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Quotes About Unity

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We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
tags: dumbledore, strength, unity

And all the books you've read have been read by other people. And all the songs you've loved have
been heard by other people. And that girl that's pretty to you is pretty to other people. and that if you
looked at these facts when you were happy, you would feel great because you are describing 'unity.
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
tags: common-experience, unity

One love, one heart . . .
Lets get together and feel all right
Bob Marley, Bob Marley - Legend
tags: unity

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that 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
John Lennon, Imagine
tags: aspirations, dreams, idealism, nationalism, peace, religion, song-lyrics, unity, war

Like a sculptor, if necessary,
carve a friend out of stone.
Realize that your inner sight is blind
and try to see a treasure in everyone.
tags: blind, muhammad, muslim, poetry, rumi, unity

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are 20 gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket
nor breaks my leg.
Thomas Jefferson
tags: religion, religious-freedom, tolerance, unity

We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never
be the same. We are united by the reality that all colours and all cultures are distinct & individual.
We are harmonious in the reality that we are all held to this earth by the same gravity. We don't
share blood, but we share the air that keeps us alive. I will not blind myself and say that my black
brother is not different from me. I will not blind myself and say that my brown sister is not different
from me. But my black brother is he as much as I am me. But my brown sister is she as much as I am
C. JoyBell C.
tags: brotherhood, color, difference, differences, equality, harmony, human, humanism, humanity,individuality, inspiration, inspirational, in
spirational-life, inspirational-quotes, life, life-and-living,living, race, respect, sisterhood, society, unity

All for one and one for all.
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
tags: mottos, unity

Sometimes the thing that brings us together also pulls us apart. Sort of like a zipper.
Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible
tags: closeness, cohesive, proximity, pull, together, unity, zipper

Love does not cost anything. Kind words and deeds do not cost anything. The real beauty of the
world is equal for everyone to see. It was given by God equally to all, without restrictions.

Everyone, was given a beautiful vehicle in which to express love to others. Feelings are free to express
and give to ourselves and each other through our willingness to give and care.

What is complicated about this... Why have we made others feel they have to climb mountains and
swim oceans in order to make a difference.

All we need to understand my friends, is that human life was given equally to us all, not partially but
in totality.

The sun was given to all. It does not shine on the few. So, just has nature is indifferent to our station
or situation, we need to know that we are all equal. We need to focus on the things that are constant
and not place our values on things that can be blown away with the next, great, wind.

Value life in what ever house it dwells. For when it comes time that we are all stripped to bare bones
before the divine and facing eternity, we will understand that the only law we were meant to follow,
was to love ourselves and each other. Nothing more...nothing less.
Carla Jo Masterson
tags: caring, family, god, harmonysoup-com, humor, inspirational, integrity, love, patience, truth, unity

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
Winston Churchill
tags: division, unity

Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically
tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another
standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshipers met together, each
one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be, were they to
become 'unity' conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship.
A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God
tags: christlikeness, fellowship, friendship, holiness, sanctification, unity

The Destiny of Man is to unite, not to divide. If you keep on dividing you end up as a collection of
monkeys throwing nuts at each other out of separate trees.
T.H. White
tags: humor, unity

The downfall of the attempts of governments and leaders to unite mankind is found in this- in the
wrong message that we should see everyone as the same. This is the root of the failure of harmony.
Because the truth is, we should not all see everyone as the same! We are not the same! We are made
of different colours and we have different cultures. We are all different! But the key to this door is to
look at these differences, respect these differences, learn from and about these differences, and grow
in and with these differences. We are all different. We are not the same. But that's beautiful. And
that's okay.In the quest for unity and peace, we cannot blind ourselves and expect to be all the same.
Because in this, we all have an underlying belief that everyone should be the same as us at some
point. We are not on a journey to become the same or to be the same. But we are on a journey to see
that in all of our differences, that is what makes us beautiful as a human race, and if we are ever to
grow, we ought to learn and always learn some more.
C. JoyBell C.
tags: color, culture, difference, differences, equality, government, harmony, human, humanism,humanity, inspiration, inspirational, inspirati
onal-quotes, peace, race, society, unity

This is what our love isa sacred pattern of unbroken unity sewn flawlessly invisible inside all
other images, thoughts, smells, and sounds.
Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams
tags: famous-poets, famous-quotes, famous-quotes-from-classic-books, love, relationships, romance,spirituality, unconditional-
love, unity, valentine-s-day

We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and
Gwendolyn Brooks
tags: humanity, understanding, unity

A choir is made up of many voices, including yours and mine. If one by one all go silent then all that
will be left are the soloists.

Dont let a loud few determine the nature of the sound. It makes for poor harmony and diminishes
the song.
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
tags: choir, chorus, choruses, cooperation, free, free-
speech, harmonize, harmonizing, harmony, join,joining, loud, loudmouths, music, singing, soft, song, speak, speak-up, speaking-
out, speech, speechless,together, unity, vocalize, vocalizing, voice, voices, working-together

Pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and conquer! We
must not let that happen here.
Eleanor Roosevelt
tags: propoganda, racism, unity, zealotry

Whether it is good or evil, whether life in itself is pain or pleasure, whether it is uncertain-that it
may perhaps be this is not important-but the unity of the world, the coherence of all events, the
embracing of the big and the small from the same stream, from the same law of cause, of becoming
and dying.
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
tags: hesse, life, siddhartha, uncertainty, unity

They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the
voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
tags: becoming, being, hesse, life, siddhartha, unity, water

All for one, and one for all!
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
tags: brothers-in-arms, hope, inspirational, unity

If everyone helps to hold up the sky, then one person does not become tired.
Askhari Johnson Hodari, Lifelines: The Black Book of Proverbs
tags: african, cooperation, inspirational, proverbs, unity, wisdom

Consider your own place in the universal oneness of which we are all a part, from which we all arise,
and to which we all return.
David Fontana
tags: discover, fontana, oneness, unity, zen

One race,
Many cultures,
One place.
Geoffrey M. Gluckman, Deadly Exchange
tags: humanity, one-love, respect, tolerance, unity

I am a strong individualist by personal habit, inheritance, and conviction; but it is a mere matter of
common sense to recognize that the State, the community, the citizens acting together, can do a
number of things better than if they were left to individual action.
Theodore Roosevelt, The Man In The Arena: Speeches and Essays by Theodore Roosevelt
tags: common-sense, unity

To those Americans whose support I have yet to earn, I may not have won your vote tonight, but I
hear your voices. I need your help. And I will be your president, too.
Barack Obama
tags: obama, president, unity

To all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from parliaments and palaces, to those who
are huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of the world, our stories are singular, but our
destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand.
Barack Obama
tags: leadership, obama, unity, world-unity

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement
give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow
Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may
glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version
tags: bible, god, jesus, paul, romans, unity

He that commends me to mine own content
Commends me to the thing I cannot get.
I to the world am like a drop of water
That in the ocean seeks another drop,
Who, falling there to find his fellow forth,
Unseen, inquisitive, confounds himself:
So I, to find a mother and a brother,
In quest of them, unhappy, lose myself.
William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors
tags: character, division, identity, unity


Yusuf Idris,
Quotes About Unity
Quotes tagged as "unity" (showing 31-60 of 187)

All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall.
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
tags: division, unity

In the land where excellence is commended, not envied, where weakness is aided, not mocked, there
is no question as to how its inhabitants are all superhuman.
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms
tags: aid, assist, assistance, associate, association, better-world, bigger-
picture, bullies, bully, bullying,commendable, confidence, control, cooperate, cooperation, development, encouragement, envy, evolution,evol
ve, excellence, excellent, hard-work, helping, helping-others, helping-
out, humility, inhabitants,inspirational, land, mentality, mind, mocked, mockery, motivational, peace, peace-of-
mind, peaceful,peacefulness, praise, psychology, question, self-
control, serenity, strength, strong, stronger,superhuman, together, togetherness, unity, weakness, work, working-together, world

If the entire world sought to make itself worthy of happiness rather than make itself happy, then the
entire world would be happy.
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms
tags: considerate, happiness, happy, inconsiderate, peace, problem, problem-solving, self-
control,selfishness, selflessness, solution, together, ultimate, ultimate-answer, unity, working-together, world,worth, worthiness, worthy

It is better to have God over your shoulder, than carry the world alone on your back.
Anthony Liccione
tags: comfort, god, inspiration, unity

Unity is vision; it must have been part of the process of learning to see.
Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams
tags: order, perception, senses, sight, unity, vision

September 11 I will never forget feeling scared and vulnerable I will never forget feeling the deep
sad loss of so many lives I will never forget the smell of the smoke that reached across the water
and delivered a deep feeling of doom into my gut I will never forget feeling the boosted sense of
unity and pride I will never forget seeing the courageous actions of so many men and women I
will never forget seeing people of all backgrounds working together in community I will never
forget seeing what hate can destroy I will never forget seeing what love can heal
Steve Maraboli
tags: 9-11, actions, courage, hate, healing, lives, lost, love, pride, scared, september-11-attacks, smoke,trade-centers, unity

I felt knowledge and the unity of the world circulate in me like my own blood.
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
tags: hesse, knowledge, siddhartha, unity, world

The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living
heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again
touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Abraham Lincoln
tags: aberjhani, angels, civil-war, democracy, destiny, determination, faith, hope, patriotism, u-s-presidents, unity

Individuality or Unity? I say there's room for both.
Brian Celio
tags: individuality, unity

The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens
Bah'u'llh, The Kitab-i-Aqdas: The Most Holy Book
tags: faith, love, unity

To be a jazz freedom fighter is to attempt to galvanize and energize world-weary people into forms
of organization with accountable leadership that promote critical exchange and broad reflection. The
interplay of individuality and unity is not one of uniformity and unanimity imposed from above but
rather of conflict among diverse groupings that reach a dynamic consensus subject to questioning
and criticism. As with a soloist in a jazz quartet, quintet or band, individuality is promoted in order
to sustain and increase the creative tension with the group--a tension that yields higher levels of
performance to achieve the aim of the collective project.
Cornel West, Race Matters
tags: change, critical-reflection, improve, individuality, jazz, jazz-freedom-fighter, social-justice, unity

What is a drop of rain, compared to the storm? What is a thought, compared to the mind? Our unity
is full of wonder which your tiny individualism cannot even conceive.
Ken Levine
tags: individualism, unity

As long as our ideas are the same, we will never be apart.
G.I. Gurdjieff
tags: idea, unity

This is my country, that is your country, these are the conceptions of narrow souls, to the liberal
minded the whole world is a family
Virchand Raghavji Gandhi
tags: brotherhood, country, family, inpirational-quotes, liberal, motivational-quotes, peace, unity, world

Cycling, cycling forever
bear, wolf, caribou.
When had it all started, where will it end?
We are all part of one, from such simple beginnings and yet all so different.
Yet one.
One and again.
Kathryn Lasky, Lone Wolf
tags: life, unity

I thought it very touching to see these two women, coarse and shabby and beaten, so united; to see
what they could be to one another; to see how they felt for one another, how the heart of each to each
was softened by the hard trials of their lives. I think the best side of such people is almost hidden
from us. What the poor are to the poor is little known, excepting to themselves and God.
Charles Dickens, Bleak House
tags: humilty, poverty, unity

