Thursday, April 28, 2005
with a view to conversion. Faith does not admit of telling. But when
it is lived it becomes self-propagating.
~ Mohandas K. Gandhi ~
Stephen Jay Gould
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
"It has gradually become clear to me what every great philosophy up till now has consisted of - namely, the confession of its originator, and a species of involuntary and unconscious autobiography; and moreover that the moral (or immoral) purpose in every philosophy has constituted the true vital germ out of which the entire plant has always grown."
"To live - is not that just endeavouring to be otherwise than this Nature? Is not living valuing, preferring, being unjust, being limited, endeavouring to be different?"
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), Beyond Good and Evil (1885)
Monday, April 25, 2005
--- Margaret Mead
Sunday, April 24, 2005
-- Catherine Sundberg
the beautiful. I am surrounded by it. I am immersed in it. In my
youth I am aware of it. And in old age I shall walk quietly the beautiful
-Navajo Prayer from Earth Prayers, by Elizabeth Roberts, San
Francisco: Harper and Row, 1991
Saturday, April 23, 2005
--- Imam Ali
"Seek Truth for Authority, not Authority for Truth."
--- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
"Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities
has the power to make you commit atrocities."
(Have the courage to know)
Monday, April 18, 2005
Sunday, April 17, 2005
commitment to one another. Let us circle this globe, our fragile, island
home, in worship.
We summon ourselves from the demands and delights of
the daily round
from the dirty dishes and unwaxed floors,
from the unmowed grass and untrimmed bushes,
from all incompletenesses and not-yet startednesses,
from the unholy and unresolved.
We summon oursleves to attend to our vision
of peace and justice,
of cleanliness and health,
of the lovely and the holy,
of who we are and what we can do.
We summon the power of tradition and the exhilaration
the wisdom of the ages and the knowing of the very young
We summon beauty, eloquence, poetry, music to be the
bearers of our dreams.
We would open our eyes,
to the amplest dimensions of life.
We rejoice in the manifold promises and possibilities.
Gorden B. McKeeman
from Rejoice Together, collected by Helen R. Pickett
Skinner House Books, Boston
--- Albert Einstein
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
--- Jack London
Sunday, April 10, 2005
-- Jack Mendelsohn
Saturday, April 09, 2005
--- Abraham Lincoln
Sunday, April 03, 2005
--- Jean Paul Sartre