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Great Quotes

 

  • Daily technological disruption is commonplace in this era.  Our governments and institutions cannot keep up the pace. An even more urgent situation, is what is happening to the fabric of humanity when similar disruptions within our values as a culture shift faster than we can wisely adapt?
    Andrew Sievright
  • Where there is greatness, whether great government or great power, even great feeling or compassion, error also is great. We progress and mature by fault. However, with the speed that 'change' is happening in all areas now, it is hard to reflect on and grow from our errors.
    Andrew Sievright
  • In the next 10 years, as a collective race, we'll see more exponential change than we have seen in the last 100 years.   We want to be intentional about maintaining deeply important values as the human race ‘races’ into change.  That is why we identify those values that are innate within us and highlight them as foundation stones that should not change but we should build our future on.
    Andrew Sievright
  • Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness!
    Mark Twain
  • Damon of Athens said “Give me the songs of a nation and it does not matter who writes their laws.”
  • Natural Law reveals unchanging values, and as humanity positions itself in line with those values it thrives, when it doesn’t it dies.
  • In America they have created a lot of Grand Palaces here, but they forgot to create the noblemen to go in them.
    David Thoreau
  • When the power of the media which becomes more and more pervasive with each passing year is in the hands of fewer and fewer people, and add to the monopoly of the media, a consumer base that is preoccupied with self-gratification, then you are NOT likely to have leadership that will call for self-sacrifice.  If there is no vision in a nation for the need for self-sacrifice on behalf of others and improving the overall education, quality of life for everyone then a society will rot.
    From the motion picture ‘Bullworth’
  • In a world where technological invention is outpacing mankind's own understanding of himself, we are on an essential quest, to find evidence of mankind's 'hardwired' ethical/moral code.
    Andrew Sievright
  • When we dream alone it is only a dream, but when many dream together it is the beginning of a new reality.
    Friedensreich Hundertwasser
  • People who reach for the stars often come up short. However, when they do bring one down we forget about their previous failed attempts.
    Andrew Sievright
  • We are called to be strong companions and clear mirrors to one another, to seek those who reflect with compassion and a keen eye how we are doing, whether we seem centered or off course ... we need the nourishing company of others to create the circle needed for growth, freedom and healing.
    Wayne Muller
  • If you want to bring a fundamental change in people's belief and behavior...you need to create a community around them, where those new beliefs can be practiced and expressed and nurtured.
    Malcolm Gladwell
  • "An important advance in the life of a people is the transformation of the religion of fear into the moral religion. But one must avoid the prejudice that regards the religions of primitive peoples as pure fear religions and those of the civilized races as pure moral religions. All are mixed forms, though the moral element predominates in the higher levels of social life. Common to all these types is the anthropomorphic character of the idea of God."
    Albert EinsteinCosmic Religion and Other Opinions and Aphorisms
  • "Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory says a lot, but does not really bring us any closer to the secret of the "old one." I, at any rate, am convinced that He does not throw dice."
    Albert EinsteinLetter to Max Born, Dec. 4, 1926
  • "Intellectuals solve problems geniuses prevent them."
    Albert Einstein
  • "It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."
    Albert Einstein
  • Humanities cultural values are the womb great generations can come from.
    Andrew Sievright
  • I want to be at the sword's edge of the worthiest cause and be consumed by it.
    Andrew Sievright
  • Without civic morality communities perish; without personal morality their survival has no value.
    Bertrand Russell