Monday, January 31, 2005
civilization, a deep pathology: The slaughter of young men."
Richard A. Koenigsberg
Sunday, January 30, 2005
but a habit.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
My ancestors were Puritans from England. They arrived here in 1648
in the hope of finding greater restrictions than were permissible
under English law at that time.
-- Garrison Keillor
Saturday, January 29, 2005
it expects what never was and never will be."
--- Thomas Jefferson
Monday, January 24, 2005
What does an Irish chicken do?
- Albert Einstein
is that genius has limits.
Monday, January 17, 2005
servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has
forgotten the gift.
~ Albert Einstein
Sunday, January 16, 2005
-- Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. This is
judgment. Life's most precious and urgent question is, What are you
"To be a Negro in America is to hope against hope. . Being a Negro in
America means trying to smile when you want to cry. It means trying to
on to physical life amid psychological death. It means the pain of
your children grow up with clouds of inferiority in their mental skies.
means having your legs cut off, and then being condemned for being a
cripple. It means seeing your mother and father spiritually murdered by
slings and arrows of daily exploitation, and then being hated for being
orphan." Martin Luther King, Jr., "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Sunday, January 09, 2005
- Mark Twain
Saturday, January 08, 2005
"A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion.
Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom
consider god-fearing and pious.
On the other hand, they do less easily move against
him, believing that he has the gods on his side"
Friday, January 07, 2005
continents throughout the coming years an endless strugle is going to
be pursued between violence and friendly persuasion, a struggle in
which, granted, the former has a thousand times the chances of success
than that of the latter. But I have always held that, if he who bases his
hopes on human nature is a fool, he who gives up in the face of circum-
stances is a coward. And henceforth, the only honorable course will be
to stake everything on a formidable gamble: that words are more powerful
Monday, January 03, 2005
I contribute to Peace when I strive to express the best of myself in my
contacts with others.
I contribute to Peace when I use my intelligence and my abilities to
serve the good.
I contribute to Peace when I feel compassion toward all those who
I contribute to Peace when I look upon all men and women as my brothers
and sisters, regardless of race, culture or religion.
I contribute to Peace when I listen with tolerance to opinions that
differ from mine, or even oppose them.
I contribute to Peace when I resort to dialogue, rather than to force,
to settle any conflict.
I contribute to Peace when I respect Nature and preserve it for
generations to come.
I contribute to Peace when I do not seek to impose my conception of God
I contribute to Peace when I make Peace the foundation of my ideals and
"Spirituality lets meaning flow into daily life."
Brother David Steindl-Rast, OSB
Sunday, January 02, 2005
If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who
must use the words."
-Philip K. Dick
Saturday, January 01, 2005