Quotes

“You can lead a human to knowledge – but you can’t make it think”

Words of Wisdom

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

“The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. Whatever you think you can do, or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, power and grace.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

“Peace is not the absence of violence, but the presence of justice.”

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

“One who condones evil is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.”

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

“Rarely do we find men who willingly to engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”

“Hatred paralyzes life – love releases it. Hatred confuses life – love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life – love illumines it.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that.”

“A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent.”

“Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. you only need a heart full of grace – a soul generated by love.”

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act – it is an attitude.”

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”

“Success, recognition, and conformity are the bywords of the modern world where everyone seems to crave the anesthetizing security of being identified with the majority.”

“The question is no longer between violence and non-violence it is between non-violence and non-existence.”

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

Buddha

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”

“We are shaped by our thoughts. We become what we think.”

“When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.”

“Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings — that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.”

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else – you are the one who gets burned.”

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

Gandhi

“A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.”

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

“Action expresses priorities. ”

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

“A nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

George Orwell

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

“As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me.”

“Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.”

Abraham Lincoln

“Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?”

“As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.”

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.”

“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”

“No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.”

“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.”

“These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people.”

Margaret Mead

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

Jimi Hendrix

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world shall know peace.”

Edmund Burke

“All that’s necessary for the the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”

“Those that don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”

Albert Einstein

“Problems can not be solved by the same minds that created them.”

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”

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