The tragedy of modern war is not so much that young men die
but that they die fighting each other,
instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
-Edward Abbey, naturalist
and author (1927-1989)
Added by Peter Vizel on October 31, 2009 at 5:56am —
It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.
-William G. McAdoo, lawyer
and politician (1863-1941)
Added by Peter Vizel on October 26, 2009 at 6:01pm —
You talk when you cease to be
at peace with your thoughts.
-Khalil Gibran, mystic,
poet, and artist (1883-1931)
Added by Peter Vizel on October 26, 2009 at 5:02am —
One law for the lion and ox is oppression.
-William Blake, poet, engraver,
and painter (1757-1827)
Added by Peter Vizel on October 22, 2009 at 8:39am —
He who praises everybody,
Added by Peter Vizel on October 20, 2009 at 6:40am —
The easy confidence with which I know
another man's religion is folly
teaches me to suspect that my own is also.
-Mark Twain, author
and humorist (1835-1910)
Added by Peter Vizel on October 19, 2009 at 12:51pm —
A word in a dictionary is very much like a car in a mammoth motorshow -- full of potential, but temporarily inactive.
-Anthony Burgess, author (1917-1993)
Added by Peter Vizel on October 18, 2009 at 1:46am —
We've all got both light and dark inside us.
What matters is the part we choose to act on.
That's who we really are.
author (b. 1965)
Added by Peter Vizel on October 16, 2009 at 7:05pm —
On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain:
either you will reach a point higher up today, or
you will be training your powers so that you will be able
to climb higher tomorrow.
Added by Peter Vizel on October 16, 2009 at 4:33am —
Life is a beautiful interplay of imagination and manifestation. Known in other ways as feeling and thought, feminine and masculine, yin yang, each requires and adds to the other. In an amazing dance that allows us to create and recreate our world, these energies continuously merge into each other to form a union that brings wholeness to our expression. Inspiration held with determination is what creates our physical experience and when this process is conscious and balanced, great… Continue
Added by Harold W. Becker on October 15, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Excerpts from article:
Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for insects as well as for the stars. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.”~~ Albert Einstein
Introducing Einstein's Piper
Synchronicity: What is it?
Most of us have a sense… Continue
Added by Emergent Culture on October 14, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States.
Ask any Indian.
-Robert Orben, magician
and author (b. 1927)
Added by Peter Vizel on October 14, 2009 at 5:01am —
Death must be so beautiful.
To lie in the soft brown earth,
with the grasses waving above one's head,
and listen to silence.
To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow.
To forget time, to forgive life,
to be at peace.
Added by Peter Vizel on October 13, 2009 at 4:16am —
The first symptom of love in a young man is shyness;
the first symptom in a woman, it's boldness.
-Victor Hugo, poet, novelist
and dramatist (1802-1885)
Added by Peter Vizel on October 13, 2009 at 4:10am —
Plenty of kind, decent, caring people have no religious beliefs,
and they act out of the goodness of their hearts.
Conversely, plenty of people who profess to be religious,
even those who worship regularly,
show no particular interest in the world beyond themselves.
-John Danforth, priest,
ambassador, senator (b. 1936)
Added by Peter Vizel on October 10, 2009 at 3:21am —
Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially
if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake.
Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds
we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.
-Martin Luther King Jr.,
civil-rights leader (1929-1968)
Added by Peter Vizel on October 8, 2009 at 2:50am —
Only the educated are free.
philosopher (c. 60-120)
Added by Peter Vizel on October 6, 2009 at 1:22pm —
In one and the same fire, clay grows hard
and wax melts.
-Francis Bacon, essayist,
philosopher, and statesman (1561-1626)
Added by Peter Vizel on October 6, 2009 at 9:10am —
For me, words are a form of action,
capable of influencing change.
writer and teacher (b. 1944)
Added by Peter Vizel on October 6, 2009 at 3:53am —
In reality, every reader is, while he is reading,
the reader of his own self.
Added by Peter Vizel on October 6, 2009 at 3:50am —