Many wise people have pondered the idea of  How to Make the World a Better Place…

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty, truth and compassion against injustice, lying, and greed.  If people all over the world would do this, it would change the earth.”
– William Faulkner, Author

“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history this generation.”
– Robert F. Kennedy, U.S. Senator

“My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.”
– Abraham Lincoln, 16th American President

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”   – Desmond Tutu, Religious leader, South Africa 

“To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success.”
– Henry Ford, Founder, Ford Motor Co.

“The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth.”
– Chief Seattle, 1854

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
– Jimi Hendricks, Musician

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead, American Anthropologist

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
– Howard Thurman, African American Pastor, Philosopher, Author; Mentor of Martin Luther King Jr.

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.  Therefore, all progress depends the unreasonable man.”
– George Bernard Shaw, American Author