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"Please use your liberty to promote ours." --Aung San Suu Kyi Perhaps the most graceful warrior I have come across yet. Such an blaze of love and non-violent compassion she breathes into the ideals of freedom and democracy to which she has spent much of her life in service to. Thank you, may she continue to be closely encircled by protecting angels. May Burma find peace and autonomy.
Thich Nhat Hahn, world renowned writer, spiritual leader, scholar, poet, peace activist, and Buddhist monk. Became a monk at 16. Went to the US to study but returned to VietNam during the war and began "engaged Buddhism" which blends meditation with active nonviolent civil disobedience.
Peace is the way.... all else is primitive madness
Desmond Tutu. I admire how he worked fearlessly for justice in South Africa and is able to laugh and advocate for forgiveness despite the fact that he has seen the darkest sides of human nature. "That's the chief lesson I have learned: the texture of our universe is one where there is no question at all but that good and laughter and justice will prevail." Read more: The Laughing Bishop - TIME content.time.com/...
" When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every tenement and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old spiritual, "Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are free at last."
Bella Abzug -in the 60's she became active in the antinuclear & peace movements and helped women strike for peace in 1961. She along with Stienem established the National Women's Political Caucus. She served in the House of Representatives 1971-77. She always wore a hat - her signature!