...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 7, 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

"Know that joy is rarer, more difficult, and more beautiful than sadness. Once you make this all-important discovery, you must embrace joy as a moral obligation." ~Andre Gide

"What we see depends mainly on what we look for. "
~ John Lubbock

“If it is not tempered by compassion, and empathy, reason can lead men and women into a moral void."
― Karen Armstrong,

"Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting,
but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug."
~ Og Mandino

"If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy,
don’t hesitate.
Give in to it."
~ Mary Oliver

I once asked a bird, “How is it that you fly in this gravity Of darkness?” She responded, “Love lifts Me.
~ Sufi Saying

It can hurt to go through life with your heart open, but not as much as it does to go through life with your heart closed.
- Jim Doty

"Happiness lies not in finding what is missing,
but in finding what is present."
~Tara Brach

"Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders."
~ Henry David Thoreau

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