"In this moment there is nothing which comes to be. In this moment there is nothing which ceases to be. Thus there is no birth-and-death to be brought to an end. Therefore the absolute tranquility of nirvana is this present moment. Though it is at this moment, there is no limit to this moment, and herein is eternal delight."
(Hui Neng, The Sixth Zen Patriarch)
"…we are only as strong as we are united, weak as we are divided… Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open."
(Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling)
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and the government when it deserves it." (Mark Twain)
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." (Margaret Mead)
"For all those men who say, 'Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?' Here's an update for you! Why are 80% of women against marriage? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire Pig, just to get a little sausage." (Andy Rooney)
"I've had enough of being a gay icon! I've had enough of all this hard work, because, since I came out, I keep getting all these parts, and my career's taken off. I want a quiet life. I'm going back into the closet. But I can't get back into the closet, because it's absolutely jam-packed full of other actors." (Sir Ian McKellen)
"Nature is an instructed and impartial teacher, spreading no crude opinions, and flattering none; she will be neither radical nor conservative." (Henry David Thoreau)
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
"Fear, my friends, is a state of mind. If you are secure, happy, alert, and savvy, no person of thing is going to have power over you." (Virginia Graham)
"There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to other animals as well as humans, it is all a sham."
(Anna Sewell, writer: 1820-1878)
"She intended to participate wherever Mermaids fit into the scheme of things. Without giving up dignity or identity. She took it for granted that there was a place for Mermaids and I would know just where… It is not true, by the way, that Mermaids do not exist, I know at least one personally. I have held her hand. (Robert Fulgham)