...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, February 5, 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

"People who have not made friends with the birds do not know how much they miss."
- John Burroughs

The very center of your heart is where life begins - the most beautiful place on earth.
~ Rumi

Let us have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us dare to do our duty as we understand it.
~Abraham Lincoln

"You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective."
~ Denis Waitley

If you dwell on the past or future, You will miss the moment.
~ Rumi

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
~Vincent Van Gogh

Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful though you have considered all the facts.
~Wendell Berry

"When I look into the eyes of an animal. . .I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul."
A.D. Williams

We need to go beyond looking for the good and the bad in each other, and see only the good and the good.
~ Rumi

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