We go into rural communities, and all we do — like has been done in this room [at TED] — is create the space. When these girls sit … you unlock great leaders.
Leymah Gbowee (1 February 1972)
And is not peace, in the last analysis, basically a matter of human rights—the right to live out our lives without fear of devastation—the right to breathe air as nature provided it—the right of future generations to a healthy existence?
John F. Kennedy – American University speech (1963)
Mary Pettibone Poole, A Glass Eye at a Keyhole (1938)
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965)
There will be a live webcast of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s public talk at Delhi University entitled “Ethics – Educating the Heart and Mind” on March 22, 2012 in New Delhi, India, from 2:00pm – 3:30pm Indian Standard Time (GMT+5.30). Live webcast can be viewed at
Although violence and the use of force may appear powerful and decisive, their benefits are short-lived. Violence can never bring a lasting and long term resolution to any problem, because it is unpredictable and for every problem it seems to solve, others are created. On the other hand, truth remains constant and will ultimately prevail.
The 14th Dalai Lama (6 July 1935 -)