|John Adams||Human nature itself is evermore an advocate for liberty. There is also in human nature a resentment of injury, and indignation against wrong. A love of truth and a veneration of virtue. These amiable passions, are the "latent spark"… If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what better principle can the friends of mankind apply than to the sense of this difference?|
|Aesop||No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.|
|Hannah Arendt||In politics, love is a stranger, and when it intrudes upon it nothing is being achieved except hypocrisy. All the characteristics you stress in the Negro people: their beauty, their capacity for joy, their warmth, and their humanity, are well-known characteristics of all oppressed people. They grow out of suffering and they are the proudest possession of all pariahs. Unfortunately, they have never survived the hour of liberation by even five minutes. Hatred and love belong together, and they are both destructive; you can afford them only in private and, as a people, only so long as you are not free.|
|Mikhail A. Bakunin||Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it.|
|Harry Bridges||No man has ever been born a Negro hater, a Jew hater, or any other kind of hater. Nature refuses to be involved in such suicidal practices.|
|James Bryce||Individualism, the love of enterprise, and the pride in personal freedom, have been deemed by Americans not only as their choicest, but their peculiar and exclusive possessions.|
|Buddha||Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.|
|Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton||If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.|
|Pablo Casals||The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?|
|Zechariah Chafee, Jr.||You make men love their government and their country by giving them the kind of government and the kind of country that inspire respect and love; a country that is free and unafraid, that lets the discontented talk in order to learn the causes of their discontent and end those causes, that refuses to impel men to spy on their neighbors, that protects its citizens vigorously from harmful acts while it leaves the remedies for objectionable ideas to counter-argument and time.|
|Sir Winston Churchill||I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.|
|Salvador de Madariaga||He is free who knows how to keep in his own hand the power to decide, at each step, the course of his life, and who lives in a society which does not block the exercise of that power.|
|Dieter Duhm||There can be no peace on earth as long as there is war in love.|
|John J. Dunphy||How wonderful the world might be if only we gave to each other all the|
love we claim to give to God, a thought which has been expressed time and
time again, yet it still manages to resound with a poignance that is almost
painful. Such a world can be ours, sisters and brothers. Let us work
together to achieve it.
|John J. Dunphy||I am convinced that the battle for humankind's future|
must be waged and won in the public school classroom
by teachers that correctly perceive their role as proselytizers of a new faith:
a religion of humanity that recognizes and respects the spark
of what theologians call divinity in every human being...
The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and new --
the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery,
and the new faith of humanism, resplendent with the promise of a world
in which the never-realized Christian ideal of 'love thy neighbor' will finally be achieved.
|Sigmund Freud||It is always possible to bind together a considerable number of people in love, so long as there are other people left over to receive the manifestations of their aggressiveness.|
|Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi||Once one assumes an attitude of intolerance, there is no knowing where it will take one. Intolerance, someone has said, is violence to the intellect and hatred is violence to the heart.|
|Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi||Nonviolence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our very being.|
|Andre Gide||It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.|
|Henry Giles||Not until right is founded upon reverence will it be secure; not until duty is based upon love will it be complete; not until liberty is based on eternal principles will it be full, equal, lofty, and universal.|
|Johann Wolfgang von Goethe||The main thing is to have a soul that loves the truth and harbours it where he finds it. And another thing: truth requires constant repetition, because error is being preached about us all the time, and not only by isolated individuals but by the masses. In the newspapers and encyclopedias, in schools and universities, everywhere error rides high and basks in the consciousness of having the majority on its side.|
|Johann Wolfgang von Goethe||Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.|
|Elizabeth Harrison||Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.|
|William Hazlitt||The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.|
|Robert A. Heinlein||Love your country, but never trust its government.|
|Eric Hoffer||The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.|
|Josiah Gilbert Holland||Perfect love holds the secret of the world's perfect liberty.|
|Robert G. Ingersoll||Love is the only bow on Life's dark cloud. It is the morning and the evening star. It shines upon the babe, and sheds its radiance on the quiet tomb. It is the mother of art, inspirer of poet, patriot and philosopher. It is the air and light of every heart -- builder of every home, kindler of every fire on every hearth. It was the first to dream of immortality. It fills the world with melody -- for music is the voice of love. Love is the magician, the enchanter, that changes worthless things to Joy, and makes royal kings and queens of common clay. It is the perfume of that wondrous flower, the heart, and without that sacred passion, that divine swoon, we are less than beasts; but with it, earth is heaven, and we are gods.|
|Jesus of Nazareth||But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.|
|Immanuel Kant||The human heart refuses to believe in a universe without purpose.|
|Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.||In our struggle against racial segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, I came to see at a very early stage that a synthesis of Gandhi's method of nonviolence and the Christian ethic of love is the best weapon available to Negroes for this struggle for freedom and human dignity. It may well be that the Gandhian approach will bring about a solution to the race problem in America. His spirit is a continual reminder to oppressed people that it is possible to resist evil and yet not resort to violence.|
|Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.||We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.|
|Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.||I have a dream that one day ... the sons of former slave owners|
will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
|Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.||We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.|
|Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.||When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, 'Free at last! free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!'|
|Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.||Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.|
|Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.||I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. |
|C. S. Lewis||A man may have to die for our country: but no man must, in any exclusive sense, live for his country. He who surrenders himself without reservation to the temporal claims of a nation, or a party, or a class is rendering to Caesar that which, of all things, most emphatically belongs to God: himself.|
|Anne Morrow Lindbergh||Him that I love, I wish to be free -- even from me.|
|John Locke||To love truth for truth's sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues.|
|Nelson Mandela||I always knew that deep down in every human heart, there is mercy and generosity. No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than the opposite.|
|Everett Dean Martin||Tolerance is a better guarantee of freedom than brotherly love; for a man may love his brother so much that he feels himself thereby appointed his brother’s keeper.|
|Howard Martin||Forgiving releases you from the punishment of a self-made prison where you are both the inmate and the jailer.|
|Andre Maurois||In literature as in love, we are astonished by what is chosen by others.|
|Whitney Moore, Jr.||We create an environment where it is alright to hate, to steal, to cheat, and to lie if we dress it up with symbols of respectability, dignity and love.|
|Huey P. Newton||I think what motivates people is not great hate,|
but great love for other people.
