"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
"Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail."
"Until we extend the circle of compassion to all living things, we will not find peace."
"Every aspect of our lives is, in a sense, a vote for the kind of world we want to live in.”
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
We need our individual freedom and creativity, but now, as never before, we are confronted with the need to make smart, coherent, collective technological choices on a global scale in order to survive.
"It is surely our responsibility to do everything within our power to create a planet
that provides a home not just for us, but for all life on earth."
Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.
“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun”
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.”
"You wanna be heard, you gotta make some noise."
"It's better to be a fake somebody, than a real nobody."
"Real change occurs from the bottom up; it occurs person to person, and it almost always occurs in small groups and locales and then bubbles up and aggregates to larger vectors of change."
"What we spend our time on is probably the most important decision we make."
“Change doesn’t come easily. You’ll need to accept what you cannot change, at least right away, and dedicate yourself again and again to changing what you cannot accept.”
"Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!"
"Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it once in a while, a layer of scum floats to the top."
"Failures are infinitely more instructive than successes."
"I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow. He told me to wear a brown tie."
"I think it’s the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately."
“The real wealth of nations isn’t financial – it constitutes the contributions of people and of nature...we need an economic system that gives value to the work of caring for people and caring for our mother Earth.”
“A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.”
"Nothing has existence unless you, I, or some living creature perceives it, and how it is perceived further influences that reality. Even time itself is not exempted from biocentrism."
"We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology."
"You must be the change you wish for."
"Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
"I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring."
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
"It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America."
"There is no rest when you're on planetary duty."