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"There is a Law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish."
-- Alfred Adler

"United we stand, divided we fall."
-- Aesop (620 -560 B.C.)

* We have the ability to achieve, if we master the necessary goodwill, a common global society blessed with a shared culture of peace that is nourished by the ethnic, national and local diversities that enrich our lives.
-- Mahnaz Afkhami

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

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
-- Maya Angelou

* "We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race."
-- Kofi Annan
* "There are no nations! There is only humanity. And if we don't come to understand that right soon, there will be no nations, because there will be no humanity."
-- Isaac Asimov

You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known as Brotherhood, however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it. ~
-- Faith Baldwin

It is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling.
-- Pierre Bayle

* In world history, those who have helped to build the same culture are not necessarily of one race, and those of the same race have not all participated in one culture.
-- Ruth Fulton Benedict

The peoples of the earth are one family.
-- Ruth Fulton Benedict


"Diversity is the magic. It is the first manifestation, the first beginning of the differentiation of a thing and of simple identity. The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection."
~ Thomas Berry

When you're finally up on the moon, looking back at the earth, all these differences and nationalistic traits are pretty well going to blend and you're going to get a concept that maybe this is really one world and why the hell can't we learn to live together like decent people?
-- Frank Borman

"Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none."
-- Edmund Burke

* We are of course a nation of differences. Those differences don’t make us weak. They’re the source of our strength.
-- Jimmy Carter

* We ought to think that we are one of the leaves of a tree, and the tree is all humanity. We cannot live without the others, without the tree.
-- Pablo Casals

The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
-- Pablo Casals

* "We live now in a global village and we are in one single family. It’s our responsibility to bring friendship and love from all different places around the world and to live together in peace."
-- Jackie Chan

Global Family Day provides a way in which every man, woman, and child in the United States can help to reduce suffering at home, repair our damaged image abroad, and help us remember that in the end, all people belong to the same human family.
-- John Conyers

Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity; and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language, nationality, or religion.
-- John Comenius, 17th century philosopher

* Internal peace is an essential first step to achieving peace in the world. How do you cultivate it? It's very simple. In the first place by realizing clearly that all mankind is one, that human beings in every country are members of one and the same family.
- The Dalai Lama

* Years ago I recognized my kinship with all living things, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on the earth. I said then and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.
-- Eugene V. Debs

* "We need to dissolve the lie that some people have a right to think of other people as their property. And we need at last to form a circle that includes us all, in which all of us are seen as equal.
-- Barbara Deming

The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world
-- Democritus

* "I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort where we overlap.”
-- Ani DiFranco

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent … any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
-- John Donne


* "Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival."
~ René Dubos



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