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“Peace, development and justice are all connected to each other. We cannot talk about economic development without talking about peace. How can we expect economic development in a battlefield?”

— Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize 1991

“There is no such thing as being non-political. Just by making a decision to stay out of politics you are making the decision to allow others to shape politics and exert power over you. And if you are alienated from the current political system, then just by staying out of it you do nothing to change it, you simply entrench it.”

— Joan Kirner, at Women into Power Conference, Adelaide, October 1994

“… three main components of leadership: mastery of the subject-matter, ability convincingly to articulate the particular course of action required and a fervent belief in its correctness.”

— Sir Ninian Stephen, Governor-General of Australia 1982-1989

“In the networking world, it’s not who you know, it’s who knows you.”

— Robyn Henderson

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.”

— Corrie Ten Boom

“A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.”

— Pope Francis (2013 – )

“Psychologists tell us that money is a satisfier, not a motivator…
Recognition is. That’s why we do what we do…
Recognition is critical to self-esteem.
Without it, we feel undervalued, even insignificant.
Money is nice, sure.
But once you establish a basis of monetary rewards,
without the accompanying verbal and social affirmation,
the employee will quickly become disgruntled and ask for more.
Eventually, more will never be enough.”

— John Baldoni has created a series of radio commentaries called Life, Leadership, and Laughter. These commentaries air monthly on Michigan Radio (WUOM 91.7)

“Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought.”

— Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893-1986)

“Where … do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home—so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“I cannot condone the systematic destruction of the hope and spirit of people who have suffered hardship and pain to reach our shores. They are people who believe that they have been or are at risk of being persecuted in their own country.”

— Former Australian of the Year and one-time refugee John Yu Dr Yu, Chancellor of the University of NSW and a renowned pediatrician, was himself smuggled out of China as a three-year-old shortly before it fell to Japanese forces in World War II.
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