„It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.“

Quelle: Our Dead Behind Us: Poems

Letzte Aktualisierung 21. Oktober 2021. Geschichte
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US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Aktivistin 1934 - 1992

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„I am convinced that it is possible for us to be united by our ideals, instead of divided by our differences.“

—  Sheyene Gerardi Venezuelan actor and model

Sheyene Gerardi (Sheyene Institute Founder´s letter, published 2020-07-09)

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„This is America. Just as we fight hard when the stakes are high, we close ranks and come together when the contest is done. And while there will be time enough to debate our continuing differences, now is the time to recognize that that which unites us is greater than that which divides us.“

—  Al Gore 45th Vice President of the United States 1948

Quotes, Concession speech (2000)
Kontext: This is America. Just as we fight hard when the stakes are high, we close ranks and come together when the contest is done. And while there will be time enough to debate our continuing differences, now is the time to recognize that that which unites us is greater than that which divides us. While we yet hold and do not yield our opposing beliefs, there is a higher duty than the one we owe to political party. This is America and we put country before party; we will stand together behind our new president.

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„The final frontier is perhaps the most difficult, but it's also the most important — and that's the frontier of the human spirit. For too long, people have allowed differences on the surface — differences of color, ethnicity, and gender — to tear apart the common bonds they share. And the human spirit suffers as a result.
Imagine a world in which we saw beyond the lines that divide us, and celebrated our differences, instead of hiding from them. Imagine a world in which we finally recognized that, fundamentally, we are all the same. And imagine if we allowed that new understanding to build relations between people and between nations.“

—  Wesley Clark American general and former Democratic Party presidential candidate 1944

Twenty Year Vision for America (2004)
Kontext: As with science and technology, there could be a dark side of globalization, in which progress for some means poverty for others, as jobs and opportunities ebb and flow, securities and currencies fluctuate in value, and the tension between private profit and public good persists. But surely these are risks that we can manage in a world with an America more attuned to its larger purpose and responsibilities.
The final frontier is perhaps the most difficult, but it's also the most important — and that's the frontier of the human spirit. For too long, people have allowed differences on the surface — differences of color, ethnicity, and gender — to tear apart the common bonds they share. And the human spirit suffers as a result.
Imagine a world in which we saw beyond the lines that divide us, and celebrated our differences, instead of hiding from them. Imagine a world in which we finally recognized that, fundamentally, we are all the same. And imagine if we allowed that new understanding to build relations between people and between nations.
Our goal for the next twenty years should be to finally recognize that our differences are our greatest strength. That's true not only here in America, but in all parts of the world, where we've allowed historic rifts to poison the well of opportunity. They've arisen from the natural prides and passion of humanity. Only when we recognize that — when we respect the human spirit — will we be a great nation and a great world. These are the steps we must take in the next twenty years, as we reach out for the newest frontiers.

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„Let us respect each other and avoid causing unnecessary hurt to those with beliefs and faiths different from ours.“

—  Laisenia Qarase Prime Minister of Fiji 1941

( Pacific Magazine http://www.pacificmagazine.net).
Reaction to the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy, 7 February 2006

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„Our goal is not to get out of the world or to get out of life, but to integrate it, to celebrate it, to embrace it fully, and to embrace all the different cycles within it“

—  Starhawk American author, activist and Neopagan 1951

Bodhi Tree lecture (1999)
Kontext: The Goddess religion asserts that the earth is alive, and that everything on the earth is part of a living being. We believe that you can celebrate life in many different images and forms, that life moves in cycles of birth and growth and death and rebirth, and that the same spirit moves through nature, through the cycles of the seasons, through the birth and growth and death of plants and animals, and through our lives as human beings. There is a multiplicity of images that you can draw upon for understanding and power, but the reason we focus on the goddess is partly to counterbalance the 5,000 years worth of focus on male holy images, and partly to affirm that bringing life into the world is sacred. Our goal is not to get out of the world or to get out of life, but to integrate it, to celebrate it, to embrace it fully, and to embrace all the different cycles within it

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„Freedom is essentially a condition of inequality, not equality. It recognizes as a fact of nature the structural differences inherent in man — in temperament, character, and capacity — and it respects those differences. We are not alike and no law can make us so.“

—  Frank Chodorov American libertarian thinker 1887 - 1966

Quelle: Fugitive Essays: Selected Writings of Frank Chodorov (1980), p. 397, “Freedom Is Better,” Plain Talk, (November 1949)

„Calvin: Know what I pray for?
Hobbes: What?
Calvin: The strength to change what I can, the inability to accept what I can't, and the incapacity to tell the difference.“

—  Bill Watterson American comic artist 1958

28 Aug 92
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Quelle: The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury

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„Recognizing and respecting differences in others, and treating everyone like you want them to treat you, will help make our world a better place for everyone. Care… be your best. You don't have to be handicapped to be different. Everyone is different!“

—  Kim Peek American savant, model for the protagonist of the film "Rain Man" 1951 - 2009

Wisconsin Medical Society http://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org/savant/kimpeek.cfm

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