July 9, 2010

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Men are cruel; Man is kind.
-- Rabindranath Tagore

Let me say, at the risk of seeming ridiculous, that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.
-- Che Guevara

In the face of devastation, throw packets of joy. In the face of hatred, show compassion. In the face of deception, seek truth. In the face of exploitation, promote justice. In the face of sin, exude love. Fight greed with generosity, ignorance with education, indifference with empathy, despair with hope, corruption with honesty, exploitation with empowerment, selfishness with gratitude, disillusionment with faith. If my love is taken for granted, if I am manipulated, if I am abused, that is to be expected. But think of the alternative: to fight sin with sin. This will not build our human family. It will shred it into a thousand pieces. I can only hope that I continue to have the strength to love, since it is certainly more difficult than perpetuating the hate that is devastatingly human. Denial is far more comfortable than standing up for human rights, for social justice, for human dignity. We must join hands as comrades, as revolutionaries. Because the world must change. Our only weapon, the most powerful and most endless source of hope, the constant beating of the human heart.

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