"It's not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it."

β€” Hans Selye

"To drift is to be in hell, to be in heaven is to steer."

- George Bernard Shaw

"To build community requires vigilant awareness of the work we must continually do to undermine all the socialization that leads us to behave in ways that perpetuate domination."

- Bell Hooks

"It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work. Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier. Desiring is helpful, but work and desire are invincible."

- Thomas Robert Gaines

"When people made up their minds that they wanted to be free and took action, then there was a change. But they cannot rest on just that change. It has to continue."

- Rosa Parks

"If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair."

- Shirley Chisholm

"To listen well, is as powerful a means of influence as to talk well, and is as essential to all true conversation."

- Chinese Proverb

"A 'no' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble."

- Mahatma Gandhi

"If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive."

- BrenΓ© Brown

"It's easier to say what we believe than to be what we believe."
- Robert Anthony

"Don't lose faith in humanity. Think of all the people in the world who have never played you a single nasty trick."

- Elbert Hubbard

"Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy, and mutual valuing."

- Rollo May

"Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy, and mutual valuing."

-- Rollo May

Really hoping folks leave inspired to do more of that, working toward less intractable conflict in the world.

"To be truly radical is to make hope possible, rather than despair convincing."

- Raymond Williams

"I don't feel that an atmosphere of debate and total disagreement and argument is such a bad thing. It makes for a vital and alive field."
- Clifford Green

"Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar."
- D. H. Lawrence

"When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Community cannot long feed on itself; it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond: their unknown and undiscovered sisters and brothers."
- Howard Thurman


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