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Good Quotes:

When you are accustomed to privilege, then equality feels like oppression.

Arwa Mahdawi

Fret not because of the wicked; do not be envious of wrongdoers

for they will soon fade like the grass; and wither like the green herb

Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable


In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot.

Czesław Miłosz

Why are so many people seemingly happy to give away their personal information and power to increasingly authoritarian forces? And why are they so confident that this power will never be used against them?

Judith Butler

The world would be so much better if we would love one another, treat one another right.

Nellie Mae Rowe

"When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw."

Nelson Mandela

“My son, everything works out in the end. If it hasn't, it’s because it's not the end.”

Fernando Sabino

A person who has a 'good side' for you to be on doesn't really have a good side.


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear."

Rosa Parks

a rule of life:

love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control;

underneath the vine, there needs to be a trellis

St. Benedict

The problem with man is that we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology.

E. O. Wilson

'The father of biodiversity.'

Corporate media coverage of politics is an effort to manufacture fantastical and complex sagas of intrigue, subterfuge, and mystery out of the very simple task of corrupt politicians enriching their donors.


Popularity is the sweet dessert of ego’s delusion.

Rachel Hackenberg

"Consumerism is attaching our heart to the acquisition of new and better things. It’s our preoccupation with novel goods or experiences. It’s the (usually) silent, buried belief that if we can buy enough or travel enough or have the right experiences or the most interesting friends, we can make ourselves whole."

Tish Harrison Warren

Happy Shopping?

Climate change is real, it’s human-caused, its impacts are serious and there are solutions if we act now.

Katherine Hayhoe

"Trump exploited low and middle-income white people's anger over their deteriorating life prospects to mobilize racial animus and xenophobia and enlist their support for policies that benefit high-income people and corporations and threaten health. His signature legislative achievement, a trillion-dollar tax cut for corporations and high-income individuals, opened a budget hole that he used to justify cutting food subsidies and health care. His appeals to racism, nativism, and religious bigotry have emboldened white nationalists and vigilantes, and encouraged police violence and, at the end of his term in office, insurrection."

Woolhandler, Himmelstein, et. al.

“Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.” — Benito Mussolini

"...a ploy to keep the poor of all races fighting each other instead of the system that disempowers them—continues to mold our thinking and our actions."

Jennifer Brownell

"When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety; if I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, without pain. What I want also wants me."


"More is achieved by love than hate.

Hate is the downfall of any race or nation."

Josephine Baker

In the end, she earned the Medaille de la Résistance Avec Palme, the Croix de Guerre and the Legion d’Honneur, and was buried in the Pantheon. A true French heroine born in St. Louis Missouri, she aided and fought as a courageous agent for the French Resistance and reported directly to Jacques Abtey (who reported to Charles de Gaulle), head of French counterintelligence in WWII. She was the only American woman ever to receive full French military honors at her funeral.

The only difference between a heretic and a prophet is timing.

Bishop Yvette Flunder

All work has dignity. All work can be a ministry.

“Our mistakes make us who we are, and teach us who we can be. Without bad choices, we can’t be wholly human."

Jonathan Martinis, the senior director for law and policy at a center for disability rights at Syracuse University

When you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Sherlock Holmes

Extraordinary conservatism keeps us extraordinarily ignorant.

Avi Loeb

"When I'm watchin' my TV

And a man comes on and tells me

How white my shirts can be

But he can't be a man 'cause he doesn't smoke

The same cigarettes as me"

The Rolling Stones

'reason is the natural organ of truth, but imagination is the organ of meaning'

C. S. Louis

Comfort is a form of suicide.

M. Janki

Don't underestimate me because I'm quiet.

I know more than I say, think more than I speak, and observe more than you know.

Michaela Chung

Profanity is the effort of a feeble brain to express itself forcibly.

Spencer W. Kimball

Music comes from an icicle

as it melts

to live again

as spring water

Henry Williamson

...a man hath no better thing under the sun than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry...

Ecclesiastes 8:15


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