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World AIDS Day

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Ignorance and prejudice are fuelling the spread of a preventable disease.  World AIDS Day, 1 December is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS.... [I]t's up to you, me and us to stop the spread of HIV and end prejudice.  ~worldaidsday.org, 2006

Started in 1988, World AIDS Day is not just about raising money, but also about increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving education.  World AIDS Day is important in reminding people that HIV has not gone away, and that there are many things still to be done.  ~avert.org, 2006

It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.  ~Elizabeth Taylor

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.  ~Author Unknown

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.  ~William Hazlitt

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.  ~Anne Frank

Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.  ~William James

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It's not.  ~Dr. Seuss

Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.  ~Norman B. Rice

Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.  ~Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope... and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.  ~Robert F. Kennedy

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.  ~Betty Reese

We cannot live only for ourselves.  A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.  ~Herman Melville

Some see a hopeless end, while others see an endless hope.  ~Author Unknown

Education is the movement from darkness to light.  ~Allan Bloom

The most violent element in society is ignorance.  ~Emma Goldman

AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having, possibly, the direst consequences:  suicide.  Or murder.  ~Susan Sontag

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.  ~Merry Browne

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.  ~Henry David Thoreau

If you judge people you have no time to love them.  ~Mother Teresa

I am only one, but I am one.  I cannot do everything, but I can do something.  And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.  ~Edward Everett Hale

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can.  ~Sydney Smith

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.  ~Author Unknown

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee, and do not try to make the universe a blind alley.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.  ~Albert Pike

It's easy to make a buck.  It's a lot tougher to make a difference.  ~Tom Brokaw

Find a need and fill it.  ~Ruth Stafford Peale

If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.  ~Arabian Proverb

The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart.  ~Nikolai Lenin

Never, never, never give up.  ~Winston Churchill

Once you choose hope, anything's possible.  ~Christopher Reeve

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?  ~Erich Fromm

When in doubt, wear red.  ~Bill Blass

My message to businessmen of this country when they go abroad on business is that there is one thing above all they can take with them to stop them catching AIDS, and that is the wife.  ~Edwina Currie

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