...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, December 25, 2016

Apiarians


"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

We don’t need any sort of religious orientation to lead a life that is ethical, compassionate & kind.
~Sharon Salzberg


Live a good life. More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.
~Roy Bennett


Make no judgments where you have no compassion.
~Anne McCaffrey


There are so many ways of being despicable it quite makes one’s head spin. But the way to be really despicable is to be contemptuous of other people’s pain."
~James Baldwin


A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
~Gautama Buddha


The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.
~ Unknown


Even the strongest and bravest must sometimes weep. It shows they have a great heart, one that can feel compassion for others.
~Brian Jacques


Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
~ Khalil Gibran



While the mind sees only boundaries, Love knows the secret way there.
~ Rumi


I love you neither with my heart nor with my mind.
Just in case…
Heart might stop.
Mind can forget.
I love you with my soul.
Soul never stops or forgets.
~ Rumi


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