A Quote by Aung San Suu Kyi on aung san suu kyi, myanmar, nobel peace lauriat, political prisoner, woman leader, woman of substance, family separation, conscience, right to normal life, and humanity

As I travel through my country, people often ask me how it feels to have been imprisoned in my home --first for six years, then for 19 months. How could I stand the separation from family and friends? It is ironic, I say, that in an authoritarian state it is only the prisoner of conscience who is genuinely free. Yes, we have given up our right to a normal life. But we have stayed true to that most precious part of our humanity--our conscience.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Source: All We Want is Our Freedom, speech published in Parade Magazine 2003

Contributed by: Mila

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philiosophy, environment, rationality, humanity, thinking, banauseia, character, and delusions

No one can look either our planet or our societies in the face and imagine humans are in any respect as rational as they have been mass-bamboozled into believing that they are. All the abstractions in terms of which we "think" about ourselves are free-floating and autonomous conformisms and orthodoxies, irrationalist self-complacencies and self-flattery that manifest the disconnectivity and dissociativity typifying banauseia; we will continue past the several points-of-no-return imagining in abstracto that, of course, we must necessarily possess the faculties to reverse any mistaken policies and cure any destruction. But the problem does not lie ultimately anywhere outside our own intrinsic and self-biased idiotia, our primordial and primally blind characters. To have a character blithely oblivious to the nature and concept of one's character is the doom of the vast majority of "mankind."

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Kedar on humanity, god, crime, criminal, superultramodern, and uqv theory

Humanity is the crime; God is the criminal.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by Peter M. Senge on presence, awareness, movement, shift, consciousness, purpose, future, senge, scharmer, jaworski, flowers, journey, humanity, wilber, teerlink, fritz, wisdom, and leaders

It's common to say that trees come from seeds. But how can a tiny seed create a huge tree? Seeds do not contain the resources need to grow a tree.  These must come from the medium or environment within which the tree grows.  But the seed does provide something that is crucial : a place where the whole of the tree starts to form.  As resources such as water and nutrients are drawn in, the seed organizes the process that generates growth.  In a sense, the seed is a gateway through which the future possibility of the living tree emerges.

Peter Senge

Source: Presence : An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations, and Society, Pages: 2

Contributed by: Esther

A Quote by Dalai Lama on activism, change, the present, humanity, hope, difference, help, happy, world, the world, life, living, being the change, happier, happiness, and individual

Since periods of great change, such as the present one, come so rarely in human history, it is up to each of us to make the best use of our time to help create a happier world.

Dalai Lama

Contributed by: barefoot

A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on humanity

Remember your humanity and forget the rest.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Contributed by: Drew

A Quote by Sherrilene on humanity, actualising, and emotion

If we do not accept our humanness, which frankly always comes with feelings, then we actually bear ourselves down and bring resistance to our own rise to potential.


Contributed by: Sherrilene

A Quote by Sherrilene on humanity, purpose, and joy

The greater human prerogatives to laugh and to love should supercede the physical duties we perform day to day.


Contributed by: Sherrilene

A Quote by Sherrilene on prejudice, disconnection, humanity, and love

Ignorance is the biggest deficit within humanity.


Contributed by: Sherrilene

A Quote by Achilles on life, mortality, and humanity

The gods envy us. They envy us because we're mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.


Contributed by: Frances

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