"Too often violence is in our face. And too often it is as quiet as an algorithm. As innocuous as a drive to the supermarket. As shelf-stable as a Twinkie. In many ways, the economic growth of recent years has too much to do with making a killing —and with actual killing— than with making a living and doing right by our fellow man and fellow species."
- Woody Tasch
"When your spirit cries for peace, Come to a world of canyons, Deep in an old land; Feel the exultation of high plateaus, The strength of moving waters, The simplicity of sand and grass, and the silence of growth."
- August Fruge
"In a world that lives like a fist, mercy is no more than walking with your hands open."
- Mark Nepo
"We normally think of history as one catastrophe after another, war followed by outrage -- almost as if history were nothing more than all the narratives of human pain, assembled in sequence. And surely this is, often enough, an adequate description. But history is also the narrative of grace, the recounting of those blessed and inexplicable moments when someone did something for someone else, saved a life, bestowed a gift, gave something beyond what was required by circumstance."
- Thomas Cahill
"Accuse not nature, she has done her part; Do thou but thine!"
- John Milton
"Never lose a holy curiosity."
- Albert Einstein
"We always pay dearly for chasing after what is cheap."
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
"Time's too precious to treat it as too precious."
- Oliver Burkeman
"If we don't fight hard enough for the things we stand for, at some point we have to recognize that we don't really stand for them."
- Paul Wellstone
"Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should."
- Max Ehrmann
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