All for the Greater Good™
Wisdom to Improve Our World™
Raffaello Sanzio - The School of Athens, Plato left and Aristotle right (1509)
Urgent Announcement to "We the People":
A matter of national emergency, which every American & world citizen must investigate immediately. This is a call to action...please find more information at: investigate911.org
Georgetown University Professor & President Clinton's academic mentor, Dr. Carroll Quigley, says that powerful investment bankers have planned "a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole." (source)
Renowned historian, Dr. Carroll Quigley writes that after world war one, the "powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank, in the hands of men like Montagu Norman of the Bank of England, Benjamin Strong of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, Charles Rist of the Bank of France, and Hjalmar Schacht of the Reichsbank, sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world. ... The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can "throw the rascals out" at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy." --Dr. Carroll Quigley, Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time, mentor to U.S. President Bill Clinton, renowned Historian, Professor of History at Georgetown University, consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Navy, and the Select House Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration, which went on to establish NASA. During his presidential acceptance speech at the 1992 Democratic National Convention, future U.S. President Bill Clinton named Dr. Quigley as an important influence.
"In short, the "house of world order" will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down. It will look like a great "booming, buzzing confusion," to use William James' famous description of reality, but an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault. Of course, for political as well as administrative reasons, some of these specialized arrangements should be brought into an appropriate relationship with the central institutions of the U.N. system, but the main thing is that the essential functions be performed." --Richard N. Gardner, The Hard Road to World Order, Foreign Affairs (Journal of the Council on Foreign Relations - CFR), page 558, Volume 52, Number 3, April 1974. Member of the Trilateral Commission, Senior Adviser to the United States Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.)
Please find more information regarding the criminal agenda to implement Authoritarian World Governance at: investigate911.org
"Be the change you want to see." --Gandhi
We live at the dawn of a magnificent new age—one that offers hope, peace, and joy for our future. Each of us has the freewill to influence such a world. It will not be easy—then again, anything worthwhile seldom is.
Most of us have thought about changing our world and simply by existing we have all succeeded.
The path and extent of such change is up to us and is our most noble of duties.
All for the Greater Good is a philosophy that embraces the vast-untapped power of humanity to focus collectively on wisdom that improves our world's sustainable quality of life. All for the Greater Good is portrayed here through a mind-walk of quotes by many great thinkers, scientists, poets, and humanitarians, who have stood-up and made a difference for us all.
To improve our world.
Influence our worldview with wisdom that improves sustainable quality of life.
Emerging Ecological Worldview
Greater Good Theory, a.k.a. Greater Good Philosophy—asserting that civilizations whose leaders and people center their worldview around Greater Good values ultimately improve their sustainable prosperity
Holism & Synergism
Advanced Educational Philosophy
Inspired Organizational Philosophy
Progressive Scientific Knowledge & Classic Wisdom
Love, Truth, & Happiness
Liberty, Social Justice, & Unconditional Mutual Respect
Tolerance, Empathy, & Patience
Synergistic Relationships & Functional Ego
Anti-sarcasm, Anti-avarice, & Non-aggression
Humanitarianism & Meliorism
Optimistic, Proactive, & Pragmatic Attitude
Tactful Cooperation & Collaborative Spirit
Transform our educational philosophy to foster nurturing learning environments, which inspire love for life, knowledge, and creativity, while emulating our most noble ideals.
Vast Increase In Quality of Life & Sustainability For All
Fulfilling & Harmonious Society
Improved Educational System
Self Correcting Citizenship, through a Collective Purpose
Broadmindedness & Emotional Intelligence
Less Aggression & Lower Crime Rate
Salvation for Our Civilization
"Wisdom to improve our world lies in providing nurturing learning environments for our children and our communities, which inspire love for life, knowledge, and creativity through a mutual purpose." --Ellison
"Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim." --Aristotle
"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in." --Greek proverb
"To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men." --Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"Above all, I am motivated by the most mysterious drive we ever experience–that of love...I don't think there's any influence on my life that compares with love." --R. Buckminster Fuller
"A great civilization is not conquered from without, until it has destroyed itself from within." --Will Durant
"In a Nation that boasts one of the highest standards of living in the world, literacy remains a vexing problem: The U.S. ranks 49th in literacy among the 158 member countries of the United Nations." --The U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS)
"A sustainable community is designed in such a way that its ways of life, businesses, economy, physical structures, and technologies do not interfere with nature’s inherent ability to sustain life." --Fritjof Capra
Salvador Dali - Paysage aux Papillons (1959)
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." --Leo Tolstoy
"He who serves all best serves himself." --Jack London
"Any path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you…Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself, and yourself alone, one question…Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use." --Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world--indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead
"The church is a human institution, and it is slow. It's also a universal institution. It takes a long time for ideas to seep to the top, let alone to move the bottom. So you just realize that what is going on right now is simply the seeding of the question. It comes down to how many snowflakes does it take to break a branch? I don't know, but I want to be there to do my part if I'm a snowflake." --Sister Joan Chittister
"Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire." --William Butler Yeats
"Lovers of wisdom must be inquirers into many things indeed." --Heraclitus, 5th Century B. C.
