Go to the People
Learn from them
Love them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have
But of the best leaders
When their task is accomplished
Their work is done
The people will remark
"We have done it ourselves"

— 2000 Year Old Chinese Poem

A great human revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a society and further, will enable a change in the destiny of all humankind.
— David Ikeda

In the moment of our trial and our triumph let me declare my faith. I believe in loving my enemies.
— Mohandas K. Gandhi

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 Follet

An enemy is one whose story we have not (yet) heard.

— Gene Knudsen Hoffman

Do not resist painful information about the condition of your world, but understand that the pain you feel for the world springs from interconnectedness, and your willingness to experience it unblocks feedback that is important to the well-being of the whole.
— Joanna Macy

You cannot "fix" the world, but you can take part in its self-healing. Healing wounded relationships within you and between you is integral to the healing of our world.

— Joanna Macy
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