Tag: Humanity

Quotes June 05, 2021

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790 – Founding Father of the United States
 
 
 
 
To have courage for whatever comes in life – everything lies in that.
Saint Teresa of Avila, 1515-1582 – Saint
 
 
 
 
How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.
Florence Nightingale, 1820-1910 – English Statistician
 
 
 
 
How powerful it is to love myself so much that I could get through the storm with faith in the miracle. Even when the sky is dark, there is always a speck of light. That speck of light is more powerful than any darkness. It is all about where you fix your gaze.
Lindsay Rielly-Libbey
Author of the Happy Heart Journal
 
 
 
 
Ask me not what I have, but what I am.
Heinrich Heine, 1797-1856 – German Poet
 
 
 
 
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
Mary Ritter Beard
 
 
 
 
Emergence disturbs the concept of linearity and undermines the whole modern project of categorizing things neatly once and for all,
Bayo Akomolafe
 
 
 
 
As I dig for wild orchids
in the autumn fields,
it is the deeply-bedded root
that I desire,
not the flower.
Izumi Shikibu
 
 
 
 
Every one of us is trying to find our true home.
Thich Nhat Hanh
 
 
 
 
Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.
Dolores Huerta
 
 
 
 
Humanity is our ultimate community, and everyone plays a crucial role.
Yehuda Berg
 
 
 
 
Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. Indeed, it is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
 
 
 
 
All good things are wild and free.
Henry David Thoreau
 
 
 
 
When we lack compassion, we become significantly stifled in our ability to connect with ourselves, with others, and with our lives.
Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
 
 
 
 
Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Desmond Tutu
 
 
 
 
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Havelock Ellis

Quotes April 27, 2021

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
Katharine Graham,
business executive, newspaper publisher
 
 
 
 
Life’s too short to deal with other people’s insecurities.
Anthony Hopkins,
actor, director, producer
 
 
 
 
Connecting the mind and body is not just a health strategy. It is a movement of consciousness that can change the world.
Matthew Sanford
 
 
 
 
We are conscious of this desire to give back when it comes to people who are givers. Places are givers, too. And we can give back to them. When we do, we become more courageous, more creative–and certainly more grateful!
Trebbe Johnson
 
 
 
 
The measure of a country’s greatness is its ability to retain compassion in time of crisis.
Thurgood Marshall
 
 
 
 
I have learned things in the dark that I could never have learned in the light, things that have saved my life over and over again, so that there is really only one logical conclusion. I need darkness as much as I need light.
Barbara Brown Taylor
 
 
 
 
I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.
William Shakespeare
 
 
 
 
Poetry…reconciles two aspects of mind that are otherwise sundered in most of our waking lives: the making of sense and the making of music, the rational and the spiritual. Poetry reconciles two severed aspects of ourselves.
Mark Tredinnick
 
 
 
 
At first I thought I was fighting to save rubber trees, then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rain forest. Now I realize I am fighting for humanity
Chico Mendes
 
 
 
 
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
Stella Adler
 
 
 
 
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
Meister Eckhart
 
 
 
 
Richard Maxwell says that your smart phone should have a tailpipe on it, so you understand that it is connected to the physical infrastructure that affects our planet. It’s not just a magical box.
Jennifer Rauch