wis·dom [wĭzʹdəm] noun
1. Understanding of what is true, right, or lasting; insight: "One cannot have wisdom without living life" (Dorothy McCall).
2. Common sense; good judgment: “It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things” (Henry David Thoreau).
3. a. The sum of scholarly learning through the ages; knowledge: “In those homely sayings was couched the collective wisdom of generations” (Maya Angelou). b. Wise teachings of the ancient sages.
4. A wise outlook, plan, or course of action.
5. Wisdom Bible. Wisdom of Solomon.
[Middle English, from Old English wīsdōm.]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition. Copyright © 1992 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped." --Robert Kennedy
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past." --Thomas Jefferson
"One can resist the invasion of an army; one cannot resist the invasion of ideas." --Victor Hugo
"Most people see the world as they are, not as it is or could be—leaders need a broader view." --Unknown
world·view [wûrldʹvy´] noun
1. The overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world.
2. A collection of beliefs about life and the universe held by an individual or a group. In both senses also called Weltanschauung.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
"Wisest is he who knows he does not know." --Socrates
"The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." --Eden Ahbez
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men." --Martin Luther King, Jr.
i·de·ol·o·gy [dee ólljee , ìddee ólljee] (plural i·de·ol·o·gies) noun
1. system of social beliefs: a closely organized system of beliefs, values, and ideas forming the basis of a social, economic, or political philosophy or program
2. meaningful belief system: a set of beliefs, values, and opinions that shapes the way an individual or a group such as a social class thinks, acts, and understands the world
[Late 18th century. From French idéologie , literally "science of ideas," from idéo- "ideo-" + -logie "-logy."]
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"The urgency of improving our educational system is a matter of national
"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." --Edmund Burke
"A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." --Bertrand de Jouvenal
"Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed..." --The Constitution of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
"War should belong to the tragic past, to history: it should find no place on humanity's agenda for the future." --John Paul II
"Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword." --Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
"Until we learn the use of living words we shall continue to be waxworks inhabited by gramophones." --Walter De La Mare
"The supreme reality of our time is...the vulnerability of this planet." --John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"Insanity in individuals is something rare—but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule." --Friedrich Nietzsche, (1844-1900)
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." --Albert Einstein, (1879-1955)
"He who bends to himself a Joy Doth the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the Joy as it flies Lives in Eternity's sunrise." --William Blake
"The salvation of mankind lies only in making everything the concern of all." --Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
"As our cosmos is dynamically interconnected; all actions are legacies to all that is and will ever be." --Ancient Mystic Wisdom and Imminent Western World View
Van Gogh painted Starry Night while in an Asylum at Saint-Remy in (1889)
"Think globally—act locally." --David Brower, founder of Friends of the Earth (1969)
"In contrast to the mechanistic Cartesian view of the world, the worldview emerging from modern physics can be characterized by words like organic, holistic, and ecological. It might also be called a systems view, in the sense of general systems theory. The universe is no longer seen as a machine, made up of a multitude of objects, but has to be pictured as one indivisible, dynamic whole whose parts are essentially interrelated and can be understood only as patterns of a cosmic process."
"I believe that human survival in the face of the threat of nuclear holocaust and the devastation of our natural environment will be possible only if we are able to radically change the methods and values underlying our science and technology. I advocate the shift from an attitude of domination and control of nature, including human beings, to one of cooperation and nonviolence."
"The picture of an interconnected cosmic web which emerges from modern atomic physics has been used extensively in the East to convey the mystical experience of nature."
"The most important characteristic of the Eastern worldview—one could almost say the essence of it—is the awareness of the unity and mutual interrelation of all things and events, the experience of all phenomena in the world as manifestations of a basic oneness. All things are seen as interdependent and inseparable parts of the cosmic whole; as different manifestations of the same ultimate reality."
"Quantum theory forces us to see the universe not as a collection of physical objects, but rather as a complicated web of relations between the various parts of a unified whole."
