January 31, 2014

“I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in human beings.”
Pearl S. Buck, Pearl S. Buck, Author, Pullitzer Price 1932 for Letters, Drama, and Music: Novel, The Nobel Prize in Literature 1938, Civil Rights Activist
1892-1973, USA, China

“Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future.”
Ruth Benedict, Anthropologist
1887-1948, USA

January 29, 2014

“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning “Good morning” at total strangers.”
Maya Angelou, Poet, Novelist, Actress, Civil Rights Activist
1928-, USA

“If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship we must love friends for their sake rather than our own.”
Charlotte Brontë, Novelist, Poet
1816-1855, England

January 28, 2014

“The worst part of success is to try to find someone who is happy for you.”
Bette Midler, Singer/Songwriter, Actress, Comedian, Film Producer, Entrepreneur
1945-, USA

“Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.”
Julie Andrews, Film/Stage Actress, Singer, Author, Theatre Director, Dancer
1935-, England

January 27, 2014

“Work, alternated with needful rest, is the salvation of man or woman.”
Antoinette Brown Blackwell, Minister, Reformer
1825-1921, USA

“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.”
Ariel Durant, Researcher, Author, Pulitzer Price for General Nonfiction, 1968
1898-1981, USA

January 26, 2014

“I’m suggesting that we abolish the social function of prisons.”
Angela Davis, Activist, Scholar, Author
1944, USA

“Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.”
Ellen DeGeneres, Comedian, Actress
1958, USA

January 25, 2014

“We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand… and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it is too late.”
Marie Beyon Ray, Author, Editor, Corporation Executive
Uknown, Her only daughter, Ruth Ray Graham, artist, born 1919, USA

“Morality is a test of our conformity rather than our integrity.”
Jane Rule, Author, Novelist
1931-2007, USA, Canada

January 23, 2014

“Oh liberty, what crimes are committed in thy name!”
Madame Roland, Writer, Political Figure French Revolution
1754-1793, France

“Nostalgia is not about facts and measurable truth. Instead, it is about meanings, interpretation andeveryone’s right to reconstruct their own personal paradise to long for.” 
Kirsi-Maria Hytönen, MA, Doctoral Student, University of Jyväskylä
Quote from “Nostalgia and women’s memories of wage work in Finland in the 1940s and1950”, European Social Science History Conference,11–14 April 2012, Glasgow (UK), Oral History Network: Ambivalent Pasts: Nostalgia and Life Stories Research.

January 22, 2014

“You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.”
Jeannette Rankin, Suffragette, Republican Congress Representative from Montana 65th (1917–1919), 77th (1941–1943)
1880-1973, USA

“Each body has its art…”
Gwendolyn Brooks, Poet, Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1950, Poet Laureate of Illinois 1968-2000
1917-2000, USA