Ubuntu quotes:

  • Conflict is inevitable but combat is optional. -- Max Lucado
  • What the mind doesn't understand, it worships or fears. -- Alice Walker
  • The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. -- Bertrand Russell
  • War prosperity is like the prosperity that an earthquake or a plague brings. -- Ludwig von Mises
  • If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having. -- Henry Miller
  • The most important question in the world is, 'Why is the child crying?' -- Alice Walker
  • Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil. -- Kin Hubbard
  • Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war. -- Maria Montessori
  • Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. -- William Penn
  • When you put your hand to the plow, you can't put it down until you get to the end of the row. -- Alice Paul
  • Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace. -- Martin Luther
  • Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac. -- George Orwell
  • We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries. -- Harry S. Truman
  • The happiest people I have known have been those who gave themselves no concern about their own souls, but did their uttermost to mitigate the miseries of others. -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference. -- Audre Lorde
  • I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some daily way, figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to. -- Alice Walker
  • You know when ubuntu is there, and it is obvious when it is absent. It has to do with what it means to be truly human, to know that you are bound up with others in the bundle of life. -- Desmond Tutu
  • There is a word in South Africa - ubuntu - that describes his greatest gift: his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by sharing ourselves with others, and caring for those around us, -- Barack Obama
  • A person with ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed. -- Desmond Tutu
  • I am done with great things and big things, great institutions and big success, and I am for those tiny, invisible molecular moral forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary oozing of water, yet which if you give them time, will rend the hardest monuments of man's pride. -- William James
  • What I've come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand messianic gestures, but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion, everyday acts of compassion. In South Africa they have a phrase called ubuntu. Ubuntu comes out of a philosophy that says, the only way for me to be human is for you to reflect my humanity back at me. -- Chris Abani
  • Ubuntu is about a community coming together to help one another. -- Paul Pierce
  • Ubuntu is doing amazing things, and I think it's going to change the face of the desktop. -- Matt Mullenweg
  • Ubuntu tells us that we can create a more peaceful world by striving for goodness in each moment, wherever we are. -- Desmond Tutu
  • Ubuntu really says if you want to be nice to yourself, start in a way by being nice to the other. -- Desmond Tutu
  • Ubuntu is very difficult to render into a Western language... It is to say, 'My humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in what is yours.' -- Desmond Tutu
  • Perhaps if we all subscribed to the African concept of Ubuntu - that we all become people through other people, and that we cannot be fully human alone, we could learn a lot. There'd be less hatred and more harmony. -- Queen Rania of Jordan
  • Chef and Ubuntu are often inseparable in serious server deployments, making mutual integration a must for our users. We're excited to offer Chef as part of the Ubuntu distribution and to deliver easy bare metal provisioning with MAAS and Chef. -- Mark Shuttleworth
  • There are two main methodologies of open source development. There's the Apache model, which is design by committee - great for things like web servers. Then you have the benevolent dictator model. That's what Ubuntu is doing, with Mark Shuttleworth. -- Matt Mullenweg
  • The common bond of humanity and decency that we share is stronger than any conflict, any adversity. Fighting for your convictions is important. But finding peace is paramount. Knowing when to fight and when to seek peace is wisdom. Ubuntu was right. -- Wes Moore
  • I currently use Ubuntu Linux, on a standalone laptop - it has no Internet connection. I occasionally carry flash memory drives between this machine and the Macs that I use for network surfing and graphics; but I trust my family jewels only to Linux. -- Donald Knuth
  • Ubuntu is not a biblical concept but an ancient African one. Nevertheless it falls back on one simple thing: that humans have been created for togetherness, and what drives us apart is greed, lust for power, and a sense of exclusion, but those are aberrations. -- Allan Boesak
  • I think that most of us would say that ubuntu basically speaks about what it means to be human. -- Desmond Tutu