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used to believe that marriage would diminish me,
reduce my options.
That you had to be someone less to live with someone
else when, of course, you have to be someone more.
-- Candice Bergen
know that nuclear is better than fossil fuels
when it comes to carbon dioxide, but nuclear energy
is by no means clean. We don't know what to do
with the waste we already have and it seems like
a bad idea to me to make more when we have so
many cleaner options such as wind and solar.
-- Sheryl Crow
is urgent to prevent new U.S. aggression. The
time is now for the world to say ‘no’ to U.S.
threats of air attack against Iran, and to the
very notion of a nuclear first-use ‘option’ by
America or any other nation.”
of it. We are blessed with technology that would
be indescribable to our forefathers. We have the
wherewithal, the know-it-all to feed everybody,
clothe everybody, and give every human on Earth
a chance. We know now what we could never have
known before -- that we now have the option for
all humanity to make it successfully on this planet
in this lifetime. Whether it is to be Utopia or
Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right
up to the final moment.
the midst of migrants in search of a better life
there are people in need of protection: refugees
and asylum-seekers, women and children victims
of trafficking...Many move simply to avoid dying
of hunger. When leaving is not an option but a
necessity, this is more than poverty."
"People have to know that there are options available
to us today. There is another way, and it is practical
and applicable now."
-- Daryl Hannah
and women aren't going to be motivated to practice
any form of birth control until they know that most
of the children they do bear will survive! As it
is now, the only way poor people can provide for
their old age is to have several children who will
care for them . . . and the only way they can be
sure of having enough living offspring is to have
many, many births. People must be sure that they
can meet their own basic security needs, and that
the children they bear will have a reasonable chance
to survive, before birth control can be considered
a realistic option. Only then, when people have
freedom from famine, can conscientious efforts to
teach and encourage family planning be successful.
-- Frances Moore Lappé
is inevitable, but combat is optional.
-- Max Lucado
can still alter our course. It is NOT too late.
We still have options. We need the courage to change
our values to the regeneration of our families,
the life that surrounds us.
~ Chief Oren Lyons
It is truly only when we begin to see that injustice
is only a symptom and an opportunity to design new
models of governance, education and other options
within the fields of endeavors that we will learn
how it is to become truly conscious HUMANS.
-- Nina Meyerhof
The sheer folly of trying to defend a nation by
destroying all life on the planet must be apparent
to anyone capable of rational thought. Nuclear
capability must be reduced to zero, globally,
permanently. There is no other option.
-- Queen Noor of
in America as in other parts of the world we see
a model of a society in which the powerful dominate.
They marginalize and they go as far as to eliminate
the weakest before the homogenization caused by
this system of globalization. Through providence
we have the taking of conscious cultural identity.
As such the church has a special mission to be
the defender and promoter of a culture of life.
This culture of life assumes a preferential option
for the poor, opposes or puts the globalization
of solidarity in opposition to the globalization
of the markets. It makes itself a voice for those
who have no voice; denounces all violence, all
racial discrimination; walks beside those condemned
to the land, those that are displaced; is a promoter
of integral development in the construction of
peace in the search for justice and liberation.
This culture of life is what is expressed as a
service of hope. This urgency exists in this precise
moment in which the indigenous person, conscious
of being a subject to their own history, will
not opt for a church that submerges them in a
conflict where they have to live their faith being
aware of expressing it within a dominant culture.
-- Bishop Samuel
is an attitude and a choice we make. For there
ever to be peace on earth, peace must become a
viable option for people to choose to work out
their problems; peace must be the accepted and
-- Robert Alan Silverstein
you know that when you eat a healthier diet, consider
more vegetarian options, and don't waste food,
you're helping end world hunger!
-- Robert Alan Silverstein
my kids to give back is an essential part of parenting.
It’s not something that’s optional. Compassion is
one of the basic values that I want my children
to have: that if they see a need, whether it’s around
the corner or thousands of miles of away, they should
feel motivated to do whatever they can to help.
-- Kate Snow (NBC Nightline)
must reinvent a future free of blinders so that
we can choose from real options.
-- David Suzuki
itself becomes subordinate to war. If only we
could celebrate peace as our various ancestors
celebrated war; if only we could glorify peace
as those before us, thirsting for adventure, glorified
war; if only our sages and scholars together could
resolve to infuse peace with the same energy and
inspiration that others have put into war.
is war such an easy option? Why does peace remain
such an elusive goal? We know statesmen skilled
at waging war, but where are those dedicated enough
to humanity to find a way to avoid war
nation has its prestigious military academies
- or so few of them - that reach not only the
virtues of peace but also the art of attaining
it? I mean attaining and protecting it by means
other than weapons, the tools of war. Why are
we surprised whenever war recedes and yields to
-- Elie Wiesel