The awakening passed from simple recognition of my need for God at the center of my life, to a
depth where the will is stirred And that is a deeper place by far. That is the place of response, of
unifying one's heart, mind, soul and feet around a decision.
Sue Monk Kidd, God's Joyful Surprise: Finding Yourself Loved
tags: unity

Far from making me feel different and special, my [spiritual] experiences made me feel the same,
ordinary, and interconnected. If I felt more spiritual, everyone else felt more spiritual as well. (276)
Julia Cameron, God is No Laughing Matter
tags: interconnectedness, spiritual-experience, spirituality, unity

When nations resort to arms, the human spirit is like a bird that cannot stand to hear its own song.
Phoenix Desmond, Make Love to the Universe: Himalayan Masters Share Spiritual Wisdom
tags: harmony, love, nature, peace, spiritual, spirituality, unity, war

There is enough dough in the world to make bread for us all to eat together.
Habeeb Akande
tags: business, money, unity, working-together

Harmony exists no less in difference than in likeness, if only the same key-note govern both parts.
Margaret Fuller
tags: differences, unity

I didn't just hear music. It seemed as if I were part of the music.
Don Piper, 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life
tags: music, unity, worship

Every organized religion holds that certain behaviors, rituals, personalities, places, and/or books are
sacred. These organized teachings are proper in their own place, but they are mere options for the
one infused with devotion. To such a one, God is direct and spontaneous, providing him with an
immediate source of guidance and direction. His relationship with God is not mediated through
anyone or anything. (104)
Prem Prakash, The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion A Modern Translation of the Narada Bhakti
tags: behavior, devotion, god, personality, religion, rituals, sacred, sacred-texts, unity

A hand fought best when it made a fist.
Guy Gavriel Kay, Tigana
tags: nations, solidarity, unity

It strikes me as unChristian that we often have more charitable attitudes toward ideological allies
than we do toward brothers and sisters in Christ with whom we disagree on matters of politics.
David Kinnaman, unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity... and
Why It Matters
tags: unity

In the deeps are the violence and terror of which psychology has warned us. But if you ride these
monsters deeper down, if you drop with them farther over the world's rim, you find what our
sciences cannot locate or name, the substrate, the ocean or matrix or ether which buoys the rest,
which gives goodness its power for good, and evil its power for evil, the unified field: our complex
and inexplicable caring for each other, and for our life together here. This is given. It is not learned.
Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters
tags: complexity, life, love, science, sea, unity

In the heart's deepest place, where the burden of ego is dropped and the mystery of soul is
penetrated, a man finds the consciousness there not different in any way from what all other men
may find. The mutuality of the human race is thus revealed as existing only on a plane where its
humanness is transcended. This is why all attempts to express it in political and economic terms, no
less than the theosophic attempts to form a universal brotherhood, being premature, must be also
artificial. This is why they failed.
Paul Brunton, The Notebooks of Paul Brunton
tags: brotherhood, humanity, unity

To that man of high aim whose body, mind and soul act in correspondence, all secrets of nature
become revealed to him. He feels within himself, as every where, that universal life wherein there is
no distinction, no sense of separateness, but all around, all bliss, unity and peace.
Virchand Raghavji Gandhi
tags: desire, famous-quotes, human, incarnation, indian-philsophers, indian-quote, peace, philosophy,popular-quotes, salvation, soul, the-
secret, unity, universe, virchand-gandhi, world-peace

Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost; a way
to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.
Barack Obama
tags: 9-11, honor, kindness, reclaim, service, spirit, unity

Only through the group, I realised through sharing the suffering of the group could the body
reach that height of existence that the individual alone could never attain. And for the body to reach
that level at which the divine might be glimpsed, a dissolution of individuality was necessary. The
tragic quality of the group was also necessary, the quality that constantly raised the group out of the
abandon and torpor into which it was prone to lapse, leading it to an ever-mounting shared suffering
and so to death, which was the ultimate suffering. The group must be open to death which meant,
of course, that it must be a community of warriors.
Yukio Mishima, Sun and Steel
Keynote speech to the International Unity in Diversity Conference
Commissioner Tom Calma
Race Discrimination Commissioner
14 August 2008

I would like to begin by paying my respects to the Wulguru Kaba and Bindal peoples, past and
present, the traditional owners of these lands.
Thank you also to Grace and her cousin for your warm welcome.
I would also like to acknowledge
The Hon Mike Reynolds, Speaker of the House
Mayor Les Tyrell
Professor Grace Smallwood, Advisor to the Vice Chancellor on Indigenous Affairs, James Cook
Dr Farvardin Daliri, Director of the Townsville Migrant Resource Centre and the conference
And I acknowledge all of my Murri brothers and sisters and our non Indigenous friends here today.
As minority peoples we share much in common but, as Indigenous peoples, we are the First Peoples
of our Nation.
Thank you Farvardin for inviting me to talk today on links between multiculturalism and Indigenous
Australia from a human rights perspective.
In this speech I would like to start by reflecting on the two words unity and diversity from which
this conference has taken its names.
At first glance these seem like simple enough ideas:

