...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, April 9, 2017

Apiarians, A video for Passover

"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

Were it not for the excess of your talking and the turmoil in your hearts, you would see what I see and hear what I hear!
~ Sufi Saying

Play is the work of the child.
- Maria Montessori

The most powerful way to resist evil is to sit with good friends who have turned their faces to God.
~ Rumi

"Keep your face always toward the sunshine -
and shadows will fall behind you."
- Walt Whitman

A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
- Chinese Proverb

Don’t think eloquence reveals wisdom. Listening is better than speaking.
~ Rumi

Knowing others is intelligence;knowing yourself is true wisdom.Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
~ L. Tzu

If we could surrender to Earth's intelligence, we would rise up rooted, like trees.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Whatever happens to you, don’t fall in despair. Even if all the doors are closed, a secret path will be there for you that no one knows. You can’t see it yet but so many paradises are at the end of this path.
Be grateful! It is easy to thank after obtaining what you want, think before having what you want.
~ Shams Tabrizi

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