citizenship

A Quote by Norman Cousins on citizenship, education, individuality, knowledge, needs, order, preparation, relationships, schools, survival, time, and world

Fortunately or otherwise we live at a time when the average individual has to know several times as much in order to keep informed as he did only thirty or forty years ago. Being "educated" today requires not only more than a superficial knowledge of the arts and sciences, but a sense of inter-relationship such as is taught in few schools. Finally, being "educated" today, in terms of the larger needs, means preparation for world citizenship; in short, education for survival.

Norman Cousins (1912 - 1990)

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A Quote by Nikolai Lenin on citizenship, constitution, nationality, and sex

The constitution of Soviet Russia must insure equal rights for all citizens regardless of sex, creed, race, or nationality.

Nikolai Lenin (1870 - 1924)

Source: 1917

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on balance, christ, citizenship, community, day, good, jesus, life, nations, optimism, pessimism, seriousness, sharing, and work

Naive optimism and pervasive pessimism are both to be avoided, therefore. It's not an easy balance to maintain, to be asked to work away in the Ninevehs of our lives without being so conscious of the coming cataclysm that we are not serious citizens of our communities and nations. By living and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, we are doing the most relevant thing we can do by way of helping. (There are civic and other chores to be done, of course.) Day in and day out, the gospel is the one thing that is most relevant, and we are to be of good cheer.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Deposition of a Disciple, , © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on babies, citizenship, death, delusion, immortality, innocence, life, questions, rudeness, seduction, simplicity, women, wonder, and world

The great physician, Dr. Henry G. Armitage, Jr., states, "Not without comment shall it come to pass that a state (so fretful for the preservation of the praying mantis but holding an unborn baby to be of no account) can send a spark of immortality swinging out into limbo and conspire with citizen and physician to turn a fragile, living object of simple innocence and complex wonder into a pathetic pulp and consign it by rude and peremptory passage to the furnace or sewer - unknown, unwanted [and] undefended." He further questions how a woman as "the fertile adornment of our race can be deluded into the notion that she is a mere poetress of unwanted luggage or be by blandishment seduced into believing that she has dominion over life not her own." He says, "An abortion is never commonplace, for the world holds no heartbreak like the death of innocence."

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Morality, p. 151, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Maurice F. Strong on citizenship, country, energy, and nations

A citizen of an advanced industrialized nation consumes in six months the energy and raw materials that have to last the citizen of a developing country his entire lifetime.

Maurice F. Strong

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on absence, action, agreement, belief, citizenship, direction, freedom, goals, justice, life, order, peace, seasons, and time

I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Councilor or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for someone else's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a "more convenient season."

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: "Letter from Birmingham Jail," in Why We Can't Wait, 1963.

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A Quote by Martin L. Gross on citizenship, enemies, friendship, government, history, time, and truth

...the citizens are awakening to the truth...for the first time in American history, government is seen as an enemy rather than a friend.

Martin L. Gross

Source: A Call for Revolution, 1993

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A Quote by Marian Botsford Fraser on absence, abuse, boldness, censorship, citizenship, criticism, danger, execution, fame, fear, freedom, government, human rights, ignorance, life, obedience, politics, privacy, religion, silence, uncertainty, weapons, a

Censorship is almost systematically the weapon of first resort for governments in uncertain political situations. So not only are the famous writers and bold journalists in danger; at every level of public and private life, the freedoms to think, read or write are denied. In the absence of a free press, other human rights abuses flourish unabated. Nothing is reported, criticized, questioned. The example of imprisonment, torture or execution imposes a further silence. A blindly obedient mob mentality is encouraged, driven by extremist religious or ethnic loyalties. The citizens do not know what is happening. Fear and ignorance permeate discussion.

Marian Botsford Fraser

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A Quote by Lyndon Baines Johnson on citizenship, discovery, fighting, nations, and taxes

In 1790, the nation which had fought taxation without representation discovered that some of its citizens weren't much happier about taxation with representation.

Lyndon Baines Johnson (1808 - 1973)

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A Quote by Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis on citizenship, politics, and privacy

The most important political office is that of private citizen.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856 - 1941)

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