There is only one man in the world
and his name is All Men
There is only one woman in the world
and her name is All Women
There is only one child in the world
and the child's name is All Children.
The universe resounds with the joyful cry I am.
The little ones leaped, and shouted, and laugh'd
And all the hills echoed...
When I am a man, then I shall be a hunter
When I am a man, then I will be a harpooner
When I am a man, then I shall be a canoe-builder
When I am a man, then I shall be a carpenter
When I am a man, then I shall be an artisan
Oh father! ya ha ha ha
With all beings and all things we shall be as relatives
If I did not work,
these worlds would perish...
This is the fire that will help generatinos to come
if they use it in a sacred manner.
But if they do not use it well,
the fire will have the power to do them great harm.
Eat Bread and Salt and Speak the Truth.
The hills and the sea and the earth dance.
The world of man dances in laughter and tears.
But such is the irresistible nature of truth,
that all it asks, and all it wants,
is the liberty of appearing.
Flow, flow, flow, the current of life is ever onward...
What region of the earth is not full of our calamities?
Nothing is real to us but hunger.
Behold,this dreamer cometh...
Who is on my side? Who?
II. Kings 9:32
I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society
but the people themselves...
Behold this and always love it!
It is very sacred,
and you must treat it as such...
The Family of Man is a photographic exhibition and book created by Edward Steichen for the Museum of Modern Art, New York, circa 1955. (503 pictures from 68 countries.)
The quotes above are all from the book.
One very famous photo in the book is by Dorothy Lange.
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