero

“Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate or value into your life.”
Christiane Northrup

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
Edgar Allen Poe

“One must have chaos in one’s self in order to give birth to a dancing star.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Have you not learned the most in your life from those with whom you disagreed —
those who saw it differently than you?”
Walt Whitman

“The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media”
William Colby

“The years teach what the days never know”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Peace is the state where love abides and seeks to share itself.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.”
Edward Abbey

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
Mark Twain

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

“What do I think of Western civilization?
I think it would be a very good idea.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

“If the success or failure of this planet, of human beings,
depended on how I am and what I do.
How would I be?
What would I do?”
R. Buckminster Fuller

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together is reality.”
John Lennon

“Be who you are and say what you want, because those that mind don’t matter,
and those that matter don’t mind.”
Dr. Suess

“Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible,
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
Saint Francis of Assisi

“Most of the greatest evils that man has inflicted upon man have come through people feeling quite certain about something which, in fact, was false.”
Bertrand Russell

“This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs;
when he first appears he is a protector.”
Plato

“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting.
We allow them to disperse because we’ve been ignorant of their value.”
R. Buckminster Fuller

“If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.”
Mark Twain

“Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.”
James Bovard

“Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.”
Frederic Bastiat

“I don’t make jokes I just watch the government and report the facts.”
Will Rogers

“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.”
Thomas Jefferson

“It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

“Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex.”
Frank Zappa

“…If they can get you asking the wrong questions,
they don’t have to worry about answers.”
Thomas Pynchon

“The economic transmission of power without wires is of all-surpassing importance to man.”
Nikola Tesla

“It is better to die on your feet, then to live on your knees.”
Emiliano Zapata

“I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.”
W. C. Fields

“There was a young lady named Bright, whose speed was far faster than light, she traveled one day, in a relative way, and returned on the previous night.”
A. H. R. Buller

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.”
Aesop

“To expect people to be ignorant and free,
is to expect something that never was and never will be”
Thomas Jefferson

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
Mark Twain

“Where your treasure is, there will be your heart also.”
Matt 6:21

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the public believes is false”.
William Casey

“The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the greatest liars;
the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.”
H.L. Mencken

“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me the truth.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Happiness is not the goal of existence, but the by product of a life well lived and the purpose of life is truth.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men.”
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men, they create for themselves in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it, and a moral code that glorifies it.”
Frederic Bastiat

“The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”
Buddha

“The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.”
Voltaire

“You can only be kept in the cage that you refuse to see.”
Stefan Molyneux

“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”
Benjamin Franklin

“Complacent ignorance is the most lethal sickness of the soul”
Plato

“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
Oscar Wilde

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.”
Steve Jobs

“When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty.”
Thomas Jefferson

“The searching-out and thorough investigation of truth ought to be the primary study of man.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.”
Thomas Paine

“The right to know is like the right to live. It is fundamental and unconditional in its assumption that knowledge, like life, is a desirable thing.”
George Bernard Shaw

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.”
Edward Abbey

“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”
Thomas Jefferson

“I reject the idea that humans are superior to other life forms…
Man is just an ape with an overly developed sense of superiority.”
Paul Watson

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
Joseph Campbell

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
Nikola Tesla

“It’s a quiet revolution begun by ordinary people with the stuff of our daily lives.”
Bill McKibben

“We should preserve every scrap of biodiversity as priceless while we learn to use it and come to understand what it means to humanity.”
Edward O. Wilson

“The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is the one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it.”
Kenneth Galbraith

“Culture is the effort to hold back the mystery, and replace it with a mythology.”
Terence McKenna

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense!”.
Mark Twain

“To learn who rules over you, simply learn who you are not allowed to criticize.”
Voltaire

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

“You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.”
Wendell Berry

“Peace is obtained neither by law nor force but by compassion towards others and self-sacrifice.”
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

“Societies in decline have no use for visionaries.”
Anaïs Nin

“It is no measure of mental health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“As soon as we abandon our own reason, and are content to rely upon authority, there is no end to our troubles.”
Bertrand Russell

“If voting made any difference, they wouldn’t let us do it.”
Mark Twain

“The worst of all deceptions is self-deception.”
Plato

“Willful ignorance is both a life and death sentence”
James A. Zoppa

“If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear.”
Joanna Macy

“I have spread my dreams under your feet.
Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.”
William Butler Yeats

“Democracy passes into despotism”
Plato

“He who controls the past controls the future and he who controls the present controls the past.”
George Orwell

“There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, And that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.”
Ogden Nash

“Truth is man’s proper good, and the only immortal thing was given to our mortality to use.”
Ben Johnson

“The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.”
Plutarch

“The trade of governing has always been monopolized by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals of mankind.”
Thomas Paine

“Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself — that is my doctrine.”
Thomas Paine

“I would never rob your cradles to feed the dogs of war.”
Huey P. Long

“The earth belongs always to the living generation. They may manage it then, and what proceeds from it, as they please during their usufruct.”
Thomas Jefferson, contained in a letter to James Madison

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”
Plato

“Good men must not obey the laws too well.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose Liberty.”
Francis Bacon

“Corruptisima republica plurimae leges.”
(The more corrupt a republic, the more laws.)
Tacitus

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.”
Mark Twain

“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.”
Henry David Thoreau

“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”
Buddha

“Today, humanity faces a stark choice: save the planet and ditch capitalism, or save capitalism and ditch the planet.”
Fawzi Ibrahim

“There’s a plot in this county to enslave every man, woman and child. Before I leave this high and noble office, I intend to expose this plot.”
John F. Kennedy

“You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of hell?”
Jesus

“We should be inspired by people… who show that human beings can be kind, brave, generous, beautiful, strong-even in the most difficult circumstances.”
Rachel Corrie

“If they’re going to shoot, they’ll shoot.”
Robert F. Kennedy to aide Fred Dutton, April 11, 1968.

“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass… it’s about learning how to dance in the rain!”
Patrick H. Hughes

“The high office of the President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the American’s freedom and before I leave office, I must inform the citizen of this plight.”
John F. Kennedy on November 12, 1963

“We shall have world government whether or not you like it, by conquest or consent.”
James Warburg

“Fifty men have run America , and that’s a high figure.”
Joseph Kennedy

“Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have.”
Richard Salant

“You’re not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.”
Malcolm X

“There is hunger for ordinary bread, and there is hunger for love, for kindness, for thoughtfulness; and this is the great poverty that makes people suffer so much.”
Mother Teresa

“We all have the potential to move the world, and the world is ready to be moved.”
Harry Chapin

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
Arundhati Roy

“We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit.”
Aristotle

“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”
Robert Frost

“You do not wake up one morning a bad person. It happens by a thousand tiny surrenders of self-respect to self-interest.”
Robert Brault

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.”
John Burroughs

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
Buddha

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
George Orwell

“This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good,
and falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.”
Peace Pilgrim

“Let a man practice the profession which he best knows.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”
Marcus Aurelius

“The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people”
Frank Kent

“Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.”
Sir Francis Bacon

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
Aristotle

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched –
They must be felt with the heart.”
Helen Keller

“If enough Christians followed the gospel, they could bring any state to its knees.”
Father Philip Francis Berrigan

“The time is past when good men can remain silent, when obedience can segregate men from public risk, when the poor can die without defense.”
Father Philip Francis Berrigan

“He who knows the truth and does not speak it is a miserable coward.”
Julius Streicher

“It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man’s self.”
Francis Bacon

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
Plato

“Experience has shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”
Thomas Jefferson

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
Plato

“Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering.”
Seneca

“When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.”
William Blake

“When good does evil in its struggle against evil, it becomes indistinguishable from its enemy.”
T. S. Elliot

“Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens”
Plato

“We no longer have senators and congressmen who represent our interests. The great project of America has been hijacked by big corporations and the super rich.”
Doris “Granny D” Haddock

“Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.”
Wendell Berry

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page”
St. Augustine

“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower;
hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour.”
William Blake

“If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“By trampling upon the helpless abroad with unchecked surveillance, Americans have learned, “by a natural process, to endure with apathy the like at home.”
Mark Twain

“If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.”
Saint Francis of Assisi

“If a person does not harm any living being – and does not kill or cause others to kill – that person is a true spiritual practitioner.”
Buddha

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare,
it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”
Seneca

“Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”
Plato

“Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it.
Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it.”
Alan Perlis

“I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.”
Gerry Spence

“The strength of a civilization is not measured by its ability to fight wars, but rather by its ability to prevent them.”
Gene Roddenberry

“Lying and war are always associated. Listen closely when you hear a war-maker try to defend his current war: If he moves his lips he’s lying.”
Philip Berrigan

“Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.”
Sir Francis Bacon

“Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.”
William Wordsworth

“Do not you believe that there is in us a depth so profound as to be hidden even to the one in whom it is?”
Saint Augustine

“So little of what could happen does happen.”
Salvador Dalí

“To see things in the seed, that is genius.”
Lao Tzu

“Today, gardening is the most revolutionary act there is.”
Vandana Shiva

“May we shine the light into the darkness and create the catalyst of truth that will resonate.”
Mark R. Elsis

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
John F. Kennedy

“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.”
John F. Kennedy

“Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.”
Giordano Bruno

“Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.”
John F. Kennedy

“I’m afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security.”
Jim Garrison

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Well, humor is the great thing, the saving thing, after all.”
Mark Twain

“We all have the potential to move the world, and the world is ready to be moved.”
Harry Chapin

“Homo sapiens are racing towards extinction, immortality and singularity at nearly the same rate.”
Mark R. Elsis

“Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“Anything that we can destroy but are unable to make is, in a sense sacred, and all our ‘explanations’ of it do not really explain anything.”
E. F. Schumacher

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
Maulana Jelaluddin Rumi

“I left in love, in laughter, and in truth and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit.”
Bill Hicks

“Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.”
Oscar Wilde

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”
Robin Williams

“There are no problems only solutions”
John Lennon

“If you want to get rid of your enemy, the true way is to realize that your enemy is delusion.”
Buddha

“Political correctness is nothing more than intellectual terrorism.”
Mel Gibson

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
Thomas Merton

“You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.”
Linus Pauling

“The sorcerer’s description of the world is perceivable. But our insistence on holding on to our standard version of reality renders us almost deaf and blind to it.”
Carlos Castaneda

“Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Faith is the ability to see the invisible, believe in the incredible, in order to receive what the masses think is impossible.”
Buddha

