...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 12, 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

Detachment is not that you should own nothing, but that nothing should own you.
~ Hz. Ali

Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
~Abraham Lincoln

When you feel a peaceful joy, that's when you are near truth.
~ Rumi

Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.
~Dalai Lama XIV

We only have what we give.
~Isabel Allende

That's what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.
~Simone de Beauvoir

Speak only when your words are more
beautiful than silence.
~ Hz. Ali

When you’re anxious or worried, be patient. The key of patience opens the door of happiness.
~ Rumi

Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human.
~Henri J.M. Nouwen

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