Apathy & Evil

“Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that’s where it’s really at.”
~ Bill Ayers

“Apathy and evil. The two work hand in hand. They are the same, really…. Evil wills it. Apathy allows it. Evil hates the innocent and the defenseless most of all. Apathy doesn’t care as long as it’s not personally inconvenienced.
~ Jake Thoene

“Apathy is the glove in which evil slips its hand.”
~ Anonymous

“All things truly wicked start from an innocence.”
~ Ernest Hemingway

“Now I know the full power of evil. It makes ugliness seem beautiful and goodness seem ugly and weak.”
~ August Strindberg

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
~ Edmund Burke

“Those who choose not to empathize enable real monsters, for without ever committing an act of outright evil ourselves we collude with it through our apathy.”
~ J.K. Rowling

“There are evils, as someone has pointed out, that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever — money, for instance, or war.”
~ Saul Bellow

“We try to bring up our children so that they are protected from the world’s evils, only to find we’ve raised a pack of innocents who seem to be about to stumble into them at every turn just from sheer stupidity!”
~ Samuel R. Delany

“It is some compensation for great evils that they enforce great lessons.”
~ Christian Nestell Bovee

“For neither good nor evil can last for ever; and so it follows that as evil has lasted a long time, good must now be close at hand.”
~ Miguel De Cervantes

“Not to punish evil is equivalent to authorizing it.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci

“Do not imagine that the good you intend will balance the evil you perform.”
~ Norman Macdonald

Getting Satisfaction

“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

“In all our contacts, it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“Free enterprise is essentially a formula not just for wealth creation, but for life satisfaction.”
~ Arthur C. Brooks

“Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.”
~ Anne Frank

“Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.”
~ Erich Fromm

“Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

“If curiosity killed the cat, it was satisfaction that brought it back.”
~ Holly Black

“He who is not satisfied with a little, is satisfied with nothing .”
~ Epicurus

“As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.”
~ George Bernard Shaw

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”
~ George Horace Lorimer

Lessons Of Life

“In this life, when you deny someone an apology, you will remember it at time you beg forgiveness.”
~ Toba Beta

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”
~ Carl Sagan

“Short cuts make long delays.”
~ J.R.R. Tolkien

“Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?”
~ Walt Whitman

“You can’t wait around for something to become good, it either is, or isn’t.”
~ Toni Aleo

“A great attitude becomes a great day which becomes a great month which becomes a great year which becomes a great life.”
~ Mandy Hale

“To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.”
~ Plutarch

“If you don’t learn to laugh at troubles, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you grow old.”
~ Edward W. Howe

“Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority.”
~William Arthur Ward

“A man who asks is a fool for five minutes. A man who never asks is a fool for life.”
~ Chinese Proverb

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

“Learn as if you were to live forever.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

“I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.”
~ Winston Churchill

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.”
~ Clay P. Bedford

“The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn.”
~ David Russell

“Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.”
~ Rita Mae Brown

Beginnings Of Wisdom Is Recognition Of Kindness

“He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.”
~ St. Basil

“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.”
~ Aesop

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
~ Henry James

“No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.”
~ Amelia Earhart

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”
~ Scott Adams

“Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.”
~ Eric Hoffer

“One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness; it usually comes back to you.”
~ Anonymous

“Deeds of kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments.”
~ The Talmud

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”
~ Albert Schweitzer

“It has always seemed strange to me…The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.”
~ John Steinbeck

“Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love…Kindness is good will. Kindness says, ‘I want you to be happy’.”
~ Randolph Ray

“Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.”
~Samuel Johnson

“Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.”
~ Kahlil Gibran

“Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.”
~ Theodore Isaac Rubin

“Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries! what worthy man does not keep those in mind?”
~ William Makepeace Thackeray

“A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.”
~ John Ruskin

“Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.”
~ Barbara de Angelis

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”
~ Dalai Lama

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”
~ Dalai Lama

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
~ Mark Twain

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
~ Audrey Hepburn

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”
~ Princess Diana

‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly

“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.”
~ Edna Ferber

“The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!”
~ Charles N. Barnard

“Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.”
~ Mary Ellen Chase

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?”
~ Dr. Seuss

“Something about an old-fashioned Christmas is hard to forget.”
~ Hugh Downs

“Christmas is not an eternal event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.”
~ Freya Stark

“At Christmas, all roads lead home.”
~ Marjorie Holmes

“Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.”
~ Eric Sevareid

“Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion.”
~ Ralph Sockman

“For it is in giving that we receive.”
~ Francis of Assisi

“And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.”
~ Jesus Christ

“Let’s be naughty and save Santa the trip.”
~ Gary Allan

“Santa Claus has the right idea – visit people only once a year.”
~ Victor Borge

“The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.”
~ George Carlin

“What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.”
~ Phyllis Diller

“You can’t allow the forces of political correction to shut you up. I mean, why are people afraid to say, ‘Merry Christmas?’ Give me a break. If people don’t like it, yeah, they can go do something else.”
~ Ben Carson