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 (1901 - 1978)

The strongest bond of human sympathy outside the family relation should be one uniting working people of all nations and tongues and kindreds.
- Abraham Lincoln

One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.
- Chinese Proverb

Four things on earth are small, but they are exceedingly wise:
the ants are a people not strong, yet they provide their food in the summer;
the rock badgers are a people not mighty, yet they make their homes in the cliffs;
the locusts have no king, yet all of them march in rank;
the lizard you can take in your hands, yet it is in kings’ palaces.
- Proverbs 30:24-28

This is the duty of our generation as we enter the twenty-first century -- solidarity with the weak, the persecuted, the lonely, the sick, and those in despair. It is expressed by the desire to give a noble and humanizing meaning to a community in which all members will define themselves not by their own identity but by that of others.
- Elie Wiesel

The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt
- Frederick Buechner

I would never belong to a group that would accept someone like me as a member.
- Groucho Marx

The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, "What are you going through?"
- Simon Weil

Living together is an art
- William Pickens




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