“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” – Thomas Merton
“In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.” – Lao Tzu
“The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don’t have to waste your time voting” – Charles Bukowski
“If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliché that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal.” – John Lennon
“We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.” – Margaret Atwood
“Those in power have made it so we have to pay simply to exist on the planet. We have to pay for a place to sleep, and we have to pay for food. If we don’t, people with guns come and force us to pay. That’s violent.” – Derrick Jensen, Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization
We accomplished a lot on our Spring work day at the Novus Community House in Sarasota.
“If you understand others, you are smart. If you understand yourself ,you are illuminated. If you overcome others, you are powerful. If you overcome yourself, you have strength. If you know how to be satisfied, you are rich. If you can act with vigor, you have a will. If you don’t lose your objectives, you can be long-lasting. If you die without loss, you are eternal.” – Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching