Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Words of Wisdom for Troubled Times

What 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 or democracy?
-Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi-

Hating is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
-Harry Fosdick-

The use of force is but temporary. It may subdue for a moment; but it does not remove the necessity of subduing again.
-Edmund Burke-

In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are no winners, but all are losers.
-Neville Chamberlain-

Civilization is a constant quest for non-violent means of solving conflicts; it is a common quest for peace.
-Max Ascoli-

What we call evil is simply ignorance bumping it's head in the dark.
-Henry Ford-

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
-Mao Tse-Tung-

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
-Jonathan Swift-


The measure of civilization is the degree in which the method of cooperative intelligence replaces the method of brute force.
-John Dewey-

When a man is doing something he's ashamed of, he always declares it is his duty.
-George Bernard Shaw-

The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear
-Krishnamurti-

Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate'
-John F. Kennedy-

The enemies of freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot.
-W.R. Inge-

3 Comments:

At 12/7/05 10:24 pm, Blogger Digger said...

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At 12/7/05 11:12 pm, Blogger Digger said...

The following is excerpted from the website link above:
Imagine
A NEW REASON FOR GRATITUDE


The five steps suggested here are small, but they work.
It helps that they are small: anyone can take them.


Say one word today that gives a fearful person courage.

Calmly hold someone's hand today and spread calm.

Look a stranger in the eyes today and realize that there are no strangers.

Give someone an unexpected smile today and so contribute your share to peace on earth.

Listen to the news today and put at least one item to the test of Common Sense.



The five steps I am suggesting here are small, but they work. It helps that they are small: anyone can take them. Imagine a world where everyone— maybe even its leaders — are brave, calm, and open towards each other; a world whose people realize that all human beings belong together as one family and must act accordingly;
in a world guided by Common Sense.
To the extent to which we show ourselves not hateful but grateful
this becomes reality.

Br. David Steindl-Rast, O.S.B.
www.gratefulness.org

 
At 18/7/05 1:46 pm, Blogger kancilzilla said...

Thanks for the great link. You're right, I love the site. I especially like the collection of children's drawings.

 

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