The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
Civilization is in a race between education and catastrophe. Let us learn the truth and spread it as far and wide as our circumstances allow. For the truth is the greatest weapon we have.
We stand now where two roads diverge... The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road... offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.
When I was young, I said to God, "God, tell me the mystery of the universe." But God answered, "that knowledge is for me alone."
So I said, "God, tell me the mystery of the peanut." Then God said, "Well George, that's more nearly your size."
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but the seed you plant.
A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
We have a saying in Tibet that engaging in the practice of virtue is as hard as driving a donkey uphill, whereas engaging in destructive activities is as easy as rolling boulders downhill.
If your experience is that your food comes from the grocery store and your water comes from the tap, then you are going to defend to the death the system that brings those to you because your life depends on them. If your experience, however, is that your food comes from a land base and that your water comes from a stream, well, then you will defend to the death that land base and that stream.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
"Sandbags" and "nuclear power plants" should not be in the same sentence.