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We must meet hate with love. We must meet physical force with soul force. There is still a voice crying out through the vista of time, saying: Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you. Then, and only then, can you matriculate into the university of eternal life. That same voice cries out in terms lifted to cosmic proportions: He who lives by the sword will perish by the sword. And history is replete with the bleached bones of nations that failed to follow this command. We must follow nonviolence and love.
-Martin Luther King, Jr., Give Us the Ballot, 17 May 1957
Travel is Fatal to Prejudice, Bigotry and Narrow-mindedness.
"life is like a good massage. you just don't want it to stop."
-Mike Stern, Island Guy
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
Fair words cost nothing.
It is more difficult to restrain words than it is to release them.
-George H. Delpit Jr.
Anyone can become angry -- that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way -- that is not easy.
On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
2B in a united state, one must know what that united state is...
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
...Sir, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of the means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people, armed in the Holy cause of Liberty, and in such a country as that which we posses, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battle for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave... Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.
States are as the men, they grow out of human characters.
You can judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
There are many hypotheses in science which are wrong. That's perfectly all right; they're the aperture to finding out what's right. Science is a self-correcting process. To be accepted, new ideas must survive the most rigorous standards of evidence and scrutiny.
In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken," and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.
One love, one heart. Let's get together and feel all right.
Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Not one of them who took up in his youth with this opinion that there are no gods, ever continued until old age faithful to his conviction.
It is enough for me to contemplate the mystery of conscious life, perpetuating itself through all eternity; to reflect upon the marvelous structure of the Universe; and to try humbly to comprehend even an infinitesimal part of the intelligence manifested in nature.
-- Albert Einstein
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
-- Albert Einstein
To have a friend, be one.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
-Christian D. Larsen
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
Plan your work; work your plan.
-Mary Kay Ash
Methods are the masters of masters.
-Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand
I will prepare, and some day my chance will come.
I was born to a woman I never knew and raised by another who took in orphans. I do not know my background, my lineage, my biological or cultural heritage. But when I meet someone new, I treat them with respect. For, after all, they could be my people.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
-Carl G. Jung
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come ninety percent of all your happiness or misery.
-H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Commitment is healthiest when it's not without doubt but in spite of doubts.
Love is considered the most basic emotion that human awareness can feel; therefore, it is the closest to the source of life.
I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.
I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life."
I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
-Dr. Maya Angelou
Those who laugh - last.
A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.
-Chinese fortune cookie
The consequences of speaking your mind are far better than the consequences of not speaking at all.
And then again, maybe not.
I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have sense enough to do without my persuading them.
-Harry S. Truman
A focused class takes better pictures.
-8th grade OK Science student