I Like These…

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them… Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
-Rainer Maria Rilke

“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“I’m gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked.”
-Jimi Hendrix

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.

“There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
-Marianne Williamson

“When I fed the poor, they called me a saint. When I asked why are they poor, they called me a communist.”
-Archbishop Dom Helder Camara

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
-Scott Adams, creator of “Dilbert”

“The powers in charge keep us in a perpetual state of fear, keep us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, never to have been quite real.”
-General Douglas MacArthur

If we don’t stop the Reds in South Vietnam, tomorrow they will be in Hawaii, and next week they will be in San Francisco.”                                                                                        -US President Lyndon Johnson

“If you love peace, then hate injustice, hate tyranny, hate
greed—but hate these things in yourself, not in another.”                                               -Mahatma Ghandhi

“If you took all the fools out of the Legislature, it wouldn’t be a
representative body anymore.”                                                                                                         -State Senator Carl Parker of Texas

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One Response to I Like These…

  1. David says:

    Especially liked the quote by Gen. MacArthur. Things certainly haven’t changed much since then. I wonder what the fabric of our country would be like if he was Speaker of the House and Gen. Patton was Majority leader of the Senate! Or the other way around. Unfortunately, things won’t change.

    Being relatively naive, and certainly optimistic, I used to feel like the will of the people would influence their elected leader’s votes. Well, I was correct, but at the time, I didn’t realize that that was the very problem! I didn’t know that votes only correlated with money and power. I’m sure that leaders of both parties probably agree on many issues, but they need votes from their constituents to retain their positions. I don’t remember how old/young I was, but what a “Duh!” moment that was! Oh, to be naive again! A quality many people possess without knowing it, and at the same time, a quality that I wish I still had.

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