"This shift from objects to relationships has far-reaching implications for science as a whole. Gregory Bateson even argued that relationships should be used as a basis for all definitions, and that this should be taught to our children in elementary school. Any thing, he believed, should be defined not by what it is in itself, but by its relations to other things."
See "Bootstrap Philosophy"
--Fritjof Capra, The Tao of Physics
and The Turning Point
"An elementary particle is not and independently existing unanalyzable entity. It is, in essence, a set of relationships that reach outward to other things.” --H. P. Stapp
"The world thus appears as a complicated tissue of events, in which connections of different kinds alternate or overlap or combine and thereby determine the texture of the whole." --W. Heisenberg
"When we try to pick up anything by itself we find it is attached to everything in the universe." --John Muir
"The conception of the universe as an interconnected web of relations is one of two major themes that recur throughout modern physics. The other theme is the realization that the cosmic web is intrinsically dynamic." --Fritjof Capra, The Turning Point
"This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family...Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself." --Ted Perry, inspired by Chief Seattle
Claude Monet - Water Lilies (1916)
"The word synergy comes from the Greek sin-ergo, meaning, to work together. It describes a mutually supportive atmosphere of trust, where each individual element works towards its own goals, and where the goals may be quite varied; nevertheless, because all elements of a synergetic system support one another, they also support the whole." --R. Buckminster Fuller
syn·er·gism [sĭnʹər-jĭz´əm] noun
1. See synergy
2. CHRISTIANITY Christian theological doctrine: the doctrine in Christian theology that the human will and the Holy Spirit work together to bring about spiritual regeneration or salvation.
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"The important thing is not to stop questioning." --Albert Einstein
"A wise man's question contains half the answers." --Solomon Ibn Gabirol
"As Peter Russell explains in his book, The Awakening Earth, "Synergy in social groups represents the extent to which the activities of the individual support the group as a whole. Groups high in synergy tend to be low in conflict and aggression: the social structures are such that the activity of the individual is naturally in tune with the needs of others and to the needs of the group." He goes on to say that, "The amount of synergy in society is a reflection of the way in which we perceive ourselves in relation to the world around." Through use of the lunation ritual technology described in these pages, we have a golden opportunity to co-create, and sustain, a synergized field of consciousness—a pervasive and generative matrix of creativity. This matrix could support substantially new and unique responses to the many crises of a world in transition from one mental house, to another; from an industrial world, to a post-industrial world; from history to post-history. It could, in fact, be seen to be the vanguard activity of a new human species, a species named by visionary Robert Boissiere as Homo Spiritus: a species "exhibiting a powerful inclination toward the spiritual aspects of life, in marked contrast to our present preoccupation with all things material." Within such a spiritualized species, the movement toward wholeness and spirituality is entirely self-chosen. Every step on the path of a spiritual life is valid and important, just as every phase of a creative process is integral and important to the whole. Each participant must focus his or her intention, and make his or her lifestyle changes, changes that will allow for sustained alignment to principles and practices integral to this emerging worldview." --Dwayne Edward Rourke
"We are becoming fully conscious of a higher spiritual process operating behind the scenes in life, and in doing so, we are leaving behind a materialistic worldview that reduces life to survival, gives a pittance to Sunday religion, and uses toys and distractions to push away the true awe of being alive. What we want instead is a life filled with mysterious coincidences [synchronicity] and sudden intuitions that allude to a special path for ourselves in this existence, to a particular pursuit of information and expertise—as though some intended destiny is pushing to emerge. This kind of life is like a detective story into ourselves, and the clues soon lead us forward through one insight after another." --James Redfield, The Secret of Shambhala
"On the way back home form the moon, as I was gazing out the window at Mother Earth, the awe-inspiring beauty of the cosmos suddenly overcame me. While still aware of the separateness of my existence, my mind was flooded with an intuitive knowing that everything is interconnected—that this magnificent universe is harmonious, directed, purposeful whole. And that we humans, both as individuals and as a species, are an integral part of the ongoing process of creation." --Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Scientist
Edvard Munch - The Scream (1893)
"In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our Government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the Government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."
"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."
--Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis
"The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts." --Edmund Burke, (1729-1797)
"Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them." --James Baldwin
"Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but, when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all." --Aristotle
"Man is not born evil. Why then are some of them infected with this plague of malevolence? It's because those who are at their head have the malady and communicate it to the rest of mankind." --Voltaire
"This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence…economic, political, even spiritual…is felt in every city, every Statehouse, every office of the federal government. We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought by the military-industrial complex. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes." --Dwight D. Eisenhower
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." --Albert Einstein
"Men are like plants; the goodness and flavor of the fruit proceeds from the peculiar soil and exposition in which they grow." --Jean de CrFvecoeur
"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." --Samuel Johnson
"Access to power must be confined to those who are not in love with it." --Plato
"The moment is as it should be." --Bhagavad Gita
"If you have integrity, nothing else matters and if you do not have integrity, nothing else matters." --President Ford
"The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous." --Frederick Douglass
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." --Charles Darwin, paraphrase of Darwin in the writings of Leon C. Megginson
"The weak have one weapon: the errors of those who think they are strong." --Georges Bidault
"The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants" --Omar N. Bradley
"The foundation of empire is art and science. Remove them or degrade them, and the empire is no more. Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose." --William Blake
"Our soul is the collective legacy of all our actions." --Eastern Worldview
"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." --Eden Phillpotts
"One never knows what will happen if things are suddenly changed. But do we know what will happen if they are not changed?"
"Rulers who want to unleash war know very well that they must procure or invent a first victim."
--Elias Canetti, British (Bulgarian-born) writer (1905-1994) who won the Nobel Prize in Literature
"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates Love." --Lao Toe
"The tax which will be paid for the purpose of education is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people in ignorance." --Thomas Jefferson, (1743-1826)
Raymond Betancourt - The New Garden
"The salvation of our civilization lies in the quality of our education."
"One word describes the folly of our educational system—greed. It is this ignorance, which motivates influential constituents to fall short of enabling educational ideology to evolve and produce the results that Americans are capable of producing. As evidenced within the voting record of our US representatives recorded at VoteSmart.org, a political dichotomy responsible at this level, for lack of educational advancement is self-evident. Action speaks louder than words and the record speaks for itself. As it stands, the United States ranks seventeenth in the world in public education. The richest nation is producing mediocre results whilst professing desire for educational excellence. The time has come to invest in humanity—for it is this that will ultimately afford the best defense for our civilization and provide the highest quality of life for all. Buying into the propaganda espoused by shills posing as satisfied customers to dupe the public into participating in a self-serving swindle and squandering opportunities that would have served humanity is not the example that most would want to set for their children. We need to
address the crises within our own society. As the most powerful nation on earth, we have an opportunity and a responsibility to
produce real change and create a better life for our children, our
children's children, and ourselves. Remaining sophomorically unrealistic in our consciousness and apathetic in our actions will not serve melioristic aspirations."
"The stairway to heaven lies in creating heaven within our schools."
"Seeding the benefits of social entrepreneurship is central to a capitalist society’s well-being."
"Quality of life is paramount!"
mel·io·rism [mēlʹyə-rĭz´əm, mēʹlē-ə-] noun, the belief that society has an innate tendency toward improvement and that this tendency may be furthered through conscious human effort.
[Latin melior, better + -ism.]
— melʹio·rist noun
— mel´io·risʹtic adjective
Excerpted from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition Copyright © 1992 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
A "meliorist" is someone who believes that things get better. "Optima" is the Latin root for "best," and "melior" is the root for "better." Optimization is an old paradigm notion which assumes that there is a "best" to achieve. Setting sights on a single "best" can result in a narrowing perspective. This contrasts with meliorization which, on the other hand, seeks not one "best" but continual improvement through a process of constant adjustment, review and reaction through a feedback loop. It is a non-hierarchical, non-linear, highly flexible and adaptable method of achieving improvement. Evolution is the classic example of meliorization; change and transformation produce improvement through a process of iterative adaptation.
© 1999 Stephan Fopeano.
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both." --Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today." --Martin Luther King, Jr.
"There is one evident, indubitable manifestation of the Divinity, and that is the laws of right which are made known to the world through Revelation." --Tolstoy
"It’s amazing what you can see when you look." --Yogi Berra
"The good generally displeases us when it is beyond our ken."
"Merchant and pirate were for a long period one and the same person. Even today mercantile morality is really nothing but a refinement of piratical morality."
"What makes equality such a difficult business is that we only want it with our superiors." --Henry Becque
"Happiness and strength endure only in the absence of hate. To hate alone is the road to disaster. To love is the road to strength. To love in spite of all is the secret of greatness. And may very well be the greatest secret in this universe." --L. Ron Hubbard
"The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little." --Ray Bradbury, (1920- )
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." --Abraham Lincoln, (1809-1865)
Pablo Picasso - Woman with Book (1932)
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