Archives: Testimonials

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I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach – and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

 

– Henry David Thoreau,  American essayist, transcendentalist, & Unitarian

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Well I got a hammer, and I got a bell, and I got a song to sing all over this land.

It’s the hammer of Justice. It’s the bell of Freedom. It’s the song about Love, between my brothers and my sisters all over this land.

– Pete Seeger, American songwriter & Unitarian Universalist

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I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.

 
– Frank Lloyd Wright,
American architect & Unitarian Universalist

Sources of Wisdom

Home is Where…

وطن المرء ليس مكان ولادته و لكنه المكان الذي تنتهي فيه كل محاولاته للهروب

Home is not where you were born; home is where all your attempts to escape cease.
– Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian writer & 1988 Nobel Prize winner in literature

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We’re going to change the world.

 

— Viola Liuzzo, Civil Rights activist and Unitarian Universalist at the Civil Rights March on Selma, 1965

Sources of Wisdom

 

Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.

 
— Buddha, Dhammapada 223

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Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.

 

– Ray Bradbury, American author & Unitarian

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Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.

 

– Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963

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For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but love […] For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

– Galatians 5:13-14

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Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.

 

– Anon

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Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

– Hebrews 13:2

UU Words

 

Each of us is meant to have a character all our own, to be what no other can exactly be, and do what no other can exactly do.

 

– William Ellery Channing,
19th century Unitarian preacher

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We are of different opinions at different hours, but we always may be said to be, at heart, on the side of truth.

 

– Ralph Waldo Emerson, Unitarian Universalist

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The birds who go on singing to their mates in peace, war, peace,

The ten-cent crocus bulb blooming in a used-car salesroom,

The horseshoe over the door, the luckpiece in the pocket,

The kiss and the comforting laugh and resolve—

Hope is an echo, hope ties itself yonder, yonder.

– Carl Sandburg, American poet & Unitarian Universalist