Saturday, May 25, 2013

Franklin Delano Roosevelt on The Cost of Freedom

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.

Franklin D. Roosevelt


Linda Foor on Ritual

On Memorial Day Weekend, we remember and honor with gratitude. We gather with friends and family. We welcome summer. Because we can.

Linda Foor

Ralph Waldo Emerson on Perspective

At times the whole world seems to be in conspiracy to importune you with emphatic trifles. Friend, client, child, sickness, fear, want, charity, all knock at once at thy closet door and say,—'Come out unto us.' But keep thy state; come not into their confusion. The power men possess to annoy me I give them by a weak curiosity. No man can come near me but through my act.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


James Thurber on the Mechanism of Thought

I loathe the expression “What makes him tick.” It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solutions, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm.

James Thurber


Emile Zola on Purpose

If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.

Emile Zola


For farmer and friend, Richard Birney, thank you and farewell.

Howard Thurman on Passion

Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Howard Thurman