Unfavorable Fervor

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“People are never so completely and enthusiastically evil as when they act out of religious conviction.” ~ Umberto Eco

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Making History

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“Love is our most unifying and empowering common spiritual denominator. The more we ignore its potential to bring greater balance and deeper meaning to human existence, the more likely we are to continue to define history as one long inglorious record of man’s inhumanity to man.” ~ Aberihani

Handle with Care

A broken doll, symbol of a broken child

“All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.” ~ Mitch Albom

A Measure in Life

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“It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement… that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.” ~  Sigmund Freud

Hu-manity by the Numbers

“Show me a man or a woman alone and I’ll show you a saint.

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Give me two and they’ll fall in love.

Give me three and they’ll invent the charming thing we call ‘society’.

Give me four and they’ll build a pyramid. outcast

Give me five and they’ll make one an outcast.

Give me six and they’ll reinvent prejudice.

Give me seven and in seven years they’ll reinvent warfare.

Man may have been made in the image of God, but human society was made in the image of His opposite number, and is always trying to get back home.”

~  Stephen King