All for the Greater Good

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Wisdom to Improve Our World

Salvador Dali - Birth of a New World (1942)



Urgent Announcement to "We the People":

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 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.)

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"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."  --Albert Einstein

"Why children fail?  They fail because they are afraid, bored, and confused.  They are afraid; above all else, of failing, of disappointing or displeasing the many anxious adults around them, whose limitless hopes and expectations for them hang over their heads, like a cloud.  They are bored because the things they are given and told to do are so trivial, so dull, and make such limited and narrow demands on the spectrum of their intelligence, capabilities, and talents."  --John Holt

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."  --Theodore Hesburgh, American Clergyman, University President

"There is no greater test of our national responsibility than the quality of the education we provide."  --Al Gore

"He drew a circle that shut me out—heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.  But, love and I had the wit to win:  We drew a circle that took him in!"  --Edwin Markham

"In a learning community, teachers, students, administrators, and parents are all interlinked in a network of relationships, working together to facilitate learning."  --Fritjof Capra

"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear"  --Ancient Buddhist Proverb

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."  --Aristotle

"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."  --Derek Curtis Bok

"Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war…and until there are no longer first-class and second-class citizens of any nation, until the color of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes, me seh war.  And until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race, there is war.  And until that day, the dream of lasting peace, world citizenship, rule of international morality, will remain but a fleeting illusion to be pursued, but never attained…now everywhere is war."  --Bob Marley (1945–1981)

"Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education.  Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization.  We must make our choice; we cannot have both."  --Abraham Flexner

"Right makes might."  --Abraham Lincoln

"Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army."  --Edward Everett

"Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it."  --William Haley

"Why, of course the people don't want war.  Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is the come back to his farm in one piece?  Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor England; nor for that matter in Germany.  That is understood.  But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship...Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.  That is easy.  All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for their lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.  It words the same in any country."  --Hermann Goering, Nazi leader, at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II

"Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with Gods, and awakens devils to contest his vision."  --Norman Mailer

"What does education often do?  It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook."  --Henry David Thoreau

"Speak the truth and shame the Devil."  --Frantois Rabelais

"It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women."  --Louisa May Alcott

"One of the most important things for young people to learn is the difficult art of being at home in the world.  Ahead of them lies the gigantic, but infinitely rewarding, task of learning to know and understand other people, and the equally difficult task of helping other peoples to know and understand them...The greatest and most inspiring adventure of all time will probably be carried out in the next fifty years, the adventure of building a new world."  --Eleanor Roosevelt

"Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten."  --B. F. Skinner

"To know how to say what others only know how to think is what makes men poets or sages; and to dare to say what others only dare to think makes men martyrs or reformers—or both."  --Elizabeth Charles

"Some men see things as they are and say 'Why?'  I dream things that never were and say 'Why not?'"  --Robert Kennedy

"Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehoods school.  And the one man that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool."

"The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men."


"Mistakes are the portals of discovery."  --James Joyce

"The good of the people is the chief law."  --Cicero

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."  --Vincent Van Gogh

"How can a part know the whole?  Man is related to everything that he knows.  And everything is both cause and effect, working and worked upon, mediate and immediate, all things mutually dependent."  --Blaise Pascal

"Your face, my thane, is as a book where men May read strange matters.  To beguile the time, Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under't."  --William Shakespeare

Salvador Dali - Metamorphosis of Narcissus (1937)

"The survival of humanity will depend on our ability to understand the principles of ecology and live accordingly. This is an enterprise that transcends all our differences of race, culture, or class.  The Earth is our common home, and creating a sustainable world for our children and for future generations is our common task."  --Fritjof Capra

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science."  --Charles Darwin

"For prosperity doth best discover vice, and adversity doth best discover virtue."  --Sir Francis Bacon

"All war represents a failure of diplomacy."  --Tony Benn

"History is the lie commonly agreed upon."  --Voltaire

"The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion; the religion which is based on experience, which refuses dogmatism.  If there's any religion that would cope with scientific needs it will be Buddhism....--Albert Einstein

"I believe in God, it is religion that I do not believe in."

"There are people that believe that everything is a conspiracy and I believe that they are crazy; however, there are conspiracies and we need to ask ourselves whether or not they are in the best interest of the people."

--Bill Maher

"The idea of transcendence is used to obscure oppression."  --Jenny Holzer

"In this and like communities, public sentiment is everything.  With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed.  Consequently, he who moulds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions."  --Abraham Lincoln

"Attitudes are much more important than aptitudes."  --Anonymous

"The war against hunger is truly mankind's war of liberation."  --John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back."  --Horace

"Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world."

"The only gift is a portion of thyself."

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Anything that has real and lasting value is always a gift from within."  --Franz Kafka

"We have learned the answers, all the answers: It is the question that we do not know."  --Archibald MacLeish

"Axioms in philosophy are not axioms until they are proved upon our pulses; we read fine things but never feel them to the full until we have gone the same steps as the author."  --John Keats

"My best friend is the one that brings out the best in me.

"Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, your right."

--Henry Ford

"For three-quarters of all the trillions of nights that humans have been on board planet Earth, the Moon has been their most intimate sky companion.  For millions of years humans assumed it to be obvious that no one would really touch the Moon.  Those who did not assume that to be obvious were obviously loonylunatics, 'Moon touchers.'--R. Buckminster Fuller, Critical Path

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt."  --Bertrand Russell

"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."  --Jonathan Swift

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."  --Albert Einstein

"The more you know, the more you know you don't know."  --Unknown

"Why boast of blood of bluetis the red that puts things through."  --Unknown

"Man will begin to get somewhere when he develops a brake for his tongue and an accelerator for his brain."  --Unknown

…In a tree by the brook, there’s a songbird who sings sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven…

…And if you listen very hard, the tune will come to you at last when all are one and one is all…

...In case you don't know, the piper's calling you to join him...

...Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there's still time to change the road you're on...

…And it’s whispered that soon if we all call the tune then the piper will lead us to reason and a new day will dawn for those who stand long and the forests will echo with laughter…

~Jimmy Page

Pablo Picasso - The Old Guitarist (1903)

"Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing socialist culture in our land."  --Mao Zedong

"A leader is a dealer in hope."  --Napoleon Bonaparte

"We are living on the knife's edge of one of those rare and momentous turning points in human history.  Liveable lives for our grandchildren, their children, and the children's children hang in the balance.

The Industrial Age, hierarchical, command-and-control institutions that, over the past four hundred years, have grown to dominate our commercial, political, and social lives are increasingly irrelevant in the face of the exploding diversity and complexity of society worldwide.  They are failing, not only in the sense of collapse, but in the more common and pernicious formorganizations increasingly unable to achieve the purpose for which they were created, yet continuing to expand as they devour resources, decimate the earth, and demean humanity.  The very nature of these organizations alienates and disheartens the people caught up in them.  Behind their endless promises of a peaceful, constructive societal order, which they never deliver, they are increasingly unable to manage even their own affairs while society, commerce, and the biosphere slide increasingly into disarray.  We are experiencing a global epidemic of institutional failure that knows no bounds,  We must seriously question the concepts underlying the current structures of organization and whether they are suitable to the management of accelerating societal and environmental problems—and, even beyond that, we must seriously consider whether they are the primary cause of those problems.

Poised as we are on the knife's edge between socioenvironmental disaster and a liveable future, one question cuts to the core of our future:  Will the result be chaos and the even more repressive and dictatorial regimes so often arising from chaotic conditions?  Or will we emerge from the eggshell of our Industrial Age institutions into a new world of profound, constructive organizational change?

The answer lies in the very concept of organization and in the beliefs and values of individuals.

Our current forms of organization are almost universally based on compelled behavior—on tyranny, for that is what compelled behavior is, no matter how benign it may appear or how carefully disguised and exercised.  The organization of the future will be the embodiment of community based on shared purpose calling to the higher aspirations of people."

"We are at that very point in time when a 400-year-old age is dying and another is struggling to be born—a shifting of culture, science, society, and institutions enormously greater than the world has ever experienced.  Ahead, the possibility of regeneration of individuality, liberty, community and ethics such as the world has never known, and a harmony with nature, with one another and with the divine intelligence such as the world has always dreamed."

"Small shifts in deeply held beliefs and values can massively alter societal behavior and results—in fact, may be the only things that ever have.  That is my hope for the future."

"It's very difficult to put in words, for in truly chaordic organization there is no destination.  There is no ultimate being.  There is only becoming."

"Compelled behavior is the essence of tyranny.  Induced behavior is the essence of leadership.  Both may have the same objective, but one tends to evil, the other to good."

"Healthy organizations induce behavior.  Unhealthy organizations compel it."

"Desire to command and control is a death wish.  Absolute control is in the coffin."

"True power is never used.  If you use power, you never really have it."

"Heaven is purpose, principle, and people.  Purgatory is paper and procedure.  Hell is rules and regulations."

"People deprived of self-organization and self-governance are inherently ungovernable."

