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religion can be real only to those who are engaged
in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By
moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement,
-- Felix Adler
has improved the lives of people throughout the
world, but it has also widened the gap between rich
and poor...Working to end poverty will make the
is the spirit that is back of all the great
struggles of the workers to improve their working
conditions. Liberty and freedom for collective
bargaining is what they want and what they must
pay for women is a matter of simple justice.
lives improve only when we take chances -
and the first and most difficult risk we can take is
to be honest with ourselves.
-- Walter Anderson
us work in partnerships between rich and poor
to improve the opportunities of all human beings
to build better lives."
-- Kofi Annan
us all reaffirm our commitment to improving the
well- being of families throughout the world.
-– Kofi Annan
community is a group of people who have come together,
and they work and they live to try and improve the
standard of living and quality of life - and I don't
-- William Baldwin
"We can use our scientific knowledge to improve
and beautify the earth, or we can use it to ...poison
the air, corrupt the waters, blacken the face
of the country, and harass our souls with loud
and discordant noises, [or]...we can use it to
mitigate or abolish all these things."
promotes that divine discontent which makes people strive
to improve their economic status."
-- Ralph S. Butler
information and communications technologies can
improve the quality of life for people with disabilities,
but only if such technologies are designed from
the beginning so that everyone can use them. Given
the explosive growth in the use of the World Wide
Web for publishing, electronic commerce, lifelong
learning and the delivery of government services,
it is vital that the Web be accessible to everyone.”
~ Bill Clinton
all here in this world for some reason or another.
If you're aware of injustice, you can either ignore
it, say there is nothing you can do about it,
complain about it and not do anything, or put
your energies into doing something about it. And
for me, the only thing that is a meaningful use
of my life is to work to improve the quality of
life for people who are disadvantaged. I don't
believe that just because one person is born on
one side of some imaginary line and another person
is born on the other side means that a lot of
people should be getting screwed through no fault
of their own.
"It is clear that military force and our
policy of preemption are alone insufficient to
make us safe. But help is on the way. Legislation
has been proposed to create a US Department of
Peace. In the propsed Department of Peace it would
organize our present system into one conscious
effort to improve humanity in achieving peace,
where true safety lies."
-- Walter Cronkite
cannot hope to build a better world without improving
the individuals. To that end each of us must work
for his or her own improvement, and at the same
time share a general responsibility for all humanity,
our particular duty being to aid those to whom we
think we can be most useful."
-- Marie Curie
are not servants. Volunteers are partners working together
for improving America's future."
-- Mayor Richard Daly
the results of a decision against its expectations
shows executives what their strengths are, where
they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge
Peter F. Drucker
and kindly remind yourself, ''I cannot own anything.''
It is a valuable thought to keep in mind as you
struggle to improve your financial picture, worry
about investments, and plan how to acquire more
and more. It is a universal principle which you
are part of. You must release everything when you
truly awaken. Are you letting your life go by in
frustration and worry over not having enough? If
so, relax and remember that you only get what you
have for a short period of time. When you awaken
you will see the folly of being attached to anything.”
- Wayne Dyer
wonderful that no one need wait a single moment to improve
-- Anne Frank
most constructive solutions are those which take
into consideration the views of all persons involved
and are acceptable to all. Such outcomes are the
result of negotiation strategies where the needs
of both sides are considered important and an
attempt is made to meet all needs. These solutions
are appropriately called Win-Win because there
are no losers. While often difficult to arrive
at, the process leading to such solutions builds
interpersonal relationships, increases motivation
and improves commitment. Win-Win solutions are
the most desirable outcomes of conflict resolution.
-- Peter Gabor and Carol Ing
are the common denominator of progress. So...
no improvement is possible with unimproved people,
and advance is certain when people are liberated
and educated. It would be wrong to dismiss the
importance of roads, railroads, power plants,
mills,and the other familiar furniture of economic
development.... But we are coming to realize...
that there is a certain sterility in economic
monuments that stand alone in a sea of illiteracy.
Conquest of illiteracy comes first."
-- John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society
is the pursuit of truth. My grandfather believed
that truth should be the cornerstone of everybody’s
life and that we must dedicate our lives to pursuing
truth, to finding out the truth in our lives.
And so his entire philosophy was the philosophy
of life. It was not just a philosophy for conflict
resolution, but something that we have to imbibe
in our life and live it all the time so that we
can improve and become better human beings."
