Every morning I awake torn between a desire to save the world and

an inclination to savor it. This makes it hard to plan the day.


- E.B. White
(1899-1995
)


Decide to Network

Decide to network

Use every letter you write

Every conversation you have

Every meeting you attend

To express your fundamental beliefs and dreams

Affirm to others the vision of the world you want

Network through thought

Network through action

Network through love

Network through spirit

You are the center of a network

You are the center of the world

You are a free, immensely powerful source of life and goodness

Affirm it

Spread it

Radiate it

Think day and night about it

And you will see a miracle happen

the greatness of your own life.

In a world of big powers, media and monopolies

But of [five] and a half billion individuals

Networking is the new freedom

the new democracy

a new form of happiness


- Robert Muller

Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations



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Proclamation for Mother's Day ~ Boston 1870

 

Arise, then, women of this day! Arise all women who have hearts, whether our baptism be that of water or of tears! Say firmly:

"We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies. Our husbands shall not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause. Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy, and patience. We women of one country will be too tender of those of another country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."

From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own.

It says "Disarm, Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice." Blood does not wipe out dishonor nor violence indicate possession.

As men have often forsaken the plow and the anvil at the summons of war, let women now leave all that may be left of home for a great and earnest day of counsel.

Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.

Let them then solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means whereby the great human family can live in peace, each bearing after their own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar, but of God.

In the name of womanhood and of humanity, I earnestly ask that a general congress of women without limit of nationality may be appointed and held at some place deemed most convenient and at the earliest period consistent with its objects, to promote the alliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlement of international questions, the great and general interests of peace.

 

Julia Ward Howe (author of Battle Hymn of the Republic)

 

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