“To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains. It is to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
“Corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow.”
“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.”
“Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“There is no path to peace. Peace is the path.”
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
“War is organised murder and nothing else.”
“Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible; but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.”
“The people will believe what the media tells them they believe.”
“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act”.
“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
“You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one.
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one.”
“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
“Everything you can imagine is real.”
“Columbus didn’t find America,
It wasn’t lost, it was always there.
I won’t celebrate five hundred years
Plundering wealth and scattering tears.”
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable”.
John F Kennedy
“Did you exchange
For a lead-
“I don’t pretend we have the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.”
Arthur C Clarke
“Love is the key to the door
Love is what we came here for
No one could offer you more
Do you know what I mean?
Have your eyes really seen?”
“When the last bird falls
And the last siren sounds
Someone will say what’s been said before:
‘It’s only love we were looking for.’ ”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
George Bernard Shaw
“You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him.”
Booker T Washington
“He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave.”
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One of U2’s best, and an inspirational video.
Peace and Love: it’s nothing new…..
A song to celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.
A modern take on Peace and Love…..
Columbus didn’t find America. But in those days the old imperialist nations used to think that the world revolved around them…..
A chilling vision of a nightmare dystopian future.
A very beautiful and inspiring song, featuring Dave Gilmour and Kate Bush. “Here for the wonder of under the stars, for the one and only Once.” Do you want to leave some legacy for future generations?
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Timeless and visionary. John and Yoko came from two diverse cultures, but found harmony.
Despite some sloppy editing, inspiring footage to a beautiful song.
Are you part of the machine, or a free spirit with an individual mind?
A classic anti-
“Stars shine alike upon the ditch, and on the land of Plenty…..”
A great song by George Harrison which questions selfishness. The poster’s comments about the Hindu connotations are worth reading.
Beautiful music from a Senagalese musician. Please sign Baaba’s Avaaz petition to help 18 million facing starvation and drought.
An early and very beautiful gem from this much missed folk troubadour.
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If you’re white and this song makes you feel a little uncomfortable, then Roy has done his job. Written in the early 1970s, when the very real threat of nuclear holocaust could have taken with it the ‘third world’ paradises whose peoples had no say in the matter.
Now linked to studio version: a very moving rendition of Pink Floyd’s song from the Woodstock icon.
Cliquism: surely a major cause of most of the world’s social unrest.
A moving and inspirational soul ballad. Check out this alternative live version too.
A beautiful song from the 2012 Olympic closing ceremony. The whole tournament was a positive communion of diverse cultures.
A song that sums up much of today’s political hypocrisy.
Believe it or not, there’s no better time to live (or act) than now. Life-