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Utopia
What makes an ideal world

Eager souls, mystics and revolutionaries, may propose to refashion the world in accordance with their dreams; but evil remains, and so long as it lurks in the secret places of the heart, utopia is only the shadow of a dream.
       -
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Photo of older boy holding little boy togetherWithout the Utopians of other times, men would still live in caves, miserable and naked. It was Utopians who traced the lines of the first City…..Out of generous dreams come beneficial realities. Utopia is the principle of all progress, and the essay into a better future.
       - Anatole France

The world is now too dangerous for anything less than utopia.
       - R. Buckminster Fuller

When the perfect order prevails, the world is like a home shared by all. Leaders are capable and virtuous. Everyone loves and respects their own parents and children as well as the parents and children of others. The old are cared for, adults have jobs, children are nourished and educated. There is a means of support for all those who are disabled or find themselves alone in the world. Everyone has an appropriate role to play in the family and society. Devotion to public duty leaves no place for idleness. Scheming for ill gain is unknown. Sharing displaces selfishness and materialism.
 picnic tables at pepperdine      - Confucius

You are not expected to complete this work, but you are obliged to participate.
       - Jewish saying

When we all relate to each other as we would like to receive if our roles are reversed, we move closer to utopia. Every one of us can bring this closer, starting now. This includes how we relate to our own family, our neighbors and how we use our wealth and opportunities to help entire nations that lack our advantages.
       - Bill Blackman
 

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Quotes in this site first compiled by Gary Hyink and Bill Blackman. Additional quotes thanks to Felicia Daniels, Alyssa Boyett, Katie Lusk and others. And thanks to the authors of these quotes!
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