Revolutionary Quotes

“The revolution starts at the bottom.”
– Yvon Chouinard

“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.”
– Mohandas Gandhi

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
– Native American Proverb
–and Oh,  my God, the interest!  LG

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“Sacred One, teach us love, compassion and honor, that we may heal the Earth and heal each other.”
– Ojibwa Prayer

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“We are star stuff which has taken its destiny into its own hands.”
– Carl Sagan

“Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about….” —Rumi    

“We have what we seek, it is there all the
time, and if we give it time,
it will make itself known to us.”– Thomas Merton

“No amount of knowledge can shake my grandma out of
me; or my Aunt Maud; or my mama, who didn’t just bite
an apple with her big white teeth. She split it in two.”
—Ruth Stone, from “Pokeberries”

“Storytelling is a part of our very being.
Storytelling is a part of history, of immortality, too.
It goes from one generation to another.”
—Studs Terkel

“Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all.” – Adam Smith

When you give food to the poor, they call you a saint. When you ask why the poor have no food, they call you a communist. – Archbishop Helder Camara, Brazilian liberation theologian

…And it was not thrilled that people might weary of an endless and fraudulent “empowerment,” and really want to take power instead.  From City Hall to the White House, from welfare to the war on drugs, those in power preferred the paradigm of pathology — controlled by force and punishment rather than driven by potential and hope that might, in their wake, reveal as unmistakably wrong too much of what had protected too few for too long.– Sam Smith of the Progressive Review

“Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites…It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.”- Edmund Burke
(and it is welfare that makes the chains and prisons for those men’s offspring and their mothers.- LG)

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