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Inclusion QUOTES

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"The message I'll that inclusion is extremely important for kids with and without disabilities."
-- Clay Aiken

"Peace requires everyone to be in the circle – wholeness, inclusion."
-- Isabel Allende

* "Founded on the principles of private initiative, entrepreneurship and self-employment, underpinned by the values of democracy, equality and solidarity, the co-operative movement can help pave the way to a more just and inclusive economic order"
-- Kofi Annan

* Changing the structure and rules of the global economy will require a mass movement based on messages of compassion, justice, and equality, as well as collaborative and democratic processes ... If we stay positive, inclusive, and democratic, we have a truly historic opportunity to build a global movement for social justice.
-- Medea Benjamin

"Children need systems that are inclusive and driven by them, systems that will enable them to respond to their feelings and needs at any time."
-- Jeroo Billimoria

"War and it's tragic repercussions are inclusive of all; surely a model for peace should strive for such inclusiveness."
~ Prince Hassan bin Talal

Let us continue to strive together for a more inclusive, democratic, and peaceful future for us all.
-- Fernando Cardoso

"It’s important to recognize that expanding the circle of opportunity
and increasing the democratic potential of our own society,
as well as those across the world, is a continuing process of inclusion."
-- Hillary Rodham Clinton

"We cannot eradicate violence if we do not build strong, inclusive communities."
-- Hillary Rodham Clinton

"The concept of the public welfare is broad and inclusive ... the values it represents are spiritual as well as physical, aesthetic as well as monetary. It is within the power of the legislature to determine that the community should be beautiful as well as healthy, spacious as well as clean, well balanced as well as carefully patroled."
~ Justice William O. Douglas


"Inclusion works to the advantage of everyone.
We all have things to learn and we all have something to teach."
-- Helen Henderson

"When everyone is included, everyone wins."
-- Jesse Jackson

“Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth.”
-- Jesse Jackson

"Our premise is that inclusion leads to growth. So for those who are locked out, they lose development, and those who are in power lose market and growth."
-- Jesse Jackson


"The way to be successful is find a way to be inclusive of everybody that lives in a targeted area.
It's the difference between an attitude that looks at diversity
and assumes you can be successful despite it,
versus an attitude that looks at diversity and assumes you can be successful as a result of it."
-- "Magic" Johnson

As a society, we’ve learned that we’re all better off
when everyone is included in the opportunities of this great nation.
-- Ted Kennedy

"If you want a strong society, it has to be inclusive.
If you have to push a boulder up a hill, do you want 10 people or 100?
If you weed out colour or gender, you get 10."
-- Cyndi Lauper

"The growing use of biofuel will be an inestimable contribution to the generation of income, social inclusion and reduction of poverty in many poor countries of the world."
-- Luiz Lula da Silva


"We are less when we don't include everyone."
-- Stuart Milk

"The philosophy of jazz represents tolerance, teamwork and inclusion.
That's what America is about. The music reflects that."
-- Thelonious Monk Jr.

"We are at a time in our country's history that inclusive language is better than exclusive language."
-- Barack Obama


"Government should be a model of inclusion."
-- Governor David Paterson

"Inclusion is not a strategy to help people fit into the systems and structures which exist in our societies;
it is about transforming those systems and structures to make it better for everyone.
Inclusion is about creating a better world for everyone."
-- Diane Richler, President, Inclusion International

"Segmented killing and hatred will only stop when we enlarge our personal, national, and international circles of concern to include all six billion people on this planet: not just the white ones, Christian ones, American ones, female ones, or any ones. Simply put: every one."
-- Cindy Sheehan

"Inclusion creates a relationship and cultural context where peace can flourish."
-- Judith Snow, Founder, International Association for Inclusive Citizenship

"Governments can enhance growth by increasing inclusiveness.
A country's most valuable resource is its people.
So it is essential to ensure that everyone can live up to their potential,
which requires educational opportunities for all."
-- Joseph Stiglitz

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