The Seven Social Sins are: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Worship without sacrifice. Politics without principle. From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.
Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.
The planet is fine. The people are fucked.
You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won't mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever.... connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.
If you're reading this... Congratulations, you're alive. If that's not something to smile about, then I don't know what is.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don't even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It's time to put an end to this. It's time for us to let ourselves be loved.
One love, one heart, one destiny.
Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.
Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.
Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day: - I shall not fear anyone on Earth. - I shall fear only God. - I shall not bear ill will toward anyone. - I shall not submit to injustice from anyone. - I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.
To err is human, to forgive, divine.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. Your have to catch up with it yourself.