“Belief in myth allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought”
John F. Kennedy

“It is not so desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.”
Henry David Thoreau

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”
Gautama Buddha

“We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome.”
John Steinbeck

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams.”
Paulo Coelho

“There is no point to intellectual and political work if one were a pessimist. Intellectual and political work require, nay, demand optimism.”
Edward Said

“Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol:
you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment.”
Mark Twain

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King Jr

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Confucius

“In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.”
Confucius

“Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.”
Aristotle

“I know of only one duty, and that is to love.”
Albert Camus

“The will to truth is merely the longing for a stable world.”
Nietzsche

“Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.”
Saint Thomas Aquinas

“Truth is hate for those who hate the truth.”
Arthur Topham

“Wealth does not bring goodness, but goodness brings wealth and every other blessing, both to the individual and to the State.”
Socrates

“Highly evolved people have their own conscience as pure law.”
Lao Tzu

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they’ll never sit in.”
Greek Proverb

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

“The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance”
Benjamin Franklin

“A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.”
John Lennon

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”
Dalai Lama

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”
Buddha

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”
Nikola Tesla

“I am going into an unknown future, but I’m still all here, and still while there’s life, there’s hope.”
John Lennon, December 8, 1980

“Our seeds are seeds of resistance – let us plant them together.”
Vandana Shiva

“What is the unmistakable mark of a wise man? It is Love, Love for all humanity.”
Sri Sathya Sai Baba

“If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet. Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.”
Niels Bohr

“It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.”
Voltaire

“Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think;
and the other eighty five percent would rather die than think.”
Thomas Edison

“After the game, the King and the pawn go into the same box.”
Old Italian Proverb

“Close both eyes to see with the other eye.”
Maulana Jelaluddin Rumi

“Shall we put an end to the human race,
or shall mankind renounce war and live in peace. There’s no in between.”
Bertrand Russell

“A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction,
and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.”
John Stuart Mill

“It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.”
David Brin

“Looking for consciousness in the brain is like looking in the radio for the announcer.”
Nassim Haramein

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.
It will not lead you astray.”
Maulana Jelaluddin Rumi

“We are put on Earth a little space to bear the beams of love.”
William Blake

“Few people have the imagination for reality.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The only thing I know is I know nothing”
Socrates

“School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is.”
Ivan Illich

“Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
Maulana Jelaluddin Rumi

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”
Eckhart Tolle

“The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion and politics, but it is not the path to knowledge, and it has no place in the endeavor of science.”
Carl Sagan

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
John Quincy Adams

“It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spying on me through my phone’ anymore. Eventually, it will be ‘My phone is spying on me.'”
Philip K. Dick (in 1968)

“The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.”
Cornelius Tacitus

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”
Arthur Conan Doyle Sr.

“It does not require many words to speak the truth.”
Chief Joseph

“Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they’ve told you what you think it is you want to hear.”
Alan Corenk

“Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.”
Horace Mann

“Science without humanity is a blunder that leads to violence.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

“Every morning I awake torn between a desire to save the world and an inclination to savor it. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
E. B. White

“Learn to see, and then you’ll know there is no end to the new worlds of our vision.”
Carlos Castaneda

“Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true.”
Buddha

“Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.”
Plato

“Thought is not “free” when legal penalties are incurred by the holding or not holding of certain opinions.”
Bertrand Russell

“You can’t believe a word the American media says. If they say anything correct, it’s just an accident.”
Paul Craig Roberts

“Let them call me a rebel and I welcome it; I feel no concern from it; but I should suffer the misery of demons should I make a whore of my soul”.
Thomas Paine

“Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through.
Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love. And then we return home.”
Australian Aboriginal Proverb

“The written history is a generally acknowledged lie.”
Voltaire

“The best way to get a good idea is to get a lot of ideas.”
Linus Pauling

“Leaders become great, not because of their powers,
but their ability to empower others.”
John Maxwell

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”
Helen Keller

“And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”
Khalil Gibran

“The more I face my fears, the more fearless I become.”
Paz Vizcarra

“The world is a hellish place, and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering.”
Tom Waits

“The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don’t have it.”
George Bernard Shaw

“Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

“Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people’s brains and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead.”
Arundhati Roy

“Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.”
Napoleon Bonaparte

“Do not hold the delusion that your advancement is accomplished by crushing others.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

“There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.”
Arundhati Roy

“Puppets, every last one of them, every “head of state” with the rarest of exceptions, is a puppet. This is a truth that must be understood in order to effect a better world.”
Ken O’Keefe

“Conscious faith is freedom. Emotional faith is slavery. Mechanical faith is foolishness.”
G. I. Gurdjieff

“Every morning we are born again. It is what we do today that matters most.”
Buddha

“To ravage, to slaughter, to usurp under false titles, all this they call empire. They make a desert, and they call it peace.”
Tacitus

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
Buddha

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.”
John Locke

“When I tell any Truth it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it but for the sake of defending those who do.”
William Blake

“The safest course is to do nothing against one’s conscience.
With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.”
Voltaire

“The nature of your world is no more and no less than a reflection of the composite vision of the consciousness present.”
Rasha

“If every eight year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”
Dalai Lama

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”
Samuel Becket

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”
Saint Francis of Assisi

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
Edith Wharton

“For it is in giving that we receive.”
Saint Francis of Assisi

“You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.”
Deepak Chopra

“Dante once said that the hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”
John F. Kennedy

“Remember, at the end of the day, ask yourself, ‘Self, did I make a difference?’ And the answer had better be yes.”
Lenny B. Robinson

“The service we give to others is the rent we pay for the life we have here on earth.'”
Muhammad Ali

“You will be lifted into heaven upon the arms of those you have served.”
Edgar Cayce

“Count your age by friends, not years.
Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
John Lennon

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
Dalai Lama XIV

“Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect
but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.”
Bob Marley

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go…”
Oscar Wilde

“Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.”
Marcus Aurelius

“Bring diversity back to agriculture. That’s what made it work in the first place.”
David R. Brower

“You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder.
It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you.”
Vandana Shiva

“It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.”
Ansel Adams

“If you are afraid to tell the truth, you are already a slave.”
Henryk Pajak

Keep close to Nature’s heart … and break clear away, once in awhile,
and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
John Muir

“One is not born into the world to do everything, but to do something.”
Henry David Thoreau

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”
Native American Proverb

“Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history.”
Jacques Yves Cousteau

“Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.”
Plato

“I do what I do because it is the right thing to do.
I am a warrior, and it is the way of the warrior to fight superior odds.”
Paul Watson

“If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.”
Bertrand Russell

“Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can’t eat money.”
Native American Proverb

“Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.”
Socrates

“If you really think the environment is less important than the economy try holding your breath while you count your money.”
Dr. Guy McPherson

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”
Robert Swan

“The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.”
Ralph Nader

“Human use, population and technology have reached that certain stage
where Mother Earth no longer accepts our presence with silence.”
Dalai Lama

“Live simply so that others may simply live.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends,
have become global garbage cans.”
Jacques-Yves Cousteau

“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.”
John James Audubon

“The Earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge;
for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.”
Marya Mannes

“The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved.”
Richard Rogers

“They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use and fence their neighbors away from her and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.”
Sitting Bull

“Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.”
Edward O. Wilson

“One individual cannot possibly make a difference, alone. It is individual efforts, collectively, that makes a noticeable difference — all the difference in the world.”
Jane Goodall

“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.”
Gaylord Nelson

“We are rightly appalled by the genetic effects of radiation; how then, can we be indifferent to the same effect in chemicals we disseminate widely in our environment?”
Rachel Carson

“If you want one year of prosperity, plant corn. If you want ten years of prosperity, plant trees. If you want one hundred years of prosperity, educate people.”
Chinese Proverb

“In this earth, in this immaculate field, we shall not plant any seeds except for compassion, except for love.”
Maulana Jelaluddin Rumi

“The superior man seeks what is right; the inferior one, what is profitable.”
Confucius

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.”
Buddha

“We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us through that darkness to a safe and sane future.”
John F. Kennedy

“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?”
Henry David Thoreau

“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There can be no purpose more enspiriting than to begin the age of restoration, reweaving the wondrous diversity of life that still surrounds us.”
Edward O. Wilson

“You may never know what results come of your action,
but if you do nothing there will be no result.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Every aspect of our lives is, in a sense, a vote for the kind of world we want to live in.”
Frances Moore Lappé

Farm and Kitchen
“Our primary health care should begin on the farm and in our hearts
and not in some laboratory of the biotech and pharmaceutical companies.”
Gary Hopkins

“I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.”
Aldous Huxley

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”
Vincent van Gogh

“If you have love you will do all things well.”
Thomas Merton

“Humanity, in the desperate attempt to fit 8 billion or more people on the planet and give them a higher standard of living, is at risk of pushing the rest of life off the globe.”
Edward O. Wilson

“As crude a weapon as a cave man’s club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life.”
Rachel Carson

“To go back to tradition is the first step forward.”
African Proverb

“Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.”
Buddha

“Not everyone is in the position to help other animals, but everyone is in the position not to harm them.”
Anthony Douglas Williams

“Whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment within.”
Chinese Proverb

“Nature shrinks as capital grows.
The growth of the market cannot solve the very crisis it creates.”
Vandana Shiva

“There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.”
Marshall McLuhan

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”
Princess Diana

“When we heal the Earth, we heal ourselves.”
David Orr

“To forget how to dig the Earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“The groundwork of all happiness is health.”
Leigh Hunt

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.”
Cherokee Saying

“The longest journey you will make in your life is from your head to your heart.”
Sioux Legend

“Switching to all organic food production is the single most critical (and most doable) action we can take right now to stop our climate crisis.”
Maria Rodale

“We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.”
Margaret Mead

“Understand that forgiveness does not exonerate the perpetrator, forgiveness liberates the victim. It’s a gift you give yourself.”
T.D. Jakes

“Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.”
Earl Nightingale

“If you want to change the world, start with the next person who comes to you in need.”
B. D. Schiers

“Wherever you are, be there totally.”
Eckhart Tolle

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
John Muir

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”
John Lennon

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.”
Amelia Earhart

“Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in.”
Greek proverb

“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.”
Steve Maraboli

“Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.”
Seneca

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
Oscar Wilde

“By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn.”
Latin Proverb

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
Pablo Picasso

“My mission is to create a world where we can live in harmony with nature.”
Jane Goodall

