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* Globalization has not only lost its promise but is embittering many. The forces representing human solidarity and community have no choice but to step in quickly to convince the disenchanted masses that, as the banner of the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre proclaims, 'Another world is possible!'
-- Dr.Walden Bello


Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice.
It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

* You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.
-- Deepak Chopra

* "Democracy is just a word. You have to give it meaning. The US is not a democracy. Most Americans do not vote. We haven't had a real choice for a long, long time now. Wealth rules. Corporations rule. The US is a plutocracy -- government by wealthy people. Certain people control multinational corporations. You couldn't get elected in the US without lots of money."
-- Ramsey Clark

* …So, take what's inside you and make big, bold choices. And for those who can't speak for themselves, use bold voices. And make friends and love well, bring art to this place. And make this world better for the whole human race.
-- Jamie Lee Curtis

* I think the only choice that will enable us to hold to our vision. . . is one that abandons the concept of naming enemies and adopts a concept familiar to the nonviolent tradition: naming behavior that is oppressive
-- Barbara Deming

* "Peace is a conscious choice."
-- John Denver

* "The world no longer has a choice between force and law; if civilization is to survive, it must choose the rule of law."
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
* The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
-- John Dewey

I said on the equality side of it, that it is essential to a woman's equality with man that she be the decision-maker, that her choice be controlling.
-- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

There is a point at which everything becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice, because all you have staked will be lost if you look back. Life's point of no return.
-- Dag Hammarskjöld

* To me, success is choice and opportunity.
~ Harrison Ford

* ...convince all nuclear powers, including those which have been more reluctant up to now, of the necessity to respect the "vital interests" of all peoples and to become fully aware of the profound truth of the following conclusion which the United Nations approved by unanimity four years ago: "Mankind is confronted with a choice: we must halt the arms race and proceed to disarmament or face annihilation".
~ Alfonso García Robles

* We are moving from unconscious evolution through natural selection to conscious evolution by choice.
-- Barbara Marx Hubbard

I've realized that being happy is a choice. You never want to rub anybody the wrong way or not be fun to be around, but you have to be happy. When I get logical and I don't trust my instincts - Thats when I get in trouble.
~ Angelina Jolie

* Our goal is to empower as many people as possible to take simple, effective actions in their daily lives that will make the world a more just and sustainable place.
-- Ellis Jones

We still have a choice today: nonviolence coesistence or violent coannihilation.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr

* We all have choices. We can build walls or we can build bridges. We can give our talents to creating weapons of annihilation, as so many scientists have done, or we can work to find solutions to humanities greatest problems. Our orientation is found not only in our acts, but also in the policies we support or oppose.
-- David Krieger

"What an extraordinary time to be alive. We’re the first people on our planet to have real choice: we can continue killing each other, wiping out other species, spoiling our nest. Yet on every continent a revolution in human dignity is emerging. It is re-knitting community and our ties to the earth. So we do have a choice. We can choose death; or we can choose life."
-- Frances Moore Lappé

* Making conscious choices about what we eat, based on what the earth can sustain and what our bodies need, can help remind us that our whole society must begin to balance sustainable production with human need.
-- Frances Moore Lappé

* We must comprehend in each of our hearts and minds the two ways we human beings are free to follow, as we choose: the good way, the spiritual way - or the un-natural way, the material way. It’s our personal choice, our personal decision - each of ours and all of ours.
-- Chief Arvol Lookinghorse


"When you come to the fork in your life path, stop, take in the landscape and check in with your heart. Take the path with heart."
-- Lynne Namka (

"When you come to the fork in your life path, stop, take in the landscape and check in with your heart. Take the path with heart."
-- Lynne Namka (

* We could dramatically accelerate innovations in sustainability and social justice just by making choices to use our money for positive solutions.
-- Carol Newell

I think those of us who have extraordinary wealth have an opportunity to leverage that wealth to stimulate a just and sustainable economy. I know it goes against the grain but I know it's possible. It's just about deciding what kind of choices we want to make.
-- Carol Newell

The choice, however, is as clear now for nations as it was once for the individual: peace or extinction.
- Lester B. Pearson

* "What we are living with is the result of human choices and it can be changed by making better, wiser choices."
-- Robert Redford

"Every artist, every scientist, must decide now where he stands. He has no alternative. There is no standing above the conflict on Olympian heights. There are no impartial observers. Through the destruction, in certain countries, of the greatest of man's literary heritage, through the propagation of false ideas of racial and national superiority, the artist, the scientist, the writer is challenged. The struggle invades the formerly cloistered halls of our universities and other seats of learning. The battlefront is everywhere. There is no sheltered rear." And I saw, too, that the struggle for Negro rights was an inseparable part of the anti-fascist struggle and I said: "The artist must elect to fight for Freedom or for Slavery. I have made my choice. I had no alternative."
-- Paul Robeson

* Tolerance, respect and patience are acquired skills, they are learned attributes, practiced choices, and until our children begin to study, learn and practice peace, I believe this is as good as it gets.
-- Debbie Robins

* Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt

* Look at situations as contingent, not as inevitable, look at them as the result of a series of historical choices made by men and women, as facts of society made by human beings, and not as natural or god-given, therefore unchangeable, permanent, irreversible.  
--Edward Said

* if you can just see all the children of the world as your own, all the mothers of the world as you are, we can make a huge difference.

* "If you walk down the street and see someone in a box, you have a choice. That person is either the other and you're fearful of them, or that person is an extension of your family."
-- Susan Sarandon

It isn't until we consciously stop and examine our lives that we realize there are many choices that we can make that will help to create a better world. Every choice makes a difference, no matter how small or insignificant it might seem at the time. The conscious effort to make a better world will open up more opportunities, and make it easier to make the right choices.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

A 'better world lifestyle' is taking the opportunity to create a better world in the many "choices" that we make each and every day.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

* Peace is an attitude and a choice we make. For there ever to be peace on earth, peace must become a viable option for people to choose to work out their problems; peace must be the accepted and preferred option.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

* can make little choices that can change the world to be a better, happier, lovelier place every day
-- Alicia Silverstone

"My life has become about trying to find effective ways to be as responsible with the choices I make -- in food, clothing and everything else. I don't want to be responsible for the harm of any creature, person or animal."
-- Alicia Silverstone

* “Our personal consumer choices have ecological, social, and spiritual consequences. It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions that underlie our lifestyles.”
-- David Suzuki

* A life lived of choice is a life of conscious action. A life lived of chance is a life of unconscious creation.
~ Neale Donald Walsch


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