...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 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

I will look for those which are lost and bring back those which have strayed, and I will bind up any crippled one, and I will make the weak one strong...and I will feed them in justice.
~Ezekiel 34:15

"Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about."
~ Marilyn Monroe

Be with those who help your being.
~ Rumi

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
~Oscar Wilde

Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.
~ P. Coelho

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
~William Shakespeare,

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
~George Eliot

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