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the Earth.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.”
Albert Schweitzer

“Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.”
Terry Tempest Williams

“Where there is love there is life.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.”
Muhammad Ali

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.”
Maurice Maeterlinck

“Lose yourself in nature and find peace.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.”
Deepak K. Chopra

“The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a pattern of systems.”
Bruce Lee

“How can we expect wild animals to survive if we give them nowhere in the wild to live?”
Anthony Douglas Williams

“A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.”
Oscar Wilde

“We all have a responsibility to protect endangered species,
both for their sake and for the sake of our own future generations.”
Loretta Lynch

“When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”
Lao Tzu

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
Marcel Proust

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.”
Edward Abbey

“Violence begins with the fork.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you don’t like seeing pictures of violence towards animals being posted, you need to help stop the violence, not the pictures.”
Johnny Depp

“Choose only one master – Nature.”
Rembrandt

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”
Anthony J. D’Angelo

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.”
Joseph Campbell

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”
Pablo Picasso

“Becoming vegan is the most important and direct change we can immediately make to save the planet and its species.”
Chris Hedges

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe

“You have to hold yourself accountable for your actions, and that’s how we’re going to protect the Earth.”
Julia Butterfly Hill

“We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to.”
Terri Swearingen

“Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.”
Aldo Leopold

“Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the people of the Earth.
Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it.”
Chief Seattle

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
Plato

“When we recognize the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection; love is born.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“In today’s rush, we all think too much – seek too much – want too much – and forget about the joy of just being.”
Eckhart Tolle

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
William Arthur Ward

“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”
Buddha

“Looking for consciousness in the brain is like looking in the radio for the announcer.”
Nassim Haramein

“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.”
Edward O. Wilson

“He that plants trees loves others beside himself.”
Thomas Fuller

“The secret to living well and longer is:
eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.”
Tibetan Proverb

“Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.”
Albert Schweitzer

“In wilderness is the preservation of the world.”
Henry David Thoreau

“We will conserve only what we love, We love only what we know, we know only what we are taught.”
Baba Dioum

“There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves,
that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet.”
Brooked Medicine Eagle

“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.”
John Muir

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
Benjamin Franklin

“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.”
Sitting Bull

“Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
John F. Kennedy

“Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.”
Bill Mollison

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Nature is not a place to visit it is home.”
Gary Snyder

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”
John Muir

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”
John Burroughs

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
Aristotle

“A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship and he who plants kindness gathers love.”
Saint Basil the Great

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the Earth.”
Henry David Thoreau

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
Carl Jung

“You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.”
Deepak K. Chopra

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”
John Burroughs

“So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole Earth.”
Baha’u’llah

“You are not the victim of the world, but rather the master of your own destiny. It is your choices and decisions that determine your destiny.”
Roy T. Bennett

“The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.”
Neale Donald Walsch

“One must care about a world one will not see.”
Bertrand Russell

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Your perception will become clear only when you can look into your soul.”
Carl Jung

“We are all here on earth to help others;
what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.”
W. H. Auden

“If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us.”
David Suzuki

“We should preserve every scrap of biodiversity as priceless while we learn to use it and come to understand what it means to humanity.”
Edward O. Wilson

“No matter who says what, you should accept it with a smile and do your own work.”
Mother Teresa

“Hope has two beautiful daughters: their names are anger and courage. Anger that things are the way they are. Courage to make them the way they ought to be.”
Saint Augustine

“The history of the race, and each individual’s experience, are thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.”
Mark Twain

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”
George Bernard Shaw

“Two percent of the people think; three percent of the people think they think;
and ninety-five percent of the people would rather die than think.”
George Bernard Shaw

“What things so ever you desire, when you pray,
believe that you receive them, and you shall have them.”
Mark 11:24

“With our love, we could save the world.”
George Harrison

“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Not less than two hours a day should be devoted to exercise,
and the weather should be little regarded.”
Thomas Jefferson

“Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.”
Thomas Jefferson

“Exercise and application produce order in our affairs, health of body, cheerfulness of mind, and these make us precious to our friends.”
Thomas Jefferson

“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise,
not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”
Hippocrates

“It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”
Socrates

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being,
while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.”
Plato

“It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Identifying and quantifying planetary boundaries that must not be transgressed could help prevent human activities from causing unacceptable environmental change.”
Johan Rockström

“If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect.”
Jacques-Yves Cousteau

“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability
and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.”
Aldo Leopold

“The question is whether any civilization can wage relentless war on life without destroying itself, and without losing the right to be called civilized.”
Rachel Carson

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.”
Frank Lloyd Wright

“We have to walk in a way that we only print peace and serenity on the Earth.
Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“The centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.”
W. B. Yeats, 1919

“The Great Pyramid of Giza encodes the speed of light at least four different ways.”
Mark R. Elsis

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
Mark Twain

“What we are is God’s gift to us.
What we become is our gift to God.”
Eleanor Powell

“Submission is identified not with cowardliness, but with virtue,
rebellion not with heroism, but with evil.
Robert Anton Wilson

“Oh if a man tried to take his time on earth, and prove before he died what one man’s life could be worth, I wonder what would happen to this world.”
Harry Chapin

“Our lives are to be used and thus to be lived as fully as possible, and truly it seems that we are never so alive as when we concern ourselves with other people.”
Harry Chapin

“Look, you fools, you’re in danger! Can’t you see?! They’re after you! They’re after all of us! Our wives, our children, everyone! They’re here, already! You’re next!”
”Dr. Miles Bennell, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1956 film)

“In the magical universe there are no coincidences and there are no accidents. Nothing happens unless someone wills it to happen”
William S. Burroughs

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”
Aldous Huxley

Longer Quotes

“Future generations will be no more. Our evolutionary process of 4.56 billion years will have been in vain. If we Homo sapiens haven’t already crossed our irreversible Omega point, we will very soon. Once passed, life will rapidly disintegrate into an ever-increasingly nightmarish slippery slope until we will finally become extinct. Confluences of unsustainable destructive forces are cumulatively contributing to this endgame by creating domino-effect failures throughout the ecosystems on Earth. It is indeed quite morbidly paradoxical, that we are decimating as quickly as we possibly can, the very ecosystems that supply us with the sustenance of life itself. Future generations will be no more, and today’s generations are the greedy thieves who have stolen their life.”
Mark R. Elsis

“The time is now for everyone to fully understand and realize that if we do not radically change our corporate-driven consumptive and destructive way of life, we will become extinct. Together we can shine a beautiful light into the darkness and create a catalyst of love that will resonate so that we may pass on an equitable, peaceful, and sustainable Earth to our future generations.”
Mark R. Elsis

“Thou shalt not kill.
Is there something people don’t understand about that?
I do not believe in killing, whether it be capital punishment or abortion.
There have been about 60,000,000 abortions in the United States,
since Roe v Wade in 1973.
Perhaps we should have informative sexual education classes,
and contraceptives for all.
Perhaps people should live up to their obligations,
instead of using abortions as an easy way out.
Because abortion not only murders the fetus who has no say in the matter,
but also does significant psychological harm to the mother.
And now a new demonic low,
Planned Parenthood is selling baby parts from the abortions they provide.”
Mark R. Elsis

“We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.”
John Lennon

“Only after the last tree has been cut down.
Only after the last river has been poisoned.
Only after the last fish has been caught.
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.”
Cree Indian Prophesy

“It is especially important in this discussion to recognize the unity of the total process, from that first unimaginable moment of cosmic emergence through all its subsequent forms of expression until the present. This unbreakable bond of relatedness that makes of the whole a universe becomes increasingly apparent to scientific observation, although this bond ultimately escapes scientific formulation or understanding. In virtue of this relatedness, everything is intimately present to everything else in the universe. Nothing is completely itself without everything else. This relatedness is both spatial and temporal. However distant in space or time, the bond of unity is functionally there. The universe is a communion and a community. We ourselves are that communion become conscious of itself.”
Thomas Berry

“Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about his religion. Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and of service to your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place. Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.”
Tecumseh

“Today we amass material things without ever satisfying our greed,
and then we madly squander all we have amassed.
But a day will come when there will be no orphans,
no beggars; everyone will be as one of my own family,
everyone will be my brother and sister,
and that is when I will have gained everything and everyone.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky

“A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.”
George Bernard Shaw

“We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals and our banks destroy the economy.”
Chris Hedges

“For if you [the rulers] suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves [outlaws] and then punish them.”
Saint Thomas More

“Until we end our violence against the earth – a matter ignored by most pacifists, as the issue of military violence is ignored by most conservationists – how can we hope to end our violence against each other? The earth, which we all have in common, is our deepest bond, and our behavior toward it cannot help but be an earnest of our consideration for each other and for our descendants.”
Wendell Berry

Drops Of Love
“We must not think that our love has to be extraordinary. But we do need to love without getting tired. How does a lamp burn? Through the continuous input of small drops of oil. These drops are the small things of daily life: faithfulness, small words of kindness, a thought for others, our way of being quiet, of looking, of speaking, and of acting. They are the true drops of love that keep our lives and relationships burning like a lively flame.”
Mother Teresa

“When you see the Earth from space,
you don’t see any divisions of nation-states there.
This may be the symbol of the new mythology to come;
this is the country we will celebrate,
and these are the people we are one with.”
Joseph Campbell

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.
Keep your behavior positive because your behavior become your habits.
Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

“Music does bring people together; it allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves: We are the same.”
John Denver

Namaste
An ancient Sanskrit blessing meaning: “I honour the place within you where the entire Universe resides. I honour the place within you of love, light, truth and peace. I honour the place within you, where, when you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, there is only One of us.”

