Meaningful Quotes (Part 5)

“As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances there is a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such a twilight that we must be aware of the change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.” – Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas

“War settles nothing. To win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.” – Agatha Christie

“People criticize idealists because, while their ideas may be good, they won’t work in modern society. I see this as a condemnation of modern society, not idealism.” – Colin Kirby

“If we really want a peaceful and compassionate world, we need to build communities of trust where all children are respected, where home and school are safe places to be and where discipline is taught by example.” – Desmond M. Tutu

“If you dominate a child, compel him to fit into a pattern, however idealistic, will he be free at the end of it? If we want to bring about a true revolution in education, there must obviously be freedom at the very beginning, which means that both the parent and the teacher must be concerned with freedom and not with how to help the child to become this or that.” – Krishnamurti

“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.” – James Baldwin

What would Europeans of the sixteenth century have said, had Native Americans landed in England, France, Italy, Portugal or Spain and proclaimed to have “discovered” Europe, and proceeded to invade it?

“I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation.  We must always take sides.  Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.  Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” – Elie Weisel

“Wise men talk because they have something to say. Fools talk because they have to say something.” – Plato

“Many of the things you can count don’t count. Many of the things you can’t count really count.” – Albert Einstein

“Love is not blind – it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.” – Rabbi J. Gordon

“Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” – Tony the Tiger

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S Truman

“In the choice between changing one’s mind and proving there’s no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.” – John K. Gilbraith

“People will forget what you said, and people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Astraea

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” – Leo Buscaglia

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

“Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great, make you feel that you too can become great.” – Mark Twain

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, then there will be true peace.” – Sri Chin Moi Gosh

“True intimacy with another human being can only be experienced when you have found true peace within yourself.” – Angela L. Wozniak

“It is an irony that the more possessive you are, the more love you demand, the less you receive, while the more freedom you give, the less you demand, the more love you will receive.” – Dr. Harold Bloomfield

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” – Alice Walker

“If you do not find peace within yourself you will never find it anywhere else.” – Paula Bendry

“Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.” – Doris Mortman

“Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.” – Doug Larson

“A person who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

“Love is giving and it has nothing to do with what you receive.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer

“Talk not of wasted affection. Affection never was wasted.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Aye, fight! But not your neighbor. Fight rather all the things that cause you and your neighbor to fight.” – Mikhail Naim

“Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them
and you have found a lover for life.” – Leo Buscaglia

“Make divine choices. This is a matter of refusing to make a choice based upon the expectations of others. Instead, you decide to act in ways consistent with your purpose
and who you really are.” – Dick Sutphen

It disturbs you when you realise you know more than all great men on earth, because you need to know no more.

In a country where from childhood all willows are cut back, no man can form an idea of a willow as it could have been, if it could had turned freely into the tree is was intended to be. In a world where all children are polled and trimmed in their freedom from childhood on because they have to learn to live in this society, no man can imagine a man as he was intended to be. Man has no idea of an independent, free man. At one time, man has been like that, free and only dependent on nature.

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