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Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet.
by Harry Belafonte

Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet.
I'm always in Africa...
And when I go to these places I see American policy
written on the walls of oppression everywhere.
- Harry Belafonte

Fascism is fascism.
Terrorism is terrorism.
Oppression is oppression.
- Harry Belafonte

You can cage the singer but not the song.
- Harry Belafonte

This generosity that has been offered to the United
States says very much about the Venezuelan spirit.
- Harry Belafonte

 

You can be arrested and not charged.
You can be arrested and have no right to counsel.
- Harry Belafonte

I've always been supportive of the right of Israel as a state,
and I've always fought against anti-Semitism,
even in my own community.
- Harry Belafonte

I think Bush has a very selfish, arrogant point of view.
I think he is interested in power, I think he believes
his truth is the only truth,
and that he will do what he wants to do despite the people.
- Harry Belafonte

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The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die.
And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

Our grandchildren's grandchildren will shake their heads in shame
at some of the beliefs that we hold most dear today -
the question is, which ones?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Nelson Mandela

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.
- Bob Proctor

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins

Our daily decisions create the scrapbook of our life.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Adversity can crush our spirit -
or strengthen it - it is our choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today;
it is rather the vital necessity of action today
to ensure our strength tomorrow.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

At all times and under all circumstances,
we have the power to transform the quality of our lives.
- Werner Erhard

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
- Soren Kierkegaard

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes...
and the choices we make
are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If we would guide by the light of reason
we must let our minds be bold.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal,
and then leap in the dark to our success.
- Henry David Thoreau

We censor our actions, but
our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller


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