“I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty, which will protect the beauty of our natural environment, which will preserve the great old American houses and squares and parks of our national past and which will build handsome and balanced cities for our future.”
John F. Kennedy

Love the Earth
Brothers and sisters, love the earth. Be true to the earth, and do not believe those seducers who look longingly to the world beyond, casting suspicion on this world. Jesus is the greatest friend of the earth – Jesus who again and again, in the original spirit of Judaism, proclaimed love for the soil and love for the land. “Blessed are the peacemakers,” he said, “for they shall possess the earth.”
Eberhard Arnold

“Let go, and respond to the immediate needs around you. Don’t get caught in some false perception of yourself. There will always be another person more gifted than you. And don’t perceive your position as important, but be ready to serve at any moment.
If you can let go of who you think you are, you will become free – ready to love others. If you learn to see your impermanence, you will be able to live for the moment
and not miss opportunities to love by pushing things into the future.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man’s heart, away from nature, becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too.”
Luther Standing Bear

“How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and of oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?”
Charles A. Lindbergh

“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos”
Edward O. Wilson

“You must teach the children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of your grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons of the earth.
If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves.”
Native American Wisdom

“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”
John Burroughs

“The civility of no race can be perfect whilst another race is degraded. It is a doctrine alike of the oldest and of the newest philosophy, that man is one, and that you cannot injure any member, without a sympathetic injury to all the members”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. To display a lantern of soul in shadowy times like these is to be fierce and to show mercy. Both are acts of bravery and of greatest necessity.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“Jesus taught us how to forgive out of love, how to forget out of humility. So let us examine our hearts and see if there is any unforgiven hurt – any unforgotten bitterness! It is easy to love those who are far away. It isn’t always easy to love those who are right next to us. It is easier to offer food to the hungry than to answer the lonely suffering of someone who lacks love right in one’s own family. The world today is upside down because there is so very little love in the home, and in family life. We have no time for each other. Everybody is in such a terrible rush, and so anxious . . .
and in the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world.”
Mother Teresa

“The press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make a criminal look like he’s the victim and make the victim look like he’s the criminal. This is the press, an irresponsible press.” . . . “If you aren’t careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”
Malcolm X

“Christ said, “Go and give all you have to the poor and become the servant of all men,” for if you do that, you’ll become a thousand times richer because your happiness won’t be made just of good food, rich clothes, satisfied vanity, and appeased envy. Instead it will be built on love, love multiplied by love without end. And then you will gain not just riches…but the whole world.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky

“We need the tonic of wildness, to wade sometimes in marshes where the bittern and the meadow-hen lurk, and hear the booming of the snipe; to smell the whispering sedge where only the wilder and more solitary fowl builds her nest, and the mink crawls with its belly close to the ground. We can never have enough of nature.
We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and titanic features, the sea-coast with its wrecks, the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, the thunder cloud, and the rain which lasts weeks and produces freshets. We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Forgiveness creates an obligation for which there are no exceptions allowed.
Love is a fire which goes out if it does not kindle others. Thou hast burned with joy; kindle those who comes near you with the same, lest thou becomest like a stone,
hard and cold. You have received much; you must also give.”
Giovanni Papini

“Internal peace is an essential first step to achieving peace in the world. How do you cultivate it? It’s very simple. In the first place by realizing clearly that all mankind is one, that human beings in every country are members of one and the same family.”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Love Is Eternal
Once you have learned to love; who you are, what you do and those around you, you will have truly learned to live.

Search for love, for it is the most important ingredient of life.
Without it, your life will echo emptiness.
With it, your life will vibrate with warmth and meaning.
Even during any hardship, love will shine through.

To love abundantly is to live abundantly.
To love forever is to live forever.
Be thankful for what you have now,
and the opportunities for love and success that are before you.

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you.
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight.
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.

This was written by Mother Theresa
and is engraved on the wall of her home for children in Calcutta.

Great Spirit Prayer
“The Great Spirit is in all things, is in the air we breathe.
The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother.
She nourishes us; that which we put into the ground, She returns to us.”

Give us hearts to understand;
Never to take from creation’s beauty more than we give;
never to destroy wantonly for the furtherance of greed;

Never to deny to give our hands for the building of earth’s beauty;
never to take from her what we cannot use.

Give us hearts to understand;
That to destroy earth’s music is to create confusion;
that to wreck her appearance is to blind us to beauty;

That to callously pollute her fragrance is to make a house of stench;
that as we care for her she will care for us.

We have forgotten who we are.

We have sought only our own security.

We have exploited simply for our own ends.

We have distorted our knowledge.

We have abused our power.

Great Spirit, whose dry lands thirst,

Help us to find the way to refresh your lands.

Great Spirit, whose waters are choked with debris and pollution,
help us to find the way to cleanse your waters.

Great Spirit, whose beautiful earth grows ugly with misuse,
help us to find the way to restore beauty to your handiwork.

Great Spirit, whose creatures are being destroyed,
help us to find a way to replenish them.

Great Spirit, whose gifts to us are being lost in selfishness and corruption,
help us to find the way to restore our humanity.

Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the wind,
whose breath gives life to the world, hear me;
I need your strength and wisdom. May I walk in Beauty

Big Thunder, a late 19th century Algonquin

Our Pebble
“What we would like to do is change the world –
to make it a little simpler for people to feed, clothe,
and shelter themselves as God intended for them to do.
And we can change the world: we can work for the oasis,
the little cell of joy and peace in a harried world.
We can throw our pebble in the pond and be confident
that its ever widening circle will reach around the world.”
Dorothy Day

“If you look carefully you will see that there is one thing and only one thing that causes unhappiness. The name of that thing is attachment. What is an attachment? An emotional state of clinging caused by the belief that without some particular thing or some person you cannot be happy.”
Anthony de Mello

“At the center of the Universe is a loving heart that continues to beat and that wants the best for every person. Anything that we can do to help foster the intellect and spirit and emotional growth of our fellow human beings, that is our job. Those of us who have this particular vision must continue against all odds. Life is for service.”
Fred Rogers a.k.a. Mister Rogers

“Is it possible to live in peace and happiness when you know that two-thirds of human beings are suffering, hungry and poor? To be human we have to have compassion. This solidarity is really the defining factor of our humanity and is gradually being lost in a culture of material values. It’s not only the cry of the poor we must listen to but also the cry of the earth. The earth and human beings are both threatened. We must do something to change the situation. There won’t be a Noah’s Ark to save only some of us. To meet people’s fundamental concerns change is needed. The world as it is does not offer the majority of humanity life but rather hell. I believe that change is possible, because I cannot accept a God who could remain indifferent to this world, but only one who cares about the poor and the suffering.”
Leonardo Boff

“There is a light that shines beyond all things on earth, beyond us all, beyond the heavens, beyond the highest, the very highest heavens. This is the light that shines in our heart.”
Chandogya Upanishad

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do.”
Edward Everett Hale

“The miraculous is not extraordinary but the common mode of existence. It is our daily bread. Whoever really has considered the lilies of the field or the birds of the air and pondered the improbability of their existence in this warm world within the cold and empty stellar distances will hardly balk at the turning of water into wine – which was, after all, a very small miracle. We forget the greater and still continuing miracle by which water (with soil and sunlight) is turned into grapes.”
Wendell Berry

“When I despair, I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it, always.”
Mohandas K. Gandi

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”
Thomas Jefferson

“We need more understanding of human nature, because the only real danger that exists is man himself. He is the great danger. And we are pitifully unaware of it. We know nothing of man . . . far too little. His psyche should be studied – because we are the origin of all coming evil.”
Carl G. Jung

“The illusion of freedom [in America] will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”
Frank Zappa

The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually ever talked about them. You have to hand it to America. It has exercised quite a clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It is a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis.”
Harold Pinter

“This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take your hat off to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air of every season every day of your life, re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Walt Whitman

“The ultimate weakness of violence
is that it is a descending spiral,
begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.
Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.
Through violence you may murder the liar,
but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth.
Through violence you murder the hater,
but you do not murder hate.
In fact, violence merely increases hate….
Returning violence for violence multiples violence,
adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Even visions and experiences involving “non-ordinary” reality become explainable under the holographic paradigm. In a holographic universe there are no limits to the extent to which we can alter the fabric of reality.”
Michael Talbot

“Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is –
whether the victim is human or animal –
we cannot expect things to be much better in this world.
We cannot have peace among men
whose hearts delight in killing any living creature.
By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing,
we set back the progress of humanity”.
Rachel Carson

“In dealing with the State,
we ought to remember that its institutions are not aboriginal,
though they existed before we were born;
that they are not superior to the citizen;
that every one of them was once the act of a single man;
every law and usage was a man’s expedient to meet a particular case;
that they all are imitable, all alterable;
we may make as good; we may make better.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Treason From Within
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Just look at us.
Everything is backwards;
everything is upside down.
Doctors destroy health,
lawyers destroy justice,
universities destroy knowledge,
governments destroy freedom,
the major media destroy information
and religions destroy spirituality”
Michael Ellner

Before meeting Jim Forrestal, I thought we were losing to international Communism because of incompetence and stupidity on the part of our planners. I mentioned that to Forrestal. I shall forever remember his answer. He said, “McCarthy, consistency has never been a mark of stupidity. If they were merely stupid, they would occasionally make a mistake in our favor.”
James Forrestal to Joseph McCarthy

“[Very] soon, every American will be required to register their biological property in a National system designed to keep track of the people and that will operate under the ancient system of pledging. By such methodology, we can compel people to submit to our agenda, which will affect our security as a chargeback for our fiat paper currency. Every American will be forced to register or suffer not being able to work and earn a living. They will be our chattel, and we will hold the security interest over them forever, by operation of the law merchant under the scheme of secured transactions. Americans, by unknowingly or unwittingly delivering the bills of lading to us will be rendered bankrupt and insolvent, forever to remain economic slaves through taxation, secured by their pledges. They will be stripped of their rights and given a commercial value designed to make us a profit and they will be non the wiser, for not one man in a million could ever figure our plans and, if by accident one or two would figure it out, we have in our arsenal plausible deniability. After all, this is the only logical way to fund government, by floating liens and debt to the registrants in the form of benefits and privileges. This will inevitably reap to us huge profits beyond our wildest expectations and leave every American a contributor or to this fraud which we will call “Social Insurance.” Without realizing it, every American will insure us for any loss we may incur and in this manner; every American will unknowingly be our servant, however begrudgingly. The people will become helpless and without any hope for their redemption and, we will employ the high office of the President of our dummy corporation to foment this plot against America.”
Edward Mandell House in a private meeting with President Woodrow Wilson

“We declare our right on this earth…to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.”
Malcolm X

“No president should fear public scrutiny of his program, for from that scrutiny comes understanding, and from that understanding comes support or opposition; and both are necessary . . . Without debate, without criticism, no administration and no country can succeed, and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian law makers once decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. And that is why our press was protected by the First Amendment.”
John F. Kennedy

