...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, August 21, 2016

Aparian


  "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


"At the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit. And that center is really everywhere. It is within each of us."
~Black Elk


Wisdom begins in wonder.
~Socrates


Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
~Pablo Picasso


Friendship with one's self is all important, because without it, one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
~Eleanor Roosevelt


How we see God is a direct reflection of how we see ourselves. If God brings to mind mostly fear and blame, it means there is too much fear and blame welled inside us. If we see God as full of love and compassion, so are we.
~ Shams Tabrizi



“This a a wonderful day. I've never seen this one before.”
― Maya Angelou


And God said “Love Your Enemy,” and I obeyed him and loved myself.
~ Khalil Gibran


"Concentrate on counting your blessings and you'll have little time to count anything else."
Woodrow Kroll



Whatever happens to you, don’t fall in despair. Even if all the doors are closed, a secret path will be there for you that no one knows. You can’t see it yet but so many paradises are at the end of this path. Be grateful! It is easy to thank after obtaining what you want, thank before having what you want.
~ Shams Tabrizi


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