Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
~ D.H. Lawrence
on the front porch
Through violence you may murder a murderer,
but you can't murder murder.
Through violence you may murder a liar,
but you can't establish truth.
Through violence you may murder a hater,
but you can't murder hate.
Darkness cannot put out darkness.
Only light can do that...
Difficult and painful as it is,
we must walk on in the days ahead with an audacious faith in the future.
When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair,
and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights,
let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe,
working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil,
a power that is able to make a way out of no way
and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows.
Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long,
but it bends toward justice.
— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1929-1968
Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer;
into a selflessness which links us with all humanity. — Nancy Astor, British politician
To become educated is to move from cocksure ignorance to thoughtful uncertainty. — Anon
The truth which makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
— Herbert Agar (A Time for Greatness )
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. — Alvin Toffler
It is easy -- terribly easy -- to shake a man's faith in himself.
To take advantage of that to break a man's spirit is devil's work.
Take care of what you are doing. Take care.
— George Bernard Shaw, Candida
The biggest cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid people are so sure about things and the intelligent folks are so full of doubts. — Bertrand Russell