Quotations for Today


“I know what the greatest cure is: it is to give up, to relinquish, to surrender, so that our little hearts may beat in unison with the great heart of the world.” – Henry Miller

“Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.” – Ruth Gordon

“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

“We have art in order not to perish of truth.” ~ Nietzsche

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are confident and the intelligent full of doubt.” ~ Bertrand Russell – quoted in CCPA Monitor, April 2008

“Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet.” – Alice Walker

“Expect nothing; live frugally on surprise.” – Alice Walker

“A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.” – Paul Dudley White, physician (1886-1973)

“He who doesn’t know is an ignoramus. He who knows and keeps quiet is a scoundrel.” – Bertolt Brecht in ‘Galileo’

“If you think you’re too small to be effective, you’ve obviously never been in bed with a mosquito.” – source unknown

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