"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

"Man 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.

"We can't provide charity forever. We can only pull drowning people out of the river for so long. Sooner or later, we must go up the river and find out who or what is pushing them in." - Jim Wallis


"Well, one of us had to go." - Oscar Wilde, while looking at the wallpaper of the room he lay dying in.

"The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason." - John Cage

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

"We are each the love of someone's life." - Andrew Sean Greer, The Confessions of Max Tivoli

"Tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathes." - William Wordsworth

"A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart." - Johann Wolfgang Goethe

"There is a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in." - Leonard Cohen

"How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us." - Fred Rogers

"We are one, but we're not the same. We get to carry each other." - U2, "One"

"It's so easy to laugh; it's so easy to hate. It takes strength to be gentle and kind." - The Smiths, "I Know It's Over"

"My only weapon was my pen, but I traded it for my hand. Not a smart move, but my move. Does this say I'm a man?" - Hot Chip, "Hold On"

"The lion and the lamb ain't sleeping yet."- Arcade Fire, "The Well and the Lighthouse"

"Never trust a millionaire quoting the Sermon on the Mount." - Arcade Fire, "City with No Children"

"I got soul, but I'm not a soldier." - The Killers, "All These Things That I've Done"

"If you believe in nothing, honey, it believes in you." - Robyn Hitchcock, "Ye Sleeping Knights of Jesus"

"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much."- Oscar Wilde

"What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing." - Oscar Wilde

"I do not believe that the same God who endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect intended us to forgo their use." - Galileo

"New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become." - Kurt Vonnegut

"The ability to see beauty is the beginning of our moral sensibility. What we believe is beautiful we will not wantonly destroy." - Reverend Sean Parker Dennison

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." - Gandhi

"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?"- Gandhi

"All religions, arts, and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling [every person's] life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom." - Albert Einstein

"Nonviolence [is] as a tool for social change... It gives moral dignity to those who commit themselves to the discipline." - Perry B. Yoder

"Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all. Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity. It is right and it is duty."- Bishop Oscar Romero

"God is not looking for alms. God is looking for action." - Bono

"Aim above morality. Be not simply good--be good for something." - Henry David Thoreau

"There can be no love without justice."- bell hooks

"The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." - Hermann Goering, Hitler's designated successor in the Third Reich

"Speak up for those who can't speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute." - Proverbs 31:8

"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies; do good to those who hate you; bless those who curse you; pray for those who mistreat you. Do to others as you would have them do to you." - Jesus of Nazareth

"The Spirit, though one, takes new forms in all things that live. He is within all, and is also outside." - Krishna

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