...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, March 19, 2017

Aparian

"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 take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’re lost.
~ D.Lama


"Everyone is so afraid of death,
but the real sufis just laugh: nothing tyrannizes their hearts.
What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl."
~ Rumi



“Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness.
They are a sign of a pure heart.”
― José N. Harris


“Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world.”
― Marianne Williamson, The Law of Divine Compensation:


"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."

— Maya Angelou



Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.
~ Sufi Saying


Hope is a wing, the stronger the wing, the higher the flight.
~ Rumi


Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.
~Langston Hughes


Don’t judge the way other people connect to God; to each his own way and his own prayer. God does not take us at our word. He looks deep into our hearts. It is not the ceremonies or rituals that make a difference, but whether our hearts are sufficiently pure or not.
~ Shams Tabrizi








No comments: