Daily Archives: October 24, 2011

Wise Encouragement for Current Political Times

  Mahatma Gandhi’s spirit left his earthly body in 1948. His wisdom was recorded for our benefit:

Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.

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Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil.

Capital in some form or other will always be needed.

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Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.

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Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?

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If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.

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If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time.

And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.

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A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith

in their mission

can alter the course of history.

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A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.

 

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Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.

It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.

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The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

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 To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body; it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body.

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You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body,

but you will never imprison my mind.

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You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

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You must not lose faith in humanity.

Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. 

 ~ Gandhi

Mondays, Mondays…

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My dog doesn’t know the difference between Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, so I have to walk the dog early those days too.
 ~ Donna Shalala

I read in the newspapers they are going to have 30 minutes of intellectual stuff on television every Monday from 7:30 to 8. to educate America. They couldn’t educate America if they started at 6:30.
 ~ Groucho Marx

On Monday mornings I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created jerks.
 ~ H. Allen Smith