421 – “Every single person on this Earth has the power to change the world.”

–Emma Thompson, but likely other sources as well



415 – “We do not need magic to change the world we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.”

–J K Rowling


404 – “Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”

–Thomas Paine [Often misquoted, see Source Notes]

Note: The original quote contained two long “S”es ( ſ ). One in happineſs and one in perſon.


369 – “The UN took a strong stand against apartheid; and over the years, an international consensus was built, which helped to bring an end to this iniquitous system. But we know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians; without the resolution of conflicts in East Timor, the Sudan and other parts of the world.”

–Nelson Mandela

329 – “All the peoples of the world are in effect partners in this interest, and for our own part we see very clearly that unless justice be done to others it will not be done to us.”

–Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States