Declarations

Happy New Year.

Nothing can happen to you that is worse than living in fear that something could happen to you. –Cheri Huber (1944– )

It ain’t ignorance causes so much trouble; it’s folks knowing so much that ain’t so. –Josh Billings (1818–1865)

The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind. –Caroline Myss (1952— )

You are not your emotions. They flow through you. You feel them. And then they disappear. –Seth

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. –Theodore Isaac Rubin (1923– )

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all. –Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742–1799)

Enlightenment is absolute cooperation with the inevitable. –Anthony de Mello (1931–1987)

Forgiving is not forgetting, it’s letting go of the hurt. –Mary McLeod Bethune (1875–1955)

Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. –John Wayne (1907–1979)

There is no place on Earth to spit. –Zen saying

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted. –Martin Luther King, Jr. (1939–1968)

Everything we imagine and know is inside. There is no outside. –Jane Roberts (1929–1984)

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. –Adlai Ewing Stevenson (1900–1965), speech, Detroit, 1952

Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for. –Earl Warren (1891–1974)

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. –Siddhartha Gautama (c. 566–480 bce)

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important. –Bertrand Russell, philosopher and mathematician (1872–1970)

My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those who are sad. –Olive Schreiner, author (1855–1920)

We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world—no government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress of small groups of dominant men. –Woodrow Wilson, 28th US president, Nobel laureate (1856–1924)

Nationalism is an infantile sickness. It is the measles of the human race. –Albert Einstein, peace activist (1879–1955)

Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power. –Benito Mussolini (1883–1945)

The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted. –James Madison (1751–1836)

I have always been an attorney for the defense. I can think of nothing, not even war, that has brought so much misery to the human race as prisons. –Clarence Seward Darrow, lawyer (1857–1938)

I have no knowledge of myself as I am, but merely as I appear to myself. –Immanuel Kant (1724–1804)

Nothing good in the world has ever been done by well-rounded people. The good work is done by people with jagged, broken edges, because those edges cut things and leave an imprint, a design. –Harry Crews (1935– )

By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more. –Albert Camus (1913–1960)

There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California. –Edward Abbey (1927–1989)

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