The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light.
— Felix Adler
“Transform your perception like a flower that freshly opens every morning with the rising sun”
“Little progress can be
made by merely attempting
to repress what is evil;
our great hope lies in
developing what is good.”
— Calvin Coolidge
We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic.
— E. Merrill Root (1895-1973) American Writer
We need to feel the cheer and inspiration of meeting each other, we need to gain the courage and fresh life that comes from the mingling of congenial souls, of those working for the same ends.
– Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin
“Yet if the situation is logically hopeless, then we have arrived at a logistical threshold at which the need for a change and the thrust forward toward complexification can allow for the transformations that could bring metasystems into being. It is when a situation is logically impossible that novelty and creativity, which always trancends logic, can arise.” – Edgar Morin, from his book Homeland Earth
Thanks Shirley for this quote!