This 1000-armed representation of Kwan Yin comes from a Buddhist legend about the goddess aiding the needs of so many people facing struggle that her head split into 11 pieces. Amitabha Buddha, seeing her plight, gave her those 11 heads in order to hear the cries of the suffering and a thousand arms with which to aid them.
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." - Ghandi.