|Ovid||Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.|
|St. Peter||Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.|
|Everett Piper||Honesty demands that we boldly pursue ideas tested by time, defended by reason, validated by experience, and confirmed by revelation. We will only find truth when we place our confidence in it and not in ourselves. We will only learn when we love truth enough to measure all ideas with a measuring rod outside of those things being measured and are willing to discard those ideas we find to be "intolerable," inferior, and useless.|
|Proverb||An honest answer is the sign of true friendship.|
|Ayn Rand||I swear by my life, and love of it,|
that I will never live for the sake of another man,
nor ask another man to live for mine.
|Ronald Reagan||As we struggle to teach our children … we dare not forget that our civilization was built by men and women who placed their faith in a loving God. If Congress can begin each day with a moment of prayer … so then can our sons and daughters.|
|Bertrand Russell||To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.|
|Girolamo Savonarola||Do you wish to be free? Then above all things, love God, love your neighbor, love one another, love the common weal; then you will have true liberty.|
|Albert Schweitzer||I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end.|
|Lucius Annaeus Seneca||Friendship is always helpful, but love sometimes even does harm|
|George Bernard Shaw||The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essense of inhumanity.|
|William Gilmore Simms||The only rational liberty is that which is born of subjection, reared in the fear of God and the love of man.|
|Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn||We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation… We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.|
|Tecumseh||Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.\\|
Trouble no one about his religion.\\
Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours.\\
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.\\
Seek to make your life long and of service to your people.\\
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.\\
Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.\\
Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.\\
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. \\
Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.\\
Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.\\
When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.\\
Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.
|Mother Teresa||If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.|
|The Holy Bible||For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.|
|The Holy Bible||Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.|
|Paul Tillich||The first duty of love is to listen.|
|Unknown||On the surface of the world right now there is|
War and violence and things seem dark.
But calmly and quietly, at the same time,
Something else is happening underground.
An inner revolution is taking place
And certain individuals are being called to a higher light.
It is a silent revolution.
From the inside out. From the ground up.
This is a Global operation.
A Spiritual Conspiracy.
There are sleeper cells in every nation on the planet.
You won't see us on the TV.
You won't read about us in the newspaper.
You won't hear about us on the radio.
We don't seek any glory.
We don't wear any uniform.
We come in all shapes and sizes, colors and styles.
Most of us work anonymously.
We are quietly working behind the scenes
In every country and culture of the world
Cities big and small, mountains and valleys,
In farms and villages, tribes and remote islands.
You could pass by one of us on the street
And not even notice.
We go undercover.
We remain behind the scenes.
It is of no concern to us who takes the final credit
But simply that the work gets done.
Occasionally we spot each other in the street.
We give a quiet nod and continue on our way.
During the day many of us pretend we have normal jobs
But behind the false storefront at night
Is where the real work takes place.
Some call us the Conscious Army.
We are slowly creating a new world
With the power of our minds and hearts.
We follow, with passion and joy
Our orders come from the Central Spiritual Intelligence.
We are dropping soft, secret love bombs when no one is looking
Poems ~ Hugs ~ Music ~ Photography ~ Movies ~ Kind words ~
Smiles ~ Meditation and prayer ~ Dance ~ Social activism ~ Websites
Blogs ~ Random acts of kindness...
We each express ourselves in our own unique ways
With our own unique gifts and talents.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
That is the motto that fills our hearts.
We know it is the only way real transformation takes place.
We know that quietly and humbly we have the
Power of all the oceans combined.
Our work is slow and meticulous
Like the formation of mountains.
It is not even visible at first glance.
And yet with it entire tectonic plates
Shall be moved in the centuries to come.
Love is the new religion of the 21st century.
You don't have to be a highly educated person
Or have any exceptional knowledge to understand it.
It comes from the intelligence of the heart
Embedded in the timeless evolutionary pulse of all human beings.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Nobody else can do it for you.
We are now recruiting.
Perhaps you will join us
Or already have.
All are welcome.
The door is open.
|Virginia Declaration of Rights||That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and therefore all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience; and that it is the duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love and charity towards each other. |
|George Washington||Interwoven is the love of liberty with every ligament of the heart.|
|Daniel Webster||Knowledge is the only fountain both of love and the principles of human liberty.|
|Elie Wiesel||The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.|