“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
"The complexity of things, the plurality of minds and wills, and the uncertainty of outcomes form the grounds for keeping one's opinions ever subject to revision." Jacques Barzun
"The friction of different points of view makes you better. And the thing that'll make you less and less able to realize your potential is a room that's empty of argument." Bono
“Don’t be in such a hurry to condemn a person because he doesn’t do what you do or think as you think. There was a time when you didn’t know what you know today.”
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.”
Alexander Den Heijer
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
“The true focus of revolutionary change is never merely the oppressive situations that we seek to escape, but that piece of the oppressor which is planted within each of us.”
"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
"When you see the Earth from the Moon, you don't see any divisions there of nations or states. This might be the symbol, really, for the new mythology to come. That's the country that we are going to be celebrating. And those are the people we are with."
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover or create.”
“If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” Ellen
“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”