“All men recognize the right of revolution;
that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government,
when its tyranny or its inefficiency is great and unendurable.
And oppression and robbery are organized, I say;
let us not have such a machine any longer.
I think that it is not too soon for honest men to rebel and revolutionize.”
Henry David Thoreau

“You gotta remember, establishment, it’s just a name for evil. The monster doesn’t care whether it kills all the students or whether there’s a revolution. It’s not thinking logically, it’s out of control.”
John Lennon

“People who will not turn a shovel full of dirt on the project, nor contribute a pound of material, will collect more money from the United States than will the people who supply all the material and do all the work. This is the terrible thing about interest … But here is the point: If the nation can issue a dollar bond it can issue a dollar bill. The element that makes the bond good makes the bill good also. The difference between the bond and the bill is that the bond lets the money broker collect twice the amount of the bond and an additional 20 percent. Whereas the currency – the honest sort provided by the Constitution – pays nobody but those who contribute in some useful way. It is absurd to say our country can issue bonds and cannot issue currency. Both are promises to pay, but one fattens the usurer and the other helps the people. If the currency issued by the people were not good, then the bonds would be not good either. It is a terrible situation when the government, to insure the national wealth, must go in debt and submit to ruinous interest charges at the hands of men who control the fictitious value of gold. Interest is the invention of Satan.”
Thomas A. Edison

“We, like those in all emergent totalitarian states, have been mentally damaged by a carefully orchestrated historical amnesia, a state-induced stupidity. We increasingly do not remember what it means to be free. And because we do not remember, we do not react with appropriate ferocity when it is revealed that our freedom has been taken from us. The structures of the corporate state must be torn down. Its security apparatus must be destroyed. And those who defend corporate totalitarianism, including the leaders of the two major political parties, fatuous academics, pundits and a bankrupt press, must be driven from the temples of power. Mass street protests and prolonged civil disobedience are our only hope. A failure to rise up — which is what the corporate state is counting upon — will see us enslaved.”
Chris Hedges

“Time is too slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love, time is eternity.”
Henry Van Dyke

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
Steve Jobs

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of the birds, the ebb and flow of the tides, the folded bud ready for the spring.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature –
the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter.”
Rachel Carson

“Gandhi is the other person. I believe Gandhi is the only person who knew about real democracy — not democracy as the right to go and buy what you want, but democracy as the responsibility to be accountable to everyone around you. Democracy begins with freedom from hunger, freedom from unemployment, freedom from fear, and freedom from hatred. To me, those are the real freedoms on the basis of which good human societies are based.”
Vandana Shiva

“The historical circumstance of interest is that the tropical rain forests have persisted over broad parts of the continents since their origins as stronghold of the flowering plants 150 million years ago.”
Edward O. Wilson

“I am convinced that love is the most durable power in the world. It is not an expression of impractical idealism, but of practical realism. Far from being the pious injunction of a Utopian dreamer, love is an absolute necessity for the survival of our civilization. To return hate for hate does nothing but intensify the existence of evil in the universe. Someone must have sense enough and religion enough to cut off the chain of hate and evil, and this can only be done through love.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“To attain peace among the nations in any dynamic or enduring form requires not simply political negotiation but a new mode of consciousness. The magnitude of this change is in the order of religious conversion or of spiritual rebirth rather than of treaty processes or even of inter-cultural understanding. Simply to recognize the basic nature and dimension of the issues we face is already an advance. But if a peaceful world is beyond politics it is also beyond religions as these presently exist. A change is needed in every phase of human life. This lies mainly in recognition that the micro phase, the particular or national traditions, must find their context and fulfillment in the macro phase, the global or panhuman phase of human existence. The future rests in the religious, political, economic and cultural capacity of humans to establish this larger context in which the particular traditions will find both support and fulfillment in a functional global community.”
Thomas Berry

“Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change.”
Robert F. Kennedy

“You must unlearn what you have been ‘programmed’ to believe from birth. That software no longer serves you if you want to live in a universe where all things are possible.”
Jacqueline E. Purcell

“He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust.”
Saint Thomas Aquinas

“But peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone.
It lies in the hearts and minds of all people.
So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper,
let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace,
a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people.
I believe that we can.
I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings.”
John F. Kennedy

“Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript of a divine letter. You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you are already that.”
Rumi

“The World Trade Organization, The World Bank, The International Monetary Fund and other financial institutions virtually write economic policy and parliamentary legislation. With a deadly combination of arrogance and ruthlessness, they take their sledgehammers to fragile, interdependent, historically complex societies and devastate them, all under the fluttering banner of ‘reform’.”
Arundhati Roy

“Once the government reclaims the power to create money from the banks, it will no longer need to sell its bonds to investors. It will not even need to levy income taxes… government-issued money would actually be less inflationary than the system we have now; and it is precisely because power and money corrupt that money creation needs to be done by a public body, exercised in full view and with full accountability… what has allowed government to be corrupted today is that it is actually run by the money cartel. Big business holds all the cards, because its affiliated banks have monopolized the business of issuing and lending the national money supply, a function the Constitution delegated solely to Congress.”
Ellen Brown

“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”
Michael Jackson

“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget. “
Arundhati Roy

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
Mark Twain

“One who breaks an unjust law must do so openly, lovingly, and with a willingness to accept the penalty. I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.”
Dr. Martin Luther King

“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
Dr. Seuss

“The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self created screen… At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually runs the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties.”
John F. Hylan, New York City Mayor 1922

“A bureaucrat is the most despicable of men, though he is needed as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat who was not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an oppressor or a thief, a holder of little authority in which he delights, as a boy delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can trust such creatures?”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Everyone should do all in his power to collect and disseminate the truth, in hope that truth may find a place in history and descend to posterity. History is not the relating of campaigns and battles, and generals or other individuals, but that which shows principles. The principles for which the South contended were government by the people; that is, government by the consent of the governed, government limited and local, free of consolidated power. Those principles justified the South’s struggle.”
Robert E. Lee

“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”
Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

“But they don’t use law – they use law for their interests. They don’t go by law, international, federal, local – nothing! They go by whatever is expedient to protect the interests that are at stake.”
Malcolm X

“For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence — on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system that has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.”
John F. Kennedy

“The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been two hundred years.
These nations have progressed through this sequence:
From bondage to spiritual faith;
from spiritual faith to great courage;
from courage to liberty;
from liberty to abundance;
from abundance to selfishness;
from selfishness to complacency;
from complaceny to apathy;
from apathy to dependence;
from dependency back again into bondage.”
Sir Alex Fraser Tytler

“The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements, arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland , a private bank owned and controlled by the worlds’ central banks which were themselves private corporations. The growth of financial capitalism made possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect injury of all other economic groups.”
Carroll Quigley

“Do not believe for an instant that the world’s conspiring elite in every nation have so much as a serious quarrel among them. They have just one object: control through tribute. Your slavery, through tribute, and mine. Behind this attack are the self-styled elite, secure in their own power and riches. To be effective we must direct our attacks on the real criminals, the wealthy, and powerful and secret elite of all the world, the conspirators laboring day and night to enslave us.”
Taylor Caldwell

“The principal power in Washington is no longer the government or the people it represents. It is the Money Power. Under the deceptive cloak of campaign contributions, access and influence, votes and amendments are bought and sold.”
Richard N. Goodwin

“Perhaps the time has come to cease calling it the “environmentalist” view, as though it were a lobbying effort outside the mainstream of human activity, and to start calling it the real-world view.”
Edward O. Wilson

“Federal health officials have been criminally negligent in looking at the thimerosal-autism connection, aside from relying on disputable and fallible cohort and epidemiological studies as a means to cover their backs. Data from these kinds of studies provide valuable fodder for pro-vaccine campaigns and have been shown to be an effective way to avoid paying vaccine injury compensation to parents with permanently damaged children.. The pro-vaccine agencies are very satisfied to sponsor, fund and propagandize cohort studies to discredit any one of hundreds of various adverse effects that have been associated with one or more vaccines. Cohort studies are relatively cheap to perform, provide instant results, and do not involve real clinical science to observe and measure actual biomolecular activity in the subjects. A good analogy would be vaccination cohort studies are to gold standard methodology as astrology is to astro-physical observation with the Hubble telescope. The medical literature is absolutely riddled with this kind of inaccurate science and Garrett and the rulers she represents at the CFR, the vaccine makers and our health officials, are all too happy that she rely on crap data of cohort and epidemiological calculations to sustain the vaccine miracle myth. It basically boils down to if you fear the results of undertaking a gold standard clinical trial, then resort to a cohort study.”
Dr. Gary Null

“It has always seemed strange to me… the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.”
John Steinbeck

“The government is merely a servant — merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn’t. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them.”
Mark Twain

“In art … those who are refined, rich, unoccupied, who are distillers of quintessence, seek what is new, strange, original, extravagant, scandalous. I, myself, since Cubism and before, have satisfied these masters and critics with all the changing oddities which passed through my head, and the less they understood me, the more they admired me. By amusing myself with all these games, with all these absurdities, puzzles, rebuses, arabesques, I became famous, and that very quickly. And fame, for a painter, means sales, gains, fortune, riches. And today, as you know, I am celebrated. I am rich. But when I am alone with myself, I have not the courage to think of myself as an artist in the great and ancient sense of the term. Giotto, Titian, Rembrandt, were great painters. I am only a public entertainer who has understood his times and exploited as best he could the imbecility, the vanity, the cupidity of his contemporaries. Mine is a bitter confession, more painful than it may appear, but it has the merit of being sincere.”
Pablo Picasso

“The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands.”
Oscar Wilde

“We come here because we too feel a responsibility for the human community.
To preserve and develop a human quality of life is the common responsibility of us all. It is not fitting that those concerned with the various aspects of the human be alienated from each other. Both you and ourselves represent forces too profound and aim at objectives too significant for either of us to succeed completely without the assistance of the other. The urgency of our work impels us to get on with our common task lest a new period of disaster erupt over the Earth.”
Thomas Berry

“Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them.”
George Carlin

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you,
and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of autumn.”
John Muir

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.”
Mark Twain

“Men naturally rebel against the injustice of which they are victims. Thus, when plunder is organized by law for the profit of those who make the law, all the plundered classes try somehow to enter — by peaceful or revolutionary means — into the making of laws. According to their degree of enlightenment, these plundered classes may propose one of two entirely different purposes when they attempt to attain political power: Either they may wish to stop lawful plunder, or they may wish to share in it.”
Frederic Bastiat

“Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rightly confined to the governing class and the populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated…education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they will be incapable…of thinking or acting otherwise than their schoolmaster would have wished.”
Bertrand Russell

“When shall it be said in any country of the world, my poor are happy, neither ignorance or distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes not oppressive; the rational world is my friend because I am friend of its happiness. When these things can be said, then may that country boast of its constitution and government.”
Thomas Paine

“Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

“Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.”
Chief Seattle

“Compassion is the common thread with which the tapestries of each of your lives are interwoven. For in truth – there is only One of us here. As you begin to recognise the parallels of the lives of those with whom you share this dance, you begin to recognise the uncanny perfection in the synchronicity of the moment that brings you together. The so-called coincidences you may have once been inclined to dismiss are far from irrelevant.”
Rasha

“If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill. The element that makes the bond good, makes the bill good also. It is absurd to say our country can issue $30 million in bonds and not $30 million in currency. Both are promises to pay, but one promise fattens the usurers while the other helps the people.”
Thomas Edison

“So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men”
Voltaire

“A bold and aggressive plutocracy has usurped the Government and is using it as a policeman to enforce its insolent decrees. It has filled the Senate with its adherents, it controls the popular branch of the legislature by filling the Speaker’s chair with its representatives, and it has not hesitated to tamper with the Court of last resort.”
James B. Weaver

“A man who has in mind an apparent advantage and promptly proceeds to dissociate this from the question of what is right shows himself to be mistaken and immoral. Such a standpoint is the parent of assassinations, poisonings, forged wills, thefts, malversations of public money, and the ruinous exploitation of provincials and Roman citizens alike. Another result is passionate desire – desire for excessive wealth, for unendurable tyranny, and ultimately for the despotic seizure of free states. These desires are the most horrible and repulsive things imaginable. The perverted intelligences of men who are animated by such feelings are competent to understand the material rewards, but not the penalties. I do not mean penalties established by law, for these they often escape. I mean the most terrible of all punishments: their own degradation.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

“The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do.”
Samuel P. Huntington

“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehood’s school. And the one man who dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.”
Plato

“The working senses are superior to dull matter;
mind is higher than the senses;
intelligence is still higher than the mind;
and the soul is even higher than the intelligence.”
Bhagavad Gita

“There is a massive apparatus within the United States government that with complete secrecy has been building this enormous structure that has only one goal, and that is to destroy privacy and anonymity, not just in the United States but around the world.”
Glenn Greenwald

“Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.”
Bertrand Russell

“It is imperative to defend, what freedoms and rights we have left. – If we remain passive, if we permit the state to continue to use the law to take away our right of political expression, we will have no legal protection of resistance when we will need it most.”
Chris Hedges

“A common and natural result of an undue respect for law is that you may see a file of soldiers, colonel, captain, corporal, privates, powder-monkeys, and all marching in admirable order over hill and dale to the wars, against their wills, ay, against their common sense and consciences, which makes it very steep marching indeed, and produces a palpitation of the heart. They have no doubt that it is a damnable business in which they are concerned; they are all peaceably inclined. Now, what are they? Men at all? Or small movable forts and magazines, at the service of some unscrupulous man in power?”
Henry David Thoreau

“By far the most dangerous foe we have to fight is apathy – indifference from whatever cause, not from a lack of knowledge, but from carelessness, from absorption in other pursuits, from a contempt bred of self satisfaction”
William Osler

“Although most Americans may be largely ignorant of what was, and still is, being done in their names, all are likely to pay a steep price-individually and collectively-for their nation’s continued efforts to dominate the global scene.”
Chalmers Johnson

“The violent subjugation of the Palestinians, Iraqis, and Afghans will only ensure that those who oppose us will increasingly speak to us in the language we speak to them-violence.”
Chris Hedges

“The Earth with its layers of land and water and air provides the space within which all living things are nurtured and the context within which humans attain their identity.
If in the excitement of a secular technology reverence for the Earth has diminished in the past, especially in the western world, humans now experience a sudden shock at the devastation they have wrought on their own habitation. The ancient human-Earth relationship must be recovered in a new context, in its mystical as well as in its physical functioning. There is need for awareness that the mountains and rivers and all living things, the sky and its sun and moon and clouds all constitute a healing, sustaining sacred presence for humans which they need as much for their psychic integrity as for their physical nourishment. This presence whether experienced as Allah, as Atman, as Sunyata, or as the Buddha-nature or as Bodhisattva; whether as Tao or as the One or as the Divine Feminine, is the atmosphere in which humans breathe deepest and without which they eventually suffocate.”
Thomas Berry

“We frail humans are at one time capable of the greatest good and, at the same time, capable of the greatest evil. Change will only come about when each of us takes up the daily struggle ourselves to be more forgiving, compassionate, loving, and above all joyful in the knowledge that, by some miracle of grace, we can change as those around us can change too.”
Maíread Maguire

“Wars will be stopped only when soldiers refuse to fight, when workers refuse to load weapons onto ships and aircraft, when people boycott the economic outposts of Empire that are strung across the globe.”
Arundhati Roy

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.”
Oscar Wilde

“The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance.”
Carl Sagan

“Unless you make yourself equal to God, you cannot understand God: for the like is not intelligible save to the like. Make yourself grow to a greatness beyond measure, by a bound free yourself from the body; raise yourself above all time, become Eternity; then you will understand God. Believe that nothing is impossible for you, think yourself immortal and capable of understanding all, all arts, all sciences, the nature of every living being. Mount higher than the highest height; descend lower than the lowest depth. Draw into yourself all sensations of everything created, fire and water, dry and moist, imagining that you are everywhere, on earth, in the sea, in the sky, that you are not yet born, in the maternal womb, adolescent, old, dead, beyond death. If you embrace in your thought all things at once, times, places, substances, qualities, quantities, you may understand God.”
Giordano Bruno

“The C.I.A.’s growth was ‘likened to a malignancy’ which the ‘very high official was not sure even the White House could control … any longer.’ ‘If the United States ever experiences [a coup to overthrow the government] it will come from the C.I.A. and not the Pentagon.’ The agency ‘represents a tremendous power and total unaccountability to anyone.'”
Arthur Krock

“If you want to understand a society, take a good look at the drugs it uses. And what can this tell you about American culture? Well, look at the drugs we use. Except for pharmaceutical poison, there are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in.”
Bill Hicks

“Go back to bed, America. Your government has figured out how it all transpired. Go back to bed, America. Your government is in control again. Here. Here’s American Gladiators. Watch this, shut up. Go back to bed, America. Here is American Gladiators. Here is 56 channels of it! Watch these pituitary retards bang their fucking skulls together and congratulate you on living in the land of freedom. Here you go, America! You are free to do what we tell you! You are free to do what we tell you!”
Bill Hicks

“When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”
Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

“If this does not appeal to you sufficiently to recognize in me a discoverer of principles, do me, at least, the justice of calling me an inventor of some beautiful pieces of electrical apparatus.”
Nikola Tesla

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is a beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is life, fight for it!”
Mother Teresa

“Scientists who work for nuclear power or nuclear energy have sold their soul to the devil. They are either dumb, stupid, or highly compromised… Free enterprise really means rich people get richer. And they have the freedom to exploit and psychologically rape their fellow human beings in the process… Capitalism is destroying the earth.”
Dr. Helen Caldicott

“I’ve found out how overwhelming the media is and the way it drills things into your head, it’s almost like a mind control. If I could control people’s minds, I’d like to put something useful in.”
Natalie Merchant

“The problems of this world are so gigantic that some are paralysed by their own uncertainty. Courage and wisdom are needed to reach out above this sense of helplessness. Desire for vengeance against deeds of hatred offers no solution. An eye for an eye makes the world blind. If we wish to choose the other path, we will have to search for ways to break the spiral of animosity. To fight evil one must also recognize one’s own responsibility. The values for which we stand must be expressed in the way we think of, and how we deal with, our fellow humans”
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands

“And he causes all, the small and the great,
and the rich and the poor,
and the free men and the slaves,
to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead,
and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell,
except the one who has the mark,
either the name of the beast or the number of his name.”
Revelations 13:16-17

“You must unlearn what you have been ‘programmed’ to believe from birth. That software no longer serves you if you want to live in a universe where all things are possible.”
Jacqueline E. Purcell

“You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”
The Matrix

“Silence, they say, is the voice of complicity. But silence is impossible. Silence screams. Silence is a message, just as doing nothing is an act. Let who you are ring out and resonate in every word and every deed. Yes, become who you are. There’s no sidestepping your own being or your own responsibility. What you do is who you are. You are your own comeuppance. You become your own message. You are the message. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse”
Leonard Peletier

“I believe in everything until it’s disproved.
So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons.
It all exists, even if it’s in your mind.
Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?
I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky.
I believe that what people call God is something in all of us.
I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right.
It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.”
John Lennon

“Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one’s thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down”
Frederick Douglass

“Pity the nation that has to silence its writers for speaking their minds… Pity the nation that needs to jail those who ask for justice while communal killers, mass murderers, corporate scamsters, looters, rapists and those who prey on the poorest of the poor, roam free.”
Arundhati Roy

“Know thyself.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
To find yourself, think for yourself.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Strong minds discuss ideas,
average minds discuss events,
weak minds discuss people.”
Socrates

“The true seeker of knowledge naturally strives for truth,
and is not content with common opinion,
but soars with undimmed and unwearied passion
until one grasps the essential nature of things.”
Plato

Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates.
At the first gate, ask yourself, is it true?
At the second ask, is it necessary?
At the third gate ask, is it kind?”
Sufi Saying

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
Leo Buscaglia

“Evolving new-edge science reveals that our power to control our lives originates from our minds and is not preprogrammed in our genes. This is great news. The power for change is within us! However, to activate the amazing power of mind over genes we must reconsider our fundamental beliefs-our perceptions and misperceptions-of life. Insights into the nature of the mind, how it influences us, and where it lives, offer an opportunity for us to fully realize our true powers. An awareness of this knowledge allows us to actively participate in the unfolding of our individual lives as well as contribute to the evolution of our collective world.”
Bruce Lipton

