Those who are determined to be ‘offended’ will discover a provocation somewhere.. We cannot possibly adjust enough to please the fanatics, and it is degrading to make the attempt.
( Christopher Hitchens )
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
A healthy forest is worth much more than the resources we extract from its destruction.
It’s a good day to have a good day.
The culture’s problem lies above all in the belief that controlling and abusing the natural world is justifiable.
( Derrick Jensen )
I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.
We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, and we create the dreams.
( Albert Einstein )
Your religion may tell you to pray, but you have no right to impose that prayer on others.
You don’t get to impose your belief or rituals on others.
Believe whatever you want but keep it to yourself, in your thoughts.
If you want to understand any problem in America, you need to focus on who profits from that problem, not who suffers from the problem.
( Dr Amos Wilson )
The common man or woman, whether they are Israeli or Palestinian, Protestant or Catholic, or Iraqi, or American, the common man just wants to live in peace and justice in a clean environment.. When we look around the world and we see that that is not the case, we know the will of the majority is not being listened to.. That’s the first sign that our system is broken.
( Woody Harrelson )
I’ve always loved the idea of not being what others expect me to be.
You can stand tall without standing on someone.
You can be a victor without having victims.
( Harriett Woods )
The ability to step into the shoes of another, aiming to understand their feelings and perspectives, and to use that understanding to guide our actions.
If my decomposing carcass helps nourish the roots of a juniper tree or the wings of a vulture, that is immortality for me.. And as much as anyone deserves.
( Edward Abbey )
Is what you believe true, or do you just believe that it’s true because you were taught it was true and you never looked any further.
Wars are not about freedom.
Wars are about control of resources, greed, selfishness, and power.
And the people are fed lies and propaganda.
A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors, are not victims but accomplices.
( George Orwell )
As we grow older the things we used to tolerate have become intolerable.
Where we once remained quiet, we are now speaking the truth.
Where we once argued, we are now choosing to remain silent.
We begin to understand that there are some situations that no longer deserve our time and energy.
How wonderful it is to stay silent when someone expects you to be angry.
The worst decisions are made under the shade of loneliness.
( R.H. Sin )
Just because we can.. Doesn’t mean we should.
Be grateful for the positive things in your life..
Rather than worrying about what you might be missing.
Treat everyone you meet as if they were you.
( Doug Dillon )
My soul recognises your soul.
There is no difference between us.
We are the same .. We are one.
Sometimes we need to be silent, swallow our pride, and accept we are wrong.
It’s not giving up, it’s simply being grown up.
Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.
( Dalai Lama )
We must stop making stupid people famous.
Some people are cut from a different cloth..
And they don’t make that fabric anymore.
It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.
( Thomas Paine )
Victory is reserved for those who believe they are worthy of victory.
Judge others by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.
Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.
( Mary Oliver )
It always seems to rain the hardest on those who deserve the sun.
Sometimes your greatest accomplishment will just be keeping your mouth shut.
Don’t take your organs to Heaven..
Heaven knows we need them here.
They have promised that dreams can come true..
But forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams, too.
( Oscar Wilde )
The good, caring folk use their freedom of speech for those who have no voice.
I want to live simply.
I want to fall asleep when the moon is high..
And wake up slowly with no place to rush off to.
I don’t want to be governed by money or clocks
Or any restraints that society imposes.
I just want to be me.
Forgiveness empties the past of its power to empty the present of its peace.
( L.R. Knost )
It’s hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it’s damn near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person.
( Bill Murray )