unity refers to oneness, of being formed of parts that make a whole - essentially around a
consensus of shared values as they relate to the whole state
diversity refers to variety and difference as these relate to individuals living within communities,
unity in diversity suggests a happy equilibrium, or harmony, between these seeming dichotomies,
spanning the community to national levels.
When these ideas are looked at through the prism of social policy, and what the words may imply as
representing an ideology, then we are looking at somewhat greater complexity.
In May 2003 the Howard Government released the last published iteration of Australian multi-cultural
policy; Multicultural Australia: United in Diversity.
The name of this policy is similar to the name of this conference.
United in Diversity was an update of the policy; A New Agenda for Multi-cultural Australia that was
released in December 1999.
It is a scant document that emphasises that a major purpose of multi-cultural policy is to help
maintain community harmony at a time when international terrorism events threaten to destabilise
society and threaten national security.
It is interesting to review this policy with a critical and historical eye.
Like so many statements of the previous government, especially statements that relate to race,
diversity or culture, they are often Janus-like.
My reference to Janus is to the two-faced Roman deity. It is used when considering how the same
idea, object or statement may have more than one face that it presents to the world, and may be
understood, or interpreted differently, by different people.
When it came to multiculturalism the previous government had a checked record. Where many of its
statements may seem reasonable at first glance, they seem less so on greater scrutiny or when
seen through an analytic lens.
For example, the idea that Australia is One Nation of many people brought together through a
shared commitment to Australian values.
On a close assessment such a statement could be seen as a call for homogeneity, enforced
commitments or (more sinister), as a way to wedge populations in an era of deliberately escalated
fears associated with terrorism, racial, cultural and religious difference.
In my role as Race Discrimination Commissioner I had become increasingly concerned about the
threat to multi-cultural policy and to social harmony that was linked to this sophisticated wedging and
dog whistling.
In reaction to this concern, I released a discussion paper supporting multiculturalism on human
rights grounds in the middle of 2007.
This apprehension was well founded.
In the final weeks of the previous government, the then Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural
Affairs suggested that the policy had run its course in Australia and that it had effectively ended.
The incoming Rudd government, on the other hand, stated that it would continue multicultural policy.
However, nine months after the election what this policy is, and what it might look like, is still
I remain concerned that despite the commitment by the new Government, there are indications that
multiculturalism is not a top priority and, as such, a rigorous intellectual investment into what
multiculturalism both is, and what it could aspire to be, is not yet being made.
That means, at this very moment, all of us interested in and committed to the values of
multiculturalism, and its associated values of human rights and race discrimination, have an
opportunity to voice our concerns and our aspirations.
Not only is NOW the time to call upon the government to strongly recommit to multiculturalism and
human rights, NOW is the time to remind government about what multiculturalism can aspire to be,
and NOW is the time to remind government how multiculturalism is linked with other pressing social,
cultural, economic and environmental issues.
NOW is the time to promote how multiculturalism and human rights can work as a framework to build
a fairer, more productive Australia.
The government is investing much energy into its principle of social inclusion. Unfortunately, There
is insufficient time today to analyse fully what this means.
However, what is important to note is that, to date, the government has interpreted social inclusion
as a means to alleviate poverty and disadvantage through economic and political participation.
My main concern, and a concern also expressed by a number of other commentators on this new
Australian social inclusion approach, is that culture is not recognised as an important contributor to
social inclusion.
And, although I dont think there is anything premeditated about this, I am concerned there is a risk,
over time, that social inclusion principles will override the importance of culture, and government
policies and programs will instinctively follow the path of unified diversity in the months and years
Under these circumstances, powerful words and concepts can be misused, old symbolism may graft
itself onto new symbolism, and it may transpire that they end up meaning things that we, as a sector,
dont want them to mean!
This is therefore the time to build a new symbolism, refine and develop definitions, and imagine a
better world that is more properly described by a meaningful language.
By saying all this I am not attempting to undermine the principles that inform this conference I
appreciate these and agree with them.
But I cannot but help observe that the words chosen to describe the conference echo the language
of the previous government and that these echoes carry inferences that may not be those you want.
Multiculturalism, like Indigenous reconciliation, still implies to some commentators and members of
the community; separatism and favouritism.
These are attitudes that are, perversely, a form of envy by the privileged towards the disadvantaged.
But multiculturalism and Indigenous reconciliation are not, or should not be, about separatism and
favouritism they should be about decency, about equity, about respect and about participation.
They should also be about substantive equality.
Not a false equality where the excluded are forced to compete in a level playing field, but an
equality that is handicapped so that those who are disadvantaged from the outset have genuine
opportunities for advancement or participation.
While the issues for Australias culturally and linguistically diverse communities (those generally
seen as targeted by multicultural policy) and the issues for Indigenous Australians are often very
different, they also share important issues in common.
Perhaps foremost amongst these issues is the discrimination and exclusion that Indigenous
Australians, and people of non Anglo-Celtic origins, often experience.
By saying this I recognise that not all forms of discrimination are experienced or applied with the
same vigour,
nor that the experience is universal,
nor that discrimination is always blatant,
nor that it can, itself, be discriminating,
nor am I glossing over the challenges faced by inter-ethnic or racial conflicts within or across
Australian communities.
Nevertheless, those principles that inform multiculturalism and reconciliation, should set the
environment for decency, equity, respect and participation for all members of culturally diverse
communities, including Indigenous peoples.
They should also help ensure that this environment works to the benefit of all Australians.
We live in uncertain times. When have we not? However, I think the argument can be mounted that
these times are uniquely uncertain.
In the immediate post-war era our world was threatened by obliteration through nuclear holocaust.
While this was a dreadful threat hanging over the world, nevertheless, members of the various
power-blocks had the certainties of ideology, the role of their respective states, and an expectation
of how the world functioned and what they could reasonably believe in.
The world of the 21
century has a different fear for the future for our planet although the fear of
nuclear weapons has not entirely vanished.
The extent of radical climate change is not as great as that of nuclear war in the 1960s, but it is
equally real and may be almost as catastrophic even if it would unfold with less immediate impact.
Unlike our parents of the 1950s to 1970s, who at least enjoyed other certainties, we do not.
While the trends and the capacities were evolving during these decades, we are now living in an era
where the privileges of economic, social and ideological certainties have been taken from many of
Globalisation, technology and geo-politics have transformed our world.
More than ever before people of different races, cultural heritage, faiths, and languages mix ...
whether this is in a shopping mall, by living and working side-by-side, through other forms of face-to-
face interaction, or through media exposure.
Often this experience is positive but it can also engender fear or suspicion.
The rapidity of change, the transformative nature of technology, media and trans-national
movements of people, pose challenges to societies across the globe that have seldom been faced in
human history.
But they are certainly far more widespread, swift and extensive than ever before.
While conventional media has often become more divisive and sensationalist in its responses to this
complexity, alternative forms of communication are growing, especially among the youth population.
In this age of transformation and uncertainty, of counter-intuitive developments, and of cross-
currents of change, mass markets are eroding and we see, instead, the fractionalisation of the old
markets into sub-groups, or into individual preference.
In the later half of the 20
century the neo-liberal agenda was to liberate the individual in the
anticipation that the rational, self-maximising person will do so with conformity to certain values
values often linked to the conservative views of neo-liberalism.
Ironically, the triumph of neo-liberalism has highlighted its limitations and has created societies
across the world that are more complex, more conflicted, more uncontrolled, and more likely to reject
the neo-liberal political, social and economic mission, than the status quo that existed previously.
The consequences of globalisation are that in a world of change where there is an increasing risk of
violence, the framework of human rights, applied to multicultural policy and Indigenous
reconciliation, continues to offer the worlds communities the most promising civil path to peace.
Multiculturalism and Indigenous reconciliation will, and should, continue to travel along different
paths. There are many points (and I believe there should often be many more) where these paths
run parallel or cross and become a single path for some of the journey.
They are also both bound together as human rights paths.
On this point I would like to briefly digress to reflect upon human rights since my role is to
represent Australias Human Rights Commission.
One way of looking at human rights, which can often be confusing, is by separating them into
For example, first generation human rights are civil and political rights that include the rights to such
things as the vote, freedom from discrimination, freedom of speech and the like.
Second generation human rights are economic, social and cultural rights, like the right to education,
to adequate housing and the right to health.
Third generation human rights are collective rights, for example, the right for self-determination and
For Indigenous Australians, migrants and refugees the three generations of human rights are both
inspirations and tools in their struggle to achieve equality and recognition.
The International human rights framework on cultural diversity has increasingly become more
detailed, clear and strong in endorsing multiculturalism as the best way for civil societies to respond
to cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity.
The starting point for this development is the notion of equality and non-discrimination contained in
the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).
The Convention defines racial discrimination as:
any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, colour, descent or national or
ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or
exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic,
social, cultural or any other field of public life.
In Australia, the Racial Discrimination Act (1975) is our national response to our obligations under
It confers on Australias Human Rights Commission specific responsibilities, one of which is to
promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among racial and ethnic groups.
It also makes racial discrimination and racial vilification unlawful.
Understanding multiculturalism within a human rights framework helps us to articulate how the rights
of Indigenous peoples and other minority groups in Australia relate to each other and how they are
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, like other minority groups, risk being excluded
from sharing the economic, social and cultural benefits of being a citizen of Australia.
For Indigenous Australians, who are the most disadvantaged of all groups in our society, this only
adds further pain and unfairness to experiences of dispossession, the highest levels of morbidity and
early mortality, and lack of political representation.
Multiculturalism, as a policy of recognition and equity, can assist Indigenous Australians to gain
access to these benefits.
The 1989 National Agenda for a Multicultural Australia clearly states that multiculturalism is:
...applicable not just to immigrants but to all Australians, including the Indigenous Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander population.
The National Agenda also assumes that both groups share the quest for the recognition of their right
to cultural identity and the right to social justice.
In the case of multiculturalism, recognition is largely about inclusiveness, it is about inclusive social
policies that allow people from different cultures to participate in and contribute to the wider society
on an equal footing.
And, in the case of both, ethnic communities, and in particular, Indigenous Australian peoples, it is
not ONLY about inclusiveness, it is also about ownership and engagement in decision making and
policy development processes.
The Northern Territory Intervention is a classic example of this enduring problem in Australia policy
Touted as being done to help Indigenous children, non-Indigenous politicians suspended the Race
Discrimination Act and have made massive, expensive policy and service decisions without
consultation with those being targeted.
It is not surprising that the Intervention is failing in so many areas given this approach.
Furthermore, in the case of Indigenous peoples, recognition is also about acknowledgement of the
central place of Indigenous peoples in Australian society, as the First Peoples of Australia and
acknowledgement of the injustice, and the harm that still befalls us.
Acknowledgement of Aboriginal rights is a primary step to put in place the changes needed to
restore indigenous dignity and future vitality.
There is also much that the ethnic community sector and Indigenous Australians can teach the
other, and learn from each other.
There are important lessons that Indigenous Australians can learn from the civil rights advocacy of
ethnic organisations, especially when these groups transcended cultural and political differences and
worked collaboratively.
There are just as many lessons that the ethnic community sector can learn from the reconciliation
Ethnic community advocacy has often focused solely on economic disequilibria.
On the other hand, the holistic approach to human development, social and emotional well-being,
cultural rights and ecological sustainability of Indigenous Australians, is an integrated model that
could be pursued much more rigorously by the ethnic community sector.
Whatever the future of multiculturalism and reconciliation, they must be part of Australias future.
While I say must, that is not to say that they will, so we must all be vigilant.
My concern is, that if they are not, this will be at great personal pain and cost... which will inevitably
have social and political consequences for the wider community.
I do not have time today to outline the opportunities that a new multiculturalism and Indigenous
reconciliation have to develop, co-exist and cross-reference.
But I hope to have argued that they are necessary to a civil society in the 21
century and that, as
processes to negotiate complexity and threats in a transformative and challenging world, they are
They are necessary not just to the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of all culturally diverse
communities, but they carry with them a diversity dividend that benefits all Australians. This
conference and the festival are great examples of how we, as a society, can advance this process
and understanding that diversity should be valued and respected.
Thank you
Quotes About Unity
Quotes tagged as "unity" (showing 61-90 of 187)

On a long flight, after periods of crisis and many hours of fatigue, mind and body may become
disunited until at times they seem completely different elements, as though the body were only a
home with which the mind has been associated but by no means bound. Consciousness grows
independent of the ordinary senses. You see without assistance from the eyes, over distances beyond
the visual horizon. There are moments when existence appears independent even of the mind. The
importance of physical desire and immediate surroundings is submerged in the apprehension of
universal values.

For unmeasurable periods, I seem divorced from my body, as though I were an awareness spreading
out through space, over the earth and into the heavens, unhampered by time or substance, free from
the gravitation that binds to heavy human problems of the world. My body requires no attention. It's
not hungry. It's neither warm or cold. It's resigned to being left undisturbed. Why have I troubled to
bring it here? I might better have left it back at Long Island or St. Louis, while the weightless element
that has lived within it flashes through the skies and views the planet. This essential consciousness
needs no body for its travels. It needs no plane, no engine, no instruments, only the release from
flesh which circumstances I've gone through make possible.

Then what am I the body substance which I can see with my eyes and feel with my hands? Or am I
this realization, this greater understanding which dwells within it, yet expands through the universe
outside; a part of all existence, powerless but without need for power; immersed in solitude, yet in
contact with all creation? There are moments when the two appear inseparable, and others when
they could be cut apart by the merest flash of light.

While my hand is on the stick, my feet on the rudder, and my eyes on the compass, this
consciousness, like a winged messenger, goes out to visit the waves below, testing the warmth of
water, the speed of wind, the thickness of intervening clouds. It goes north to the glacial coasts of
Greenland, over the horizon to the edge of dawn, ahead to Ireland, England, and the continent of
Europe, away through space to the moon and stars, always returning, unwillingly, to the mortal duty
of seeing that the limbs and muscles have attended their routine while it was gone.
Charles A. Lindbergh, The Spirit of St. Louis
tags: awareness, body, change, connection, consciousness, dawn, earth, energy, horizon, light, mind,moon, perception, possibility, reality, sky
, solitude, space, stars, time, unity, universe

The utterance of God is a lamp, whose light is these words: Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the
leaves of one branch. Deal ye one with another with the utmost love and harmony, with friendliness
and fellowship. ... So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.
Bah'u'llh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf
tags: bah-, love, religious, unity, virtues

All individuals have moral deficiencies, and when introducing these to reality one not only
strengthens himself but also the confidence of others in the human exigency for Christ due to a
reflection throughout the body of Christ.
Criss Jami, Salom: In Every Inch In Every Mile
tags: body, brokenness, christ, christianity, communication, confidence, confronting-
problems,deficiencies, exigence, honesty, humble, humility, immoral, individuals, longing, moral, need, oneness,reality, reflection, sin, streng
then, unity

The turmoil and dislocations confronting present-day society will not be solved until both the
scientific and religious genius of the human race are fully utilized.
Baha'i International Community
tags: baha-i, bahai, genius, human, peace, religion, science, turmoil, unity

The bond that attaches us to the life outside ourselves is the same bond that holds us to our own
William Barrett, The Illusion of Technique: A Search for Meaning in a Technological Civilization
tags: meaning, self-transcendence, source-of-self, unity

I implore the atheist not to judge the religious and I implore the religious to not find fault with the
atheist. Be a good religious person, or be a good atheist person. How? By putting an end to
faultfinding. All do what they believe in their best interest to do and with a little insight and
understanding, all can see that the only way anyone can do any good service to the world, is by being
thankful for what is been given him, by looking inwards to correct his own faults instead of the
perceived faults of others, and by keeping his eye upon his own horizon; not upon the perceived
horizons of anybody else.
C. JoyBell C.
tags: an-end-to-the-battle, atheist, be-a-good-person, harmony, inspirational-quotes, no-faultfinding,no-
judgment, peace, religious, understanding, understanding-the-atheist, understanding-the-religious,unity, wisdom-quotes

We are all united by both pain and love. Both a smile and a wound. We are all united by these very
basic yet very influential things, because we all recognize them, we all know what they feel like to
have or to give. Everything else, all the other things that do not unite us those things are all
C. JoyBell C.
tags: illusions, overcoming-illusions, uniting-humankind, unity, unity-of-all-people

When Coleridge tried to define beauty, he returned always to one deep thought; beauty, he said, is
unity in variety! Science is nothing else than the search to discover unity in the wild variety of
nature,or, more exactly, in the variety of our experience. Poetry, painting, the arts are the same
search, in Coleridges phrase, for unity in variety.
tags: art, balance, golden-mean, philosophy, science, thought, unity, variety

Its not just tougher out there. Its become a situation where the contest is how much you can
destroy the system, rather than how much you can make it work. It makes no difference if you have a
D or an R after your name. Theres no sense that this is about democracy, and after the election you
have to work together, and knit the country together. The people in the game now just think to the
first Tuesday in November, and not a day beyond it.
Peter Hart
tags: bipartisanism, competition, democrats, elections, politics, presidential-politics, primary-elections,republicans, u-s-politics, unity