"Lead yourself, lead your superiors, lead your peers, employ good people, and free them to do the same.  All else is trivia."

"Success, while it may build confidence, teaches an insidious lesson: to have too high an opinion of self."

"Beware the Four Beasts that inevitably devour their keeper: Ego, Envy, Avarice, and Ambition."

"The most abundant, least expensive, most underutilized, and constantly abused resource in the world is human ingenuity."

"Given the right circumstances, from no more than dreams, determination, and the liberty to try, quite ordinary people consistently do extraordinary things."

"Substance is enduring, form ephemeral.  Preserve substance; modify form; know the difference."

"A clear sense of direction and compelling principles about conduct in pursuit of it are far more effective than long-term plans and detailed objectives."

"It is true leadership; leadership by everyone; leadership in, up, around, and down this world so badly needs, and dominator management it so sadly gets."

chaord [kay'-ord], n., fr. E. chaos [GR. and L. chaos, n. formless, primordial matter; utter confusion; utterly without order or arrangement] and fr. E. order [ME. ordre, fr. OF. ordre, fr. L. ordo, ordinis, n. line, row, regular arrangement in accordance with rules]

  1. any self-organizing, self-governing, adaptive, nonlinear, complex organism, organization, community or system, whether physical, biological or social, the behavior of which harmoniously blends characteristics of both chaos and order.

  2. an entity whose behavior exhibits observable patterns and probabilities not governed or explained by the rules that govern or explain its constituent parts.

chaordic [kay'-ordic], adj., fr. E. chaos and order.

  1. the behavior of any self-governing organism, organization or system which harmoniously blends characteristics of order and chaos.

  2. patterned in a way dominated by neither chaos or order.

  3. characteristic of the fundamental organizing principles of evolution and nature.

--Dee Hock, Founder and CEO Emeritus, Visa, Birth of the Chaordic Age

One Second Before Awakening from a Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Promegranate

Salvador Dali - One Second Before Awakening from a Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Promegranate (1944)

"Study the past, if you would divine the future."

"Where shall ever you go…go with all of your heart."


"We make a living by what we get.  We make a life by what we give."  --Winston Churchill

"In the old days men had the rack.  Now they have the press.  That is an improvement, certainly.  But still it is very bad and wrong, and demoralizing.  The tyranny that it proposes to exercise over peoples' private lives seems to be quite extraordinary.  The fact is that the public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything except what is worth knowing.  Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman like habits, supplies their demands...and what aggravates the mischief is that the journalists who are most to blame are not the amusing journalists who write for what are called Society papers.  The harm is done by the serious, thoughtful, earnest journalists who solemnly, as they are doing at present, will drag before the eyes of the public some incident in the private life of a great statesman, of a man who is the leader of political thought as he is a creator of political force, and invite the public to discuss the incident, to exercise authority in the matter, to give their views, and not merely to give their views, but to carry them into action, to dictate to the man on all other points, to dictate to his party, to dictate to his country; in fact, to make themselves ridiculous, offensive, and harmful.  The private lives of men and women should not be told to the public.  The public have nothing to do with them at all."  --Oscar Wilde

"Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right than to be responsible and wrong."  --Winston Churchill

"Living well is the best revenge."  --Georg Herbert English clergyman & metaphysical poet (1593 - 1633)

"Revenge, at first though sweet, Bitter ere long back on itself recoils."  --John Milton

"All great truths begin as blasphemies."  --George Bernard Shaw

"We believe that the enterprises of the world must join together to live out a new purpose for business for the 21st century: To save the world by creating sustainable organizations, a sustainable global economy, and a sustainable planet for future generations to enjoy.  Organizations must provide the leadership needed to change how people relate to the natural world.  They alone have the human and financial resources to do so.  They alone can make a profit by doing so."  --Tom Heuerman, Ph.D. and Diane Olson, Ph.D.

"Might for right!"  --Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, Camelot

"The ideas of the past, although half destroyed, being still very powerful, and the ideas which are to replace them being still in process of formation, the modern age represents a period of transition and anarchy."  --Gustave Le Bon

"Taking a new step; uttering a new word is what people fear most."  --Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

"Where shall I begin, please your Majesty? he asked.  Begin at the beginning the King said, gravely, and go on till you come to the end: then stop."  --Lewis Carroll

"That lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne, Th' assay so hard, so sharp the conquerynge."  --Geoffrey Chaucer

"I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world."  --Socrates

"To follow, not to force, the public inclination, to give a direction, a form, a technical dress and a specific sanction to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislation."  --Edmund Burke

