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"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

— Buckminster Fuller
in "Creating a better future"

"In the final analysis, the hope of every person is simply peace of mind."

— Dalai Lama
in "Peace of mind"

"We live in a world that is full of problems, and we are the solutions to those problems."

— Julia Butterfly Hill
in "Together we are the solution"

"The thinking man must oppose all cruel customs, no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another, even the lowliest creature."

— Albert Schweitzer
in "The thinking man must oppose all cruelty"

"Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’"

— Martin Luther King Jr.
in "What are you doing for others"

"The way of peace is the way of love. Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things."

— Peace Pilgrim
in "The way of peace"

"If we are going to see real development in the world then our best investment is women."

— Desmond Tutu
in "Investment in women"

"The planet does not need more 'successful people'. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds."

— Dalai Lama
in "The planet needs more peacemakers"

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."

— Mahatma Gandhi
in "Find yourself in service"

"A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal."

— Steve Maraboli
in "Kindness and compassion can heal"

"A small act is worth a million thoughts."

— Ai Weiwei
in "A small act is worth a million thoughts"

"Become an ambassador of peace in your own life."

— Bryant McGill
in "Becoming an ambassador of peace"

"Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up."

— Jesse Jackson
in "Never look down on anybody"

"There will be no peace in the world until there is peace in our hearts."

— Marianne Williamson
in "Peace for the world"

"The true measure of the justice of a system is the amount of protection it guarantees to the weakest."

— Aung San Suu Kyi
in "We must protect the weak"

"Nothing is more precious than peace. Nothing brings more happiness. Peace is the most basic starting point for the advancement of humankind."

— Daisaku Ikeda
in "Nothing is more precious than peace"

"If you can’t feed a hundred people, feed just one."

— Mother Teresa
in "Feed just one"

"The destiny of world civilization depends upon providing a decent standard of living for all mankind."

— Norman Borlaug
in "The destiny of the world"

"If the world is to enjoy peace for a long term, you, each and every one of you, and I, have to work to make that dream come true."

— Sargent Shriver
in "We must work together"

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

— Margaret Mead
in "The power of being thoughtful"

"If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace."

— Thich Nhat Hanh
in "Everyone benefits from our peace"

"A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit."

— D. Elton Trueblood
in "The meaning of life"

"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."

— Martin Luther King Jr.
in "Everyone can be of service"

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

— Nelson Mandela
in "Education changes everything"

"Always have a smile on your face, kind words on your lips and a compassionate heart."

— Amma
in "Carry a compassionate heart"

"The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands."

— Robert M. Pirsig
in "Change yourself and change the world"

"Everyone can be a humanitarian. All it takes is one act to help someone else"

— Valerie Amos
in "Everyone can be a humanitarian"

"The purpose of our lives is to add value to the people of this generation and those that follow."

— Buckminster Fuller
in "Add value to people"

"Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. And however undramatic the pursuit of peace, that pursuit must go on."

— John F. Kennedy
in "Peace is a daily process"

"Remember, each one of us has the power to change the world. Just start thinking peace, and the message will spread quicker than you think."

— Yoko Ono
in "Start thinking peace"

"You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know."

— William Wilberforce
in "Do not look the other way"

"Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world."

— Malala Yousafzai
in "Education changes the world"

"It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it."

— Eleanor Roosevelt
in "We must work for peace"

"Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves."

— Abraham Lincoln
in "Everyone deserves freedom"

"To say that on a daily basis you can make a difference, well, you can. One act of kindness a day can do it."

— Betty Williams
in "One act of kindness a day"

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

— Martin Luther King Jr.
in "Speak-up about the things that matter"

"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."

— Ralph Waldo Emerson
in "If even one life has breathed easier"

"To transform the world, we must begin with ourselves."

— Krishnamurti
in "To transform the world, we must begin with ourselves"

"Your own acts tell the world who you are and what kind of society you think it should be."

— Ai Weiwei
in "Who you are"

"No one has ever become poor by giving."

— Anne Frank
in "No one has ever become poor by giving"

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

— Aldous Huxley
in "Change yourself change the world"

"We know that when we protect our oceans we’re protecting our future."

— Bill Clinton
in "Protecting our oceans"

"Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom."

— Nelson Mandela
in "Overcoming poverty is an act of justice"

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."

— Harriet Tubman
in "Dreamers change the world"

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."

— Edward Everett Hale
in "I can do something"

"If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself, if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation."

— Lao Tzu
in "Awaken yourself"

"We rise by lifting others."

— Robert Ingersoll
in "We rise by lifting others"

"We can each immediately liberate ourselves as victims in the world, through solidifying an intent to act."

— Bryant McGill
in "Solidify an intent to act"

"Progress and healing involves seeing every person as not so different from ourselves."

— Bryant McGill
in "We are all the same"

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."

— Jimi Hendrix
in "Power of love"

"Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world."

— Charles Eames
in "Choose your corner and change the world"

"Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world."

— Desmond Tutu
in "Do your little bit of good where you are"

"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them."

— Dalai Lama
in "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others"

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

— Harold Thurman
in "What makes you come alive?"

"You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world."

— Woodrow Wilson
in "You are here to enrich the world"

"If peace is really what you want, then you will choose peace."

— Eckhart Tolle
in "Choose peace"

"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world."

— Joel Barker
in "Vision with action can change the world"

"It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do."

— Moliere
in "We are held responsible"

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."

— Nelson Mandela
in "No one is born hating another person"

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!"

— Audrey Hepburn
in "Nothing is impossible"

"When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others."

— Peace Pilgrim
in "Peace begins within"

"Help the world to become better. Don't leave the world just the same as you have found it - make it a little better, make it a little more beautiful."

— Osho
in "Help the world to become better"

"Changing the world begins with the very personal process of changing yourself, the only place you can begin is where you are, and the only time you can begin is always now."

— Gary Zukav
in "Begin changing yourself now"

"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."

— Mahatma Gandhi
in "You must at least try"

"Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding."

— Ralph Waldo Emerson
in "Peace cannot be achieved through violence"

"If you are losing your peace in your quest for peace, you are not on the road to peace. The road to peace is peace."

— Alan Cohen
in "The road to peace is peace"

"Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."

— George Bernard Shaw
in "Be open-minded"

"Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means."

— Ronald Reagan
in "Peace is not absence of conflict"

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

— Dr. Seuss
in "Start caring"

"There is no such thing as a simple act of compassion or an inconsequential act of service. Everything we do for another person has infinite consequences."

— Caroline Myss
in "Acts of compassion"


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