Religion is the organization of spirituality into something that became the hand maiden of conquerors. Nearly all religions were brought to people and imposed on people by conquerors, and used as the framework to control their minds.— John Henrik Clarke
Inspiring Organizing quotations
Leadership is all about people. It is not about organizations. It is not about plans. It is not about strategies. It is all about people-motivating people to get the job done. You have to be people-centered.
Just as a stone, a tree, a straw, grain, a mat, a cloth, a pot, and so on, when burned, are reduced to earth (from which they came), so the body and its sense organs, on being burned in the fire of Knowledge, become Knowledge and are absorbed in Brahman, like darkness in the light of the sun.
My mission is to lead the country out of a bad situation of corruption, depression and slavery. After I rid the country of these vices, I will then organize and supervise a general election of a genuinely democratic civilian government.
Every organization needs to be introspective, transparent, and honest with itself. This only works if everyone is unified on the goals and purposes of the organization and there is trust within the team. High-performing, successful organizations build cultures of introspection and trust and never lose sight of their purpose.
Wealth is not the fruit of labor but the result of organized protected robbery.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
All family life is organized around the most damaged person in it.
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
Only three things happen naturally in organizations: friction, confusion, and underperformance. Everything else requires leadership.
Streets and their sidewalks-the main public places of a city-are its most vital organs.
When you are a member of an organization, life isn't only about you.
As part of a circle of people who depend on one another, you watch one another's back and remain loyal to the concept of brotherhood.
Life is best organized as a series of daring ventures from a secure base
...a person and an organization must have goals, take actions to achieve those goals, gather evidence of achievement, study and reflect on the data and from that take actions again. Thus, they are in a continuous feedback spiral toward continuous improvement. This is what 'Kaizan' means.
Architecture is life, or at least it is life itself taking form and therefore it is the truest record of life as it was lived in the world yesterday, as it is lived today or ever will be lived.
The despair is there; now it's up to us to go in and rub raw the sores of discontent, galvanize them for radical social change.
The ***** is indolent and lazy, and spends his money on frivolities, whereas the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent.
The world is changing and there are new opportunities for those who are ready to join forces with those who are stronger and more experienced.
So shines a good deed... in a weary world.
Jingoism, racism, fear, religious fundamentalism: these are the ways of appealing to people if you're trying to organize a mass base of support for policies that are really intended to crush them.
Hamas is a humanitarian organization.
People who are role models for the principles and values of the organization, who buy in and understand the vision of what the organization is trying to accomplish, and have the personality to inspire other people to the vision. You know, that’s what team chemistry and leadership is all about.
If you want to build a ship, don't summon people to buy wood, prepare tools, distribute jobs, and organize the work; teach people the yearning for the wide, boundless ocean.
Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.
An organic farmer is the best peacemaker today, because there is more violence, more death, more destruction, more wars, through a violent industrial agricultural system. And to shift away from that into an agriculture of peace is what organic farming is doing.
There is no exercise that can take the place of walking.
by it the circulation of the blood is greatly improved. Walking, in all cases where it is possible, is the best remedy for the diseased bodies, because in this, all of the organs of the body are brought into use.
A well organized education should not be one which prepares students for a good remuneration alone. It should be one that can help and guide them towards acquiring clear thinking, a fruitful mind, and an elevated spirit.
Church is not an organization you join;
it is a family where you belong, a home where you are loved and a hospital where you find healing.
I quit because I can’t stand seeing kids come to class hungry and needing shoes. I thought I could do more by organizing farm workers than by trying to teach their hungry children.
I felt then, as I feel now, that the politicians who took us to war should have been given the guns and told to settle their differences themselves, instead of organizing nothing better than legalized mass murder.
Rockefeller and his associates did not build the Standard Oil Co.
in the board rooms of Wall Street banks. They fought their way to control by rebate and drawback, bribe and blackmail, espionage and price cutting, by ruthless efficiency of organization.
Businesses owned by responsible and organized merchants shall eventually surpass those owned by wealthy rulers.
The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal.
It can't be organized or regulated. It isn't true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.
When all else fails to organize the people, conditions will.
The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.