...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 30, 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

I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage, or bravery, or generosity, or anything else… Kindness—that simple word. To be kind—it covers everything, to my mind. If you’re kind that’s it.”
– Roald Dahl


Disappearing from the material world, we reappear in the world of love.
~ Rumi


To get what you love, you must first be patient with what you hate.
~ Sufi Saying


To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.
~Lao Tzu


Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
- Joseph Fort Newton


"Ultimately, time is all you have and the idea isn't to save it,
but to savour it."
~Ellen Goodman (b.1941)


Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw


If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, i
t cannot save the few who are rich.
- John F. Kennedy



Nothing hurts a good soul and a kind heart more than to live amongst people who cannot understand it.
~ Hz. Ali




Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu




“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself be free.”
- Dr. Albert Schweitzer


"I believe that nothing that happens to me is meaningless and that it is good for us all that it should be so, even if it runs counter to our own wishes. As I see it, I'm here for some purpose, and I only hope I may fulfill it." ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)



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