"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
If I’m busy looking for answers to questions,
when will I have time to give water to the thirsty?
If you love someone, you are always joined with them-
-in joy, in absence, in solitude, in strife.
"Life is pure adventure and the sooner we realize that,
the quicker we will be able to treat life as an art"
~ Maya Angelou
Hold on to what is good,
Even if it's a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe,
Even if it's a tree that stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do,
Even if it's a long way from here.
- Pueblo Prayer
If you wish to know how civilized a culture is,
look at how they treat its women.
~ Bacha Khan
When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But...that is not what great ships are built for.
- Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.
- Nelson Mandela
“To be what we were born to be, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life.”
He could tell by the way animals walked that they were keeping time to some kind of music.
Maybe it was the song in their own hearts that they walked to
- Laura Adams Armer
Success is the ability to go from one failure
to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
~Sir Winston Churchill
Spirituality is about what you do with your pain. If we do not transform our pain, we will always transmit it. Usually we project it outward and blame someone else for causing our pain. In terms of the soul, no one else is your problem. You are always the locus of conversion and transformation. —Richard Rohr