...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, July 9, 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

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
~ Rumi

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
- Harriet Tubman

Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.
~ Sufi Saying

"Each of us is a unique strand in the intricate web of life
and here to make a contribution."
~Deepak Chopra

And as I've gotten older, I've had more of a tendency to look for people who live by kindness, tolerance, compassion,
a gentler way of looking at things.
~Martin Scorsese

“The words you speak become the house you live in.”
- Hafiz

The secret of life, though,
Is to fall seven times and
To get up eight times.
~ P. Coelho

Love for the Creator is universal, in all the world and in all people, whether Jews, muslims, Christians, or Zoroastrians.
~ Rumi

The healing love is not a love for a person or for anything;
it is love itself.
—Mary Baker Eddy,

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