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than ever before in human history, we share
a common destiny. We can master it only if we
face it together. And that, my friends, is why
we have the United Nations.”
yourself to the environment in which your lot has been
and show true love to the fellow-mortals with whom destiny
has surrounded you."
-- Marcus Aurelius (2nd century A.D.)
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
- William Jennings Bryan
awareness that health is dependent upon habits
that we control makes us the first generation
in history that to a large extent determines its
~ Jimmy Carter
will be the immediate test of our ability to unite
this Nation, and it can also be the standard around
which we rally. On the battlefield of energy we
can win for our Nation a new confidence, and we
can seize control again of our common destiny.
~ Jimmy Carter
main failure of education is that it has not prepared
people to comprehend matters concerning human
-- Norman Cousins
new education must be less concerned with sophistication
than compassion. It must recognize the hazards
of tribalism. It must teach man the most difficult
lesson of all—to look at someone anywhere in the
world and be able to see the image of himself.
The old emphasis upon superficial differences
that separate peoples must give way to education
for citizenship in the human community. With such
an education and with such self-understanding,
it is possible that some nation or people may
come forward with the vital inspiration that men
need no less than food. Leadership on this higher
level does not require mountains of gold or thundering
propaganda. It is concerned with human destiny.
Human destiny is the issue. People will respond."
-- Norman Cousins
just have this absolute belief that humans are
moving away from cruelty and destruction towards
a time when we can truly live in harmony with
nature. When we understand that there is a spiritual
power around us from which we can draw strength.
That is where I believe human destiny ultimately
is taking us. I just hope we have time."
~ Jane Goodall
the poor person does not exist as an inescapable fact
of destiny. His or her existence is not politically
neutral, and it is not ethically innocent. The poor
are a by-product of the system in which we live and
for which we are responsible. They are marginalized
by our social and cultural world. They are the oppressed,
exploited proletariat, robbed of the fruit of their
labor and despoiled of their humanity. Hence the poverty
of the poor is not a call to generous relief action,
but a demand that we go and build a different social
-- Gustavo Gutierrez
is something not be to desired and not to be avoided,
a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies
that the world, and the course of human history,
anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We
are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality,
tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever
affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
Luther King, Jr
the cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the
opposition we now face will surely fail. Because
the goal of America is freedom, abused and scorned
tho' we may be, our destiny is tied up with America's
-- Martin Luther
is a destiny which makes us brothers;
None goes his way alone."
-- Edwin Markham
man gotta right to decide his own destiny.”
-- Bob Marley
need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues
of those who are opposed to us..... The old "manifest
destiny" idea ought to be modified so that each nation
has the manifest destiny to do the best it can - and
that without cant, without the assumption of self-righteousness
and with a desire to learn to the uttermost from other
-- Francis John McConnell
thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
-- David O. McKay
is the bedrock of this nation; the belief that
our destiny will not be written for us, but by
us; by all those men and women who are not content
to settle for the world as it is; who have courage
to remake the world as it should be.
-- Barack Obama
don't know what your destiny will be, but one
thing I do know: the only ones among you who will
be really happy are those who have sought and
found how to serve."
essence of spirituality is the duty to live to
its full the glorious destiny of being human.
The purpose of religion should be to empower all
people in this adventure of living with dignity
-- Swami Agnivesh
I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny
of the human race, in its gradual improvement,
to leave off eating animals.
-- Henry David
“We women have the same capacity and potential
for power to allow us to be participants in our
~ Rafaela vos
is our goal, our destiny. We cannot know who we
are except in Joy. Not knowing Joy, we do not