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"There is no trust more sacred than the one
the world holds with children. There is no duty
more important than ensuring that their rights
are respected, that their welfare is protected,
that their lives are free from fear and want
and that they can grow up in peace."
-- Kofi Annan
believe that our world needs an instrument of
global action as never before in history. I
believe that the United Nations is the instrument
for securing peace and for giving people everywhere,
in poorer countries as in richer, a real stake
in that peace by promoting development and encouraging
cooperation. But the United Nations is only
an instrument, an actor in need of props and
cues from its directors, And so I will paraphrase
Winston Churchill: Give us the tools—the trust,
the authority and the means—and we will do the
job." -- Kofi
the first step has to be taken, the step towards
democracy. This step is full of risks, and requires
trust on all sides. We don't know where it will
lead. But if we just stand still, we will have
no chance of escaping the violence.
-- Daniel Barenboim
comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope
more than you work."
-- Rita Mae Brown
World we all share is given to us in trust.
Every choice we make regarding the earth, air, and water
should be made with the objective of preserving it for
all generations to come.
-- August A. Bush III
wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is
bound to administer in his lifetime for the good
of the community.
~ Andrew Carnegie
leads to empowerment. Empowerment leads to full humanity.
Many faith groups have a trust relationship within their
own community. ...
Justice is part of our core mission. So media justice
is part of what it means to advocate for a just society.
-- Rev. Robert Chase
leaders who work most effectively, it seems to
me, never say "I." And that's not because they
have trained themselves not to say "I." They don't
think "I." They think "we"; they think "team."
They understand their job to be to make the team
function. They accept responsibility and don't
sidestep it, but "we" gets the credit…. This is
what creates trust, what enables you to get the
-- Peter F. Drucker
banishing doubt and trusting your intuitive feelings,
you clear a space for the power of intention to flow
- Wayne Dyer
kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily
based on mutual trust and only secondarily on
institutions such as courts of justice and police”
-- Albert Einstein
world of ours... must avoid becoming a community
of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a
proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
-- Dwight D.
glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand,
nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship;
it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to
when he discovers that someone else believes in
and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
truly it demands something godlike in him who
cast off the common motives of humanity and ventured
to trust himself for a taskmaster.
~ Ralph Waldo
trust of the people in the leaders reflects the
confidence of the leaders in the people.
-- Paulo Freire
soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live."
mutual knowledge there can be no mutual understanding;
without understanding, there can be no trust and respect;
without trust, there can be no peace, only the danger
of conflict. This means we have to be willing and able
to familiarize ourselves with the way people of other
cultures think and perceive the world around them, but
without losing our own standpoint in the process."
-- Roman Herzog, President of Germany
is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose
perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different
It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility,
tolerance, and wisdom.
-- Dee Hock
is a country ready to be taken—in fact, longing
to be taken—by political leaders ready to restore
democracy and trust to the political process."
the people are well informed, they can be trusted
with their own government; that whenever things
get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they
may be relied on to set them to rights.
-- Thomas Jefferson
When I get logical and I don't trust my instincts
- Thats when I get in trouble.
~ Angelina Jolie
We are not afraid to entrust the American people
with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien
philosophies, and competitive values. For a
nation that is afraid to let its people judge
the truth and falsehood in an open market is
a nation that is afraid of its people. -- John
every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate
the day when this planet may no longer be habitable.
Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear
sword of Damocles hanging by the slenderest
of threads, capable of being cut at any moment
by accident or miscalculation or by madness.
The weapons of war must be abolished before
they abolish us… The mere existence of modern
weapons … is a sources of horror and discord
and distrust. ~ John
cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying
those to whom they entrust the minds of their
children a smaller wage than is paid to those
to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.
that consciousness is power. Consciousness is
education and knowledge. Consciousness is becoming
aware. It is the perfect vehicle for students.
Consciousness-raising is pertinent for power,
and be sure that power will not be abusively used,
but used for building trust and goodwill domestically
and internationally. Tomorrow's world is yours
If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates
labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts
America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.
-- Abraham Lincoln
trust in a higher power that wants me to survive
and have love in my life, is what keeps me moving
I think the most important issue we have as a
people is what we started, and that is to begin
to trust our own thinking again and belive in
ourselves enough to think that we can articulate
our own vision of the future and then work to
make sure that that vision becomes a reality.
-- Wilma Mankiller
you have a great ambition, take as big a step as possible
in the direction of fulfilling it.
The step may only be a tiny one, but trust that it may
be the largest one possible for now."
-- Mildred McAfee
young, free to act on their initiative, can lead
their elders in the direction of the unknown...
The children, the young, must ask the questions
that we would never think to ask, but enough trust
must be re-established so that the elders will
be permitted to work with them on the answers."
-- Margaret Mead
believe democracy requires a ‘sacred contract’
between journalists and those who put their trust
in us to tell them what we can about how the world
-- Bill Moyers
have learned the simple truth, as Emerson said
that the only way to have a friend is to be one.
We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it
with suspicion or mistrust or with fear.
kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes
ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust,
and hostility to evaporate.
We should remember in our dealings with animals
that they are a sacred trust to us from our heavenly
Father. They are dumb and cannot speak for themselves.
-- Harriet Beecher
be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle
thoughts, nor even to found a school, but to so
love wisdom as to live according to its dictates
a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity
Henry David Thoreau
The human heart is the first home of democracy.
It is where we embrace our questions: Can we be
equitable? Can we be generous? Can we listen with
our whole beings, not just our minds, and offer
our attention rather than our opinion? And do
we have enough resolve in our hearts to act courageously,
relentlessly, without giving up, trusting our
fellow citizens to join us in our determined pursuit—a