invincible summers

in the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer. (albert camus)

quotes April 26, 2009

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peace quotes by kids:

Let the sun shine in the night time and please no more dying.
Please let us have peace and no more fighting. People are dying.

Southwest Elementary
San Antonio, TX, US
Peace remained by my side until I understood
what she wanted from me—that I be free

Parque Ecologico
Porangaba, Brazil
Why destroy when we could create,
Keep the peace, erase the hate.

Normal Community West High School
Normal, IL, US
Let it blow in your direction
Let it touch you, melt you and mould you

SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College, secondary school
Tema, Ghana


Quotes April 15, 2009

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My posting will be sporadic for awhile. Most of you know where to find me. Peace to you all….

“People who cease to grow can’t inspire others. Leadership begins with challenging oneself.” ~Daisaku Ikeda

“Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

“Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.” ~Buddha

“When you love the unlovable and forgive the unforgivable, you’re free.” ~Bernie Siegel

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~Henry David Thoreau

“Physical gifts will break or fade, but your gift of love will last forever.”

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” ~Buddha

“How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us.” ~Mr. Rogers

“Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none.” ~William Shakespeare

and something from one of my favorite films, Ordinary People:

“A little advice about feelings kiddo; don’t expect it always to tickle.” ~Dr. Berger to Conrad


quotes of the week April 8, 2009

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Someone inspired this, you know who you are. I think I might try to post a few quotes a week.

My sincere, heartfelt thanks to you.

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful. – Buddha

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.-Albert Schweitzer

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.-Robert Frost

While there’s life, there’s hope.-Marcus Tullius Cicero

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.- Albert Camus

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.-Mark Twain

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.-Walt Whitman

“Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture.”- Allen Ginsberg