If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway. What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway. Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway." (Mother Teresa)
“The legal system can force open doors, and sometimes
even knock down walls, but it cannot build bridges. That job belongs to you and me. The country can’t do it. Afro and White, rich and poor, educated and illiterate, our fates are bound together. We can run from each other, but we cannot escape each other. We will only attain freedom if we learn
to appreciate what is different, and muster the courage to
discover what is fundamentally the same. America’s diversity offers so much richness and opportunity. Take a chance, won’t you? Knock down the fences, which divide. Tear apart the walls that imprison you. Reach out. Freedom lies just on the other side. We shall have liberty for all.” (Thurgood Marshall)
"When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. (Malala Yousafzai)
“No leader surveying the world scene today can doubt that the achievement of wholeness incorporating diversity is one of the transcendent goals of our time…” (John W. Gardener)
“In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”
"Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong." (Muhammad Ali)
“We, who are clay blended by the Master Potter, come from the kiln of Creation in many hues. How can people say one skin is colored, when each has its own coloration? What should it matter that one bowl is dark and the other is pale, if each is of good design and serves it purpose well?"
“The diversity in the human family should be the cause of love and harmony, as it is in music where many different notes blend together in the making of a perfect chord. If you meet those of a different race and color from yourself... think of them as different colored roses growing in the beautiful garden of humanity, and rejoice to be among them.”
UnityWorks envisions an ever-advancing, just and peaceful global civilization based on the consciousness that we are one human family. Our vision is inspired by the words and deeds of those who have come before.
A Vision of Unity
“Let your vision be world-embracing…” “The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.” “Close your eyes to racial differences and welcome all with the light of oneness.”
“So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.” (Bahá'u'lláh)
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” (Mahatma Gandhi)
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” (Socrates)
“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation..."
"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” (Robert F. Kennedy)
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing
that ever has." (Margaret Mead)
Words & Actions
"In the End, we will remember not the
words of our enemies, but the silence
of our friends." (Martin Luther King Jr.)
“No one can be authentically human
while he prevents others from being so.”
"It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth. It is an awesome opportunity." (Cesar Chavez)
“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.