Category: UU Words

UU Words   Love is metaphysical gravity.   – R Buckminster Fuller, American architect, Mensa president & Unitarian

UU Words   Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to focus.   – Alexander Graham Bell, scientist, inventor of the telephone, & Unitarian agnostic

UU Words   Being a humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead. – Kurt Vonnegut, American novelist & Unitarian Universalist

UU Words   Why should we not have a first-hand and immediate experience of God?   – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Transcendentalist & Unitarian minister,  Divinity School Address, 1838

UU Words   I pray every single moment of my life; not on my knees but with my work. My prayer is to lift women to equality with men. Work and worship are one with me.   – Susan B. Anthony, American abolitionist, women’s suffrage leader, & Unitarian

UU Words   I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.   – Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect & Unitarian Universalist

UU Words   We are not human because we think. We are human because we care.   – Forrest Church, UU minister and author

UU Words   Our capacities, our instincts for this our present sphere are but half developed. Let us confine ourselves to that till the lesson be learned; let us be completely natural; before we trouble ourselves with the supernatural. I never see any of these things but I long to get away and lie under … Continue reading

UU Words   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, … Continue reading

UU Words   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 & … Continue reading

UU Words   I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.   – Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect & Unitarian Universalist

UU Words   We’re going to change the world.   — Viola Liuzzo, Civil Rights activist and Unitarian Universalist at the Civil Rights March on Selma, 1965

UU Words   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

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

UU Words   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

UU Words 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 … Continue reading