If the success or failure of this planet, and of human beings, depended on how I am and what I do, how would I be? What would I do?

— Buckminster Fuller

The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house.

— Audre Lorde

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

The enemy of the truth is very often not the lie - deliberate, contrived, and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.

— John F. Kennedy

The bridge I must be is the bridge to my own power; I must translate my own fears, mediate my own weaknesses; I must be the bridge to nowhere but my true self; and then I will be useful.

— Donna Kate Rushin

Mindfulness, when applied to anything, makes it better. Even in terrible situations when you’d think it might feel better to not know or feel what’s going on, what you actually find when you delve into these experiences is that there’s wisdom there. I was able to tell myself that if this must happen, at least I can learn from it. If these people are suffering, at least I can recognize it and provide some dignity. And I think it allowed me to carry myself in such a way that I was approachable.

— Benjamin Thompson, formerly posted to Abu Gharaib Prison

We are always at a crossroads, moment by moment. We can choose to open the wound further, creating more suffering for ourselves and others, or we can choose to heal the wound.

— Pema Choudran
Practicing Peace in Times of War

He offends no one. Yet he speaks the truth. His words are clear. But never harsh.
— The Dhammapada

To be alive, to be able to see, to walk...it's all a miracle. I have adopted the technique of living life from miracle to miracle.
— Arthur Rubinstein

You can no more win a war than win an earthquake.
— Jeanette Rankin
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