Quotations for Today

 

“It is not a sign of good health to be well adjusted to a sick society.” – J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986)

“We Americans are locked in an asylum for the criminally insane with the criminally insane, and they are armed to the hilt. We are in a dangerous place. Yet we continue to call ourselves free. Psychosis and delusion is not freedom.” – Charles Sullivan in ‘Contesting the Systems of Power 

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” – William Faulkner

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – the Dalai Lama (lots of great DL quotes here

“Many of the things we all struggle with in love and work can be helped by conversation. Without conversation, studies show that we are less empathic, less connected, less creative and fulfilled. We are diminished, in retreat.” – from Reclaiming Conversation – The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, by Sherry Turkle

“A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.” – Bertrand De Jouvenel

“What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?” – Ursula K. LeGuin

“The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naïve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.” HL Mencken

“I do not want to talk about what you understand about this world. I want to know what you will do about it. I do not want to know what you hope. I want to know what you will work for. I do not want your sympathy for the needs of humanity. I want your muscle.”  Robert Fulghum

"Always keep 2 pieces of paper in your pockets. One says, “I am a speck of dust;” the other, “The world was created for me.”  Rabbi Bunim

“Hoard each joyous moment that comes to you. No one knows how it will all end.” – Háfiz

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