...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 23, 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

The soul has no concept of borders, only the concept of love.

Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach.
- Clarissa Pinkola Estes

To travel is to take a journey into yourself.
- Danny Kaye

To believe in a child is to believe in the future.
- Henry James

Two lanterns hang alone, yet their light mingles together as one.
~ Rumi

I believe that the world was created and approved by love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love, and that, insofar as it is redeemable, it can be redeemed only by love.
- Wendell Berry

Being a candle is not easy; in order to give light one must burn first.
~ Rumi

Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

We believe that God sees us from above
But He actually sees us from the inside.
~ Shams Tabrizi

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