Monday, May 2, 2011

We are It. It is up to Us.

I spent some time at Wikiquotes and found quite a quotepanorama.

My main goal was to research the quote by Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948):

'We need to be the change we wish to see in the world'

and found that the link carried a comprehensive list of more pertinent quotes such as

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty and

Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.

Also, quotes are provided about Gandhi. For example,

Taken on the whole, I would believe that Gandhi's views were the most enlightened of all the political men of our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence for fighting for our cause, but by non-participation of anything you believe is evil. ~Albert Einstein

A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back- but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you. ~ Marian Wright Edelman

Finally to peruse a comprehensive list of quotes around the theme of love go here to see what Wikiquotes has assembled.