-- Arun Gandhi
you want your children to improve, let them overhear
the nice things you say about them to others.
mission has been the protection of the wage-worker,
now; to increase his wages; to cut hours off the
long workday, which was killing him; to improve
the safety and the sanitary conditions of the
workshop; to free him from the tyrannies, petty
or otherwise, which served to make his existence
-- Samuel Gompers
answer is to end our reliance on carbon-based
we succeed, we create booming new industries,
wealth, clean secure energy and maybe we prevent
the greatest disaster so far in human history,
saving millions of lives while improving billions
more. If we fail, basically it's business as usual
while things slowly get worse all around us."
~ Al Gore
they [companies] believe they are in business
to serve people, to help solve problems, to use
and employ the ingenuity of their workers to improve
the lives of people around them by learning from
the nature that gives us life, we have a chance.
~ Paul Hawken
we assume that the purpose of the economy is to
serve and improve the welfare of the entire body
of citizens, the U.S. model has clearly been a major
failure. It has served a minority, and the majority
have not only failed to share in the income gains
yielded by the model, they have suffered from reduced
benefits, greater job instability and stress, and
a diminution of expectations and sense of hope for
-- Edward S. Herman
we need are critical lovers of America - patriots
who express their faith in their country by working
to improve it.
-- Hubert Humphrey
is only one corner of the universe you can be certain
of improving, and that’s your own self.
~ Aldous Huxley
press is the best instrument for enlightening
the mind of man, and improving him as a rational,
moral and social being”
~ Thomas Jefferson
It is from the numberless diverse acts of courage
and belief that human history is shaped. Each
time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve
the lot of others or strikes out against injustice,
he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing
each other from a million different centers of
energy and daring, those ripples build a current
that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression
is his capacity for self-improvement and self-redemption
which most distinguishes man from the mere brute.
-- Aung San Suu Kyi
continues to suffuse our culture...Today few imagine
that society can be fundamentally improved, and
those who do are seen as at best deluded, at worst
-- Lewis Lapham
"There is no greater cause than making the world
fit for children. I feel very strongly about carrying
on the family tradition by working with UNICEF
to help improve the lives and well-being of children
-- Téa Leoni
improvement of understanding is for two ends:
first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly,
to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.
-- John Locke
is hardly possible to overrate the value, for
the improvement of human beings, of things which
bring them into contact with persons dissimilar
to themselves and with modes of thought and action
unlike those with which they are familiar... It
is indispensable to be perpetually comparing [one's]
own notions and customs with the experience and
example of persons in different circumstances...
There is no nation which does not need to borrow
-- John Stuart Mill
motto is to work for peace based on social justice.
Our mandate is to improve the condition, health
and safety of workers, and our mission is universal."
-- David A. Morse
may be formed so as to exist without crime, without
poverty, with health greatly improved, with little,
if any misery, and with intelligence and happiness
increased a hundredfold; and no obstacle whatsoever
intervenes at this moment except ignorance to
prevent such a state of society from becoming
-- Robert Owen
in a free society do individuals have the best chance
to seek virtue, strive for excellence, improve their
economic well-being, and achieve personal happiness...
The worthy goals of civilization can only be achieved
by freedom loving individuals. When government uses
force, liberty is sacrificed and the goals are lost.
It is freedom that is the source of all creative
-- Ron Paul
advertisers spent the same amount of money on
improving their products as they do on advertising
then they wouldn't have to advertise them."
-- Will Rogers
is to the real advantage of every producer, every
manufacturer and every merchant to cooperate in
the improvement of working conditions, because
the best customer of American industry is the
Just as with other great words, the word environment
means different things. You might say that a cave
woman twenty thousand years ago sweeping out the
cave was improving the environment. Many people
improving the environment think only in terms
of the air they breathe in their hometown and
the water in the aquifer under their hometown.
My guess is very few are thinking centuries ahead
or thousand of years ahead, but that’s what we
have to do.
~ Pete Seeger
your time in improving yourself by other men's writings
so that you shall come easily by what others have labored
If the ecological crisis, for example, is to be
solved and if we are to promote genuine justice
and thus bring real peace to the planet—and with
it the possibility of improving lives on every
level, not just economically, socially, and politically,
but spiritually, psychologically, and intellectually—then,
just on a practical level, we need to have all
of the religions working together."
~ Brother Wayne
read somewhere that when a person takes part in
community action, his health improves. Something
happens to him or to her biologically. It's like
-- Studs Terkel
I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny
of the human race, in its gradual improvement,
to leave off eating animals.
-- Henry David
improvement of life was only accomplished to the
extent to which it was based on a change of consciousness,
that is, to the extent to which the law of violence
was replaced in men's consciousness by the law of
-- Leo Tolstoy
Politics is about the improvement of people's
lives. It's about advancing the cause of peace
and justice in our country and the world. Politics
is about doing well for the people.
-- Paul Wellstone