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A new world is not made simply by trying to forget the old. A new world is made with a new spirit, with new values. Our world may have begun that way, but today it is caricature. Our world is a world of things. What we dread most, in the face of the impending debacle, is that we shall be obliged to give up our gewgaws, our gadgets, all the little comforts that have made us so uncomfortable. We are not peaceful souls; we are smug, timid, queasy and quaky.

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
We can only change the world by changing men.
To understand the world one must not be worrying about one's self.
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts. His acts being seven ages.
The world does not need tourists who ride by in a bus clucking their tongues. The world as it is needs those who will love it enough to change it, with what they have, where they are.
Everything done in the world is done by hope.
The world's a forest, in which all lose their way; though by a different path each goes astray.
The world is too much with us; late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours.
Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.
The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable: through the embracing of one of its beings.
The world in which we were called to exist was an absurd world, and there was no other in which we could take refuge.
The world is in your hands, now use it.
I tell you one thing -- if you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others. Rather learn to see your own faults. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; this whole world is your own.
I've been up the mountain and I had a choice. Should I come down? So I came down. God said, Okay, you've been up on the mountain, now you go down. You're on your own, free. Check in later, but now you're on your own.
Some of us still get all weepy when we think about the Gaia Hypothesis, the idea that earth is a big furry goddess-creature who resembles everybody's mom in that she knows what's best for us. But if you look at the historical record -- Krakatoa, Mt. Vesuvius, Hurricane Charley, poison ivy, and so forth down the ages -- you have to ask yourself: Whose side is she on, anyway?
The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a man is lucky to get out of it alive.
The world is but a large prison, out of which some are daily selected for execution.
The real world is not user-friendly
If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires.
There'll be spring every year without you. England still will be here without you.
There'll be fruit on the tree.
And a shore by the sea.
There'll be crumpets and tea without you.

Art and music will thrive without you. Somehow Keats will survive without you.
And there still will be rain on that plain down in Spain,
even that will remain without you.
I can do without you.

You, dear friend, who taught so well,
You can go to Hartford, Hereford and Hampshire.

