Source: Eloisa to Abelard
„Cool how many layers of my mind there are to clear, each time I do it…& how different my world is then.“
— David Allen American productivity consultant and author 1945
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— Zabel Yesayan Armenian writer 1878 - 1943
Gini…Khağağutyan Hamar [Woman… For Peace] (1911)
Context: All over the world, and quite independently of each other, there is a growing wish for peace. This idea travels around the world, growing stronger all the time and becomes one irresistable and universal ideal. This is the great hope of people who are weary and dissillusioned by wars between nations and social groups. Both the victors and the defeated need an end to hostilities. [... ] Who destroys the seeds of past antagonisms in the tender mind of a child and prepares it for a bright, infinite peace of soul. It is of course the child's mother. [... ] The backbone of the feminist movement in France is formed by the women who get together to achieve peace through education and this movement also determines the direction taken by feminist movements in other countries, with their various branches and supporters
„To the World, the World we show
We make the World to laugh
And teach each Hemisphere to know
How lives the Other Half.“
— Lyman Hakes Howe American entertainer and filmmaker 1856 - 1923
Said in 1909, as quoted in Wondrous Difference: Cinema, Anthropology, and Turn-of-the-Century Visual Culture http://books.google.com/books?id=2NKmvLXbZesC&pg=PA171&dq=%22To+the+World,+the+World+we+show%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xsDvUsX4F-nNsQTInIHQDQ&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22To%20the%20World%2C%20the%20World%20we%20show%22&f=false.
„I've always believed that a lot of the trouble in the world would disappear if we were talking to each other instead of about each other.“
— Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004
— Bill Watterson American comic artist 1958
Source: Calvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages 1985-1995: An Exhibition Catalogue
„All the suffering there is in this world arises from wishing our self to be happy. All the happiness there is in this world arises from wishing others to be happy.“
— Šantidéva 8th-century Indian Buddhist monk and scholar 685 - 763
— Jean Baptiste Massillon French Catholic bishop and famous preacher 1663 - 1742
On the Last Day
Context: "And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in a cloud in great power and majesty" Luke, xxi. 27.
Thus, my beloved friends, shall the revolutions and kingdoms of this world be brought to a conclusion for ever. Thus shall end all the earthly pursuits which either amused us by their novelty, or seduced us by their charms. Thus shall the Son of Man come. Thus shall be ushered in the great day of his manifestation, the beginning of his reign, the complete redemption of his mystical body. On this day the consciences of all mankind shall be exposed to view a day of calamity and despair to the sinner, but of peace, joy, and consolation to the just. On this day the eternal lot of the whole world shall be decided.
„Community is a sign that love is possible in a materialistic world where people so often either ignore or fight each other. It is a sign that we don't need a lot of money to be happy--in fact, the opposite.“
— Jean Vanier Canadian humanitarian 1928 - 2019
Source: Community And Growth
„What I hate the most in the world is injustice. Unfortunately, there is a lot of injustice in the world. Once we understood the mission that God gave us in this earth that is to sing to love, try to repeat his word, spread his word, because there is no other thing that we do but sing to love, tell people to be happy. Not to hurt each other, hit each other, kill each other.“
— José José Mexican singer 1948 - 2019
„The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.“
Source: The Power of Positive Thinking
„Who’s to say what’s impossible?
Well they forgot this world keeps spinning.
And with each new day,
I can feel a change in everything.
And as the surface breaks, reflections fade.
But in some ways they remain the same.
And as my mind begins to spread it’s wings
There’s no stopping curiosity.“
— Jack Johnson (musician) American musician 1975
Song lyrics, Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George (2006)
— Ani DiFranco musician and activist 1970
— Rick Riordan American writer 1964
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Tenemos un mundo para cada uno, pero no tenemos un mundo para todos.