...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 16, 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

"We do not fear the people whose stories we know."
Margaret Wheatley

Life is a balance between holding on and letting go.
~ Rumi

Love is an emotion, totally silent and inexpressible with words.
~ Rumi

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

Nothing is more important than empathy for another human being's suffering. Nothing. Not a career, not wealth, not intelligence, certainly not status. We have to feel for one another if we're going to survive with dignity.
~ Audrey Hepburn

The world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed.
- Mahatma Gandhi

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
- C.S. Lewis

When you discover the source of sunlight, whatever direction you go will be east.
~ Rumi

Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less.
-- C.S. Lewis

Love is the water of life, drink it down with heart and soul.
~ Rumi

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