They seemed so united that I loved them as one person." Lee wrote of his son and daughter-in-law
on his daughter-in-law's death.
Robert E. Lee
tags: in-laws, marriage, unity

If a man cannot serve two masters, neither can Christianity, or several thousand of them as the case
may be.
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly
tags: christ, christian, christianity, god, one-christ-one-church, religion, theological, thought-provoking, unity

The risen Lord is the new Temple, the real meeting place between God and man.
Pope Benedict XVI, Jesus of Nazareth, Part Two: Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem
to the Resurrection
tags: divine, lord, meeting-place, temple, unity

Therefore, she hummed the provincial lullaby she had learned from the officers children in the
English Quarter of Jerusalem, and watched in fascination while the savage radicals eyes misted over
with tears. For an instant, the prison bars melted away, and she felt Gods presencefor the first
time since their imprisonment. She was not a captive, and this man was not her captor. Indeed, they
were both merely Gods children.
V.S. Carnes
tags: christian, god, hope, lullaby, unity

There are often beams in our eye that we know not of. Let us therefore ask that our eye may become
single, for then we ourselves shall become wholly single.
Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh
tags: self, unity, vision

When a poet's mind is perfectly equipped for its work, it is constantly amalgamating disparate
experience; the ordinary man's experience is chaotic, irregular, fragmentary. The latter falls in love,
or reads Spinoza, and these two experiences have nothing to do with each other, or with the noise of
the typewriter or the smell of cooking; in the mind of the poet these experiences are always forming
new wholes.
T.S. Eliot
tags: experience, formation, poet-s-mind, unity

Lincoln had entirely outgrown juvenile delight in religious argument. Talking with God seemed to
the mature Lincoln more important than talking about Him.
Elton Trueblood, Abraham Lincoln: Lessons in Spiritual Leadership
tags: argument, debate, division, prayer, unity

At a certain point in his life he stopped searching for himself in everything that exists and gave in to
temptations. Or, as you say, he sinned and later fled.
Laura Esquivel, Malinche
tags: identity, sin, unity

The Secret to saneful living is in the Key between these two worlds. In order to serve the higher
ideal, one must revert to serving the Spark within all the multiplicities herein conceivable in the
apparent world. The spark in itself is not contained for it encompasses both realities, that of the
inner, and the apparent
AainaA-Ridtz, The Sacred Key Transcending Humanity
tags: consciousness, divinity-within, life, unicity, unity

Allaah Tabaraka wa Ta`Ala {The Absolute Divine UnNamed} DOES NOT test to "See" if you're
worthy of Jannaah or Jahannam ! If only one can perceive this, one knows it is one that places
oneself in either station !!
tags: divine, divinity-within, heaven, hell, life, unicity, unity

Saying a prayer can be as simple as thinking positive thoughts about someoneits not an act that
needs to be tied to any particular religion or system of beliefs. I can say a prayer just by saying I
wish you peace after someone becomes angry with me for something trivial; I can say a prayer for
the woman who is always cheerful (or gloomy) at the store where I shop by thinking I wish you all
the best in lifegood health, good relationships, and all of your true needs fulfilled. Of course, if you
want to pray to God in the form in which you conceive of God, thats fine, tooand your prayer will
not be wasted. Think about it. Is the world a better place when you walk away from someone either
forgetting them immediately or thinking negative thoughts about them? This world of ours can use
all the positive thoughts we can contribute to it, and our simple and heartfelt prayers are some of the
most positive thoughts we can create and share. And they affect us as much as, if not more than, they
affect the objects of our prayers.
Tom Walsh, Just for Today, The Expanded Edition
tags: compassion, oneness, positive-thinking, prayer, praying, unity

Unity, I thought, implies the possibility of disunity. Beginnings imply and require endings.
Ann Leckie, Ancillary Justice
tags: beginnings, disunity, endings, unity

The spirit of rejection finds its support in the consciousness of separateness; the spirit of acceptance
finds its base in the consciousness of unity.
Rabindranath Tagore
tags: acceptance, unity

Expansion (both far and wide) is the order of the day
Sereda Aleta Dailey, The Art of Manifesting Abundance
tags: abundance, bliss, life, love, manifest-destiny, poetry, unity, wellbeing

Leonardo believed his research had the
potential to convert millions to a more spiritual life. Last year he categorically proved the existence of
an energy force that unites us all. He actually demonstrated that we are all physically connected
that the molecules in your body are intertwined with the molecules in mine that there is a single
force moving within all of us.
Dan Brown, Angels & Demons
tags: body, energy, intertwined, molecules, physical, science, spirituality, unity

He (Abraham Lincoln) is one of the few men in history, our own history and all history, whose
religion was great enough to bridge the gulfs between the sects, to encompass us all.
Dean sperry
tags: divisiveness, glory-of-god, unity

I have never known birds of different species to flock together. The very concept is unimaginable.
Why, if that happened, we wouldn't stand a chance! How could we possibly hope to fight them?
Alfred Hitchcock
tags: birds, unity

There are things that I love when mankind works together helps each other learns from each
other teaches each other cries for one another laughs with one another builds with one
another heals one another entertains one another worships with one another. The unity of
mankind there is nothing so glorious.
Gerard de Marigny, Nothing So Glorious
tags: compassion-quotes, glorious, inspirational, inspirational-attitude, inspirational-quote,inspirational-quotes, unity, unity-of-all-people

Pulau-pulau kecil yang terlihat olehmu, dipersatukan semuanya oleh laut. Setiap pulau beda,
namun keberadaan mereka karena laut yang satu dan sama.
Anand Krishna, Indonesia Under Attack! Membangkitkan Kembali Jati Diri Bangsa
tags: nationalism, philosophy, unity

Our culture values independence and isolation far too much, it seems to me--we have a hard time
making ourselves part of things, of making ourselves responsible to others, and trusting others to be
there for us. Sure, there's pain involved if we get hurt, but there's far more pain in isolation. I love
community because God gave us other people to live with, not to pull away from, and I learn so much
from others that I can't imagine my life without the learning I've gained from getting to know other
Tom Walsh
tags: belonging, community, interdependence, learning, oneness, unity

The American flag doesn't give her glory on a peaceful, calm day. It's when the winds pick up and
become boisterous, do we see her strength. When she unfolds her hand, and shows her frayed
fingers, where we see the stretch of red-blood lines of man that fought for this land. The purity of
white stripes that strips our sins, and the stars of Abraham's covenant, broad in a midnight blue sky.
The rights our forefathers established. As it waves high in the currents of freedom, where the Torch
of Liberty shines over the sea, does she give meaning to unity. When we strive as one nation, or when
it drops half-mast, to a fallen soldier.
Quotes About Unity
Quotes tagged as "unity" (showing 91-120 of 187)

One word can end a fight; One hug can start a friendship; One smile can bring Unity; One person
can change your entire life!
Israelmore Ayivor
tags: 1, change, change-for-the-better, change-your-life, conflicts, end-the-fight, food-ffor-thought,friends, friendship, hug, hug-me, i-love-
peace, i-love-you, inspirational, inspire, israelmore-ayivor, just-one, life, little, little-things, love, motivation, motivational, one, one-hug, one-
love, one-person, one-smile, one-word, peace, peaceful, people, person, relationship, say-no-to-
terriorism, smile, united, unity,war, word, you-can-do-it

He who fights is powerless, but he who loves is power itself.
Eric Micha'el Leventhal
tags: acceptance, anger, awakening, awareness, buddhism, compassion, conflict, conflict-
resolution,enlightenment, inspiration, inspirational, inspirational-quotes, know-thyself, love, oneness, peace,power, resistance, self-
awareness, spiritual, spirituality, unity, universal-love, wisdom-quotes, zen

Every 'no' is a 'yes' to something.
Eric Micha'el Leventhal
tags: awareness, consciousness, dark-and-light, duality, good-and-evil, inspiration, inspirational,intention, know-thyself, purpose, self-
awareness, self-transformation, suffering, transformation, unity

We lose our ability to live fully if we neglect or ignore our responsibility to the other people who
share this planet with us. We simply cannot reach our full potential without the insights and
observations that other people--our teachers--have to give us. We cannot feel whole until we are
helping other people to reach for their potential and to grow as strong as they can grow. We do need
down time, and we do need time to ourselves, but we very much need to acknowledge our ties to our
fellow human beings and act as if those people meant more to us than our jobs or pets or cars do.
They are much more important than anything material that we ever can get our hands on or strive
Tom Walsh
tags: caring, community, giving, helping-others, learning, love, others, sharing, unity

Each person you meet
is an aspect of yourself,
clamoring for love.
Eric Micha'el Leventhal
tags: awakening, awareness, compassion, consciousness, empathy, forgiveness, haiku, identity,inspiration, inspirational-quotes, know-
thyself, love, meetings, oneness, poetry, reflection, self-awareness, spiritual, spirituality, sympathy, unity, wisdom, wisdom-quotes

To the ego, love is poison.
Eric Micha'el Leventhal
tags: awareness, consciousness, duality, ego, enlightenment, love, oneness, unity

Before the thunderous clamor of political debate or war set loose in the world, love insisted on its
promise for the possibility of human unity: between men and women, between blacks and whites,
northerners and southerners, haves and have-have-nots, self and self.
Aberjhani, The Wisdom of W.E.B. DuBois
tags: aberjhani, afghanistan-war, conflict-resolution, diplomacy, faith, global-march-for-peace-and-unity, global-village, hope, international-
community, love, nonviolence, nonviolent-conflict-resolution,peace-movement, peacism, political-debate, spirituality, syria, syrian-civil-
war, unity, violence, war,wisdom, world-community, world-peace-day

Every integral man has inside him, in his heart of hearts, a mystic center around which all else
revolves. This mystic whirling lends unity to his thoughts and actions; it helps him find or invent the
cosmic harmony. For some this center is love, for others kindness or beauty, others the thirst for
knowledge or the longing for gold and power. They examine the relative value of all else and
subordinate it to this central passion.
Nikos Kazantzakis, Report to Greco
tags: passion, unity

Then he realized: 'I, indeed, am this creation; for I have poured it forth from myself.' In that way he
became this creation. And verily, he who knows this becomes in this creation a creator.
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
tags: awakening, awareness, becoming, consciousness, creation, god, identity, know-thyself, objective-and-
subjective, oneness, philosophy, reality, self, spirituality, truth, unity, universe, upanishad,wisdom

He read the veinings of a leaf, the pattern on a mushroom cap, and divined mysteries, relations,
futures, possibilities: the magic of symbols, the foreshadowing of numbers and writing, the reduction
of infinitudes and multiplicities to simplicity, to system, to concept. For all these ways of
comprehending the world through the mind no doubt lay within him, nameless, unnamed, but not
inconceivable, not beyond the bounds of presentiment, still in the germ, but essential to his nature,
part of him, growing organically within him. And if we were to go still further back beyond this
Rainmaker and his time which to us seems so early and primitive, if we were to go several thousand
years further back into the past, wherever we found man we would still find - this is our firm belief -
the mind of man, that mind which has no beginning and always has contained everything that it later
Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game
tags: mind, unity

