I'll use "We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams." as my quote... it has changed my thinking in a I guess smaller but very important way. I've always known that different was nothing bad and we're all different... but some how the wording there makes me feel more than ever that diversity is not just something that you 'accept' it's something you celebrate! Our differents are the very things that make us all amazing!
There are other quotes that hav changed my thinking more though... "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed(sp?) citizens can change the world; indeed it's the only thing that ever has." .....that quote just encourages me to keep doing those small little things to help change the world. For a couple years I was having a really hard time, and what I wanted more than anything was completely out of reach... I always wanted to fight for gay rights. I just never had any access to something I could do to actually help. When I foud that quote I started work on things... different power points and just small little things, that supported gay rights, that were all based on love and support for each other. Finally I found Soulforce... anyway, that quote still gives me hope for the future, one day this group (and others) will change the world! They have what it takes and can really work together as a group!
(once again I have rambled on 'sorry')