Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Collection of Words for Inspiring Hope in Action

Photo Credit: Dylan Weinberg <3

Words are kind of like candles.
They can be used to burn others, and ultimately ourselves, 
or they can be used to illuminate... 
~ Suze

The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, humankind will have discovered fire.
~Teilhard de Chardin

Love is the cure, for your pain will keep giving birth to more pain 
until your eyes constantly exhale love 
as effortlessly as your body yields its scent.

My true religion, my simple faith is in love and compassion. There is no need for complicated philosophy, doctrine, or dogma. Our own heart, our own mind, is the temple. The doctrine is compassion. Love for others and respect for their rights and dignity, no matter who or what they are - these are ultimately all we need.
~ Dalai Lama

‎"It's a question of discipline," the little prince told me later on. "When you've finished washing and dressing each morning, you must tend your planet." 
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, "The Little Prince" (1943)

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul ~ and sings the tunes without the words ~ and never stops at all.
~Emily Dickinson

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair. 
~ Kahlil Gibran

They spit the term out as a pejorative to brand ... remember this: 
The agitator is the center post in the washing machine that gets the dirt out. 
~ Jim Hightower

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
~ Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness - and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we're being brainwashed to believe. The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling - their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability. Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them.
~Arundhati Roy

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
~ Maya Angelou

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

~ Louisa May Alcott

Do your little bit of good where you are
it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
~ Archbishop Desmond Tutu

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles." 
~ Anne Frank

‎The Earth is my altar,
The Sky is my dome,
The Mind is my garden,
And the Heart is my home.
~ Eden Abhez

Pray to God. Believe in yourself. ~ Joseph Weinberg

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What words would you share for inspiring hope in action...?


  1. Beautiful collection!

    Thanks for sharing. <3

  2. You're welcome, and thanks for being *YOU* <3

  3. Such great words.... to relax to, to wind down with, after a long 12 in the factory...

  4. sending and energetic zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzttttttttttt love and peace far away friend!

  5. ...and one back you you ~ zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzttttttttttt! ~ my friend! xoxox

  6. "All that we are is the result of all that we have thought" ~ Buddha

    Be neither a conformist or a rebel, for they are really the same thing. Find your own path, and stay on it. ~Paul Vixie

    "Act as though what you do makes a difference. It does." ~ William James

    "You've got to embrace the chaos; You have to.. That way, life might just astonish you." ~ Hot Tub Time Machine

    Namaste :)

  7. A HO! Excellent additions to the list. Thank you, Tony... and LOVE seeing Buddha & Hot Tub Time Machine show up in the same comment. That just plain rocks. Totally (^_^) xoxo