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  “We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.” – Malcolm X –  An African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist

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december 2012

“We often preoccupy ourselves with the symptoms, whereas if we went to the root cause of the problems, we would be able to overcome the problems once and for all.” – Wangari Maathai, Environmental & Political Activist

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november 2012

“So many indigenous people have said to me that the fundamental difference between Western and indigenous ways of being is that even the most open-minded westerners generally view listening to the natural world as a metaphor, as opposed to the way the world really is. Trees and rocks and rivers really do have things to […]

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october 2012

Mankind will never see an end of trouble until…lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power… become lovers of wisdom. ~Plato, Greek Philosopher  

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september 2012 quote

  “We do want more, and when it becomes more, we shall still want more. And we shall never cease to demand more until we have received the results of our labor.” – Samuel Gompers, Labor Union Leader

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july 2012

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” – Elie Wiesel, Writer, Professor, Political Activist

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quote | july 2012

  “Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels — men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, we may never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.”  Dwight D. Eisenhower – 34th President of the United States, Five-Star General

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june 2012 | quote

  “I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.” James A. Baldwin – An American Writer, Novelist, Poet, Playwright, Activist

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may 2012

“I really think that’s the key, part of the spiritual renewal that America needs to have, the notion that we really can have confidence in a better tomorrow.” Carol Moseley Braun, Feminist, Politician, and Lawyer

Malcolm X

april 2012 | quote

“There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” ~ Malcolm X, Muslim Minister & Human Rights Activist

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quote | march 2012

“We would never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.” – Helen Keller, American author, political activist, and lecturer

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quote | february 2012

“All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.” Carlos Castaneda, anthropologist & author

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