"I agree to this constitution with all its faults, if they are such; because I think a general government necessary for us, and there is no form of government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered...[It] can only end in despotism, as other forms have done before it, when people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other."  --Benjamin Franklin

"The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man."  --William Henry Beveridge

"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."  --Plato

"Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men."  --Jane Addams

"Not I, but the city teaches."  --Socrates

"Good habits formed at youth make all the difference."  --Aristotle

"The more you know, the more you know you do not know."  --Unknown

"Every man is his own Pygmalion, and spends his time fashioning himself and in fashioning himself, for good or ill, he fashions the human race and its future."  --I. F. Stone

"Do anything, but let it produce joy."  --Henry Miller

"Does the rooster envy the eagle as he soars thru limitless space?  Or the eagle envy the rooster, who’s a king in his own little place?"  --J. R. Williams

"The metaphor is probably the most fertile power possessed by man."  --José Ortega y Gasset

"Work like you don't need the money, dance like no one is watching, and love like you've never been hurt."  --Mark Twain

"I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act."  --G. K. Chesterton

"Tempt not the stars, young man, thou canst not play with the severity of fate."  --John Ford

"Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you."  --Aldous Huxley

"If you keep to one corner and neglect the myriad aspects of the totality, if you take one thing and discard the rest, then what you attain will be little and what you master will be shallow." --Lao Tzu, Understanding the Mysteries, 6th Century B.C.

Maurits Cornelis Escher - Relativity (1953)

"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."  --George Moore

"A truly great man never puts away the simplicity of a child."  --Chinese Proverb

"Time's glory is to command contending kings, To unmask falsehood, and bring truth to light."

"Cassius: Men at some time are masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings."

"Antony: Cry 'Havoc!' and let slip the dogs of war.  Julius Caesar Act III, sc. i"

--William Shakespeare

"One period's avant-garde becomes the next's artistic establishment."  --Unknown

"Success is counted sweetest By those who ne'er succeed."  --Emily Dickinson

"Success never satisfies me.  Success is almost always a momentary stroke of luck that has nothing to do with a given work's intrinsic value."  --Federico Garcfa Lorca

"I am not bound to win but I am bound to be true.  I am not always bound to succeed but I am bound to live up to what light I have."  --Abraham Lincoln

"The true past departs not, no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die; but all is still here, and, recognized or not, lives and works through endless change."  --Thomas Carlyle

"All that happens is the cause of all that happens."

"Everything is true just as it is: Why dislike it?  Why hate it?"

"Not flattered by praise, not hurt by blame."


"In each of us there is a little of all of us."  --George Christoph Lichtenberg

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."  --Ambrose Redmoon

"As you ramble on through life brother, whatever be your goal: keep your eye upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole!"  --Frederick Philip Wertheimer, marketing director for the Doughnut Machine Corporation (1927)

"There is hardly anything more effective than the arts—whether it’s the visual arts, music, or the performing arts—for developing and refining the child’s natural ability to recognize and express patterns."  --Fritjof Capra

"This spreading radiance of a True Human Being has great importance.  Look carefully around you and recognize the luminosity of souls.  Sit beside those who draw you to that."  --Jalal Uddin Rumi

"The striking of a match is every bit as wonderful as the working of a brain; the union of two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen in a molecule of water is every bit as wonderful as the growth of a child.  Nature does not class her works in order of merit; everything is just as easy to her as everything else: she puts her whole mind into all that she does...[she] lives through all life, extends through all extent, spreads undivided, operates unspent."  --Stephen Paget

"The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men."  --Lyndon Baines Johnson

"Dogmas take endless forms, and when you can persuade different people to hold opposing dogmas, the manipulation of conflict and control through "divide and rule" becomes easy.  It is happening today in the same waymore so, in factas it has throughout human history."  --David Icke, The New World Order

"The government exists for the sole purpose of serving the people, not ruling the people."

"The fourth branch of government is the people."

"The Declaration of Independence establishes the supremacy of the people and the right and duty to defend the rights of the people over the acts of the government."

"When the government violates the constitution, it is the duty of the people to rise up against the government to bring the government into compliance with the constitution."

"The United States judicial system is little more that an organized crime ring for lawyers to use the power of the government to oppress and steal from the people."

