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Leaders By: Booker T. Washington

Posted in Quotes by Leza Raley-Labrador on July 14, 2009

10209541A“Most leaders spend time trying to get others to think highly
of them, when instead they should try to get their people to
think more highly of themselves.
It’s wonderful when the people believe in their leader.
It’s more wonderful when the leader believes in their people!
You can’t hold a man down without
staying down with him.”

— Booker T. Washington

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Poverty By:Natalie Portman

Posted in Quotes by Leza Raley-Labrador on July 13, 2009

natportSmall loans can transform lives, especially the lives of women and children. The poor can become empowered instead of disenfranchised. Homes can be built, jobs can be created, businesses can be launched, and individuals can feel a sense of worth again.
– Natalie Portman

A Quote From President Obama’s Speech In Ghana

Posted in Quotes by Leza Raley-Labrador on July 11, 2009

ghana_rel96“No business wants to invest in a place where the government skims 20 percent off the top, or the head of the Port Authority is corrupt. No person wants to live in a society where the rule of law gives way to the rule of brutality and bribery. That is not democracy, that is tyranny, and now is the time for it to end.”

Freedom By: Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Posted in Quotes by Leza Raley-Labrador on July 10, 2009

Kofi_Annan“Even if he can vote to choose his rulers, a young man with AIDS who cannot read or write and lives on the brink of starvation is not truly free. Equally, even if she earns enough to live, a woman who lives in the shadow of daily violence and has no say in how her country is run is not truly free. Larger freedom implies that men and women everywhere have the right to be governed by their own consent, under law, in a society where all individuals can, without discrimination or retribution, speak, worship and associate freely. They must also be free from want — so that the death sentences of extreme poverty and infectious disease are lifted from their lives — and free from fear — so that their lives and livelihoods are not ripped apart by violence and war. Indeed, all people have the right to security and to development.”

—United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Human rights By: The Dalai Lama

Posted in Quotes by Leza Raley-Labrador on July 10, 2009

dl“All human beings, whatever their cultural or historical background, suffer when they are intimidated, imprisoned or tortured . . . We must, therefore, insist on a global consensus, not only on the need to respect human rights worldwide, but also on the definition of these rights . . . for it is the inherent nature of all human beings to yearn for freedom, equality and dignity, and they have an equal right to achieve that.”

-The Dalai Lama