...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, June 4, 2017

Apiarian


"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

Compassion is a practically acquired knowledge, like dancing. You must do it and practice diligently day by day.
~Karen Armstrong


It's hard to practice compassion when we're struggling with our authenticity or when our own worthiness is off-balance.
~Brene Brown



Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
~ Rumi


What we really need is compassion of the mind - compassion for others that is directed intelligently and produces truly compassionate results.
~Harry Browne


"We can travel a long way in life and do many things, but our deepest happiness is not born from accumulating new experiences.
it is born from letting go of what is unnecessary,
and knowing ourselves to be always at home."
~Sharon Salzberg (b.1952)



Developing our sympathetic compassion is not only possible but the only reason for us to be here on earth.
~George Saunders


Don't be yourself. Be someone a little nicer.
- Mignon McLaughlin


Your heart knows the way.
Run in that direction.
~ Rumi


“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
Marcel Proust


"What is Hope? Hope is that inner dynamic that compels us to explore and pursue the expectations built into the human condition. Hope was born the day the first human beings discovered the first bridge and decided not to jump off the bridge in despair, but to cross it."
~Henri Nouwen (1932-1996)


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