Happy New Year everybody, I hope this year brings peace, prosperity, and well-being.
“In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, never in want.” – Old Irish toast
In all living there is a certain narrowness of application which leads to breadth and power. We have to concentrate on a thing in order to master it. Then we must be broad enough not to be narrowed by our specialties.
— Ralph Washington Sockman
Whoever you are, whatever your dream, you have to be strong in your head and strong in your heart. Be strong. There’s no quitting in the person who wants it bad enough.
— Carly Patterson
The root of all difficulty and conflict lies in the mind; therefore, the solution to all difficulty and conflict lies in changing the mind.
— Kusan Sunim
Everything’s got a moral if only you can find it.
— Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)
The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
It is ever the invisible that is the object of our profoundest worship. With the lover it is not the seen but the unseen that he muses upon.
— Christian Nestell Bovee
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own deeds.
— Miguel de Cervantes
In the midst of global crises such as pollution, wars and famine, kindness may too easily be dismissed as a “soft issue,” or a luxury to be addressed after the urgent problems are solved. But kindness is the greatest need in all those areas — kindness toward the environment, toward other nations, toward the needs of people who are suffering. Until we reflect basic kindness in everything we do, our political gestures will be fleeting and fragile. Simple kindness may be the most vital key to the riddle of how human beings can live with each other in peace, and care properly for this planet we all share.
— Bo Lozoff