A Quote by unknown on activism

People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do. (Lewis Cass, governor of Michigan, 1782-1866)


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A Quote by unknown on activism

If you're not giving the world the best you have, what world are you saving it for ? (Kent Keith, American author, born 1949)


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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on activism and flower

Words and thoughts concerning compassionate action that are not put into practice are like beautiful flowers that are colorful but have no fragrance.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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A Quote by Alice Malsenior Walker on activism, right action, and action

My activism really is for myself, because I see places in the world where I feel I should be.  If there is something really bad, really evil, happening somewhere, then that is where I should be.  I need, for myself, to feel that I have stood there.  It feels a lot better than just watching it on television.

Alice Walker (1944 -)

Source: Shambhala The Sun Magazine (JAN 1999)

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A Quote by Sylvia Boorstein on anger, right action, activism, mediation, buddhism, and tikkun olam

A concern of some new meditators is that a peaceful heart doesn't allow for taking a stand, or acting decisively against injustice. This is particularly true for Jews, for whom the prophetic vision of social justice is a corner stone of religious practice. My father, for instance, thought that a peaceful heart preculded forceful action. he used to say, " I nned my anger. It obliges me to take action."

I thin kmy father was partly right. Anger arises, naturally, to signal disturbing situations that might require action. But actions initiated in anger perpetuate suffering. The most effective actions are thoase conceived in the wisdom of clarity.

Sylvia Boorstein

Source: That's Funny, You Don't Look Buddhist: On Being a Faithful Jew and a Passionate Buddhist, Pages: 23

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A Quote by Christina Baldwin on activism, purpose, and work

To work in the world lovingly means that we are defining what we will be for, rather than reacting to what we are against.

Christina Baldwin

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