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#1. All of the religions - with the exception of Tibetan Buddhism, which doesn't believe in a heaven - teach that heaven is a better place. At the end of the program, I say that heaven is a place where you are happy. All of the religions have that in common. - Author: Barbara Walters
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#2. And we're in the middle of a 'perfect storm.' These days, government social services are being bad-mouthed and defunded. The non-profit world is looking more and more like the for-profit world. The growing gap between rich and poor makes most of us very anxious about where we stand. - Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild
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#3. Emotion without action is irrelevant. - Author: Jody Williams
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#4. Landmines are different from other conventional weapons. When a war is over, the landmines stay in the ground and continue to kill - for decades. - Author: Jody Williams
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#5. Unorthodoxy threatens more than the life of a mere individual; it strikes at Society itself. - Author: Aldous Huxley
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#6. When I was a kid I didn't know what I wanted to be when I grew up, but I did know what I didn't want to do. I didn't want to grow up, have 2.2 kids, get married, the whole white picket fence thing. - Author: Jody Williams
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#7. We really are at the crossroads and [disarmament] will happen if people of goodwill all over the world raise their voices and take action to let the governments of the world know that's what they want. - Author: Jody Williams
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#8. I'm able to give a voice to the athletes around the world - use my degree for something other than the power play. - Author: Angela Ruggiero
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#9. By the late 1980s, there was the beginning of awareness about a significant global landmine problem, and small steps were being taken to try to deal with the problem. - Author: Jody Williams
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#10. I was being singled out as the best in the class at this, that and the other, nearly always to do with art. And then I was a very good swimmer from a very early age, and once again the best in the class, and when I was about five or six, I was the best in the school. - Author: Rolf Harris
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#11. Being cool is when you win, you don't get too happy; and when you lose, you don't get too mad. - Author: Ice-T
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#12. Since World War II, most of the conflicts in the world have been internal conflicts. The weapon of choice in those wars has all too often been landmines - to such a degree that what we find today are tens of millions of landmines contaminating approximately 70 countries around the world. - Author: Jody Williams
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#13. For me, the difference between an 'ordinary' and an 'extraordinary' person is not the title that person might have, but what they do to make the world a better place for us all. - Author: Jody Williams
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#14. The landmine cannot tell the difference between a soldier or a civilian - a woman, a child, a grandmother going out to collect firewood to make the family meal ... once peace is declared the landmine does not recognize that peace. The landmine is eternally prepared to take victims. - Author: Jody Williams
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#15. Guns go home with the soldiers, but landmines are designed to kill - mindlessly, out of control, for years. - Author: Jody Williams
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#16. Landmines distinguish themselves because once they have been sown, once the soldier walks away from the weapon, the landmine cannot tell the difference between a soldier or a civilian - a woman, a child, a grandmother going out to collect firewood to make the family meal. - Author: Jody Williams
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#17. Worrying about a problem is not a strategy for change. - Author: Jody Williams
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#18. Go beyond tolerance to acceptance. - Author: Jody Williams
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#19. Together we have given the world the possibility of one day living on a truly mine-free planet. - Author: Jody Williams
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#20. If there was no New Orleans, America would just be a bunch of free people dying of boredom. -Judy Deck in an e-mail sent to Chris Rose - Author: Chris Rose
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#21. I believe in both my right and my responsibility to work to create a world that doesn't glorify violence and war but where we seek different solutions to our common problems. - Author: Jody Williams
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#22. Give your problems to Christ before your problems get to you. - Author: Max Lucado
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#23. I believe that worrying about the problems plaguing our planet without taking steps to confront them is absolutely irrelevant. The only thing that changes this world is taking action. - Author: Jody Williams
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#24. Those with visible responsibility for leadership are nearly always too visible to take responsibility for change ... - Author: Harlan Cleveland
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#25. What separates an ordinary woman from an extraordinary one? The belief that she is ordinary. - Author: Jody Williams
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#26. I think there's a mythology that if you want to change the world, you have to be sainted, like Mother Teresa or Nelson Mandela or Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Ordinary people with lives that go up and down and around in circles can still contribute to change. - Author: Jody Williams
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#27. What I consider to be peace [is] a sustainable peace in which the majority of people on this planet have access to enough resources to live dignified lives. - Author: Jody Williams
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#28. Deregulation is a transfer of power from the trodden to the treading. It is unsurprising that all conservative parties claim to hate big government. - Author: George Monbiot
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#29. It's sort of easy to make a challenge. It's very hard to put the full fate of your government behind the challenge and make it happen. That's real leadership. - Author: Jody Williams
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#30. If you really want to make a change, just get up off your ass and do it. - Author: Jody Williams
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#31. A true leader leads his people from the front and if he falls into a pit the people will surely not follow. - Author: Amit Abraham
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#32. The landmine is eternally prepared to take victims. In common parlance, it is the perfect soldier, the 'eternal sentry.' The war ends, the landmine goes on killing. - Author: Jody Williams
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#33. I really like transgressive characters that have an alternate world view. I've actually written a fair number of kids movies, and I'll insert these kid-friendly articulate sociopaths who are usually yelling at the children for their own benefit. - Author: Matt Nix
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#34. This victory is in large part due to the Internet ... For the first time, a coalition of NGOs has had an influence on the security of the entire world without being a superpower. - Author: Jody Williams
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#35. I love making movies. But it's a lot of investing your heart and soul. It can be exhausting. - Author: Gia Coppola
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