Out of 5.8 billion people in the world, the majority of
them are certainly not believers in Buddhism. We can't argue with them,
tell them they should be believers. No! Impossible! And, realistically
speaking, if the majority of humanity remain nonbelievers, it doesn't
matter. No problem! The problem is that the majority have lost, or
ignore, the deeper human values - compassion, a sense of responsibility.
That is our big concern.
The Dalai Lama in Time, December 1997
In a knowledge economy, a good business is a community with a purpose, not a piece of property.
Charles Handy, Harvard Business Review, December 2002
Without commonly shared and widely entrenched moral
values and obligations, neither the law, nor democratic government, nor
even the market economy will function properly.
Václav Havel 1936-, writer, fighter for human rights and President of Czechoslovakia and later on the Czech Republic