It doesn't matter how you conceive of divinity. It only matters that you see it in everything,
including yourself.
Eric Micha'el Leventhal
tags: acceptance, appreciation, awareness, compassion, consciousness, divinity, enlightenment, god,healing, inspiration, inspirational, know-
thyself, love, oneness, peace, religion, self-acceptance, self-awareness, self-love, spiritual, spirituality, unity, wholeness

United you will be more than a match for your enemies. But if you quarrel and separate, your
weakness will put you at the mercy of those who attack you.
Aesop, Aesop's Fables
tags: enemy, fight, team, union, unity

To see through the illusion of duality, remember that fear and darkness have no substance in
themselves, for they do not indicate the presence of a second universal force, but are only names
given to the one Light unperceived.
Eric Micha'el Leventhal
tags: awareness, consciousness, dark-and-light, duality, enlightenment, fear, good-and-
evil, illusion,oneness, perception, reality, spiritual, spirituality, truth, unity, vision, wholeness

Our instrumental part in the symphony of life is to allow love to create a space within our own
awareness, through which the undreamed mystery may emerge as a knowable reality.
Eric Micha'el Leventhal
tags: awareness, consciousness, dream, know-thyself, life, love, meaning-of-life, mystery, oneness,purpose, purpose-of-life, reality, self-
knowledge, truth, unity, wholeness

When success is uniform, the celebration becomes universal. Of which use is it to you to rejoice at
the time your friend cries?
Israelmore Ayivor
tags: celebrate, celebration, cries, cry, crying, food-for-thought, friend, friends, israelmore-ayivor, joy,laugh, laughing-together, love, love-
one-another, love-your-neighbour, rejoice, shed-tears, smile,success, successfull, time, together, uniform, unity, universal, universe, weep

While we maintain the unity of the human species, we at the same time repel the depressing
assumption of superior and inferior races of men. There are nations more susceptible of cultivation,
more highly civilized, more ennobled by mental cultivation than othersbut none in themselves
nobler than others.
Alexander von Humboldt, Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe: Part One,
tags: civilized, equality, homo-sapiens, human-species, humanism, humanity, identity, race, racism,unity

I searched for my Beloved in the strangest of places, until the day I realized I couldn't take my eyes
off Her.
Eric Micha'el Leventhal
tags: beloved, god, goddess, love, oneness, passion, sufi, unity

Change is possible through dialogue and unity. We must be ever vigilant
to uncover the historical roots of the conflicts that divide us,
ever vigilant to speak the truth to power. And it is to history
that we must look to find our way forward, to find solutions
to problems old and new.
DaShanne Stokes, The Unfinished Dream: A Discussion on Rights, Equality, and Inclusivity
tags: dialogue, equality, inclusivity, inspirational, rights, unity

The purpose of suffering is to contain the light of your desire until you see yourself in everything.
Eric Micha'el Leventhal
tags: awareness, consciousness, desire, karma, oneness, purpose, suffering, truth, unity

Mbili jumulisha mbili wakati mwingine si sawa na nne. Ni sawa na nne jumulisha moja kwa sababu
moja ni nguvu ya ushirikiano.
Enock Maregesi
tags: five, four, one, plus, power, two, unity

There are congregations on nearly every corner. I'm not sure we need more churches. What we need
is a church. I say one church is better than fifty. I have tried to remove the plural form churches from
my vocabulary, training myself to think of the church as Christ did, and as the early Christians did.
The metaphors for her are always singular a body, a bride. I heard one gospel preacher say it like
this, as he really wound up and broke a sweat: "We've got to unite ourselves as one body. Because
Jesus is coming back, and he's coming back for a bride not a harem.
Shane Claiborne, The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical
tags: church, unity

Of what need is teamwork without a common goal?
Ogwo David Emenike
tags: goal, successful-living, team-spirit, teamwork, unity

I may now add that civilization is a process in the service of Eros, whose purpose is to combine
single human individuals, and after that families, then races, peoples and nations, into one great
unity, the unity of mankind.
Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents (The Standard Edition)
tags: civilization, eros, freud, humanity, mankind, nations, people, race, unity

if we work together, we can do everything, if we just watch each other, we can do nothing
john paul santiago
tags: unity

Love is the highest form of meditation.
Eric Micha'el Leventhal
tags: awareness, brotherhood, compassion, consciousness, love, meditation, oneness, unity

The greatest legacy a father can leave for his children before he departs is PEACE, otherwise his
properties will go in PIECES sooner that he dies.
Israelmore Ayivor
tags: at-peace-with-all, be-at-peace, child, children, death, die, died, dies, family, father, fight, food-for-thought, good-family, good-
father, good-life, good-parents, harmony, impact, inherit, inheritance,israelmore-ayivor, legacy, love, mother, pass-away, peace, peace-
party, peaceful-environment, pieces,progress, properties, unity

Even more remote from his way of thinking, even more impossible than any other thought, would
have been words such as this: Is it only I alone who have created this experience, or is it objective
reality? Does the Master have the same feelings as I, or would mine amuse him? Are my thoughts
new, unique, my own, or have the Master and many before him experienced and thought exactly the
same? No, for him there were no such analyses and differentiations. Everything was reality, was
steeped in reality, full of it as bread dough is of yeast.
Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game
tags: knowing, reality, subjectivity, unity

The historian assesses that the investment of the wealthy classes in the Bank of England wedded
them to the fate of the nation as a whole and to the maintenance of its stability.
Walter Russell Mead
tags: community, unity, vested-interest

Humans are like sheep
scattered everywhere
a shepherd is always needed to keep them united
Muhammad Danish Rizwan
tags: guidance, humans, unity

Ainda que esse instante de gozo supremo pudesse durar-vos a vida inteira, nunca os dois que sois
podereis chegar a ser um s.
Jos Saramago, Blindness
Home Humanitarian Global Collaboration One People, One World Why is unity so important?
If someone said to you, that you could dramatically improve the state of the world (End wars,
terrorism, global poverty, political corruption, excessive greed, fix the environmental problems,)
by doing one of the simplest of things, would you do it? It wouldnt cost you anything. Youd have
absolutely nothing to lose by trying. And it would simply require you to support an idea. What
idea could possibly make that much difference?
Todays theme is Unity.
Unity One People, One World
Is humanity unified today? Do we work together towards our common good? Have the National
Governments of each country ever come together and declared in one voice and heart, Its time that we
stopped fighting amongst ourselves and started to truly work together, for the good of all people
throughout the world. No. No. And No again.
What happens when we unite towards our common good? How would the world change?
Competitive Self-Interest is destructive
Today the countries of the world are not united at all. They dont work together. In fact, they do the
EXACT OPPOSITE. Consider this question very carefully In a world where the self-centred interests of
each National Government ALWAYS comes first, and with an economic system that pits ALL Countries
and National Governments AGAINST each other, is any real peace, unity or true cooperation actually
even possible?
What happens when we unite towards our common good? How would the world change?
Just like before, the answer is NO. And competitive economic greed and selfishness is also very, very
destructive! Want proof?
Take a look at the last 100 years.
Over the last century, due to war mothers have lost sons, daughters have lost fathers. Entire families
have been murdered. There have been Two World Wars and over 100 conflicts and genocides. Tens of
Millions have been killed! People are still starving in parts of the world today. Poverty is still killing children
every day. There are still homeless people begging on the streets. Access to clean water and sanitation is
still a problem for thousands. The rich continue to get richer, while the poor get poorer. And now the
worlds Environment is also in decline. Politicians and political partys after decades of failures still
promise with every election, to make a difference. Do you believe them? Can they ever make a difference
when they are economically and strategically fighting AGAINST each other, to look after their own
NATIONAL interests?
So you may well be asking at this point, If they cant fix the problems, how can I possibly make a
Your support makes a difference!
So now back to the original question. What idea could possibly change all this? Actually, its not one idea
but two. Together, they form the complete solution.

First of all UNITY is absolutely essential even if most Politicians are incapable of trusting each other. If
humanity is to ever resolve the major problems in the world today, countries and their respective
governments must start working together towards their collective good. This kind of cohesive
psychological global unity and cooperation must exist for any real change to become possible.
Currently, National Governments are all psychologically pulling in different directions, according
to their own self-centred interests. They need to all be heading in the same direction aligned
towards their common good.
Second there must be wise leadership. Im sorry, but selecting people to run entire countries based
solely on nothing more than a popularity contest is just asking for trouble! And that is exactly what
happens. Politics has become a dirty word in many peoples minds due to the corruption, rigged elections,
and other distasteful elements surrounding it. It needs Independent Assessment Standards like any
other important job role in society. You dont allow a pilot to fly a plane based on popularity. He has to be
qualified based on independent assessment tests. Or allow a surgeon to operate without the proper
skills. Or a teacher to teach. Each is independently assessed to ensure that they have the right skills for
the role and surely wisdom is one of the most important for a political leader in charge of an entire
How many wise politicians do you know?
One People, One World
These two simple ideas by themselves, are all that is required to significantly improve the state of the
Unity + Wise Leadership = An end to the majority of the Worlds problems.
So heres how you can make a difference. Support these ideas. Talk to others about supporting these
ideas. Share this email with them. Supporting an idea doesnt cost anything. But its from supporting an
idea like choosing to fly to the moon that the idea starts to gather the necessary momentum and
power to become a reality!
Just like in this story, when each of us contributes our support, the combined strength that we generate
grows, and by that very action, takes us one step closer towards the unity that we need to change our
world for the better.
Remember Ideas are not just ideas. They are the seeds of action that change the world!
Queen's speech to focus on theme of family
Saturday 24 December 2011
THE Queen's Christmas message to the nation will focus on the strength of family, friends and the
community working together.
The family is an important institution for the monarch who is not only head of state but a mother,
grandmother and great-grandmother.
Her position as head of the Commonwealth often referred to as the family of nations gives her another
perspective on the role and strength of a family unit.
The Christmas address is written by the Queen herself and usually has a strong religious framework,
reflecting current issues and drawing on her own experiences over the past year.
The speech is one of the rare occasions when she does not turn to the Government for advice but is able
to voice her own views.
The last 12 months have seen some momentous events for the Queen from her historic visit to the
Republic of Ireland to the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The Duke of Edinburgh also celebrated his 90th birthday and the Queen presided over a major meeting of
Commonwealth leaders in Perth, Australia.
During the message, which was recorded on December 9 and will be broadcast in full on Christmas Day,
the Queen will say: "Of course, family does not necessarily mean blood relatives but often a description of
a community, organisation or nation. The Commonwealth is a family of 53 nations, all with a common
bond, shared beliefs, mutual values and goals."
In the broadcast, filmed in Buckingham Palace's 1844 room, the Queen is wearing rimless spectacles, a
strawberry red dress by Angela Kelly with her diamond and platinum Flame Lily brooch, which was a 21st
birthday present from the children of Southern Rhodesia.
At the start of the footage, the Queen can be seen meeting senior Sky News staff who produced this
year's Christmas message a first for the broadcaster.
As the short extract from the annual address draws to a close, the Band of the Irish Guards are featured
playing the carol O Little Town of Bethlehem on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.
Then children from St Joseph's Catholic Infants' School in Camberwell, south London, are seen
performing a scene from a nativity play.
The message will be transmitted on both television and radio at 3pm on Christmas Day.
It will be available on the Royal Channel on the YouTube website and will also be shown in
Commonwealth countries.

