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Positivity QUOTES

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* The positive value of anger is not limited to peace activists, but is relevant to all who work for social change. It may be argued that anger is the personal fuel in the social motor that resolves the institutional contradictions that arise in the course of history. As such. it applies to the activists who rid the world of slavery, and who moved the political economic systems from feudalism to capitalism and from capitalism to socialism, and who are fighting today to rid the world of racism and sexism.
-- David Adams

* 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


Democracy is the ultimate, positive revolution because it gives each and every individual the power to control their lives. And we can work together to create a just, sustainable world.
-- Bill Blackman


Do not waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
I see religion as a powerful positive healing force for this nation and the world. But that force is blunted, weakened, compromised inestimably, if we turn religion into a tool for advancing political strategy; if we make it a matter of how to win political office; if we treat it as anything other than a sacred part of life from which we ought to draw sustenance and values and strength for living courageously as good citizens.
-- C. Welton Gaddy

Though we all have the fear and the seeds of anger within us, we must learn not to water those seeds and instead nourish our positive qualities – those of compassion, understanding, and loving kindness.
-- Thich Nhat Hanh

“Keep you face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.”
Helen Keller

Peace is not just the absence of mass destruction, but a positive internal and external condition in which people are free so that they can grow to their full potential.
-- Petra Kelly

We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us through that darkness to a safe and sane future.
-- John F. Kennedy

* Somehow we must transform the dynamics of the world power struggle from the negative nuclear arms race which no one can win to a positive contest to harness man's creative genius for the purpose of making peace and prosperity a reality for all of the nations of the world.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr

* So we must fix our vision not merely on the negative expulsion of war, but upon the positive affirmation of peace.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

* “Just can't live that negative way...make way for the positive day!”
-- Bob Marley

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

You have much more power when you are working for the right thing than when you are working against the wrong thing. And, of course, if the right thing is established wrong things will fade away of their own accord.
-- Peace Pilgrim

* Thinking about how the world might be and envisioning a society characterized by justice are the essence of conceptualizing the conditions that comprise positive peace. If we are to educate for peace, both teachers and students need to have some notion of the transformed world we are educating for.
-- Betty Reardon

* "...our children are viscerally aware of the heightened violence on this planet. It has permeated every aspect of their lives. They are hungry to make a difference, desperate to affect their reality in a positive way, but they are unsure of how to do it."
-- Debbie Robins

* Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.
-- Mark Twain

* The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.
-- Lech Walesa


“Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.”
- William Arthur Ward


* "None of us alone can save the nation or world. But each of us can make a positive difference if we commit ourselves to do so."
-- Cornel West

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