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never won rights. They are not handed down
from above; they are forced by pressures from
4th right in the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights is that there can be no slavery. Virtually
every human being agrees that it is a moral wrong.
Those key battles are won by people who went before
us, who had the really tough job. Our job is simply
to make sure that countries enforce their own
laws and that slaves, when freed, have an opportunity
for rehabilitation, reintegration, education,
and so forth
-- Kevin Bales
man who can drive himself further once the effort gets
painful is the man who will win."
-- Roger Bannister
is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and
the love of friends."
-- Hillaire Belloc
you start a conversation with the assumption that
you are right or that you must win, obviously
it is difficult to talk.
we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history
will remember is not the ideals we were fighting
for but the methods we used to accomplish them.
These methods will be compared to the warfare
of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last
inhabitant of Persia."
-- Hans Bethe
win the cause we all believe in, the spread of true
democracy all over the world, we need to win by
example, not just with speeches but by example;
not just with military might but by gaining the
respect of the world.
-- Barbara Boxer
both sides win, no agreement can be permanent.”
~ Jimmy Carter
must accept that you might fail; then, if you
do your best and still don't win, at least you
can be satisfied that you've tried. If you don't
accept failure as a possibility, you don't set
high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try
- you don't take the risk.
is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not
for the timid or weak … Non-violence is hard work.
It is the willingness to sacrifice. It is the
patience to win."
-- Cesar Chavez
is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles
nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose
-- Agatha Christie
with a scarcity mentality tend to see everything
in terms of win-lose. There is only so much; and
if someone else has it, that means there will
be less for me. The more principle-centered we
become, the more we develop an abundance mentality,
the more we are genuinely happy for the successes,
well-being, achievements, recognition, and good
fortune of other people. We believe their success
adds to...rather than detracts from...our lives.”
- Stephen R. Covey
once declared that it was his wife who unwittingly
taught him the effectiveness of nonviolence. Who
better than women should know that battles can
be won without resorting to physical strength.
-- Barbara Deming
I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.
-- Bernadette Devlin
not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep
trying to do the best you can every day.
is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won
by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.
- Ralph Ellison
they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then
they fight you, then you win."
-- Mohandas K.
citizens of Love Canal provided an example of
how a blue-collar community with few resources
can win against great odds (a multi-billion-dollar
international corporation and an unresponsive
government), using the power of the people in
our democratic system."
win, we will need to keep building the movement,
networking with one another, planning, strategizing,
and moving forward. Our children's futures, and
those of their unborn children, are at stake."
cannot win this battle to save species and environments
without forging an emotional bond between ourselves
and nature as well
- for we will not fight to save what we do not love."
~ Stephen Jay Gould
lesson of history is clear: democracy always
wins in the end.
is a never-ending process. Freedom is never really
won -- you earn it and win it in every generation."
Somehow we must transform the dynamics of the
world power struggle from the negative nuclear
arms race which no one can win to a positive contest
to harness man's creative genius for the purpose
of making peace and prosperity a reality for all
of the nations of the world.
believe that winning is really everything.
It's more important to stand for something.
If you don't stand for something, what do you win?
-- Lane Kirkland
first, one hopes to win; then one expects the enemy
then, one is satisfied that he too is suffering;
in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost.
-- Karl Kraus
litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise
whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal
winner is often a real loser -- in fees, expenses,
and waste of time."
-- Abraham Lincoln
am not bound to win but I am bound to be true;
I am not bound to succeed but am bound to live
up to what light I have."
-- Abraham Lincoln
ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity
-- Horace Mann
is a good moment to repeat that a war is never won.
Never mind that history books tell us the opposite.
The psychological and material costs of war are
so high that any triumph is a pyrrhic victory. Only
peace can be won and winning peace means not only
avoiding armed conflict but finding ways of eradicating
the causes of individual and collective violence:
injustice and oppression, ignorance and poverty,
intolerance and discrimination. We must construct
a new set of values and attitudes to replace the
culture of war which, for centuries, has been influencing
the course of civilization. Winning peace means
the triumph of our pledge to establish, on a democratic
basis, a new social framework of tolerance and generosity
from which no one will feel excluded.
-- Federico Mayor
we are engaged in a deadly global struggle with
those who would intimidate, torture, and murder
people for exercising the most basic freedoms.
If we are to win this struggle and spread those
freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed
in a true direction.
-- Barack Obama
I've always made a total effort, even when the odds
seemed entirely against me.
I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have
a chance to win."
