"God is and all is well." John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892), 'Snowbound'
"Full of Zeus are all streets and all gathering places, and full are the sea and harbors. Everywhere we all have need of Zeus. For we are also his offspring." Aratus (ca. 315-240 bce), 'Phaenomena, sec. 1
"Opposites are cures for opposites." Hippocrates (460-377 bce), 'Breaths', bk. 1
"There is something beyond the grave; death does not end all." Sextus Propertius (ca. 54 bce – 2 ad), 'Elegies', IV, vii
"Creator uncreated, sole one, unique one, who traverses eternity…with millions under his care; Your splendor is like heaven's splendor." Suti and Hor (15th to 14th centuries bce), architects to Amenhotep III, 'First Hymn to the Sun God'
"Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all." George Washington (1732-1799), 1st American President, Farewell address, September 17, 1796
"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time." Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), 'Summary View of the Rights of British America'
"The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom." Georg Hegel (1770-1831), 'Philosophy of Right'
"What is (the earth) most like?.....It is most like a single cell." Lewis Thomas (b. 1913), 'The Lives of a Cell'
"God gave the breath of life to their (humanity's) noses, for they are likenesses of Him which issued from His flesh." 'The Teaching for Merikare', par. 22 (ca. 2135-2040 bce), a treatise on kingship addressed by a king of Heracleopolis, whose name is lost, to his son and successor Merikare
"Live innocently; God is here." Linnaeus (Carl vonLinne) (1707-1778), inscribed above the door of his bedroom
"In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart." Anne Frank (1929-1945), 'The Diary of a Young Girl', July 15, 1944
"You cannot conceive the many without the one." Plato (ca. 428-348 bce), 'Dialogues, Parmenides', 129
"A man lives not only his personal life, as an individual, but also, consciously or unconsciously, the life of his epoch and his contemporaries." Thomas Mann (1875-1955), 'The Magic Mountain', ch. 2
"Benevolence, righteousness, propriety, and knowledge are not infused into us from without." Mencius (372-289 bce), 'Works', bk. 1:6.7
"A land ethic for tomorrow should be as honest as Thoreau's 'Walden', and as comprehensive as the sensitive science of ecology. It should stress the oneness of our resources and the live-and-help logic of the great chain of life." Stewart Lee Udall (b. 1920), 'The Quiet Crisis'
"Earth, with her thousand voices, praises God." Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), 'The Eolian Harp'
"O the one life within us and abroad, which meets all motion and becomes its soul, a light in sound, a sound-like power in light, rhythm in all thought, and joyance everywhere." Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), 'The Eolian Harp'
"The splendid achievements of the intellect, like the soul, are everlasting." Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86-34 bce), 'The War With Jugurtha', sec. 2
"The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens." Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), 'Letters to a Young Poet'
"Wherever there is a human being, I see God-given rights inherent in that being, whatever may be the sex or complexion." William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879), 'W. P. and F. J. T. Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison', vol. III
"Tiny differences in input could quickly become overwhelming differences in output….In weather, for example, this translates into what is only half-jokingly known as the Butterfly Effect – the notion that a butterfly stirring the air today in Peking can transform storm systems next month in New York." James Gleick (b. 1954), 'Chaos', prologue
"God is Love – I dare say." Samuel Butler (1835-1902), 'God Is Love',
"There is no feeling in a human heart which exists in that heart alone – which is not, in some for or degree, in every heart." George Macdonald (1824-1905), 'Unspoken Sermons'
"Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles." Confucius (551-479 bce), 'The Confucian Analects', bk. 1:3