Some relevant quotes

Someone, after reading the previous post, has sent me a selection of quotations that are quite pertinent:

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” — Dr. Seuss, from The Lorax

“The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to a close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.”
— Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874 – 1965)

“We guesstimate that we are making a difference, somehow, somewhere. At least it’s better than sitting on our asses waiting for the world to change on its own.” – The Yes Men

“There is only one thing more powerful than all the armies of the world, that is an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo

“If there is a better solution….find it.” – Thomas Edison

“A single spark can start a prairie fire.” – Mao Zedong

“Things that don’t make sense will continue to happen as long as we live on this sin-filled earth.” – Denison & Jennifer Sager in bulletin board message of condolence to Steven Curtis Chapman after the death of his 5 year old daughter.

“In democracies, the ‘extreme’ minority opinion [often] moves over time, past much hysterical opposition, to harbour eventually as the conventional wisdom of the centre. Yesterday’s subversiveness becomes today’s good sense.” – Robert Craig in a review of An Inconvenient Truth (Sunday Independent, 22 October 2006)

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“If it’s to be, it’s up to me.” – Anon

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“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” – Edmund Burke

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“If I can stop one heart from breaking
I shall not live in vain
If I can ease one life the aching
Or cool one pain
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again
I shall not live in vain”
– Emily Dickinson

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We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.” – Andrew, The Breakfast Club

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“It’s amazing what a small group of committed people can accomplish to change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

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“Philosophy will clip an angel’s wings.” – John Keats

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“Today’s problems cannot be solved if we still think the way we thought when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

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““In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.” – Anne Frank

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“Don’t look at your mountain – climb it.” – Unknown

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“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” – Edmund Burke

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“On the one hand, we are called to play the Good Samaritan on life’s roadside, but that will be only an initial act. One day we must come to see that the whole Jericho Road must be transformed so that men and women will not be constantly beaten and robbed as they make their journey on life’s highway. True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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“Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit.” – Edward R. Murrow

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“If you’re not crazy enough to think you can change the world, you never will!” – Andrew Human, chief executive of the Loerie-assignment.

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