"First they came for the Communists, but I was
not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they
came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but
I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came
for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak
out. And when they came for me, there was no one left
to speak out for me." -- Martin Niemoeller
difference does it make to the dead, the orphans,
and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is
wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the
holy name of liberty and democracy?" -- M K
"I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel
in your temple, pray in your church. For you and
I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit."
-- Kahlil Gibran
anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and
forget about progress and prosperity for our community...
Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the
aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes
and for our own. " -- Cesar Chavez
"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding.
I want the understanding which bringeth peace"
-- Helen Keller
"The truth shall make you free." -- The
Bible, John 8:32
wisdom falls of its own weight." -- Horace
" What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom 'to' and freedom 'from'." - Marilyn vos Savant
"The poverty of
our century is unlike that of any other. It is not,
as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity,
but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest
of the world by the rich. Consequently, the modern
poor are not pitied...but written off as trash.
The twentieth-century consumer economy has produced
the first culture for which a beggar is a reminder
of nothing" -- John Berger
you want to know your past, look into your present
conditions. If you want to know your future, look
into your present actions." - Buddhist
"Only the educated
are free." -- Epictetus
are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot
appear to them except in the form of bread.
"I am a woman,
hear me roar / In numbers too big to ignore, / And
I know too much / To go back and pretend."
-- Helen Reddy
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light
can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love
can do that." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Taxes shall be levied according
to ability to pay. That is the only American principle"
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt
'neoconservatives' are neither new nor conservative,
but old as Babylon and evil as Hell" -
"The only sure weapon against
bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better
ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a
liberal education." -- Alfred Whitney
believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
will have the final word in reality. This is why
right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
future belongs to those who believe in the beauty
of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt
achieve the ideals that we hold dear while killing
innocent people around the world."
- Charlie Jackson
"Pray for all
of those who kill and are killed, for both are victims
of violence." - Charlie Jackson
three things the world is sustained: On
judgment (din) on truth (emeth) and on peace (shalom)."
"The best thing
we can do if we love our troops is to demand an
immediate end to this war - and bring them home
alive!" - Charlie Jackson
nation of sheep soon begets a government of wolves
We risk living in a
world where continuous military conflict, rather
than peace, becomes the norm." - Charlie Jackson
truth is on the march and nothing will stop it."
"For two people
in a marriage to live together day after day is
unquestionably the one miracle the Vatican has overlooked."
-- Bill Cosby
forget not that the earth delights to feel your
bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."
"Sympathy is no substitute
for action." -- David Livingstone
quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
"This used to be a helluva
good country. I can't understand what's gone wrong
with it." - George Hanson in Easy Rider (1969)
is the season which engages the whole world in a
conspiracy of love." - Hamilton
"Action is the antidote to
despair. " - Joan Baez
is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but
not for man's greed." ~
Mohandas K. Gandhi
"Is not marriage
an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning
of the world, that such as are in the institution
wish to get out, and such as are out wish to get
in?" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
are the chief business of a conqueror of the world."
Bernard Shaw's, Caesar and Cleopatra
"I don't make
jokes. I just watch the government and report the
facts." -- Will Rogers
Satan called...he wants his weather back."
-- Anon on FB
worth doing is completed in our lifetime,
Therefore, we are saved by hope. -
"I think men who
have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage.
They've experienced pain and bought jewelry."
-- Rita Rudner
like to build a highway for healing and unity."
"It will be a
great day when our schools have all the money they
need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to
buy a new bomber." -- Anon
thirsty earth soaks up the rain, And drinks, and
gapes for drink again; The plants suck in the earth,
and are, With constant drinking fresh and fair.
- Abraham Cowley
"It's no wonder
that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has
to make sense." -- Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
is the thing with feathers, that perches in the
soul, and sings the tune without words, and never
stops at all." -
"But the greatest menace to
our civilization today is the conflict between giant
organized systems of self-righteousness -- each
system only too delighted to find that the other
is wicked -- each only too glad that the sins give
it the pretext for still deeper hatred and animosity."
-- Herbert Butterfield
head is a world." -
South Texas proverb
first question which the priest and the Levite asked
[on the Jericho Road] was: If I stop to help
this man, what will happen to me?' But...the good
Samaritan reversed the question: If I do not
stop to help this man, what will happen to him?'"
Luther King, Jr.
does not change men (or women), it only unmasks
them" -- Mme. Riccoboni
we live at each other's mercy, we had better learn
to be merciful" -
William Sloan Coffin
task of art is enormous... Art should cause violence
to be set aside. And it is only art that can accomplish
"What's the use of sending
a $2 million missile into a $10 tent to hit a camel
in the butt?" -- George W. Bush
heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of
you happen to have the same ones and can savor your
reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods.
- Bill Cosby
is the worst form of violence." - Mahatma
and the devil are fighting for mastery, and the
battlefield is the heart of man." -
"As you see yourself,
I once saw myself; as you see me now, you will be
seen." -- Mexican Proverb
a lamp, it [love] needs to be fed out of the oil
of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
- Henry Ward Beecher
is it written in the Constitution ... that you may
take children from their parents and parents from
their children, and compel them to fight the battles
of any war in which the folly and wickedness of
the government may engage itself?" -
"You can complain
because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because
thorns have roses." -- Ziggy
it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call
it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are,
you need one. -
does one find good in a world with so much pain
....? The answer is not to try find 'good' but to
create it, by helping one person at a time. "
"And when he gets
To Saint Peter he will tell:
'One more Marine reporting, Sir!
I've done my time in Hell.'" -- Guadalcanal
is a strange and long war, the war that violence
is forever waging against truth. All the efforts
of violence are powerless to weaken truth, and serve
only to make it stronger." - Blaise
has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money
even to be defeated." - Will
wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as
I could!" -
This is unparalyzed
in the state's history. -- Gib Lewis, Texas Speaker
of the House