"Our work seeks to focus attention on the necessity
of developing security for the global village,
meeting its need for clean air, water, food
and a healthy habitat, as well as fostering
clarity of vision on cooperation and development."
-- Rosalie Bertell
is time for us to focus on the issues that bring
us together as a nation. Supporting parents'
capacity to raise their children with the love
and resources they need is simply the right
thing to do.
-- Joan Blades
are working towards a shared vision of the future
for health among all the world's people. A vision
future in which we develop new ways of working
together at global and national level. A vision
which has poor people and poor communities at
its centre. And a vision which focuses action
on the causes and consequences of the health
conditions that create and perpetuate poverty.
focus of activists of color and their constituents
reflects their life experiences of social, economic,
and political disenfranchisement.
-- Robert Bullard
"The more clearly we can focus our attention
on the wonders and realities of the universe,
the less taste we shall have for destruction."
-- Rachel Carson
is inspiration. You must be completely overtaken
by your work and your subject. Only then do
all your influences and experience come up to
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus
in the brightest.
- The Dalai
you know what you want to do, do that and nothing
-- Ami Dar
the attitude of silence the soul finds the path
in a clearer light, and what is elusive and
deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness.
-- Mohandas K.
the attitude of silence the soul finds the path
in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive
resolves itself into crystal clearness.
-- Mohandas K.
leadership has to be focused on some very radical
ideas that only we as 21st Century people can
talk about: making sure people have a livelihood,
making sure people receive a living wage, making
sure the environment, the Mother Earth, is embraced
and cherished and not destroyed. Making sure
people are healthy in what they eat, making
sure we hold people and corporations accountable
for the damage they do not only to our environment
but to our institutions."
-- Danny Glover
believe that as much as you take, you have
to give back. It's important not to focus
on yourself too much.
-- Nicole Kidman
if we wish to accomplish in the next 15 years
what we failed to accomplish in the last 15,
we would do well to focus on democratizing
structures of power. That means imagining,
and then creating, economic democracy.
have an opportunity to focus global attention
on what should be obvious: every mother, and every
child, counts. They count because we value every
human life. The evidence is clear that healthy
mothers and children are the bedrock of healthy
and prosperous communities and nations.
~ Dr. LEE
Jong-wook, WHO Secretary-General
focus on money and power may do wonders in the
marketplace, but it creates a tremendous crisis
in our society. People who have spent all day
learning how to sell themselves and to manipulate
others are in no position to form lasting friendships
or intimate relationships... Many Americans
hunger for a different kind of society -- one
based on principles of caring, ethical and spiritual
sensitivity, and communal solidarity. Their
need for meaning is just as intense as their
need for economic security."
-- Rabbi Michael
"We are way more powerful when we turn to each
other and not on each other, when we celebrate
our diversity, focus on our commonality, and
together tear down the mighty walls of injustice."
your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty
of ambition. It asks too little of yourself.
And it will leave you unfulfilled.
-- Barack Obama
the real focus in this country has not been
on the rest of the world. It's been on our own
issues and our own problems. Fair enough. But
it means that our simple hopes that everything
will just work out abroad aren't really coming
-- Jeffrey Sachs
And there are so many people in the third world
suffering so horribly right now, and we are so
focused on ourselves and our culture that a lot
of things are showing up in our culture that are
making it impossible for us to focus on others.
We're so self-focused.
-- Martin Sheen
your sites on where you want to be, but focus
on where you are now, and take each step, moment
by moment. --
Robert Alan Silverstein
creative spirit is one of the most powerful
driving forces in human history. Creativity
in the arts can inspire new insights and understanding
for generations. Inventive creativity has helped
transform our society time and time again, helping
to make life better for countless lives. Creativity
helps bring meaning to one's life through unique
self-expression. When focused on uplifting humanity,
creativity can help to create a more peaceful,
just and sustainable world. How will you use
your creativity to help create a better world?
-- Robert Alan
need new proactive policies that focus directly
on how authorities in the public and private
sphere can blend economic and social policies
with an enabling environment for private initiative
to create market opportunities for Decent Work.
-- Juan Somavia
many of the wars in history, thousands and thousands
of them for the past five, six, seven thousand
years, have been related to differences in Truth
claims. If we can evolve beyond that problem,
then I think there's some chance that we could
retire the whole institution of war and begin
to focus on the peaceful evolution of humanity.
~ Brother Wayne
can't depend on your eyes when your imagination
is out of focus.
-- Mark Twain
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems -
not people; to focus your energies on answers - not
- William Arthur Ward
can always choose to perceive things differently.
You can focus on what's wrong in your life,
or you can focus on what's right.
you focus on expands, and when you focus on
the goodness in your life, you create more of
it. Opportunities, relationships, even money
flowed my way when I learned to be grateful
no matter what happened in my life.
be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly
romantic. It is based on the fact that human
history is a history not only of cruelty, but
also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.
What we choose to emphasize in this complex
history will determine our lives. If we see
only the worst, it destroys our capacity to
do something. If we remember those times and
places -- and there are so many -- where people
have behaved magnificently, this gives us the
energy to act, and at least the possibility
of sending this spinning top of a world in a
different direction. And if we do act, in however
small a way, we don't have to wait for some
grand utopian future. The future is an infinite
succession of presents, and to live now as we
think human beings should live, in defiance
of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous