Quotes February 25, 2021

Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.
Gordon Parks,
photographer, film director, musician, writer, co-founder of Essence magazine
February is Black History Month
 
 
 
 
There’s no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are or were.
Nina Simone,
singer, songwriter, musician, civil rights activist
February is Black History Month
 
 
 
 
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
Ernest Hemingway,
writer, journalist, Nobel Prize winner
 
 
 
 
The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
Moliere,
playwright, actor and poet
 
 
 
 
When memory is transmitted, it makes witnesses. Witnesses are activated people who now are telling other people’s stories.
Rabbi Ariel Burger
 
 
 
 
Water flows from high in the mountains
Water runs deep in the Earth
Miraculously, water comes to us,
And sustains all life.
Thich Nhat Hanh
 
 
 
 
I love to think of nature as unlimited broadcasting stations, through which God speaks to us every day, every hour.
George Washington Carver
 
 
 
 
Poetry is life distilled.
Gwendolyn Brooks
 
 
 
 
Vulnerability in the face of constant change is what we share, whatever our present condition.
Sharon Salzberg
 
 
 
 
Illness is the night-side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick.
Susan Sontag
 
 
 
 
If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him — the people who give you their food give you their heart.
Cesar Chavez
 
 
 
 
Falling down is an accident; staying down is a choice.
Unknown