Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities. ~ Aristotle
What mattered to my father was not the scale of an accomplishment, but that we did our share to make the world better,” she wrote. “That we learned we were part of something larger than ourselves. ~ Kara Kennedy
I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows. ~ Susan B. Anthony
A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
~George Bernard Shaw
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. ~ Mother Teresa
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
~ Mohandas Gandhi
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that
you plant. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
The inhabitants of the earth are of two sorts:
Those with brains, but no religion,
And those with religion, but no brains.
~Abu’l-`Ala’ al-Ma`arri (Arabic: أبو العلا المعري), poet of Ma`arra (Syria), 973–1057, quoted in Maalouf, Amin (1989). Crusades Through Arab Eyes.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one
can go. ~T.S. Eliot
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
~Martin Luther King Jr.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few
who are rich. ~John F. Kennedy
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller
The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy. It’s not our job to cozy up to power. We’re supposed to be the check and balance on government.
Poverty is the worst form of violence ~Mohandas Gandhi
Because of the interconnectedness of all minds, affirming a positive vision may be about the most sophisticated action any one of us can take. ~Willis Harman
Let’s be optimistic. Pessimism is for better times. ~Anonymous
History is a race between education and catastrophe. ~H.G. Wells
Teaching that impacts is not head to head, but heart to heart.
~Howard G. Hendricks
I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.