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

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

— Abraham Lincoln

If you want to Build a ship Don't drum up the men Gather wood And give orders. Teach them to yearn for The vast and endless sea.
— Antoine de St. Exupery
Wisdom of the Sands

Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Power, properly understood, is the ability to achieve purpose. It is the strength required to bring about social, political or economic changes. In this sense power is not only desirable but necessary in order to implement the demands of love and justice. One of the greatest problems in history is that the concepts of love and power are usually contrasted as polar opposites. Love is identified as a resignation of power and power with a denial of love. What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive and that love without power is sentimental and anemic.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

It seems to me that whereas power usually means power-over, the power of some person or group over some other person or group, it is possible to develop the conception of power-with, a jointly developed power, a co-active, not a coercive power.
— Mary Parker Follett

If it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?
— Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn

Namaste. I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. A place of light, of love, of truth, of peace, of wisdom. I honor the place in you where when you are in that place, and I am in that place, there is only one of us.
— Mohandas K. Gandhi

O, Great Spirit, open my eyes, open heart's wings, Open my ears to your voice in all things.

— Rumi

All the world is my homeland All its people my kinsfolk
— Purananuru (Tamil couplet from 2nd century B.C)
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