Peace

If peace means accepting second class citizenship, then I don’t want it. If peace means keeping my mouth shut in the midst of evil and injustice, then I don’t want it. If peace means being complacent and accepting the status quo, then I don’t want it. If peace means being passive, then I don’t want it. If peace means a willingness to be exploited and humiliated, then that’s the kind of peace that I don’t want—-DR. KING (from his speech in Louisville Kentucky , 1956)

 

That is white Americans’ definition of peace for Black people and other ethnic groups.  Personally, I would rather die fighting for real peace and freedom.

Nationalism 

Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception. -George Orwell

Nationalism  is patriotism. The term patriotism triggers feelings of loyalty, integrity, selflessness and a committment to a ‘higher’ cause, country.

But is patriotism a noble or higher cause than human rights?

Einstein: Quotes of Wisdom for Humanity

Peace cannot be kept by force.  It can only be achieved by understanding. – Albert Einstein


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He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
– Albert Einstein

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Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism – how passionately I hate them! – Albert Einstein

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A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be. – Albert Einstein

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Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.  – Albert Einstein

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 All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. – Albert Einstein

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 Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions. – Albert Einstein

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The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.  -Albert Einstein

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Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted. – Albert Einstein

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I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.  – Albert Einstein

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Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction. – Albert Einstein

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Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.- Albert Einstein

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All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual. – Albert Einstein

Anais Nin: Quotes To Ignite Passion

Human beings can reach such desperate solitude that they may cross a boundary beyond which words cannot serve, and at such moments there is nothing left for them but to bark.

-Anais Nin

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This image of herself as a not ordinary women, an image which was trembling now in his eyes, might suddenly disappear. Nothing more difficult to live up to than men?s dreams.

-Anais Nin

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You cannot save people, you can only love them.

-Anais Nin

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Passion gives me moments of wholeness.

-Anais Nin

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The final lesson a writer learns is that everything can nourish the writer.

-Anais Nin

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Experience teaches acceptance of the imperfect as life.

-Anais Nin

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Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.

-Anais Nin

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The creative personality never remains fixed on the first world it discovers. It never resigns itself to anything.

-Anais Nin

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Anais Nin Quotes of Living

Anais Nin Quotes of Living


Life is so fluid that one can only hope to capture the living moment, to capture it alive and fresh … without destroying that moment.

-Anais Nin

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This image of herself as a not ordinary women, an image which was trembling now in his eyes, might suddenly disappear. Nothing more difficult to live up to than men?s dreams.

-Anais Nin

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You cannot save people, you can only love them.

-Anais Nin

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Experience teaches acceptance of the imperfect as life.

-Anais Nin

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Passion gives me moments of wholeness.

-Anais Nin

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Shame is the lie someone told you about yourself.

-Anais Nin

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The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.

-Anais Nin

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We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.

-Anais Nin

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Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.

-Anais Nin

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The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

-Anais Nin

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I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by living, by losing.

-Anais Nin

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Quotes: No Man Can Degrade The Soul Within Me

Confusion everywhere justice nowhere!  This is  America  now.  The  future looks dismal.

Justice should not be reserved for the few but should be for All.  Stop the persecution of black and brown people by police officers in America.     (One wonders are police officers such as Officer Daniel Pantaleo  and Darren Wilson  trained by  KKK loyalists.)

 Frederick Douglass is the grandfather of human rights, take a moment to  feel the power of his words.

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The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.

– Frederick Douglass

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America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.

-Frederick Douglass

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No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.

– Frederick Douglass

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I didn’t know I was a slave until I found out I couldn’t do the things I wanted.

– Frederick Douglass

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Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

-Frederick Douglass

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If there is no struggle , there is no progress.

-Frederick Douglass

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The soul that is within me no man can degrade.

– Frederick Douglass

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I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.

-Frederick Douglass

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From Martin Luther King Jr. To The NYPD : JUSTICE

These quotes were selected for the NYPD and NYC.  Major Bill DeBlasio and Commissioner Bratton please set  examples of integrity, honor and justice.

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The time is always right to do what is right.
-Martin Luther King Jr.

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An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
-Martin Luther King Jr.

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A riot is the language of the unheard.

-Martin Luther King Jr.

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To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.

-Martin Luther King Jr.

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Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
-Martin Luther King Jr.

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He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
-Martin Luther King Jr.

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Death is the only inescapable, unavoidable, sure thing. We are sentenced to die the day we’re born
-Martin Luther King Jr.

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Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.
-Martin Luther King Jr.

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I submit that an individual who breaks the law that conscience tells him is unjust and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law.

-Martin Luther King Jr.

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Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

-Martin Luther King Jr.

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The time is always right to do what is right.

-Martin Luther King Jr.

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