Quotes

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“Laughter is good for thinking because when people laugh,
it is easier for them to admit new ideas to their minds.”

— His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

“Politicians have a responsibility not to inflame division or misrepresent the facts, and to show leadership to counter views that would demonise asylum seekers or abrogate Australia’s international obligations…The facts are that Australia’s current refugee intake of about 13,750 a year is small by international standards and forms less than 10% of our total permanent migration intake. Boat arrivals deemed to be refugees make up an even smaller proportion of that – less than 2% of all migrants to Australia.”

— Jeff Lawrence , ACTU Secretary, July 2010

“Man can find meaning in life, short and perilous as it is, only through devoting himself to society.”

— Albert Einstein

“If you put fences around people, you get sheep.”

— William McKnight, Former 3M CEO

“Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.”

— Ursula K. Le Guin

“You have got to know what it is you want, or someone is going to sell you a bill of goods somewhere along the line that can do irreparable damage to your self-esteem, your sense of worth, and your stewardship of the talents that God gave you.”

— Richard Nelson Bolles

“No matter how educated or wealthy you are,
if you don’t have peace of mind, you won’t be happy.”

— His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

“Having the freedom of speech does not mean saying what’s humane, hateless and non-prejudicial.”

— Abhijit Naskar, Citizens of Peace: Beyond the Savagery of Sovereignty

“It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. The difference manifests itself in the care taken by the servant—first to make sure that other people’s highest priority needs are being served.”

— Robert Greenleaf, in his essay The Servant as Leader

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”

— Dr Martin Luther King Jnr
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