People tend to focus on the here and now. The problem is that, once global warming is something that most people can feel in the course of their daily lives, it will be too late to prevent much larger, potentially catastrophic changes
With all of the hysteria, all of the fear, all of the phony science, could it be that man-made global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people? It sure sounds like it.
If you asked me to name the three scariest threats facing the human race, I would give the same answer that most people would:nuclear war, global warming and Windows.
History is not the story of heroes entirely. It is often the story of cruelty and injustice and shortsightedness. There are monsters, there is evil, there is betrayal. That's why people should read Shakespeare and Dickens as well as history ~~ they will find the best, the worst, the height of noble attainment and the depths of depravity.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
The history of an oppressed people is hidden in the lies and the agreed myth of its conquerors.
Some people fold after making one timid request. They quit too soon. Keep asking until you find the answers.
Be not ashamed of thy virtues; honor's a good brooch to wear in a man's hat at all times.
Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, the chief glory of man.
At the heart of racism is the religious assertion that God made a creative mistake when He brought some people into being
Racism is something that people can transcend through friendship.
Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense
First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.
The truth is that teamwork is at the heart of great achievement.
2,000 years ago one man got nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be if everyone was nice to each other for a change.
I know that my unity with all people cannot be destroyed by national boundaries and government orders.
Lower voter participation is a silent threat to our democracy...It under-represents young people, the poor, the disabled, those with little education, minorities and you and me.
Our modern industrial economy takes a mountain covered with trees, lakes, running streams and transforms it into a mountain of junk, garbage, slime pits, and debris.
In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first.
You have to start knowing yourself so well that you begin to know other people. A piece of us is in every person we can ever meet.
Knowing yourself is not so much about introspection and interaction. To know yourself is to realize that you are more than the little self that has been given to you by your history — the pattern that others made — that your true self is, in truth, much larger and includes other people, other cultures, other species even. That life is less about being and more about interbeing. We come to know ourselves, then, through coming to know each other. And the deeper that knowledge, the richer and more creative t
he world we build together
Yes, know thyself: in great concerns or small,Be this thy care, for this, my friend, is all.
Whether drugs lead to illumination or degradation depends on the spirit in which one takes them.
The religious community is essential, for alone our vision is too narrow to see all that must be seen. Together, our vision widens and strength is renewed.
I think quite often a fate worse than death is life - for lots of people.