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Education

  • “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela
  • “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” Margaret Mead
  • “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learnt in school.”
    Einstein
  • “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without
    accepting it.” Aristotle
  • “Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man.” Swami Vivekananda
  • Education that does not mould the character is absolutely worthless. – Mahatma
    Gandhi
  • To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to the society
    – Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Martin
    Luther King
  • “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a
    generation.” ― Brigham Young
  • Confucius – “If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in term of 100 years, teach the people” (importance of human capital)
  • The illiterate of the twenty first century will not be those who do not read or write but those who do not learn, re-learn and un-learn. –Alvin Toffler
  • Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of real education – Martin Luther King Jr.
  • If the ability of fish is measured by its ability to climb a tree then fish would have lived it’s entire life thinking that it is stupid.  -Albert Einstein

Women

    • Country can never be developed without the contribution of other half.  – Mahatma Gandhi

     

    • Country can never be developed without the contribution of other half.  – Mahatma Gandhi

     

    • Educate one man, you educate one person, but educate a woman and you educate a whole civilisation. – Mahatma Gandhi

     

    • Women alone can emancipate themselves, not men. – Mahatma Gandhi

     

    • Swami Vivekananda says, “Countries and Nations which do not respect women have never become great nor will ever be in future”

     

    • I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved- B. R. Ambedkar

     

    • Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity. – Gandhi

     

    • To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior.  – Gandhi 

     

    • “In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued.” – Aung San Suu Kyi

     

    • “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher

     

    • “I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” – Malala Yousafzai

     

    • “I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.” – Hillary Clinton

     

    • Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.  – Kofi Annan
    • “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world”

      HILLARY CLINTON

       

    • “You educate a man, you educate a man. You educate a woman, you educate a generation”

      BRIGHAM YOUNG

       

    • “To educate girls is to reduce poverty”

      KOFI ANNAN

       

    • “Empower a woman – Empower a community”

      KOFI ANNAN

       

    • “When women do better economies do better”

      CHRISTINA LAGARDE

       

    • “There is no chance of the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved. It is not possible for a bird to fly on one wing”

      SWAMI VIVEKANAND

       

    • “We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back”

      MALALA YOUSAFZAI

       

    • “The measure of any society is how it treats its women and girls”

      MICHELLE OBAMA

Poverty

  • Poverty is the worst form of violence – Indira Gandhi
  • Best way to help poor is not to be one of them – Carnegie Mellon
  • “The law barks at all but bites only the poor, the powerless, the illiterate, the ignorant.” Justice Krishna Iyer on Social Justice
  • “Poverty is like a punishment for a crime you didn’t commit.”

    ELI KHAMAROV

  • “If a poor person envies a rich person, he is no better than the rich
    person.”- Leo Tolstoy
  •  “As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them of course, but one cannot
    possibly admire them.” – Oscar Wilde
  •  “We must address the root causes of terrorism to end it for all time. I
    believe putting resources into improving the lives of poor people is a better
    strategy than spending it on guns.” – Nobel Peace Prizewinner Muhammad Yunus

Science

  • One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. – Elbert Hubbard
  • Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for wrong reasons – R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Human spirit must prevail over technology – Albert Einstein
  • The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that man will begin to think like computers – Sydney Harris
  • Science without religion is lame, religion w/o science is blind – Albert Einstein
  • I fear the day when technology will suppress human interaction and the world will have a generation of idiots

    — ALBERT EINSTEIN

     

  • The great thing about social media was how it gave a voice to voiceless people.

    — JON RONSON

     

  • It is dangerously destabilizing to have half the world on the cutting edge of technology while the other half struggles on the bare edge of survival

    — BILL CLINTON

     

  • The Internet is becoming the town square for the Global village of tomorrow

    — BILL GATES

  • “All thinking men are atheists.” Ernest Hemingway
  • “The notion that Science and Spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a
    disservice to both.” Carl Sagan
  • “Science without Religion is lame and Religion without Science is blind” Einstein
  • “What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.”
    Christopher Hitchens
  • “Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and
    misguided men.” – Martin Luther King

Environment

  • “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another”

    — MAHATMA GANDHI

     

  • “This is our world, a common world. Everybody should feel a common responsibility”

    BAN KI MOON

     

  • “Climate change is simply, the greatest collective challenge we face as a human family”

    BAN KI MOON

     

  • “Sustainable development and climate change are two sides of the same coin”

    BAN KI MOON

     

  • “Climate change does not respect border; it does not respect who you are- rich and poor, small and big. Therefore, this is what we call global challenges, which require global solidarity”

    BAN KI MOON

Democracy

  • “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the
    average voter.” Churchill

  • “The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so much dangerous to the public
    welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy” Montesquieu

  • “The ballot is stronger than the bullet.” Abraham Lincoln

  • “There cannot be daily democracy without daily citizenship.” Ralph Nader

  • ”I understand democracy as something that gives the weak the same chance as the
    strong.” Mahatma Gandhi