--Marc Perkel

Salvador Dali - Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man (1943)

"There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide…The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried."  --Ralph Waldo Emerson

"No man is happy who does not think himself so."  --Publilius Syrus

"Got no check books, got no banks. Still I'd like to express my thanks—I got the sun in the mornin' and the moon at night."  --Irving Berlin

"Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there; I do not sleep.  I am a thousand winds that blow; I am the diamond glints on snow.  I am the sunlight on ripened grain; and I’m the gentle Autumn rain.  When you awake in the morning hush, I am the swift uplifted rush of quiet eagles in circling flight.  And I’m the soft stars that shine at night, do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there...I am Life!  Alive!"  --G. J. List

"The Errors of a Wise Man make your Rule, Rather than the Perfections of a Fool."  --William Blake

"The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr."  --Muhammad

"Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius.  Love, Love, Love, that is the soul of genius."  --Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Goodness does not consist in greatness, but greatness in goodness."  --Athenaeus

"The only rational act is love."  --Unknown

"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all."  --Sam Ewig

"To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to find the best in others; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived...this is to have succeeded."  --Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Transformation is the Primary Universal Dynamic of Life.  Is you life in social stasis or spiritual evolution?"  --Unknown

"When you throw dirt, you lose ground."  --Texas Proverb

"Let no one ever come to you with out leaving better and happier."  --Mother Teresa

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us."  --Helen Keller

"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."  --Will Rogers

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."  --Oscar Wilde

"Let brotherly love continue.  Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: For thereby some have entertained angels unawares."  --Bible, Hebrews 13:1-2

"He preaches well that lives well."  --Miguel de Cervantes

"Even a small star shines in the darkness."  --Finnish Proverb

"Portia: How far that little candle throws its beams; So shines a good deed in a naughty world.  The Merchant of Venice Act V, sc. i."  --William Shakespeare

"All Nature wears one universal grin."  --Henry Fielding

"If I had been born a man, I would have conquered Europe.  As I was born a woman, I exhausted my energy in tirades against fate, and in eccentricities."  --Marie Konstantinovna Bashkirtseff

"All that we see or seem Is but a dream within a dream."

"Can it be fancied that Deity ever vindictively Made in his image a mannikin merely to madden it?"  The Rationale of Verse

--Edgar Allan Poe

"A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."  --Max Planck

"If we stand tall it is because we stand on the shoulders of many ancestors."  --Yoruba Proverb

"Every dogma must have its day."  --Herbert G. Wells

"There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come."  --Victor Hugo

"Strength does not come from physical capacity.  It comes from an indomitable will."  --Gandhi

Pablo Picasso - Corrida la mort du torero (1933)

"Variety is the soul of pleasure."  --Aphra Behn

"There is no such thing as a great talent without great will-power."  --Honoré de Balzac

"It is said that if you know others and know yourself you will not be imperiled in 100 battles.  If you do not know others but know yourself, you win one and lose one, if you do not know others and do not know yourself, you will be imperiled in every single peril."  --Sun Tzu, The Art of War

"Great minds are hampered by mediocre spirits."  --Albert Einstein

"Begin the morning by saying to thyself, I shall meet with the busybody, the ungrateful, arrogant, deceitful, envious, unsocial.  All these things happen to them by reason of their ignorance of what is good and evil.  --Marcus Aurelius Antonius

"Don't get mad.  Get smart."  --Willie Dixon

"The way of the masters was to find their own way."  --Unknown

"If you are sure you understand everything that is going on, you are hopelessly confused."  --Walter Mondale

"Since truth is greater than our concepts about it, loving the truth means loving truth more than any one perspective.  Even the best paradigm falls short of (the true nature of) reality, which is infinite and surpasses our most advanced ideas.  We can't be dogmatic about a paradigm and at the same time be capable of responding in dialogue.  In dialogue, we stay open to exploring our ideas and perceptions from the ground up.  Because reality is infinite [and non-linear], there's always room for evolution.  Dialogue begins as we put our temporarily suspended models on the table for consideration while we discover the reality behind them, and how they relate to other models.  Participants must treat each other as equal partners "in the pursuit of truth".  Differences enrich the process as a result of the nature of a shared path of evolving awareness, while dialogue creates a space that's "safe" for "exploring the truth".  Exploration of the currents of collective thought is part of the process.  Defending one paradigm or another isn't the focus in dialogue.  Broadening our awareness is.  The jockeying that goes on in hierarchies through win-lose discussions becomes irrelevant."  --Chris Largent and Denise Breton, The Paradigm Conspiracy

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."  --Robert F. Kennedy

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.  Who looks outside, dreams.  Who looks inside, awakens."  --Carl Jung

"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.  Begin it now."  --Goeth

"All I know about the future is that it is what you make of it."  --Walter Mosley

"The beginning is the most important part of the work."  --Plato

"Sarcasm is the wit of the fool."  --Socrates

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