(Speech of President JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA on the occasion of the
13th Anniversary Celebration of the EDSA Revolution at the EDSA Shrine,
Quezon City, at 3:30 p.m. of February 22, 1999.)

TAOS-puso akong bumabati sa lahat ng ating mga kababayan sa
makasaysayang okasyong ito, and ika-labintatlong anibersaryo ng
EDSA People Power Revolution. Isang malaking karangalan para sa
akin ang makasama sa pagkakataong ito ang mga bayani ng EDSA na
nagpamalas sa mundo na kaya ng sambayanang Pilipinong ibalik ang
demokrasya sa mapayapang paraan.

Kung hindi dahil sa kanila, hindi magiging, makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang
natin ng ikasandaang taon ng ating kalayaan noong nakaraang taon, bale-
rin sana ang pagsapit ng sentenaryo ng ating pagka-bansa noong nakaraang
Enero, dahil ano ang silbi ng paggunita natin sa unang Republika ng Pilipinas
kung hindi naman tayo malaya?

Kung hindi dahil sa kanila, wala rin marahil Pangulo ngayon na Joseph
Ejercito Estrada. Kaya't sa araw na ito, muli nating pasalamatan ng lubos
kanilang kagitingan at dakilang pagmamahal sa ating bayan.

Si Pangulong Cory Aquino ang siyang naging simbolo ng pagbabalik ng
demokrasya sa ating bansa, ipinamana niya sa ating lahat ang isang matatag
na demokrasya.

Si Pangulong Fidel V. Ramos naman ay muling pinatatag ang ating
pamahalaan at binuhay ang ating pambansang ekonomiya. Walang pagod
niyang pinagtibay ang kapayapaan, na siya namang naging pundasyon ng
mga reporma para palakasin ang ating bansa.

Ang minamahal nating Jaime Cardinal Sin ay wala ring pagod na
ang ating demokrasya. Dahil sa kanya, ang simbahan ay nanatiling isang
malakas na puwersa para maging tapat ang mga pulitiko na magsilbi sa

Ipinakita rin ng iba pa nating mga Bayani ng EDSA na hindi nagtapos sa
pagbabalik ng ating demokrasya ang kanilang paglilingkod sa bayan, si dating
Defense Secretary Juan Ponce Enrile ay kung ilang beses nang naging
senador. Si Butz Aquino ng August twenty-One Movement, o ATOM, ay
naging senador din at ngayon naman ay Congressman ng Makati City. At si
Col. Gringo Honasan ay Senador na rin.

Diyan natin makikita na ang ating tinatamasang demokrasya ngayon ay hindi
lamang nila ipinaglaban noon sa EDSA. Ipinaglalaban pa rin nila ito ngayon -
sa senado, sa kongreso, sa simbahan, maging sa lansangan. At sa kaso ng
dalawa nating dating Pangulo, higit pa nila itong pinalakas sa Malakanyang.

Pitong taon na ang nakaraan, nagkaroon ng mapayapang pagsalin ng
kapangyarihan mula kay Pangulong Aquino kay Pangulong Ramos. At noong
nakaraang Hunyo naman ng taong nakalipas ay mapayapa ring isinalin sa
akin ni Pangulong Ramos ang pagiging Pangulo. Ito ay nagpapatunay ng
katatagan ng ating kaayusang pampulitika.

The Legacy of EDSA

I stand before you today fortunate and proud to have succeeded two worthy
leaders who not only kept the legacy of EDSA alive but also enhanced its

Today, Filipinos live in the glory of democracy and by ways of freedom. This
restored democracy and freedom we all owe to that momentous event when
Filipinos from all walks of life came out with one heart, one soul, one voice
prove that tanks could be powerless against rosaries and guns could be
silenced by prayers.

EDSA was, by and large, a reawakening. It was when people subordinated
personal interests to the national good. It was when Filipinos became truly
Filipinos - deserving of the sacrifices of our heroes and that of man who
believed they were worth dying for.

Naririto tayo ngayon upang sariwain ang bahagi ng ating kasaysayan
nagpakilala sa kagitingan ng ating lahi sa buong mundo. Ang EDSA revolution
ay labis na hinangaan at di naglaon ay pinamarisan ng iba pang mga
sumisibol na demokrasya. Sa Germany, sa Hungary, Sa Korea, sa Rusya,
maging sa Tsina at Myanmar, naging inspirasyon nila ang kabayanihang
ipinamalas ng sambayanang Pilipino mula ika-22 hangang ika-25 ng Pebrero
noong taong 1986.

Standing by the ways of freedom

Nang dahil sa EDSA, ang inyong abang lingkod ay naging Pangulo ng
sambayanang may kalayaan pumili at maghalal kaya naman tungkulin kong
ipagpatuloy ang simulaing nagbalik sa ating karapatang mamuhay nang

Alam ng marami na ako po ay natanggal sa puwesto bilang Mayor ng San
Juan pagkatapos ng EDSA tinanggap ko 'yon bilang paraan upang maipatupad
ang malawakang reporma. Kung hindi sa pangyayaring iyon, baka hindi ako
naging Senador, Bise-Presidente, at ngayon, inyong Pangulo.

There is truth to the saying that when God closes a window, he opens a
bigger door. When the Filipinos went through great sufferings before EDSA,
they were just being prepared for something bigger.

Kung pinatatag ni Pangulong Aquino ang ating demokrasya at binuhay naman
ni Pangulong Ramos ang ating ekonomiya, ano pa ang aking pwedeng gawin
para mapabuti ang kalagayan ng mga Pilipino? Ano ang kailangan kong gawin
para manatiling buhay ang diwa ng EDSA?

The fight continues

Mga minamahal kong kababayan, di pa tapos ang laban ng EDSA. Hindi
magiging ganap ang ating kalayaan kung ang masang Pilipino ay nabubuhay
pa rin sa kahirapan.

More than one hundred years ago, the masses pinned their hopes for a
life on the attainment of independence. They fought for what they believed
be the broader goals of the revolution - a brotherhood among Filipinos,
opportunities for the rich and the poor, and the eradication of poverty.

Hindi pa nating nakakamit ang mga hangaring yan kaya't ito ang ating
ipinaglalaban ngayon - ang ma-ahon ang ating mga kababayan sa kahirapan,
mabigyan sila ng katarungan. Mabawi ang kanilang dignidad at mabuhay
mapayapa at masagana.

Nariyan pa rin ang maraming hamon na dapat nating harapin tulad ng
kakulangan sa pagkain, disenteng tirahan at mahusay na edukasyon ng ating
mga maliliit na kababayan. Patuloy nating nilalabanan ang anomalya sa
Gobyerno, ang pagnanakaw sa kaban ng bayan, at pagsasamantala sa
kapuwa. Susugpuin natin ang kriminalidad at paglaganap ng mga bawal na
gamot Today we are waging new battles against the tyranny of poverty,
against graft
and corruption against criminality, against drug abuse and trafficking,
the degradation of the environment.
puputulin din natin ang pag-aabuso ng iilan sa ating kalikasan.

Dito natin kailangan ang diwa ng EDSA - ang ating pagkakaisa, at
pagtutulungan. At ako'y handang mamuno sa labang ito. Ang tanging hangad
ko ngayon ay maalaala bilang Pangulong naging kampeon ng mahihirap, at
sisiguraduhin kong mangyari ito sa natitira pang 1,955 araw ng aking

The need for unity and solidarity today

Mas malaki, mas malawak at mas malalim ang hamon na naghinintay sa mga
Pilipino ngayon hindi pa tapos ang pakikibaka natin laban sa mga kaaway ng
tunay na kalayaan - ang kalayaang mamuhay ng marangal at sapat sa mga
pangunahing pangangailangan.

Kung tayong lahat aymagtutulungan tulad nang ginawa natin noon sa EDSA,
kaya nating labanan ang hamon na 'yan at mas malayo pa ang ating
mararating kung ang mga taga-Maynila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Cotabato at
pang sulok ng Pilipinas ay nagkaisa noong 1986, bakit hindi tayo pwedeng
magkaisa ngayon? Kung nagsama-sama tayo noon - bata man o matanda,
may-kaya o wala, kristiyano at Muslim, bakit hindi tayo magsama-samang

Sa halip na tayo ay maghatakan pababa, tayo ay magkapit-bisig, imbes na
mag-iringan, tayo ay mag-usap ng mahinahon. Imbes na pintasan ang iba,
tayo ay kumilos na lamang at gumawa ng aksiyon.

Tanging ang ating pagkakaisa ang makasasagip sa ating kalagayan ngayon.
Ito rin ang dahilan kung bakit, isang daang taon mula nang makamit natin
kalayaan at labing-tatlong taon matapos mabalik ang ating demokrasya, tayo
ay hindi umunlad ng husto at napag-iwanan ng ating mga karatig-bansa.

Si Pangulong Aguinaldo, sa pagbubukas ng Kongreso sa Barasoain na siyang
nagtatag sa ating Republika ay nagbigay ng ganitong payo sa ating mga
kababayan: "Mag-isang loob tayo, sa pagka't walang ibang magkakapatid
kundi tayo-tayo rin" bilang Pangulo sa simula ng pangalawang Daang taon ng
ating pagka-bansa ito pa rin ang aking hinihiling nang sabihin kong "Walang
tutulong sa Pilipino kundi kapwa Pilipino."


Let us achieve reconcilation based on justice. Let us attain unity and
so we can move our country forward faster. Isantabi natin ang mga personal
na interes at pamumulitika para sa kapakanan ng nakrarami. This should be
the way of freedom and democracy, this is the only way to go for Filipinos.

Magiging makabuluhan lamang ang ating pagdiriwang na ito kung ang
pagkakaisang pinanindigan ng mga Pilipino sa EDSA noong 1986 ay muli
nating bubuhayin sa kasalukuyang panahon.

To ensure that the legacy of EDSA lives on, I here today issuing an executive
order creating an EDSA People Power Commission to perpetuate and
propagate the spirit of EDSA. Among its functions will be to initiate
that will expand awareness of the principles and values that the EDSA
revolution stands for and plan, organize and implement the yearly
commemoration of the February 22-25, 1986 EDSA revolution.

The commission shall have 25 members, to be chaired by a cabinet member
and cochaired by a private sector, representative. Lifetime honorary
membership to the commission shall be given to former President Corazon
Aquino, former President Fidel V. Ramos, and Manila Archbishop Jaime
Cardinal Sin.

Tulad nga po ng aking sinabi sa "Ulat sa Bayan" sa simula ng atong ito: Sa
ating pagkakaisa at pagtutulungan tayo ay sabaysabay na babangon bilang
isang bansa, bilang isang lipunan, bilang isang lahi.

Maraming salamat at mabuhay ang sambayanang Pilipino!
Source: Manila Bulletin
President Benigno S. Aquino III"s Speech at the briefing and inspection of the Compostela Valley Core-Shelter
Compostela Valley
22 Dec 2013

Maupo ho tayong lahat. Magandang umaga sa inyong lahat.