  • “Democracy is not law of the majority but protection of the minority.” Albert Camus

  • “In a democracy, the individual enjoys not only the ultimate power, but carries the
    ultimate responsibility.” Norman Cousins

     

  • Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.” –
    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”
    Plato

Justice

  • “Peace and Justice are two sides of the same coin.” Eisenhower
  • “Poverty is the worst form of violence.” Mahatma Gandhi
  • Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the
    final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and
    are not clothed – Eisenhower
  • “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Corruption

  • As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in remaking the world but in
    remaking ourselves – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Confucius – Righteousness is the foundation stone of peace and good governance.
  • Buddha – Dharma is the foundation stone of good governance
  • The worst disease in the world today is corruption. And there is a cure: transparency
  • Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give
    him power.
  •  “Fighting corruption is not just good governance. It’s self-defence. It’s
    patriotism.” – Joe Biden
  •  “Democracy, good governance and modernity cannot be imported or
    imposed from outside a country.” – Émile Jamil Lahoud
  •  “A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the
    support of Paul.” – George Bernard Shaw
  •  “There never is a good time for tough decisions. There will always be an
    election or something else. You have to pick courage and do it. Governance
    is about taking tough, even unpopular, decisions.”- Jairam Ramesh
  •  “No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s
    consent.”- Abraham Lincoln
  •  “If people are good because they fear punishment, and hope for reward,
    then we are a sorry lot indeed.”- Albert Einstein

Democracy

  • “Democracy is the road to socialism.” –Karl Marx
  •  “Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the
    rulers.” – Aristotle
  •  “Democracy is a faith in the spiritual possibilities of not a privileged few
    but of every human being.” – Dr. S Radhakrishnan
  •  “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want,
    and deserve to get it good and hard.” – H .L .Mencken
  •  “The rights of democracy are not reserved for a select group within society,
    they are the rights of all the people.” – Olof Palme
  •  “Advertising is the very essence of democracy.” – Anton Chekhov
  •  “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with
    the average voter.” – Winston Churchill
  •  “The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so much dangerous to the
    public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy” – Montesquieu
  •  “The ballot is stronger than the bullet.” – Abraham Lincoln
  •  “There cannot be daily democracy without daily citizenship.” – Ralph
    Nader
  • ” I understand democracy as something that gives the weak the same
    chance as the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  •  “Democracy is not law of the majority but protection of the minority.” –
    Albert Camus
  •  “In a democracy, the individual enjoys not only the ultimate power, but
    carries the ultimate responsibility.” – Norman Cousins

caste

  • “A chair is not a caste.” – ― Victor Hugo
  •  “You are free; you are free to go to your temples. You are free to go to your
    mosques or to any other places of worship in this State of Pakistan. You
    may belong to any religion, caste or creed—that has nothing to do with the
    business of the state.” – ― Muhammad Ali Jinnah
  •  “I am neither a child, a young man, nor an ancient; nor am I of any caste.” –
    Guru Nanak
  •  “There is no caste in blood.” – Edwin Arnold
  •  “Caste is a state of mind. It is a disease of mind. The teachings of the Hindu
    religion are the root cause of this disease. We practice casteism and we
    observe Untouchability because we are enjoined to do so by the Hindu
    religion. A bitter thing cannot be made sweet. The taste of anything can be
    changed. But poison cannot be changed into nectar.” – B. R. Ambedkar
  • “Now I have no caste, no creed, I am no more what I am!” – Kabir
  • “Caste is not just a division of labour, it is a division of labourers.” – B. R.
    Ambedkar

Essay Quotes

Aristotle

  • “All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is
    established.”
  • “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
  • “No great mind ever existed without a touch of madness.”
  • “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
  • “Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.”
  • “The whole is greater than sum of its parts.”
  • “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a
    habit.”

Jeremy Bentham

  • “Rarest of all human quality is consistency.”
  •  “The question is not, can they reason? Nor, can they talk? But, can they
    suffer?”
  •  “The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number
    that is the measure of right and wrong.”
  •  “Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the
    flowers at his feet.”
  •  “Every law is an infraction of liberty.”
  •  “The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals
    and legislation.”
  •  “The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.”
  •  “Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not
    punished.”
  •  “It is vain to talk of the interest of the community, without understanding
    what the interest of the individual is.”
  •  “Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart.”

B R Ambedkar

  •  “I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which
    women have achieved.”
  •  “Life should be great rather than long.”
  •  “Prayer of the god lead to salvation in the temples but in politics it lead to
    the dictatorship”
  • “Rights are protected not by law but by the social and moral conscience of
    the society.”
  •  “If our Constitution fails, it is not because it is a bad Constitution; but
    because our functionaries have failed it.”
  •  “India as a nation in real sense had to be created”
  • “It is easy to give power, it is difficult to give wisdom”

Benjamin Franklin

  • “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
  • “Either write worth reading or do something worth writing.”
  • “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”
  •  “He that can have patience can have what he will.”
  • “If everyone is thinking alike then no one is thinking.”
  • “Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.”
  •  “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.”
  •  “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged
    as those who are.”
  •  “Lost time is never found again.”

