People were created to be loved
Things were created to be used
The world is in chaos
because things are being loved
And people are being used

The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men. ~Leonardo da Vinci

Past the seeker as he prayed, came the crippled and the beggar and the beaten. And seeing them . . . he cried, "Great God, how is it that a loving creator can see such things and yet do nothing about them?" . . . God said, "I did do something. I made you." ~Sufi teaching story

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work. ~Mother Teresa

If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. ~Catherine Aird

A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government. ~Thomas Jefferson

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Pride & Grace dwelt never in one place. ~James Kelly

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots. ~Frank A Clark