We must be the change we wish to see in the world.
The thought manifests as the word.
The word manifests as the deed.
The deed develops into habit.
And habit hardens into character.
So watch the thought and its way with care,
And let it spring from love.
Born out of concern for all beings.
As the shadow follows the body,
As we think, we will become.
Dhammapada, Lama Surya Das.
There is darkness in the world, but it is merely an absence of light.
All of the darkness in the world cannot dispel even the smallest candle flame.
We need only to accustom ourselves to the dim vision and then the blessing of light will grow.
Aung San Suu Kyi Leader of the democracy movement in Burma.