Confucius

  • “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”
  •  “Consideration for others is the basis of a good life and good society.”
  •  “Don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”
  • “Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him
    how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.”
  •  “Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.”
  •  “If your plan is for one year plant rice. If your plan is for ten years plant
    trees. If your plan is for one hundred years educate children.”
  •  “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
  •  “It’s a universal law — intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate
    education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience,
    whereas truly profound education breeds humility.”
  •  “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
  •  “The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not
    ask is a fool for life.”

Albert Einstein

  • “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
  •  “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”
  •  “Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”
  •  “Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.”
  • “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in
    school.”
  •  “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
    it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
  •  “Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.”
  •  “Genius is 1% talent and 99% percent hard work.”
  •  “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre
    minds.”
  •  “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.”
  •  “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
  •  “If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”
  •  “I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the
    president of the university.”
  •  “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
  •  “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty
    desk a sign?”
  •  “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World
    War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
  •  “It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.”
  •  “If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for
    reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.”
  •  “If there is any religion that could respond to the needs of modern science,
    it would be Buddhism.”
  •  “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
  •  “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
  •  “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
  •  “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important
    thing is not to stop questioning.”
  •  “Never memorize something that you can look up.”
  •  “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”
  •  “Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.”
  •  “There are two ways to live your life. One is though nothing is a miracle.
    The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
  •  “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.”
  •  “The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.”
  •  “The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the
    crowd”
  •  “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”
  • “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be
    changed without changing our thinking.”
  •  “The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are
    evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
  •  “What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always
    right.”
  •  “We all know that light travels faster than sound. That’s why certain people
    appear bright until you hear them speak.”
  •  “What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.”
  •  “When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you
    sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.”
  •  “You never fail until you stop trying.”

Gautam Buddha

  • “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I
    have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common
    sense.
  •  “Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters
    most.”
  •  “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good
    will they do you if you do not act on upon them?”

Gandhi

  •  “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
  •  “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then y
  •  “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full
    victory.”
  •  “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from indomitable
    will.”
  •  “The good man is the friend of all living things.”
  •  “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a
    true democratic spirit.”
  •  “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are
    treated.”
  •  “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means
    getting along with people.”
  •  “There are people in the world, so hungry, that God cannot appear to them
    except in the form of bread.”
  •  “Violent means will give violent freedom.”
  •  “There is higher courts than courts of justice and that is conscience.”
  •  “To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonesty.”
  •  “Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always
    aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.”
  • “A No uttered from deepest conviction is better than a YES merely uttered
    to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.”
  •  “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
  •  “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s
    greed.”
  •  “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
  •  “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then
    you win.”
  •  “God has no religion.”
  •  “Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in
    harmony.”
  •  “In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all.”
  •  “In a gentle way you can shake the world.”
  •  “My Life is My Message.”
  •  “Poverty is the worst form of violence.”
  •  “Seven Deadly Sins. Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience;
    Science without humanity; Knowledge without character; Politics without
    principle; Commerce without morality; Worship without sacrifice.”
  •  “The future depends on what you do today.”
  • “There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them
    except in the form of bread.”
  •  “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand
    heads bowing in prayer.”
  •  “To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human
    being.”
  •  “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing
    would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.”
  •  “Your beliefs become your thoughts; your thoughts become your words;
    your words become your actions; your actions become your habits; your
    habits become your values; your values become your destiny.”
  •  “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few
    drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
  •  “You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but
    you will never imprison my mind.”
  •  “A man is the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.”
  •  “Before you do anything, stop and recall the face of the poorest most
    helpless destitute person you have seen and ask yourself, Is What I am
    about to do going to help him?”

Martin Luther King

  • “A right delayed is a right denied.”
  •  “A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.”
  •  “Darkness can’t drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot
    drive out hate, only love can do that.”
  •  “Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”
  •  “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you
    win.”
  •  “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then
    crawl, but whatever may do you have to keep moving forward.”
  •  “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
  •  “In matter of conscience, the law of majority has no place.”
  •  “It’s the action and not the fruit of the action which is important.”
  •  “It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves
    honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.”
  •  “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a
    Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare
    wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his
    job well.”
  •  “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”
  •  “Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.”
  •  “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is : “What are you doing for
    others?”
  •  “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy to a friend.”
  •  “Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”
  •  “Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.”
  •  “Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because
    greatness is determined by service.”
  •  “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a
    person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to
    the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
  •  “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
  •  “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe,nor
    politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is
    right.”
  •  “One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”
  • “Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided
    missiles and misguided men.”
  •  “Public opinion alone can keep a society pure and healthy.”
  •  “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
  •  “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of
    comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and
    controversy.”
  •  “The time is always right to do the right thing.”
  •  “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”
  •  “Victory attained by violence is tantamount to defeat, for it is temporary.”
  •  “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
  •  “Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.”
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