...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, January 8, 2017


"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

Find the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart.
~ Rumi

"May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails
and the moon walks."
~J. R. R. Tolkien

I have learnt that if you hold on to pain it grows and grows but if you forgive you start to starve that pain and it dies.
‎Forgiveness‬ is pretty much saying I give up holding onto that pain
O'shea Israel

Achieve some excellence in yourself, so that you may not fall into sorrow by seeing the excellence in others.
~ Rumi

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act,
the rest is merely tenacity.”
- Amelia Earhart

"The best things in life are not only free,
but the line is shorter."
~ Robert Brault

"It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning
in this broken world."
~Mary Oliver

"There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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