Atin pong namayat na head ng typhoon Pablo:

Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras; Secretary Babes Singson, na nangako po sa akin na magkakakalsada dito, sasamahan
pa ng tulay yong kalsada hong pinag-uusapan natin, hindi putik ha [laughter], kongkreto ang pinag-uusapan natin ha: farm-to-
market road po ; Secretary Voltaire Gazmin; Secretary Dinky Soliman; Secretary Icot Petilla; pinakabago ho nating kalihim,
Secretary Ping Lacson; nandito rin po ang NHA na General Manager, si Chito Cruz; siyempre ang butihing Governor
Chiongkee Uy; kasamahan ko sa kongreso na si Way Kuratmaganda ho ang talumpati ni Way Kurat noong araw sa dual
citizenship. Mahirap raw hong makasakay sa dalawang bangka, baka maghiwalay. Baka mapunita ka pag nakatungtong ka
sa dalawang bangka.

Siyempre, butihin nating Mayor Rey Navarro; fellow workers in government; honored guests; mga pinalangga kong kaigsunan.

Parang masakitmahigit isang taon na po ang nakalipas mula nang sumalanta ang bagyong Pablo sa kalakhang Mindanao.
Ito po ang pinakamalakas na bagyong humagupit noong 2012umabot sa mahigit pitondaang libong pamilya ang apektado
at karamihan po sa kanila ay nakatira sa Davao Oriental at dito po sa Compostela Valley.

Nito namang mga nagdaang buwan, patong-patong na trahedya ang muling sumalubong sa atinmula sa kaguluhan sa
Lungsod ng Zamboanga, lindol sa Bohol, hanggang sa hagupit ng bagyong Yolanda sa Kabisayaan.

Alam po nyo, may mas bata po akong kapatid, ang pangalan Viel, sumunod po sa akin, gitna po namin ni Kris.
Tinext [text] ako noong isang araw, Alam mo, ika niya, Naaawa ako sa iyo. Sabi ko, Bakit ka naman maaawa sa
akin? Kasi ang problema mo hindi sunod-sunod. Ang problema mo patong-patong. Yong sunod-sunod ho kasi,
natapos niya yong unang problema tapos may pumalit na problema. Tapos, pag patong-patong naman ho, inaayos
mo pa lang ang isang problematulad nito, yong dala ni Pabloeh dumating naman yong pinsan niyang si Yolanda.
Pero, sabi ko, alam nyo sanay na tayo sa problema. Mula noong pagpasok ko sa trabahong ito, long hair pa ho ako
noon, marami na talaga tayong problemang dinatnan. Kaya pag yong ating miyembro ng gabinete ang napapagod,
sabi ko sa kanila, Tatandaan ninyo pag dumating ang panahong wala tayong problema, iyon naman ang problema.
Dahil magiging boring na. Pero puwede rin namang wag masyadong interesting at

Sa pagbisita ko po sa inyo ngayon, simple lang ang gusto kong maipaabot: Hindi kayo nakakalimutan ng
inyong gobyerno.Habang sabay-sabay nating hinaharap ang mga panibagong problema ng sambayanan, patuloy
tayong nagsusumikap para tugunan ang inyong mga

Sa pangunguna na nga ho ng ating butihing gabinete, nagsasagawa tayo ng mga inisyatibang ang hangad ay hindi
lamang akayin kayo sa pagbangon, kundi tulungan din kayo sa pagsulong. Kaya nga ho parati nating sinasabi,
Build back better. Di ba, kung dadalhin ang lugar nyo sa dating lugar na masasalanta tuwing bagyo, yon ang pinahaba lang
nang pinahaba ang problema. Kaya nang binanggit kanina ni Dinky, kinausap ang MGBhindi po yong Magandang Gabi
Bayan, MGB po yong Mines and Geosciences Bureau sa ilalim po ng DENRsinuri saan ba ang pinakamatatag na lupain,
saan ba dito ang mailalayo sa kapahamakan kung may bagyo. At ito nga ho ang napiling lugar kung saan mas ligtas ang
sitwasyon nyo. Kaya kung tayoy magtatayo ng bahay, magtatayo ng pasilidad, imprastraktura, mas nakakasigurado tayong
ditong mas ligtas kayo. Yon po ang sinasabi nating build back better na ilagay kayo sa mas mabuting kaayusan.

Noong Disyembre ng 2012, bumuo po tayo ng Task Force Pablo. Ito ang nangangasiwa ng Pablo Rehabilitation Plan na
nakasandig sa isang prinsipyo at binabanggit ko ngang Build Back Better. Ang ibig-sabihin po nito, ulitin ko lang: Bawat
inisyatibang ating ititindig sa inyong pagbangon, ay titiyakin nating di hamak na mas maayos at mas ligtas kaysa noon. Mula sa
pabahay at relokasyon sa mas ligtas na mga lugar, sa pagsasaayos at pagpapatayo ng mga imprastraktura tulad ng kalsada,
tulay, ospital, paaralan, at irigasyon hanggang sa paglilikha ng mas maraming oportunidad sa paghahanapbuhaybawat
hakbang natin ay sisiguro sa pangmatagalang pagbabago sa mga komunidad, at tuluyan ninyong pagsulong.

Dito po sa Compostela Valley, nakapagpatayo na po tayo ng mahigit na animnaraang bahay, bukod pa ito sa mahigit
dalawang libo na tatapusin natin sa lalong madaling panahon. Pauna pa lamang po ang mga ito sa tinatayang 27 libong
kabahayang ipapatayo ng pamahalaan sa ibat ibang resettlement sites sa inyo pong probinsya. Sa ilailm ng Emergency
Shelter Assistance Program ng DSWD, binigyang ayuda na rin natin ang mga pamilyang may tahanan na bahagyang
napinsala ng bagyong Pablo.

Lubos po akong nagpapasalamat sa Task Force Pablosa pangunguna po ni Secretary Almendrasat sa bawat indibidwal o
institusyong nakipagkapit-bisig upang makamit natin ang mga layuning ito.

Nasaksihan po ng sambayanang Pilipinoat maging ng buong mundoang mga sakunang nagdaan sa bansa. Sa

kabila nito, tunay na hindi maikakahon sa mga larawang lumalabas sa pahayagan o telebisyon ang sakripisyot
paghihirap ng ating mga kababayan. Sa likod ng mga imahen ng hinagpis at pagkalugmok, ay ang hindi matitinag na
tibay ng loob ng Pilipino; sa gitna ng mga eksena ng kaguluhan ay ang pagkakapit-bisig ng bawat isa para
maibangon ang mga komunidad. Hindi nga po angkop na tawaging biktima ang mga Pilipinong nasalanta ng
bagyodahil ang biktima po, tumitiklop, o naghihintay na lang ng kamay na aakay sa kanyang pagtindig. Kayong mga
dumaan sa nagdaang trahedya, nagpakita kayo ng aktibong pagkilos at pakikiisa sa pamahalaan at sa iba pang
katuwang na institusyon upang iangat ang inyong sarili at ang inyong mga komunidad. Tuloy, imbes na panghinaan ng
loob sa mga lubak na ating pinagdadaanan sa tuwid na daan, ay lalo pa ninyong pinalalakas ang kumpiyansa
ng buong pamahalaan para maglingkod, at isulong ang

Lagi ninyong pinapaalala sa akin: Pilipino ako, Pilipino tayomatatag, at kailanmay hindi patitinag sa anumang hamon.
Walang kayang magpaluhod o magpayuko sa atin; at walang problemang hindi kayang lampasan kung lahat tayo ay
nagbabayanihan. Totoo po: Kamo gihapon ang akong kusog. Kayo pa rin ang nagkukumpas sa bawat paghakbang natin sa
tuwid na landas.

Sa kabila ng ating mga napapagtagumpayan, malinaw po na marami pa tayong kailangang gawin, at mahaba pa ang ating
lalakbayin. Sa darating na Pasko, at sa darating pang panahon, sama-sama nawa nating ipamalas ang mga kilalang katangian
ng Pilipinoang pagkakaisa, ang pagmamalasakit, at ang pagdadamayan. Huwag sana tayong magsawang kumayod at
makiambag sa pagtataguyod ng bansa, at tiwala po ako, maabot na natin ang Pilipinas na matagal na nating inaasammas
ligtas, mas payapa, at mas maunlad.

Pipilitin ko pong makabalik sa inyo, at pag nakabalik po ako dito, sana nirereklamo na ni Mayor Navarro, matrapik na po dito
kulang na kalsada. Baka magrereklamo naman po yong Regional Director ng DPWH, napakarami pong bigas o palay na tina-
transport dahil yong irrigation ay maayos na at yong eight hundred na naging six thousand hectares pa [applause], kaya po
madaling nasisira yong kalsada. Sabi naman ho sa inyo, habang buhay tayo, dapat may problema. Pag wala na ho tayong
problema, tinawag na tayo ni Lord. Wag naman sana bukas. Pero, sa totoo lang po, pag tinitignan natin yan, siyempre,
bagong komunidad, bagong pangangailangan. Kanina ho, naglalakad ako, sabi ko, Ganyan na ba kalaki ang tinaba ko.
Parang lumulubog ako kada hakbang. Eh hindi ko naman gagawin araw-araw po iyon pero kayo araw-araw nyong
dinadaanan iyan. Hindi naman dapat ganoon.

Yong irrigation po, baka natagalan nang kaunti. Alam ho nyo isa sa paborito kong ahensya ngayon yang Pinalitan ko na
nga ho yong administrator eh. [Laughter] At yong pangalawa ho, binibigyan kong pagkakataon pa. Pero dulo niyan, simple
lang naman akong tao eh, tumotoo ka sa tao, sa ating mga kababayan, mapakita mo sa aking talaga namang minsang naituro
sa iyo ang problema, susunod tayong magkita ay solusyon na ang tangan momalakas ka sa akin. Pag wala naman akong
ginawa sa iyo kundi ipaalala sa iyo ang kakulangan mo, medyo siraulo naman yata akong panatilihin ka pang binubwisit ako.
Di ho ba?

Inuulit-ulit ko lang sa mga kasamahan natin, pag tayo nagkulang, may Pilipinong nahihirapanmakunsensya tayo. Dito nga
ho, ang laki ng potensyal natin at pipilitin ho ang lahat na magawa ng inyong pamahalaan dahil itinatag naman ang
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Unity Is Strength
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Unity is Strength

A very good morning to honorable judges, teachers and my friends. I am happy to stand
here to give a speech today. The topic that I am going to talk about is Unity is

In a word, unity means oneness, or togetherness. When there is oneness there is likely
to be more strength in opinion, more strength in action, and more strength in character.
For example: if you take a stick, it could break easily. But when you take a bundle of
sticks, it is hard to break. This is the unique power of unity.
One very good example is this ELOCUTION CONTEST. All the Rotarians are united in
their stand. They work hard to make this elocution contest a success.

Let us first discuss the smallest unit of our society. A family indicates oneness, they live
together, they work together, they enjoy together, they share their woes together, and
this is the basis strength of the unit. Parents encourage their children to mix freely with
their peers of other races and religions.

