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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Edmund Burke (1729-1797) - English statesman

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little." - Edmund Burke

When bad men combine, the good must associate else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
Edmund Burke (1729-1797) - English statesman

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity." Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain (1835-1910)
 
"A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood." General George S. Patton (1885-1945)

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me....... By Pastor Niemoller

According to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, "Martin Niemoller was a Protestant pastor and head of the anti-Nazi Confessing Church. Arrested for 'malicious attacks against the state', he spent seven years in the Dachau and Sachsenhausen Released in 1945 by the Allies."

I was not afraid of the words of the violent, but of the silence of the honest... Martin Luther King

To know what we do not know is the beginning of wisdom. (Indian saying)

The measure of a person's knowledge is the actions they take. (Saint Francis of Assisi)

"Spirit, are they yours?" Scrooge could say no more.
"They are Man's," said the Spirit, looking down upon them. "And they cling to
me, appealing from their fathers. This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want.
Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy, for
on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased." ....A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 1843

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives. ….Theodore Roosevelt

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with the important matters…. Albert Einstein

A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
….. General of the Armies John J. Pershing

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it…. Andrew Carnegie

To see the right and not to do it is cowardice. - Confucius

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. -
Confucius

He that won't be counseled can't be helped. - Benjamin Franklin

A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out. – Grace Pulpit

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. - Benjamin Franklin

It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it. - Gen. Douglas MacArthur

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive. - Albert Einstein

The only person who never makes a mistake is the person who never does anything. - Theodore Roosevelt

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. Saint Thomas Aquinas

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. – Gen. George S. Patton

Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out. – Ronald Reagan

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. – H. G. Wells

What is man without the beasts?
If all the beasts were gone,
men would die from great loneliness of spirit.
For whatever happens to the beasts,
soon happens to man,
All things are connected.
Chief Seattle (Duwamish tribe)

I expect to pass through the world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness I can show to any creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it, for I shall not pass this way again. - Unknown

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. - Mother Theresa

It is one of the beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely help another without helping himself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the world you may be one person, But to one person you may be the world. - Unknown

The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them. - Lois McMaster Bujold, Diplomatic Immunity, 2002

You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. - Unknown

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity -
Horace Mann

He who does nothing for others does nothing for himself. - Goethe

It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others. - Aristotle, ancient Greek philosopher

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumps,
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 not victory or defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt

A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child. –Unknown

Nature is man's teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence. - Alfred Billings Street

Past the beggar and the suffering walk he who asks, 'Why, oh God, do you not do something for these people?' To which God replied, 'I did do something, I made you.' --Old Sufi Saying

Take care of the earth and she will take care of you. - Author Unknown

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. - Albert Pike, 19th-century Scottish Rite Freemason

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. - Mohandas Gandhi, 20th-century Indian nonviolent civil rights leader

Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received - only what you have given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage. - St. Francis of Assisi

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. - Aesop

Even if it’s a little thing, do something for those who have need of a man’s help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it. For, remember, you don’t live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too. - Albert Schweitzer Nobel Peace Prize winner, 1952

It is in giving oneself that one receives. - Francis of Assisi

Where apathy is the master, all men are slaves. - Unknown

Never tire of doing what is right. - II Thessalonians 3:13

Compassion is the basis of morality. - Arnold Schopenhauer, early 19th-century German philosopher

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
- Mark Twain

We do not inherit the land, we borrow it from our children. - Native American saying

Not a day passes over the earth but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words and suffer noble sorrows. - Charles Reade

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace. - Albert Schweitzer, early 20th-century German Nobel Peace Prize-winning mission doctor and theologian

I wondered why somebody didn't do something. Then I realized, I am somebody. - Unknown

May I never get too busy in my own affairs that I fail to respond to the needs of others with kindness and compassion. - Thomas Jefferson

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. - Mother Theresa

A generation which ignores history has no past and no future. - Robert Heinlein, 1907-1988

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there. - L. P. Hartley

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. - George Santayana

If only society and environment could work together - we would have a masterpiece. - Author Unknown

"If I were to name the three most precious resources of life, I should say books, friends and nature; and the greatest of them, at least the most constant and always at hand, is nature." - John Burroughs

Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man. - Arthur Schopenhauer 

If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals. - Albert Einstein

When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble. - Buddha