Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead
Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry … The story of civilization is what happened on the banks.
It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual.
The next Buddha may take the form of a community, a community practicing
understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
Ultimately, America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity.
– Robert Kennedy