...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732

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 Kennedy, South Africa 1966.

Sunday, June 26, 2016


 "Were I to be the founder of a new sect, I would call them Apiarians, and, after the example of the bee, advise them to extract the honey of every sect."  - Thomas Jefferson

Don't be fooled by my beauty....
The light of my face comes from the candle of my spirit.
~ Rumi

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
- Edith Wharton

"The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago.
The next best time is now."
~Chinese Proverb

I believe that working only from the conscious limits one's creativity -- whereas transcending consciousness can enhance the inner life of a work of art.
- Denis Brown

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
- Marcel Proust

"Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely till the sun goes down. And this is all that life really means. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
--John Milton

"By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world. By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive."
- Albert Schweitzer -

My fancies are fireflies -- specks of living light twinkling in the dark." ~Rabindranath Tagore

Of this we may be sure:that thoughts winged with peace and love breathe a silent benediction over all the earth...
—Mary Baker Eddy

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