moment has led to this moment. Now is the time. We
are the ones we've been waiting for. Together we can
create a better world.
Robert Alan Silverstein
history has been recorded as a succession of wars
and changing empires. But a ray of hope has been carried
forth throughout the ages by dreamers who have envisioned
a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. The Magna
Carta, the US Constitution and the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights were quantum leaps forward in our
collective quest for a better world. We still have
far to go, but we can help create that better world
countless dreamers have imagined, wished for and endeavored
to make come true. Every moment has brought us to
this moment. We are the ones we've been waiting for
to manifest our shared peacetopian dream."
-- Robert Alan Silverstein
tired of dreaming. I'm into doing at the moment. It's,
like, let's only have goals that we can go after.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's
waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable,
and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes
and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly,
act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never;
in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
-- William Henry Channing
is painful. Forgetting is painful.
But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.
Life was always a matter of waiting for the right
moment to act.
have the ability to provide clean water for every
man, woman and child on the Earth. What has been lacking
is the collective will to accomplish this. What are
we waiting for? This is the commitment we need to
make to the world, now."
put my money on the sun and solar energy.
What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait 'til
oil and coal run out before we tackle that."
~ Thomas Edison (1847–1931)
individual must not merely wait and criticize, he
must defend the cause the best he can. The fate of
the world will be such as the world deserves.”
a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks
of history to wait for the train of the future to
run over him.
world is all gates, all opportunities,
strings of tension waiting to be struck.
wonderful that no one need wait a single moment to improve
-- Anne Frank
good news is, we have everything we need now to respond
to the challenge of global warming. We have all the
technologies we need, more are being developed....
But we should not wait, we cannot wait, we must not
always seems long to the child who is waiting - for
Christmas, for next summer, for becoming a grownup:
long also when he surrenders his whole soul to each
moment of a happy day. -- Dag
When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find,
peace of mind is waiting there.”
who does not draw strength from himself and who is incapable
of finding the meaning of his life within himself will...seek
the map to his own orientation somewhere outside himself--in
some ideology, organization, or society, and then, however
active he may appear to be, he is merely waiting, depending.
He waits to see what others will do, or what roles they
will assign to him, and he depends on them--and if they
don't do anything or if they botch things, he succumbs
to disillusion, despair, and ultimately, resignation.
wait for anyone to deputize you or authorize you or
empower you. You have to just start out with yourself...and
put one foot in front of the other.
the word "struggle" from your attitude and your vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner
and in celebration. We are the ones we’ve been waiting
- Elders of the Hopi Nation
in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and
try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and
watch and work: you don't give up.
-- Anne Lamott
message today is one of hope. It is about potential
waiting to be fulfilled: the surest way to meet the
global challenges we face now and in the future is to
make every mother and child count.
LEE Jong-wook, WHO Secretary-General
workers of the nation were tired of waiting for
corporate industry to right their economic wrongs,
to alleviate their social agony and to grant them
their political rights. Despairing of fair treatment,
they resolved to do something for themselves.
will not come if we wait for some other person or
some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting
for. We are the change that we seek.
will not come if we wait for some other person or some
other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for.
We are the change that we seek.
comes to those who wait, forgiveness is the key.
-- Tom Petty
The world is full of magical things
patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. -- Bertrand
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to
be known. -- Carl
not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person."
are renewable. No matter what our age or condition,
there are still untapped possibilities within us and new
beauty waiting to be born.
-- Dr. Dale Turner
your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen.
Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own
includes the recognition that no one is going to see
anything in us that we don't see in ourselves. Stop
waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.
be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic.
It is based on the fact that human history is a history
not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice,
courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in
this complex history will determine our lives. If
we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to
do something. If we remember those times and places
-- and there are so many -- where people have behaved
magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and
at least the possibility of sending this spinning
top of a world in a different direction. And if we
do act, in however small a way, we don't have to wait
for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite
succession of presents, and to live now as we think
human beings should live, in defiance of all that
is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.