Saturday, March 27, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Luther Standing Bear

The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man’s heart, away from nature, becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too.

-- Luther Standing Bear

Friday, March 26, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Jamaica Kincaid

If you ever want to keep up a grudge against someone, don’t see that person alongside beautiful flowers.

-- Jamaica Kincaid

Monday, March 15, 2021

Quote of the Day -- E.M. Forster

What I would like to do is to improve myself and to improve others…Improve!—such a dull word but it includes more sensitiveness, more realization of variety, and more capacity for adventure.

-- E.M. Forster

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Kavita Ramdas

Feminism, unlike almost every other social movement, is not a struggle against a distinct oppressor - it's not the ruling class or the occupiers or the colonizers - it's against a deeply held set of beliefs and assumptions that we women, far too often, hold ourselves.

-- Kavita Ramdas

Friday, March 12, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Rebecca West

The point is that nobody likes having salt rubbed into their wounds, even if it is the salt of the earth.

-- Rebecca West

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Bryan Stevenson

My work with the poor and the incarcerated has persuaded me that the opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice.

-- Bryan Stevenson

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Rachel Carson

In spite of our rather boastful talk about progress, and our pride in the gadgets of civilization, there is, I think, a growing suspicion — indeed, perhaps an uneasy certainty — that we have been sometimes a little too ingenious for our own good. 

-- Rachel Carson

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Lisa Mensah

Money scattered in a dark place brings light.

-- Lisa Mensah quoting Ghanian proverb

Monday, March 8, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Henry David Thoreau

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains.

-- Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Sonia Sotomayor

In every position that I've been in, there have been naysayers who don't believe I'm qualified or who don't believe I can do the work. And I feel a special responsibility to prove them wrong. 

 -- Sonia Sotomayor

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Friday, March 5, 2021

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Aija Mayrock

You were not born to please, you were brought here to disrupt, awaken, and speak truth, to ease the pain scattered around and so when you are told to quiet down, I hope you grow louder.

You are an entire symphony that needs no applause.

--  Aija Mayrock, Dear Girl

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The problem is not merely one of Woman and Career, Woman and the Home, Woman and Independence. It is more basically: how to remain whole in the midst of the distractions of life; how to remain balanced, no matter what centrifugal forces tend to pull one off center; how to remain strong, no matter what shocks come in the periphery and tend to crack the hub of the wheel.

-- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Joan Chittister

The moment a woman comes home to herself, the moment she knows that she has become a person of influence, an artist of her life... the resurrection of the world begins.

-- Joan Chittister

Monday, March 1, 2021

Quote of the Day -- John Stuart Mill

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.

-- John Stuart Mill