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We should acknowledge differences, we should greet differences, until difference makes no difference anymore.

Adela Allen (Educator)

We made the world we're living in and we have to make it over.

James Baldwin (Author and Playwright)

The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members.

Pearl S. Buck (Author)

The pebbles are the strength of the wall.

Buji Proverb (Nigeria)

When people are treated with dignity and given a chance to speak in their own way, barriers can be broken down, if not overcome.

John Frances Burke

The company that can demonstrate that it is blind to color, gender, age, and culture will have the greatest success and appeal to the broadest population.

Ted Childs (Businessman)

There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies and that is fighting without them.

Winston Churchill (British Prime Minister)

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Peter F. Drucker (Author and Business Leader)

So long as we defile our sacred mother earth, as long as the elderly go without health care, as long as men and women labor for bare subsistance, the pain goes on, and the promise is unfulfilled.

Larry Echohawk (Tribal Leader)
Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.

Dwight Eisenhower (Military Leader and U. S. President)

No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you.

Althea Gibson (Athlete)

Nobody’s a hero who does it for himself…People who in life help others, they are heroes, anywhere in the world.

Peter Habeler (Adventurer)

Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

Indigenous American Proverb

Let [people] treat their black neighbors as equals not because they want to but only because the law requires it. Their hearts and minds will follow their behavior soon enough.

Lyndon Johnson (U. S. President)

The respect for the rights of others is peace.

Benito Juárez (President of Mexico)

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.

John Lennon

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

Abraham Lincoln (U. S. President)

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

John F. Kennedy (U. S. President)

I have a dream, that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!

Martin Luther King, Jr. (Activist and Religious Leader)

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (Activist and Religious Leader)

You can make your world so much larger simply by acknowledging everyone else’s.

Jeanne Marie Laskas (Author)

We are born helpless. As soon as we are fully conscious we discover loneliness. We need others physically, emotionally, intellectually; we need them if we are to know anything, even ourselves.

C. S. Lewis (Author)

We must seek unity within. The time for division and dissension is over. We must reach out to each other, come together and unite.

Peter MacDonald (Tribal Leader)

Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.

Margaret Mead (Scientist)
Generous people are rarely mentally ill people.

Karl Menninger (Scientist)

The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker.

Richard Nixon (U. S. President)

You cannot be witness to the human suffering and not be convinced of the existence of social sin. We are all responsible unless we take a stand and speak out against it.

Father Luis Olivares (Religious Leader)

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.

Albert Pike (Author and Military Leader)

We who are clay blended by the Master Potter, come from the kiln of Creation in many hues. How can people say one skin is colored, when each has its own coloration?

Polingaysi Qoyawayma (Tribal Leader)

Experience is the wisest teacher, and history does not furnish an example of a forced civilization being permanent and real.

Pleasant Porter [Crazy Bear, Talof Harjo] (Educator and Tribal Leader)

When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.

John M. Richardson, Jr. (Professor, International Development)

I do not think that the measure of a civilization is how tall its buildings of concrete are, but rather on how well its people have learned to relate to their environment and fellow man.

Sun Bear (Educator and Entertainer)

A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong.

Tecumseh (Tribal Leader)

In the last analysis civilization itself is measured by the way in which children will live and what chance they will have in the world.

Mary Heaton Vorse (Author)

If the citizens of the United States should not be free and happy, the fault is entirely their own.

George Washington (Military Leader and U. S. President)

You can get everything in life you want if you help enough people get what they want.

Zig Ziglar (Author and Motivational Speaker)

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