Friday, April 04, 2008

On Not Being a "Bystander"

This is in continuation of the last post - Are You a "Bystander"?...

There are words one reads, which make sense and remain etched in the memory.

Here are some for me:

"I wish the ring had never come to me...I wish none of this had happened. So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
- The Fellowship of the Ring

"The chain of steps determine the path, but the first step makes the path appear."
- Sufi Poet Attar.

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
- MK Gandhi

"Lay out a well-reasoned argument in front of a thinking person and you might change their mind. Change enough people's minds and you might change the world. Unfashionable, I know..."
- Fanny Armstrong (Director of Drowned Out: We Can't Wish Them Away)

"some questions do not have clear answers; nevertheless, it is important to raise those questions."
- Unknown

"Whatever you do will become insignificant, but it is very important to do it."
- MK Gandhi

"“Never underestimate the power of a handful of individuals to change the world. After all, it’s the only thing that ever does.”
- Margaret Mead

"The reasonable person adapts to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to themself ... therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable person."
- George Bernard Shaw

"It is remarkable how much you can achieve when it does not matter who gets the credit.”
- attributed to Margaret Mead or Harry Truman

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
- MK Gandhi

3 comments:

Pierce said...

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Those words are really truth, for a change we must do it ourselves.


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Peter Gray said...

Life is something hard to live. Because you wish that you can live happy and you don't have to worry for something but you have to worry about your help, social status and your freedom. You can choose to fight for your rights or just watch and leave the fight for other.

Peter Gray said...

I read from raymeds a different perspective of life. when you can just abandon your house and everything and fight in another place.