you are important #3
few quotes for you to think about, or "As long as you're
going to think, you might as well think big:"
the final no there comes a yes
And on that yes the future of the world depends.”
we don't create our future, our past will create it for us.”
"It has taken humanity 4.5 billion years to discover it is
4.5 billion years old."
— George Wald
this I am certain. Absolutely nothing great in this world has
been accomplished without passion."
“Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and
terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions
and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and
is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light
of the world, the chief glory of man.”
“Find something you love to do and you'll never have to
work a day in your life.”
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make
violent revolution inevitable."
—John F. Kennedy
genuine revolution of values means in the final analysis that
our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Every
nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a
whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies.”
—Martin L. King Jr.
nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military
defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual
—Martin L. King Jr.
a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save
the few who are rich.”
—John F. Kennedy
“Great deeds are not done by strength or speed or physique:
they are the products of thought, and character, and judgment.
And far from diminishing, such qualities actually increase with
— Cicero, On Old Age
“ The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined
nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.”
—Martin Luther King, Jr.
"If we do not speak for Earth, who will? If we are not committed
to our own survival, who will be?"
— Carl Sagan
such a world of conflict, a world of victims and executioners,
it is the job of thinking people, not to be on the side of the
— Albert Camus
“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same
tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's
life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and
leading the individual towards freedom.”
supernatural is the natural not yet understood.”
“ Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed
people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that
“ Science is not about control. It is about cultivating
a perpetual condition of wonder in the face of something that
forever grows one step richer and subtler than our latest theory
about it. It is about reverence, not mastery.”
Along the Milky Way
When you go outside
You really see
God is inside you
And the stars guide you.
—Tobias Gabel, age 4, October 2000
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by
the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So
throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch
the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness
has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now"
“One man with courage makes a majority.”
It is not because things are dangerous that we do not dare.
It is because we do dare not that things are dangerous”.
is more important than IQ.”
one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless
means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral”.
— Paulo Freire
"The world is dangerous not because of those who do harm,
but because of
those who look at it without doing anything."
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable
— Arthur C. Clarke
“The formulation of the problem is often more essential
than its solution”
“Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for
the limits of the world.”
“ We need an idea that is both visionary and profitable,
a solution that can appeal to the ardent idealist and the hardened
venture capitalist. We need a source of hope that is also a business
opportunity, a hot investment that is also intensely idealistic.
We need something that will challenge our higher natures and attract
our baser instincts, coaxing us into the game of transformation…”
“Business has become, in the last half of the 20th century,
the most powerful institution on the planet. The dominant institution
in any society needs to take responsibility for the whole.”
can no longer save your family, tribe or nation. You can only
save the whole world."
we change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are
—ancient Chinese proverb
is not destiny."
understand a system you need to understand the system it fits
"Change comes from committed minorities."
"No one should apologize for being a visionary; without vision,
hard headed (meaning mentally impenetrable) and hopeless men remain
without challenge to their lethal tendencies."
—John Kenneth Galbraith
to dream boldly may turn out to be simply irresponsible."
Dreams undermine the power structure. Fear feeds the power structure.
your humanity and forget the rest."
— Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell
"Freedom and poverty are incompatible."
is external morality."
"It is our responsibility as artists to put our art to work
for the peace we have been waiting for."
"The most important fact about spaceship earth: an instruction
book didn't come with it."
profit, and fun in making the world work for everyone—