I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.” Katharine Hepburn, American actress (1907–2003) I never lose sight of the fact that just being is something to be grateful for on a daily basis.
Do you love me because I’m beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?” Oscar Hammerstein II, American librettist, theatrical producer, and theatre director of musicals (1895-1960) Actually it is both.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.” Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian diplomat, politician, historian, and writer (1469-1527) Indeed I feel I am growing wiser, more tolerant and compassionate as I am growing older. I am up to 90+.
There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.” Anais Nin, writer (1933-1977) To be aware of ego is to be free of it.
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.” Thomas Edison, inventor, businessman (1847-1931) We have been harming each other non-stop since Cain murdered his brother, Abel. I am sad to think that this is hopeless, and we are, MORE >
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” Victor Hugo, French poet, novelist, and dramatist (1802–1885) This has proven to be so. Educational programs have substantially reduced recidivism.
“Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars, etc., and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish and play around. Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons. Douglas Adams, English author, humorist, satirist and dramatist (1952–2001) I am with MORE >
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. Elie Wiesel, author, professor, activist, Nobel laureate (1928-2016) This is the lesson for our times.
“Men have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author and aviator (1900–1944) One cannot unlearn, or unhear, or unsee.
My own experience and development deepen every day with my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy.” George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), English novelist and poet (1819-1880) Indeed, civilization is based on empathy.