From this smaller unit, we go to the bigger horizon of society. Schools are the best
places for students of different races to mingle freely without prejudice and suspicion.
Students should learn about the different festivals of their friends celebrate, their rites
and rituals and their places of worship. For example, even our school girls, the girls from
PESS are united to cheer for the Thomas Cup players at stadium Putra recently

From the society, let us move on to the position of the country. Malaysia is a multi-racial
country. We live in relative racial harmony. Unity among the various races is vital for the
progress of the nation as the saying goes; United we Stand, Divided we Fall.

My dear honorable judges, teachers and friends, let me show you a picture. What can
you see? This picture illustrates the different races of Malaysia holding their hands
together. All of us, Malays, Chinese, Indians and other ethnic... [continues]
According to the Websters dictionary unity means to combine as one, consolidated. To me
unity means to be together and work as one. Unity is a very important part in the world
today because without unity everyone would be mad and aggravated with each other. Unity
is so important that there were songs written about it, such as We Are One, by Dan Seals.
The song is mostly about kids in different countries that are having a hard time with
prejudice and segregation. Most of you must of heard the saying united we stand, divided
we fall. That means when we are together we will stand firm and when we are divided we
will fail and collapse. An example of why disunity is bad is if you are on a sports team and
the team is not working together and not passing the ball your team will lose because one
person will try to score without passing and then many opposing players will gang up on
that person and steal the ball from him or her. Sadly today, there is not a lot of unity in the
world, nations are at war. Some nations are fighting their own citizens and many people are
dying. The world is not making much progress. Now I am going to quote a famous Prophet
who said We are the leaves of one tree and the fruits of one branch. That means we as
human beings should work together and not fight. We should be as united as the fingers of
one hand. Another advantage of unity is that it makes for happy people. When children are
taught about unity when they are young they will become kind and fair adults. All together
unity is oneness, wholeness, and togetherness. Also without unity we will never achieve
world peace. Before I end my speech I would like to leave you with these words and I quote
so powerful is the light of unity that it can illumine the whole earth. Please think about
these words and try to promote peace.
Nabil Motlagh
June 2005
Quotes About Unity
Quotes tagged as "unity" (showing 121-150 of 187)

Why struggle to open a door between us when the whole wall is an illusion?
tags: enlightenment, harmony, oneness, reality-of-life, spiritual, unity

Aloneness and all-oneness is our authentic nature. We are always alone and all-one. We came into
this planet alone and all-one. We will leave alone and all-one. And also during our whole staying in
this world, no matter how we engage in relationships, we continue to be alone and all-one, though we
may forget about it or pretend it is not the case.

True love has nothing to do with the idea that someone is the other half of my soul and that I need
him or her in order to be whole and feel complete. Only when we can be alone and all-one with
someone there is true love, regardless of whether that someone is still with us or not.

And yet... I miss you...
Franco Santoro
tags: aloneness, love, missing-someone, missing-you, missing-you-quotes, relationships, separation,unity

Never be too angry beyond repairs. Anger is nothing good to be part of your tributes. Are you angry
with someone? The sun is sinking, just drop it now.
Israelmore Ayivor
tags: anger, anger-and-attitude, anger-management, angry, angry-young-man, bad-things, drop, drops,food-for-thought, hatred, hatred-and-
imagination, israelmore-ayivor, joy, love, love-people, not-good,not-good-enough, peace, peaceful-life, repair, repaired, someone, someone-
else-s-problem, someone-like-you, sun, sun-light, sunlight-sunset, sunrise, sunset, sunshine, tribute, tributes, unity, unity-in-the-church

The little I have, I share with you; the little you have, you also share with me. Together we all have a
full share of everything. Share with me your Love as I share with you my Peace; together we have full
share of Unity!
Israelmore Ayivor
tags: cake, chaos, conflict, conflicts, divided, food-for-thought, free-donation, freely-giving, full,generous, generousity, gift, i-love-peace, i-
love-you, israelmore-ayivor, kind, kindness, lavish, let-love-lead, let-s-love-one-another, little, love, love-
me, lovers, loving, misunderstanding, no-conflicts, no-war,peace, peaceful, peacful-country, share, small, small-size, stay-in-
peace, tiny, understanding, united,united-we-stand-divided-we-fall, unity, war, we-stand-for-peace

Muhammad introduced the concept of such Glorious and Omnipotent God in Whose eyes all
worldly systems are pieces of straw. Islamic equality of mankind is no fiction as it is in Christianity.
No human mind has ever thought of such total freedom as established by Muhammad.
Mawde Royden
tags: atheist, christian, earth, equality, eyes, fact, faith, fiction, freedom, freedom-of-
choice, glory, god,hindu, jewish, justice, kindness, law, life, love, mandate, muhammad, muhammad-
pbuh, people,politics, prophets, religion, science, society, struggle, system, tenderness, thoughts, unity

A common vision can unite people of very different temperaments.
Timothy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the
Wisdom of God
tags: friend, friendship, temperaments, unity, vision

We are all different expressions of one reality, different songs of one singer, different dances of one
dancer, different paintings but the painter is one.
tags: differences, oneness, unity

Joy is meant to be felt; its not meant to be detained. It is meant to be shared with others; not to be
felt alone. When all the mouths smile out their teeth together, thats when the greatest happiness can
be measured. You don't smile in order to see your friends cry and claim your joy is divine.
Israelmore Ayivor
tags: alone, claim, community, cry, crying, detain, detention, divine, enjoy, felt, food-for-thought,freedom, friend, giving, god-is-
love, great, greater, greatest, happines, happy, impression, israelmore-
ayivor, joy, joyful, joyous, laugh, love, loving, measure, measured, mouth, oppression, peace, rejoice,share, sharing, smile, smiling, teeth, toge
ther, truimph, truimphant, unity, victory, weep, weeping

The shortest interval between two points is the awareness that they are not two.
Eric Micha'el Leventhal
tags: awareness, consciousness, duality, oneness, perception, philosophy, physics, reality, unity

Let us now yearn for the possibility of building a happiness in every heart. Let us now build inward a
new world of hope, a world of limitless possibilities for the children of tomorrow, where each soul
can reach the heights of their potential to love and to be loved.
Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason
tags: hope, humankind, love, order, peace, possibility, unity

Love is the light by which all are brought forward out of darkness.
LeeAnn Taylor
tags: darkness, earth, fear, heaven, hope, humanity, life, light, love, peace, people, society, unity, world

The esoteric finds the Absolute within the traditions, as poets find poetry within the poems.
Frithjof Schuon, The Transcendent Unity of Religions
tags: perennial-philosophy, religions, unity

Each of us is a unique thread, woven into the beautiful fabric, of our collective consciousness.
Jaeda DeWalt
tags: collective-consciousness, inspirational, spiritual, spirituality, unity

Innovation:Individuality:: Utilisation:Unity::
Bharath Mamidoju
tags: unity

#4. Spend more time considering areas of agreement than disagreement. The doctrines you share
with other true believers are the foundational doctrines; the ones you do not share are necessarily
less central to the faith. Acknowledging that you and those with whom you disagree will spend
eternity together should encourage you to not allow peripheral doctrines to separate you here on
Thomas Brooks
tags: argument, divisiveness, unity

Muhammad adhered meticulously to the charter he forged for Medina, which - grounded as it was
in the Quranic injunction, "Let there be no compulsion in religion" (2:256) - is arguably the first
mandate for religious tolerance in human history.
Huston Smith
tags: atheist, christian, compassion, death, discipline, earth, fact, faith, hindu, history, human,inspirational, jewish, kindness, law, life, love,
mandate, muslim, passion, peace, people, politics,religion, science, silence, society, structure, tender, unity

Let us revolt against the nightmare, and work together for a kinder world.
Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason
tags: encouragement, hope, unity

Laughter is sweet when enjoyed alone. But it becomes sweeter when you enjoy it together with the
people around you. Your success must lead to the success others.
Israelmore Ayivor
tags: alone, brotherhood, enjoy, fellowship, friendship, generosity, generous, joy, jubilate, kind, kindness,laugh, laughter, love, neighbors, nei
ghbours, other-people, people, relationship, share, success,successful, sweet, sweetening, sweeter, sweetest, togetherness, unity, welfare

Only by binding together as a single force will we become strong and unconquerable
tags: unity

The grandeur of a profession is...above all, uniting men: there is only one true luxury, that of human
Antoine de Saint-Exupry
tags: profession, relationships, unity, work

Shoulder to shoulder, a coordinated movement of the people, their blood no longer confined in the
limited circulation of the body but rolling sweetly and yet still returning through the infinite extent of
Kafka, Franz
tags: franz-kafka, humanity, society, the-great-wall-of-china, unity

A crucial factor when achieving great success in the real estate industry, or any industry for that
matter, is teamwork. Unity is a place of power.
Michelle Moore, Selling Simplified
tags: sales-training, selling, success, team-work, unity

The war for the Narmada valley is not just some exotic tribal war, or a remote rural war or even an
exclusively Indian war. Its a war for the rivers and the mountains and the forests of the world. All
sorts of warriors from all over the world, anyone who wishes to enlist, will be honored and
welcomed. Every kind of warrior will be needed. Doctors, lawyers, teachers, judges, journalists,
students, sportsmen, painters, actors, singers, lovers . . . The borders are open, folks! Come on in.
Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living
tags: environmentalism, inspirational, love, narmada-valley, nature, new-world-order, third-world-feminism, unity, warrior, women

This advance (at first very much against the will of the outdistanced men) will transform the love
experience, which is now filled with error, will change it from the ground up, and reshape it into a
relationship that is meant to be between one human being and another, no longer one that flows
from man to woman. And this more human love (which will fulfill itself with infinite consideration
and gentleness, and kindness and clarity in binding and releasing) will resemble what we are now
preparing painfully and with great struggle: the love that consists in this: that two solitudes protect
and border and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
tags: love, same-love, unity

Meditate on the unique relationship between Christians. Psalm 133:1 proclaims the goodness and
pleasantness of dwelling together in unity; there are some things in the world that are good but not
pleasant and others that are pleasant but not good. But to live in peace is both pleasant and good.
Thomas Brooks
tags: unity

To Polyakov it was as though a fierce wind from downstream was sweeping up the Volga. Several
times he was knocked off his feet; he fell to the ground no longer knowing what world he lived in,
whether he was old or young, what was up and what was down. But Klimov dragged him along and
finally they slid to the bottom of a huge crater. Here the darkness was threefold: the darkness of
night, the darkness of dust and smoke, the darkness of a deep pit.
They lay there beside one another; the same soft light, the same prayer for life filled both their heads.
It was the same light, the same touching hope that glows in all heads and all hearts in those of
birds and animals as well as in those of human beings.
Vasily Grossman, Life and Fate
tags: enemies, hope, unity, war

At each moment, our seemingly objective world emerges from the dancing of consciousness with a
single untruth: that there is something out there which is not us.
Eric Micha'el Leventhal
tags: consciousness, oneness, reality, truth, unity

Unity without uniformity, community without conformity.
Mac MacKenzie
tags: community, peace, unity

Time itself is only as real as your own mental discrimination between the revelation and
concealment of the one Light.
Eric Micha'el Leventhal
tags: awareness, oneness, perception, reality, time, truth, unity

Suffering occurs when love's two hands pull your soul in two directions.
Eric Micha'el Leventhal