"God is and all is well." John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892), 'Snowbound'
"He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery." Anne Frank (1929-1945), 'The Diary of a Young Girl', March 7, 1944
"To be loved, be lovable." Ovid (43 bce – 18 ad), 'Ars Amatoria', bk. II, 107
"The compass and square produce perfect circles and squares. By the sages, the human relations are perfectly exhibited." Mencius (372-289 bce), 'Works', bk. IV, 1:2.1
"Would it be too bold to imagine, that in the great length of time, since the earth began to exist, perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind, would it be too bold to imagine, that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament which the Great First Cause endued with animality….and thus possessing the faculty of continuing to improve by its own inherent activity, and of delivering down those improvements by generation to its posterity, world without end? Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), grandfather of Charles Darwin, 'Zoonomia'
"There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved." George Sand (1804-1876), letter to Lina Calamatta, March 31, 1862
"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 imagination, that reconciling and mediatory power, which incorporating the reason in images of the sense and organizing the flux of the senses by the permanence and self-circling energies of the reason, gives birth to a system of symbols, harmonious in themselves, and consubstantial with the truths of which they are the conductors." Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), 'The Statesman's Manual'
"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
"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'
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal." Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), First Women's Rights convention, Seneca Falls, New York, July 19-20, 1848, 'Declaration of Sentiments'
"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'
"All good things which exist are the fruits of originality." John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), 'On Liberty'
"Great emegencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed." William James (1842-1910), 'The Letters of William James'
"God is Love – I dare say." Samuel Butler (1835-1902), 'God Is Love',
"Know thyself." Inscription at the Delphic Oracle, from Plutarch's 'Morals' (ca. 650-550 bce)
"Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles." Confucius (551-479 bce), 'The Confucian Analects', bk. 1:3
"Do justice, that you may live long upon earth. Calm the weeper, do not oppress the widow, do not oust a man from his father's property,….beware of punishing wrongly; do not kill, for it will not profit you." 'The Teaching for Merikare, par. 8 (cs. 2135-2040 bce), a treatise on kingship addressed by a king of Heracleopolis, whose name is lost, to his son and successor Merikare
"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'
"Veracity is the heart of morality." Thomas H. Huxley (1825-1895), 'Universities, Actual and Ideal'
"What is God? Everything." Pindar (518-438 bce), Fragment 140d
"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
"Man is one name belonging to every nation upon earth. In them all is one soul though many tongues." Tertullian (ca. 160-240), 'Testimony of the Soul'
"Zeus, first cause, prime mover; for what thing without Zeus is done among mortals?" Aeschylus (525-456 bce), 'Agamemnon', 1.1485
"Like to the greatness of God is the greatness within." Sidney Lanier (1842-1881), 'The Marches of Glynn'