“If human minds, individually and collectively, make contact with higher-level minds, including the ultimate consciousness of God, to what extent can they influence the evolutionary process, or be influenced by the divine will? In an evolutionary, living universe, are humans merely part of an unfolding process on one isolated planet, or does human consciousness play a larger role in cosmic evolution, in some way connected to minds in other parts of the universe?”
Rupert Sheldrake

“We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.
We are monkeys with money and guns.”
Tom Waits

“Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.”
John Lennon

“Each celestial body, in fact each and every atom, produces a particular sound on account of its movement, its rhythm or vibration. All these sounds and vibrations form a universal harmony in which each element, while having it’s own function and character, contributes to the whole.”
Pythagoras

“One should not think that a religion is true because it is old. On the contrary the more mankind lives, the more the true law of life becomes clear to him. To suppose that in our epoch one must continue to believe what our grandfathers and ancestors believed is that an adult can continue to wear the garments of children.”
Tseng Tse

“Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart
and a song of praise upon your lips.”
The Prophet – Kahlil Gibran

“A culture that does not grasp the vital interplay between morality and power, which mistakes management techniques for wisdom, and fails to understand that the measure of a civilization is its compassion, not its speed or ability to consume, condemns itself to death.”
Chris Hedges

“Oneness is everywhere, everyone, everything.
There is only this.
Let your every thought be a reflection of that knowingness
And you will come to embody this understanding
And to implement it with every word
And with every gesture.”
Rasha

“Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud and that the major cancer research organizations are derelict in their duties to the people who support them.”
Linus Pauling

“The more one evolves spiritually the more one moves into service, for the flow of love, joy and bliss that moves through one while serving others is the grandest treasure of all.”
James Gilliland

“Today the US public is divided between those who rely on the “mainstream media” and those who rely on the alternative Internet media. Only the latter have any clue as to what is really happening.”
Paul Craig Roberts

“Your present technology is threatening to outstrip your ability to use it wisely.
Your society is on the verge of becoming a product of your technology
rather than your technology being a product of your society.
When a society becomes a product of its own technology, it destroys itself.”
Neale Donald Walsch

“When we tolerate what we know to be wrong – when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy, or too frightened — when we fail to speak up and speak out — we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice”.
Robert F. Kennedy

“By far the most dangerous foe we have to fight is apathy – indifference from whatever cause, not from a lack of knowledge, but from carelessness, from absorption in other pursuits, from a contempt bred of self satisfaction.”
William Osler

“I have come to the conclusion that imperialism and exploitation are forms of cannibalism and, in fact, are precisely those forms of cannibalism which are most diabolical or evil.”
Jack D. Forbes

“The absorption of new information frequently demands more courage than the application of that knowledge. Thus, it is all too often rejected in favour of familiar and comfortable ignorance.”
Sheik Zagayah

“In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.”
Mark Twain

“There manifests itself in the fully developed being – Man – a desire mysterious, inscrutable and irresistible: to imitate nature, to create, to work himself the wonders he perceives. Long ago he recognized that all perceptible matter comes from a primary substance, or tenuity beyond conception, filling all space, the Akasa or luminiferous ether, which is acted upon by the life giving Prana or creative force, calling into existence, in never ending cycles all things and phenomena. The primary substance, thrown into infinitesimal whirls of prodigious velocity, becomes gross matter; the force subsiding, the motion ceases and matter disappears, reverting to the primary substance.”
Nikola Tesla

“Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, to life itself than this incessant business.”
Henry David Thoreau

“At present, intelligent people do not have their children vaccinated, nor does the law now compel them to. The result is not, as the Jennerians prophesied, the extermination of the human race by smallpox; on the contrary, more people are now killed by vaccination than by smallpox.”
George Bernard Shaw

“Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires vigilance, dedication and courage. But if we don’t practice these tough habits of thought, we cannot hope to solve the truly serious problems that face us-and we risk becoming a nation of suckers, a world of suckers, up for grabs by the next charlatan who saunters along.”
Carl Sagan

“Step by step they were led to things which dispose to vice, the lounge, the bath, the elegant banquet. All this in their ignorance they called civilization, when it was part of their slavery.”
Tacitus

“The real problem of humanity is the following:
we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology.
And it is terrifically dangerous, and it is now approaching a point of crisis overall.”
Edward O. Wilson

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.”
William Blake

“If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it…. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving. And they’ll be happy, because facts of that sort don’t change.”
Ray Bradbury

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“We have tremendous knowledge at our fingertips, and we have been dumbed down, hypnotized, to not be interested in it; and instead to be easily distracted by so much trivia. So much knowledge, and we cannot process it properly. In the past, when knowledge was scarce, people were hungry for it. Now that it is so easily available, no one appreciates it.”
Greg Calise

“We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.”
Edward O. Wilson

“All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force of an atom to vibration, which holds the atom together. We must assume that behind this force is the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter.”
Max Planck

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.”
Mark Twain

“We must admit in ourselves that our own children’s future cannot be built on the misfortunes of others. We must recognize that this short life can neither be ennobled or enriched by hatred or revenge.”
Robert F. Kennedy

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.”
Jim Morrison

“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all.
It is the healer and restorer and resurrector,
by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life.
Without proper care for it we can have no community,
because without proper care for it we can have no life.”
Wendell Berry

“We have the capacity to create a remarkably different economy:
one that can restore ecosystems and protect the environment while bringing forth innovation, prosperity, meaningful work, and true security.”
Paul Hawken

“I think all our society is run by insane people for insane objectives… I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal means. If anybody can put on paper what our government and the American government and the Russian… Chinese… what they are actually trying to do, and what they think they’re doing, I’d be very pleased to know what they think they’re doing. I think they’re all insane. But I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.”
John Lennon

“Only when I saw the Earth from space, in all its ineffable beauty and fragility, did I realize that humankind’s most urgent task is to cherish and preserve it for future generations.”
Sigmund Jahn

“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.
When we see land as a community to which we belong,
we may begin to use it with love and respect.”
Aldo Leopold

“Power is of two kinds.
One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love.
Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent
than power derived from fear of punishment.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Every fact of science was once damned. Every invention was considered impossible. Every discovery was a nervous shock to some orthodoxy. Every artistic innovation was denounced as fraud and folly. The entire web of culture and ‘progress,’ everything on earth that is man-made and not given to us by nature, is the concrete manifestation of some man’s refusal to bow to Authority. We would own no more, know no more, and be no more than the first apelike hominids if it were not for the rebellious, the recalcitrant, and the intransigent. As Oscar Wilde truly said, ‘Disobedience was man’s Original Virtue.'”
Robert Anton Wilson

“When the Earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the Earth from many colors, classes, creeds and who by their actions and deeds shall make the Earth green again. They will be known as the warriors of the rainbow.”
Native American Prophecy

“Trust not your emotional reactions, they originate with the thoughts in your head. Instead, go into your heart, and trust your feelings from that spiritually connected centre.”
Sheik Zagayah

“What we now want most is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth and the elimination of that fanatic devotion to exalted ideals of national egoism and pride, which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife.”
Nikola Tesla

“Produce your own dream. If you want to save Peru, go save Peru. It’s quite possible to do anything, but not to put it on the leaders….You have to do it yourself. That’s what the great masters and mistresses have been saying ever since time began. They can point the way, leave signposts and little instructions in various books that are now called holy and worshipped for the cover of the book and not for what it says, but the instructions are all there for all to see, have always been and always will be. There’s nothing new under the sun. All the roads lead to Rome. And people cannot provide it for you. I can’t wake you up. You can wake you up. I can’t cure you. You can cure you.”
John Lennon

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes … the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules …
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things … they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Steve Jobs

“Choose food, clothing, and shelter that accords with nature. Rely on your own body for transportation. Allow your work and your recreation to be one and the same. Do exercise that develops your whole being and not just your body. Listen to music that bridges the three spheres of your being. Choose leaders for their virtue rather than their wealth or power. Serve others and cultivate yourself simultaneously. Understand that true growth comes from meeting and solving problems of life in a way that is harmonizing to yourself and to others. If you can follow these simple old ways, you will be continually renewed.”
Lao Tzu

“The entity should keep close to all of those things that have to do with outdoor activities, for it is the best way to keep yourself young–to stay close to nature, close to those activities in every form of exercise that breathes in the deep ozone and the beauty of nature. For you may breathe it into thine own soul, as you would a sunset or a morning sun rising. And see that sometimes–it’s as pretty as the sunset!”
Edgar Cayce

“Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“All larger organisms, including ourselves, are living testimonies
to the fact that destructive practices do not work in the long run.
In the end, the aggressors always destroy themselves,
making way for others who know how to cooperate and get along.
Life is much less a competitive struggle for survival
than a triumph of cooperation and creativity.”
Fritjof Capra

“We can learn about it from exceptional people of our own culture, and from other cultures less destructive than ours. I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children.”
Wendell Berry

“Let us pledge our lives and fortunes to aid the great task of earth’s rejuvenation,
and with confidence and faith, each do our part as a trustee of earth
to take charge and take care of our planet.”
John McConnell, The Founder of Earth Day

“The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us.”
Edward O. Wilson

“Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.”
Wendell Berry

What have they done to the earth?
What have they done to our fair sister?
Ravaged and plundered and ripped her and bit her
Stuck her with knives in the side of the dawn
And tied her with fences and dragged her down
Jim Morrison

“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie –
deliberate, contrived and dishonest – but the myth,
persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.
Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion
without the discomfort of thought.”
John F. Kennedy

“Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted, when we tolerate what we know to be wrong, when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy or too frightened, when we fail to speak up and speak out, we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice.”
Robert F. Kennedy

“What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egotism.
Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumble puppy.
As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists, who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny, “failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions.”
In 1984, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we fear will ruin us. Huxley feared that our desire will ruin us.”
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death

“We jews continue to be amazed with the ease by which Christian Americans have fallen into our hands. Woe be unto us if they (gentiles) see the futility of it, lay down the pen and take up the sword. We will never be deposed by words, only force.”
Harold Wallace Rosenthal

“I felt ‘Gone with the Wind’ would last five years, and it’s lasted over 70 and into a new millennium. There is a special place in my heart for that film and Melanie. She was a remarkable character – a loving person – and because of that, she was a happy person. And Scarlett, of course, was not.”
Olivia De Havilland

The Eight Beatitudes by Jesus

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure of heart,
for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Gospel of St. Matthew 5:3-10