-- Arnold Palmer
is a time that calls for extreme restraint. In
a world of outright aggression and violence there
can be no winners. To respond to violence with
counter-violence only throws oil on the fire."
-- Tenzin Palmo
must have research for peace... It would embrace
the outstanding problems of morality. The time has
come for man's intellect, his scientific method,
to win over the immoral brutality and irrationality
of war and militarism … Now we are forced to eliminate
from the world forever this vestige of prehistoric
barbarism, this curse to the human race."
-- Linus Pauling
whole course of human history may depend on a
change of heart in one solitary and even humble
individual - for it is in the solitary mind and
soul of the individual that the battle between
good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost.
-- M. Scott Peck
may subdue, but love gains, and he that forgives
first wins the laurel.
who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy,
forget in time that men have died to win them.
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win
glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither
enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in
the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor
defeat. It is not the critic that counts; not the
man who points out how the strong man stumbles,
or where the doer of deeds could have done them
better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually
in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat
and blood; who strives valiantly, who errs, and
comes short again and again, because there is no
effort without error and shortcoming; but who does
actually strive to do the deeds.”
are two kinds of success. One is the rare kind that
comes to the person who has the power to do what
no one else has the power to do. That is genius.
But the average person who wins what we call success
is not a genius. That person is a man or woman who
has merely the ordinary qualities that they share
with their fellows, but has developed those ordinary
qualities to a more than ordinary degree."
It is clear that the nations of the world now can
only rise and fall together. It is not a question
of one nation winning at the expense of another.
We must all help one another or all perish together.
-- Carl Sagan
talks of a battle with Nature, forgetting that
if he won the battle, he would find himself on
the losing side."
~ E. F. Schumacher
can only revive when there shall come into being
in a number of individuals a new tone of mind,
independent of the prevalent one among the crowds,
and in opposition to it -- a tone of mind which
will gradually win influence over the collective
one, and in the end determine its character. Only
an ethical movement can rescue us from barbarism,
and the ethical comes into existence only in individuals.
-- Albert Schweitzer
I think service to others is the real key to winning
our own personal freedom and the road to our own
happiness, our own personal contentment and fulfillment.
-- Martin Sheen
am still a journeyman actor and a peace and justice
activist. I'm a pilgrim trying to win my freedom
and serve as best I can in the time I have, with
this gift I've been given.
-- Martin Sheen
are a normal part of life; how we deal with them
can make a big difference. Often when people resolve
conflicts, one person ends up a winner, and one
loses out. This may solve the problem for the
moment, but resentment and bad feelings can cause
more problems later. Another way to look at conflicts
is to try to find a WIN-WIN solution, in which
both sides can benefit. In this way, conflicts
are turned into opportunities to grow and make
things better. This approach is the cornerstone
of "conflict resolution" - an important tool for
bringing peace into our personal lives, our communities
and to our world.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein
is the most basic of all human rights, and yet throughout
history many individuals and nations have had to
struggle to be free. Much progress has been made
in helping to win freedom for all. But even though
all nations agreed to uphold the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights for their citizens, many people
are not allowed these basic liberties.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein
will not play at tug o'war.
I'd rather play at hug o'war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.
-- Shel Silverstein
only kinds of fights worth fighting are those you're
going to lose,
because somebody has to fight them and lose and lose
until someday, somebody who believes as you do wins.
-- I.F. Stone
As the new spirituality begins to become the pervasive
spirituality of the planet, we'll find that we
have abandoned our philosophy of contradictions
in which we say we're all one but continue to
try to win.
~ Neale Donald
we win, someone else loses. But if someone else
loses, we lose. Which is a point we're not getting.
The new spirituality will make this just painfully
Neale Donald Walsch
Utopia of a modern dreamer must needs differ in
one fundamental aspect from the Nowheres and Utopias
men planned before Darwin quickened the thought
of the world. Those were all perfect and static
States, a balance of happiness won for ever against
the forces of unrest and disorder that inhere
in things. One beheld a healthy and simple generation
enjoying the fruits of the earth in an atmosphere
of virtue and happiness, to be followed by other
virtuous happy, and entirely similar generations
until the Gods grew weary. Change and development
were damned back by invincible dams for ever.
But the Modern Utopia must be not static but kinetic,
must shape not as a permanent state but as a hopeful
sage leading to a long ascent of stages." --
means win-win, confrontation means lose-lose.”
-- Zhu Feng
you join a fight for social justice you may win
or lose, but just by being part of the struggle,
you win, and your life will be better for it.