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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

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There is nothing I ever need to do

Reader's question: Would you please explain your affirmation, "There is nothing I ever need to do."

My response:

You have a choice about everything you do, and everything you don't do. Even some things that appear that you "have to do" are a choice. For example you could stay home on a work day and take a long walk to clear your head. You don't "have" to go to work. Certainly there would be consequences, but you do have a choice.

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Read more about this at CHOICE - the fourth Point of Simply An Inspired Life

May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friday, September 20, 2013

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Register to Vote

Please, Register to Vote -- and VOTE! Every election matters. Your school board election matters. Your town assemblyman election matters, Your State Representative election matters.

Be a responsible force in choosing the kind of world we leave our children. Unless you participate in choosing those who govern, you have no right to complain when government is corrupt or ineffective.

Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.
- William E. Simon

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone,
and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
- John Quincy Adams

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Saturday, September 14, 2013

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War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
- Thomas Mann

If we don't end war, war will end us.
- H. G. Wells

The first casualty when war comes is truth.
- Hiram Johnson

An unjust peace is better than a just war.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)

The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war
appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
- Robert Wilson Lynd (1879 - 1949)

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.
- Francois Fenelon

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare.
- Sun Tzu (544BC - 496 BC)

We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and
never of killing for their country.
- Bertrand Russell

In peace, sons bury their fathers.
In war, fathers bury their sons.
- Herodotus

Thou shalt not kill.
- Exodus 20:13