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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.”

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

“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.”

“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.

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase 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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”
Matthew 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.”

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

“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”

“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.”

“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.”

“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”

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

“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.”

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

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

“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

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

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”
Sir Francis Bacon

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

“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.”

“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.”

“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”

“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”
Saint 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.”

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

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

“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.”
Father Philip Francis Berrigan

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

“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

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

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

“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.”
Friedrich 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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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”

“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 (1968)

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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

“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.”

“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