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Great Quotes about Love

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Inspiration, World Peace | Comments Off on Great Quotes about Love

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My girlfriend Yasmin asked me to help her find inspirational quotes, in English which she’ll translate to Spanish, for her to tattoo on her wrist, so it will serve as a daily reminder. I asked her what she wanted the quote to be about and she said something about “Working harder and finishing the things she started.” I told her that when she’s 100 years old on her death-bed, she’s not going to wish she had worked harder. She’ll wish she had loved more. So, I’m looking for quotes about love, and I found these gems:

“Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it…It really is worth fighting for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk everything, you risk even more.” – Erica Jong

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

“The more I give to thee, the more I have.” – William Shakespeare

“I am in love – and, my God, it is the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love. If you have not done so already, you are wasting your life.” – D. H. Lawrence

“The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed.” – Chamfort

“Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones

“The love we give away is the only love we keep.” – Elbert Hubbard

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.” – Henry David Thoreau

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” – A. A. Milne

“Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” – anonymous

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Support AVAAZ!

Posted by on Dec 27, 2011 in World Peace | Comments Off on Support AVAAZ!

Something big is happening. From Tahrir Square to Wall St., from staggeringly brave Avaaz citizen journalists in Syria to millions of citizens winning campaign after campaign online, democracy is stirring. Not the media-circus, corrupt, vote-every-4-years democracy of the past. Something much, much deeper. Deep within ourselves, we are realizing our own power to build the world we all dream of.

We don’t have a lot of time to do it. Our planet is threatened by multiple crises – a climate crisis, food crisis, financial crisis, proliferation crisis… These crises could split us apart like never before, or bring us together like never before. It’s the challenge of our time, and the outcome will determine whether our children face a darker world or one thriving in greater human harmony.

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Believe it or not, the world is getting less violent all the time

Posted by on Oct 22, 2011 in World Peace | Comments Off on Believe it or not, the world is getting less violent all the time

Maybe I’m just an optimist, but I’ve always had my private theory that the world is constantly getting better, despite the growing obsession with violence in the media. Many people make comments about how the world seems to be getting worse and worse, and while that’s true in some ways, such as environmentally, human civilization to me seems to be improving. With a few rare exceptions, it seems clear that most primitive societies lived in a state of near constant fear and violence. ¬†We often idealize native americans who we fantasize must have lived in peace and harmony with nature and each other, while ignoring the fact that many or most tribes practiced slavery and were in a state of constant and natural war with each other.

So it was interesting to me to find this article in “New Scientist” about a book detailing that in fact, the world is getting better all the time as world societies mature and are growing less tolerant of violence, and despite the American love affair with guns, we tend to be finding more harmonious ways to get along with each other.

This excellent article is here:

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