“Had these nations loved truth more, they would have risen up long ago against the stream of lies coming out of the media, and they would never have swallowed the pack of lies surrounding the corona-virus and its surrounding masks and social distancing.”
Bishop Richard N. Williamson

“What is success?
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate the beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch Or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It is in the interest of tyrants to reduce the people to ignorance and vice. For they cannot live in any country where virtue and knowledge prevail. The religion and public liberty of a people are intimately connected; their interests are interwoven, they cannot subsist separately; and therefore they rise and fall together. For this reason, it is always observable, that those who are combined to destroy the people’s liberties, practice every art to poison their morals.”
Samuel Adams

“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering its a feather bed.”
Terence McKenna

“Beauty is an ultimate value – something that we pursue for its own sake, and for the pursuit of which no further reason need be given. Beauty should therefore be compared to truth and goodness, one member of a trio of ultimate values which justify our rational inclinations.”
Roger Scruton

Slavery Quotes

“A slave is he who cannot speak his thoughts.”
Euripides

“Malo Periculosam Libertatem Quam Quietum Servitium”
“I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery”
Attributed to the Count Palatine of Posen before the Diet of Poland, cited in
The Social Contract or Principles of Political Right by Jean Jacques Rousseau

“None are so hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free. The truth has been kept from the depth of their minds by masters who rule them with lies. They feed them on falsehoods till wrong looks like right in their eyes.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.”
G. I. Gurdjieff

“If you are afraid to tell the truth, you are already a slave.”
Henryk Pajak

“I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery”
Thomas Jefferson

“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Wars in old times were made to get slaves. The modern implement of imposing slavery is debt.”
Ezra Pound

“Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing”
Thomas Paine

“Step by step they were led to things which dispose to vice, the lounge, the bath, the elegant banquet. All this in their ignorance they called civilization, when it was part of their slavery.”
Tacitus

“War is Peace.
Freedom is Slavery.
Ignorance is Strength.”
George Orwell, 1984

“The fundamental political question is why do people obey a government. The answer is that they tend to enslave themselves, to let themselves be governed by tyrants. Freedom from servitude comes not from violent action, but from the refusal to serve. Tyrants fall when the people withdraw their support.”
Étienne De La Boétie, The Politics Of Obedience: The Discourse Of Voluntary Servitude

“How can one be compelled to accept slavery?
I simply refuse to do the master’s bidding.
He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me.
He will then have my dead body, not my obedience.
Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor …,
for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done ….
The roots of non-co-operation lie not in hatred but in justice.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

“A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers…. The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing. Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.”
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World foreword to 1946 edition

“Do not believe for an instant that the world’s conspiring elite in every nation have so much as a serious quarrel among them. They have just one object: control through tribute. Your slavery, through tribute, and mine… Behind this attack are the self-styled elite, secure in their own power and riches… To be effective we must direct our attacks on the real criminals, the wealthy, and powerful and secret elite of all the world – the conspirators laboring day and night to enslave us.”
Taylor Caldwell, The Captains and the Kings 1974

“The invisible Money Power is working to control and enslave mankind. It financed Communism, Fascism, Marxism, Zionism, Socialism. All of these are directed to making the United States a member of a World Government…”
American Mercury Magazine, December 1957, page 92

“We become slaves the moment we hand the keys to the definition of reality entirely over to someone else, whether it is a business, an economic theory, a political party, the White House, Newsworld or CNN.”
B. W. Powe

“If men use their liberty in such a way as to surrender their liberty, are they thereafter any the less slaves? If people by a plebiscite elect a man despot over them, do they remain free because the despotism was of their own making?”
Herbert Spencer

”Our race is the Master Race. We are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves.”
Menachem Begin, Israeli Prime Minister, 1977-1983, excerpt from LEHI (the terrorist Stern Gang) training pamphlet, circa 1946, shortly before they began a series of murders of unarmed opponents to establish the Jewish state of Israel.

“Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of Bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits.”
Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920’s

“Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought! Strike against manufacturing shrapnel and gas bombs and all other tools of murder! Strike against preparedness that means death and misery to millions of human beings! Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction! Be heroes in an army of construction.”
Helen Keller

“The preservation of a free government requires, not merely that the metes and bounds which separate each department of power be invariably maintained, but more especially that neither of them be suffered to overleap the great barrier which defends the rights of the people. The rulers who are guilty of such encroachment exceed the commission from which they derive their authority, and are tyrants. The people who submit to it are governed by laws made neither by themselves nor by an authority derived from them and are slaves.”
James Madison

“Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful and valued because they confer power; they are hated because they are hideous and loathed because they impose slavery.”
Bertrand Russell

“We, like those in all emergent totalitarian states, have been mentally damaged by a carefully orchestrated historical amnesia, a state-induced stupidity. We increasingly do not remember what it means to be free. And because we do not remember, we do not react with appropriate ferocity when it is revealed that our freedom has been taken from us. The structures of the corporate state must be torn down. Its security apparatus must be destroyed. And those who defend corporate totalitarianism, including the leaders of the two major political parties, fatuous academics, pundits and a bankrupt press, must be driven from the temples of power. Mass street protests and prolonged civil disobedience are our only hope. A failure to rise up — which is what the corporate state is counting upon — will see us enslaved.”
Chris Hedges

“America My Country: Last nation on earth to abolish human slavery;
First of all nations to drop the nuclear bomb on our fellow human beings.”
Edward Abbey

“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them.”
George Washington

“Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers (administrations) too plainly proves a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery.”
Thomas Jefferson

“The goal for which we have striven so concertedly for three thousand years, is at last within our reach and because its fulfillment is so apparent, it behooves us to increase our efforts and our caution tenfold. I can safely promise you that before ten years have passed, our race will take its rightful place in the world, with every Jew a king and every Gentile a slave.” (Applause from the gathering).
Rabbi Rabbinovitch at a special meeting of the emergency council of European Rabbis in Budapest on January 12, 1952

“So I’ll get down upon my knees and bless the Working Man,
Who offers me a life of ease through all my mortal span;
Whose loins are lean to make me fat, who slaves to keep me free,
Who dies before his prime to get me round the century.
Whose wife and children toil in turn until their strength is spent,
That I may live in idleness upon my ten percent.
And if at times they curse me, why should I feel any blame,
For in my place, I know that they would do the very same.”
John Turmel, Thoughts of a Rich Man on Usury

“Only a large-scale popular movement toward decentralization and self-help can arrest the present tendency toward statism… A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers.”
Aldous Huxley

“And he causes all, the small and the great,
and the rich and the poor,
and the free men and the slaves,
to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead,
and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell,
except the one who has the mark,
either the name of the beast or the number of his name.”
Revelations 13:16-17

“History shows that there is nothing so easy to enslave and nothing so hard to emancipate as ignorance, hence it becomes the double enemy of civilization. By its servility it is the prey of tyranny, and by its credulity it is the foe of enlightenment.”
Lemuel K. Washburn

“The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which all other rights are protected. To take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery.”
Thomas Paine

A Judaic male is obligated to say the following prayer every day: “Thank you G-d for not making me a gentile, a woman or a slave.”
BT Menahoth 43b – 44a

“If we get caught, they will just replace us with persons of the same cloth. So it doesn’t matter what you do. America is a Golden Calf and we will suck it dry, chop it up, and sell it off piece by piece until there is nothing left but the World’s biggest welfare state that we will create and control. Why? Because it’s God’s will and America is big enough to take the hit so we can do it again, again and again. This is what we do to countries that we hate. We destroy them very slowly and make them suffer for refusing to be our slaves.”
Benjamin Netanyahu

“Our goal is that the individual feels the need to perform voluntary labor out of internal motivation, as well as because of the social atmosphere that exists. The two must go hand in hand. The atmosphere should help the individual feel the need to do voluntary work. But if it is simply the atmosphere, if it is simply moral pressure, then this just perpetuates what is known, for better or worse, as the alienation of man. Because then voluntary work is no longer something that comes from within oneself, something new, something done freely and no longer as a slave to work. As we enter a new society, work cannot be considered the dark side of life but rather the opposite. Our educational task in the coming years is to transform work into a moral necessity, an internal necessity. We have to rid ourselves of the erroneous view-appropriate only to a society based on exploitation-that work is a disagreeable human necessity. We have to bring out work’s other aspect, as a human necessity within each individual.”
Che Guevara

“If totalitarianism wins this conflict, the world will be ruled by tyrants, and individuals will be slaves. If democracy wins, the nations of the earth will be united in a commonwealth of free peoples, and individuals, wherever found, will be the sovereign units of the new world order.”
The Declaration of the Federation of the World, produced by the Congress on World Federation, adopted by the Legislatures of North Carolina (1941), New Jersey (1942), Pennsylvania (1943), and possibly other states.

“Now I say to you, my fellow citizen, that in my opinion, the signers of the Declaration of Independence had no reference to the Negro whatever. One great evidence is to be found in the fact that at the time every one of the thirteen colonies was a slaveholding colony, every signer of the Declaration representing a slaveholding constituency, and not one of them emancipated his slaves, much less offered citizenship to them when they signed the Declaration. If they intended to declare the Negro was equal of the White man, they were bound that day and hour to have put the Negroes on an equality with themselves.” – Abraham Lincoln, during the October 16, 1858 debate in Peoria, IL with Douglas. “I can conceive of no greater calamity than the assimilation of the Negro into our social and political life as our equal. . . We can never attain the ideal union our fathers dreamed, with millions of an alien, inferior Race among us, whose assimilation is neither possible nor desirable.”
Abraham Lincoln, after signing the Emancipation Proclamation (like other presidents, Lincoln sought to repatriation of freed Blacks to Africa).

“I tried all in my power to avert this war. I saw it coming, for twelve years I worked night and day to prevent it, but I could not. The North was mad and blind; it would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came, and now it must go on till the last man of this generation falls in his tracks, and his children seize the musket and fight our battle, unless you acknowledge our right to self government. We are not fighting for slavery. We are fighting for Independence, and that, or extermination.”
President Jefferson Davis, CSA

“I have always strenuously supported the right of every man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies another this right makes a slave of himself to his present opinion, because he precludes himself the right of changing it.”
Thomas Paine

“Conscious faith is freedom. Emotional faith is slavery. Mechanical faith is foolishness.”
G. I. Gurdjieff

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