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Page 15 - We the peoples of the United Nations determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small...
Page 79 - Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it's the only thing that ever has.
Page 60 - I don't know Who — or what — put the question, I don't know when it was put. I don't even remember answering. But at some moment I did answer YES to Someone ~ or Something — and from that hour I was certain that existence is meaningful and that, therefore, my life, in self-surrender, had a goal From that moment I have known what it means 'not to look back', and 'to take no thought for the morrow.
Page 59 - From generations of soldiers and government officials on my father's side, I inherited a belief that no life was more satisfactory than one of selfless service to your country — or humanity. This service required a sacrifice of all personal interests, but likewise the courage to stand up unflinchingly for your convictions.
Page 3 - Indeed, the problems of preserving the carrying capacity of the earth and sustaining the possibility of a decent life for the human beings that inhabit it are enormous and close upon us.
Page 7 - They cast their eyes on these new countries as asylums of civil and religious freedom ; but they found them free only for the reigning sect.
Page 22 - IDA International Development Association IFC International Finance Corporation ILO International Labour Organisation IMCO Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization IMF International Monetary Fund ITU International Telecommunication Union...
Page 58 - Whoever seeks to gain his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve it.
Page 70 - Mankind, associated with a closed grouping of people: Mankind, born on this planet and spread over its entire surface, coming gradually to form around its earthly matrix a single, major organic unity, enclosed upon itself; a single, hyper-complex, hyper-centrated, hyperconscious arch-molecule, co-extensive with the heavenly body on which it was born.