They can still rule with land without you.
Windsor Castle will stand without you.
And without much ado we can all muddle through without you.
We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap.
The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.
We must build a new world, a far better world -- one in which the eternal dignity of man is respected.
First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is.
If this were a logical world, men would ride side saddle.
After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say I WANT TO SEE THE MANAGER.
The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it.
Our roots are in the dark; the earth is our country. Why did we look up for blessing -- instead of around, and down? What hope we have lies there. Not in the sky full of orbiting spy-eyes and weaponry, but in the earth we have looked down upon. Not from above, but from below. Not in the light that blinds, but in the dark that nourishes, where human beings grow human souls.
You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of your grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves.
The world is full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.
To the United States the Third World often takes the form of a black woman who has been made pregnant in a moment of passion and who shows up one day in the reception room on the forty-ninth floor threatening to make a scene. The lawyers pay the woman off; sometimes uniformed guards accompany her to the elevators.
The great battleground for the defense and expansion of freedom today is the whole southern half of the globe... the lands of the rising peoples. Their revolution is the greatest in human history. They seek an end to injustice, tyranny and exploitation. More than an end, they seek a beginning.
People in places many of us never heard of, whose names we can't pronounce or even spell, are speaking up for themselves. They speak in languages we once classified as exotic but whose mastery is now essential for our diplomats and businessmen. But what they say is very much the same the world over. They want a decent standard of living. They want human dignity and a voice in their own futures. They want their children to grow up strong and healthy and free.
Remember the rights of the savage, as we call him. Remember that the happiness of his humble home, remember that the sanctity of life in the hill villages of Afghanistan, among the winter snows, is as inviolable in the eye of Almighty God, as can be your own.
The Third World is not a reality but an ideology.
History is strewn with the wrecks of nations which have gained a little progressiveness at the cost of a great deal of hard manliness, and have thus prepared themselves for destruction as soon as the movements of the world gave a chance for it.
The pious ones of Plymouth who, reaching the Rock, first fell upon their own knees and then upon the aborigines.
If you are prepared to accept the consequences of your dreams then you must still regard America today with the same naive enthusiasm as the generations that discovered the New World.
I am not belittling the brave pioneer men but the sunbonnet as well as the sombrero has helped to settle this glorious land of ours.
Then hail! thou noble conqueror! That, when tyranny oppressed, hewed for our fathers from the wild. A land wherein to rest.
Being human signifies, for each one of us, belonging to a class, a society, a country, a continent and a civilization; and for us European earth-dwellers, the adventure played out in the heart of the New World signifies in the first place that it was not our world and that we bear responsibility for the crime of its destruction.
The American who first discovered Columbus made a bad discovery.
The settlement of America had its origins in the unsettlement of Europe. America came into existence when the European was already so distant from the ancient ideas and ways of his birthplace that the whole span of the Atlantic did not widen the gulf.
Other nations have tried to check... the fulfillment of our manifest destiny to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions.
Europe and the U.K. are yesterday's world. Tomorrow is in the United States.
I have, indeed, even omitted facts, which, on account of their singularity, must in the eyes of some have appeared to border on the marvelous. But in the forests of South America such extraordinary realities are to be found, that there is assuredly no need to have recourse to fiction or the least exaggeration.
The open frontier, the hardships of homesteading from scratch, the wealth of natural resources, the whole vast challenge of a continent waiting to be exploited, combined to produce a prevailing materialism and an American drive bent as much, if not more, on money, property, and power than was true of the Old World from which we had fled.
For a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder.
The next Augustan age will dawn on the other side of the Atlantic. There will, perhaps, be a Thucydides at Boston, a Xenophon at New York, and, in time, a Virgil at Mexico, and a Newton at Peru. At last, some curious traveler from Lima will visit England and give a description of the ruins of St Paul s, like the editions of Balbec and Palmyra.
The world is truly beautiful solely in the eyes of a true philosopher.
The best thing about the world is that it has a mysterious structure and the worst thing is that it has a grievous structure.
The only problem with the world is that the idiots are cocksure and intelligent are doubtful.
One word can change the world “Love” and the whole life has been created only for that reason
There are two ways to change the world accept it as it is like a wise or rebuild it like an artist.
The world is in your hands, only you have the power to change it
The world is God’s salvation.
The world is a fairy tale; we are its guardians.
Arrival in the world is really a departure and that, which we call departure, is only a return.
The world contained in a seed is determined by its program.
The world is always open, waiting to be discovered.
In the end, the world returns to a grain.
The world is a navy in an empty ocean.
While the world sleeps, darkness and silence are awake.
The world cannot be translated; it can only be dreamed of and touched.
The earth is the very quintessence of the human condition.
Until Eve arrived, this was a man's world.
The earth is the Lord s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. [Psalms 24:1]
I have been in love, and in debt, and in drink, this many and many a year.
He, in his developed manhood, stood, a little sunburn by the glare of life.
The year's at the spring; And day's at the morn; Morning's at seven; The hill-side's dew-pearled; The lark's on the wing; The snail's on the thorn: God's in his heaven, All's right with the world!
You do not reform a world by ignoring it.
What should I have known or written had I been a quiet, mercantile politician or a lord in waiting? A man must travel, and turmoil, or there is no existence.
The world is a living image of God.
The world is governed by opinion.
You're the best Mom in the whole, wide world!
We will look upon the earth and her sister planets as being with us, not for us. One does not rape a sister.
And that's the world in a nutshell, which is an appropriate receptacle.
The world is not growing worse and it is not growing better -- it is just turning around as usual.
I believe that the first step in the setting of a real external world is the formation of the concept of bodily objects and of bodily objects of various kinds.
The earth only has so much bounty to offer and inventing ever larger and more notional prices for that bounty does not change its real value.
The mark of the man of the world is absence of pretension. He does not make a speech; he takes a low business-tone, avoids all brag, is nobody, dresses plainly, promises not at all, performs much, speaks in monosyllables, hugs his fact. He calls his employment by its lowest name, and so takes from evil tongues their sharpest weapon. His conversation clings to the weather and the news, yet he allows himself to be surprised into thought, and the unlocking of his learning and philosophy.
The sword is the axis of the world, and grandeur is indivisible.
The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone who thinks and feels with us, and who, though distant is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.
The world remains ever the same.
Let me enjoy the earth no less because the all-enacting light that fashioned forth its loveliness had other aims than my delight.
The world is a fine place worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.
The world has to learn that the actual pleasure derived from material things is of rather low quality on the whole and less even in quantity than it looks to those who have not tried it.
The world gels better every day -- then worse again in the evening.
The world has narrowed to a neighborhood before it has broadened to a brotherhood.
That observation which is called knowledge of the world will be found much more frequently to make men cunning than good.
He who imagines he can do without the world deceives himself much; but he who fancies the world cannot do without him is still more mistaken.
To see the earth as we now see it, small and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the unending night -- brothers who see now they are truly brothers.
If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death.
God had created the world in play.
We can not play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.
For one man is my world of all the men this wide world holds; O love, my world is you.
The world does owe you a living, but it doesn't home deliver.
God owns heaven but He craves the earth.
Like a ten-ton cake, the world is more than anyone can eat at one sitting. Select a piece of it, then enjoy the party.
The world knows nothing of its greatest men.
The earth is not a mere fragment of dead history, stratum upon stratum like the leaves of a book, to be studied by geologists and antiquaries chiefly, but living poetry like the leaves of a tree, which precede flowers and fruit -- not a fossil earth, but a living earth; compared with whose great central life all animal and vegetable life is merely parasitic. Its throes will heave our exuviate from their graves.
Next to reasoning, the greatest handicap to the optimum development of Man lies in the fact that this planet is just barely habitable. Its minimum temperatures are too low, and its maximum temperatures too high. Its day is not long enough, and its night is too long. The disposition of its water and earth is distinctly unfortunate (the existence of the Mediterranean Sea in the place where we find it is perhaps the unhappiest accident in the whole firmament). These factors encourage depression, fear, war, and lack of vitality. They describe a planet, which is by no means perfectly devised for the nurturing or for the perpetuation of a higher intelligence.
The Earth is the cradle of the mind -- but one cannot eternally live in a cradle.
It doesn't matter much what happens in this world, there's going to be somebody who'll tell you that he knew it would.
The world, as a rule, does not live on beaches and in country clubs.
When you deplore the conditions in the world, ask yourself, am I part of the problem or part of the solution?
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
Is it possible that I am not alone in believing that in the dispute between Galileo and the Church, the Church was right and the center of man's universe is the earth?
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
Mankind have love, animals have affection. The harmonious and beautiful world is revealed.
No light is brighter than wisdom. Wisdom is the light in the world.
Hope to see a better human nature on earth.