Thoughts

Random Quotes


Robert Greenleaf

“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.”

John Yu Dr Yu

“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.”

Naim Ateek

“I am not pro-this people or that. I am pro-justice, pro-freedom. I am anti-injustice, anti-oppression.”

Nelson Mandela

 “It is what we make of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.”

 M.K. Gandhi

“We must be the change we wish to see.”

John Baldoni

“The roots of effective leadership lie in simple things, one of which is listening. Listening to someone demonstrates respect; it shows that you value their ideas and are willing to hear them.”

Professor David Pennington

“This capacity to shape a vision of what can be achieved, and to share the vision with others so that it becomes their own, is one of the most important elements of leadership.”

Matilda Joslyn Gage

“The women of today are the thoughts of their mothers and grandmothers, embodied, and made alive. They are active, capable, determined and bound to win. They have one thousand generations back of them … Millions of women, dead and gone are speaking through us today. “

Mother Teresa

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”

Kofi A. Annan

“…there is no tool for development more effective than the education of girls.”

Mark Twain

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

Deepak Chopra

 “Let us not demand of ourselves that we alone must be the agent of change. In a fire brigade everyone passes along a bucket, but only the last person puts out the fire. None of us know where we stand in line. We may be here simply to pass a bucket; we may be called on to play a major role. In either case, all we can do is think, act, and say. Let us direct our thoughts, words, and actions to peace. That is all we can do. Let the results be what they will be.”

Aung San Suu Kyi

“It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.”

Susan Faludi

Feminism’s agenda is basic: It asks that women not be forced to ‘choose’ between public justice and private happiness.

George Lamming

“We need therefore to transform our our schools from the slave institutions which we inherited, and nurture them as intellectual agencies which decolonize the mind. The pursuit of knowledge should never be divorced from the struggle against human exploitation. Every boy and girl should know what is meant by the menace of imperialism as well as understand why, in the interest of their own survival as men and women of dignity, it is absolutely necessary to fight it.”

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