Quotations for Today

 

“You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him think.” – Rebecca Solnit      

“You must locate your deepest private feelings – philosophical, religious, spiritual – and then decide to live out these beliefs in a commensurate way, in public, as much as possible without compromise.” – Marv Davidov, peace activist (quoted in Nukewatch Quarterly, Spring 2012 issue)

“Let us face it: an Earthling’s sense of humor and fascination with sex makes it impossible for him or her to concentrate seriously on anything, even his or her survival, for more than an hour at a time.” – Kurt Vonnegut in a speech in 1970

Lily Tomlin said, “No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up.”

“In any case, community is not about perfect people. It is about people who are bonded to each other, each of whom is a mixture of good and bad, darkness and light, love and hate.” – Jean Vanier

“Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. Above all, thou shalt not be a bystander.” – Quote displayed at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. – quoted in "Heat – How to Stop the Planet from Burning," by George Monbiot, Doubleday, 2006.

“Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.” – H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic (1880-1956)

 

“Hoard each joyous moment that comes to you.

No one knows how it will all end.”

Háfiz

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