...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 15, 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

"This world of ours has everything save and except one thing: peace. And this peace has to start from within. If I have peace of mind, then only can I be of help to you. If you have peace of mind, then only can you be of help to me."
~Sri Chinmoy

"The owner of a cheerful heart will find his joy ever increasing."
~ African Proverb

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
- Socrates

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
~ Rumi

“God's first language is Silence. Everything else is a translation.”
-Thomas Keating

I learned that every mortal will taste death. But only some will taste life.   ~ Rumi

Sorrow sweeps clean the house so joy may move in.

I saw many humans on whom there were no clothes.
I saw many clothes in which there were no humans.
~ Rumi

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