Thoughts and Images to Meditate on

They that can give up essential liberty for a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
  Benjamin Franklin, 1759

Now the secret of every totalitarian system is secrecy itself.
  Lewis Mumford, Pentagon of Power

War is never holy nor good. The soldier is a murderer.
Killing gives rise to a separation, and healing is required
for balance and harmony to be restored. All wars are based
on greed and vengeance and lead to genocide.
  21st century philosopher

The Creator appeared to them and said,
"Spider Woman tells me that your thread on this world
is running out. Remember the instructions I gave you."
Coyote will the close the door.
  A Native American Voice

Resistance is the secret of joy.
  Alice Walker

The unexamined life is not worth living.
  Socrates

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper

  From T.S. Eliot's "The Hollow Men"

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?
  From William Blake's "The Tyger"

Much madness is divinest sense
To a discerning eye;
Much sense the starkest madness.
'Tis the majority
In this, as all, prevails.
Assent, and you are sane;
Demur,--you're straightway dangerous,
And handled with a chain.
  Emily Dickinson

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:
Little we see in Nature that is ours.
  From William Wordsworth's "The world is too much with us"

For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord:
walk as children of light.
  From Ephesians 5:8 (the Christian Bible)

Many are called, but few choose freedom. --20th century poet

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts.
  From William Shakespeare's As You Like It

 

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