Happy is the house that shelters a friend.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson, (1803 – 1882)
The future is an infinite succession of presents,
and to live now as we think human beings should live,
in defiance of all that is bad around us,
is itself a marvelous victory.
~Howard Zinn, (1922 – 2010)
Each moment is a chance
for us to make peace
with the world,
to make peace
possible for the world,
to make happiness
possible for the world.
~Thich Nhat Hanh
You can come out of the furnace of trouble two ways:
if you let it consume you, you come out a cinder;
but there is a kind of metal which refuses to be consumed,
and comes out a star.
Everything in the universe is
Ask all from yourself.
~Rumi, (1207 – 1273)
I really just want
to be warm yellow light
over everyone I love.
Being still does not mean don’t move.
It means move in peace.
~E’yen A. Gardner
There is a voice
that doesn’t use words.
Why are there trees I never walk under,
but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?
~Walt Whitman, (1819 – 1892)
The dream of my life
Is to lie down by a slow river
And stare at the light in the trees-
To learn something by being nothing
A little while but the rich
Lens of attention.