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991 – Hashem Al-Ghaili on Doing the Same Thing Twice

“No matter how hard you try, you can never do or say the same thing at the same place twice. You are on a planet orbiting it’s star with a speed of 30 km/s. This star travels around the Milky Way Galaxy with a speed of 220 km/s. This galaxy is traveling across the expanding universe with a speed of 600 km/s. By the time you finish reading this paragraph. you would have already moved over 3000 km into a new location in the universe. You can’t go back to the previous location, it’s just gone. I think it would be a waste of space to do a bad deed and leave a black spot in the universe, a spot that can never be filled again with a good deed. Now that you know you can’t do it twice, just think twice.”

-Hashem Al-Ghaili

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979 – David W Orr on what Earth needs

“The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds. It needs people to live well in their places. It needs people with moral courage willing to join the struggle to make the world habitable and humane and these qualities have little to do with success as our culture is the set.”

-David W Orr

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670 – “Облетев Землю в корабле-спутнике, я увидел, как прекрасна наша планета. Люди, будем хранить и преумножать эту красоту, а не разрушать её!”

“Orbiting Earth in the spaceship, I sae how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it!”

–Yuri Gagarin

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584 – Pledges to the Earth and Universe

–Both anonymous

Pledge to the Earth

“I pledge allegiance to the Earth
of our beloved Solar System,
to all of her creatures
for here they dwell.
one Planet
united in harmony
with universal love
and compassion for all”

Pledge to the Universe

“I pledge allegiance to the Universe
and all the
Life which it supports.
One Cosmos
in our care,
irreplaceable,
with sustenance
and respect for all.”

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