I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever
I find myself.
you have only one smile in you, give it to the people
you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the
street and start grinning 'Good morning' at total
simplest questions are the most profound. Where were
you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What
are you doing? Think about these once in a while and
watch your answers change. ~Richard Bach
you believe in a security strategy -- a strategy of
more friends and fewer enemies, a strategy of greater
cooperation and a strategy of keeping America better
at home as we grow more diverse -- we have to build
the minds and hearts to build this kind of world.”
the perfect order prevails, the world is like a home
shared by all. Leaders are capable and virtuous. Everyone
loves and respects their own parents and children as
well as the parents and children of others. The old
are cared for, adults have jobs, children are nourished
and educated. There is a means of support for all those
who are disabled or find themselves alone in the world.
Everyone has an appropriate role to play in the family
and society. Devotion to public duty leaves no place
for idleness. Scheming for ill gain is unknown. Sharing
displaces selfishness and materialism. -- Confucius
go to sanctuaries to remember the things we hold most dear,
the things we cherish and love. And then--the great challenge--we
return home seeking to enact this wisdom as best we can
in our daily lives."
~ William Cronon
have a responsibility to look after our planet. It
is our only home." --
pledge ... TO EAT wholesome food produced locally
by organic methods, and to minimize my consumption
of food which I know to have involved cruelty to animals
or other environmental harm.
I PLEDGE to live, work and act in a loving, respectful
way towards this Earth that I call home, and towards
all who live upon it, every insect, animal, fish, bird,
plant, human and tree....
wise man belongs to all countries, for the home
of a great soul is the whole world
success in public life can compensate for failure
in the home.
-- Benjamin Disraeli
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
begins at home, but should not end there."
-- Thomas Fuller (1732)
it is to these rights -- the right of law and order,
the right of life, the right of liberty, the right
of a job, the right of a home in a decent neighborhood,
and the right to an education -- it is to these
rights that I pledge my life and whatever capacity
and ability I have.
happiest moments of my life have been the few which
I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. ~Thomas
countries where people have to flee their homes because
of persecution and violence, political solutions must
be found, peace and tolerance restored, so that refugees
can return home. In my experience, going home is the
deepest wish of most refugees.
not be forced to explore the universe in search of a new
home because we have made the Earth inhospitable, even uninhabitable.
For if we do not solve the environmental and related social
problems that beset us on Earth - pollution, toxic contamination,
resource depletion, prejudice, poverty, hunger - those problems
will surely accompany us to other worlds.
~ Donald G. Kaufman and Cecilia M. Franz
...Come home to the affirmation that
we have a dream.
Come home to the conviction that we can move our country
Come home to the belief that we can seek a newer world.
And let us be joyful in the homecoming...
someone wonder where you are when you don’t come home
at night is a very old human need.”
ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more
importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. Thomas
of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are
beginning to find out that going to the mountain is
going home; that wildness is necessity; that mountain
parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains
of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains
wish to call on you to join hands in the building
of a world in which less people will be forced to
flee, and in which refugees are protected until they
can safely return home one day.
Ogata, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, 1990-2000
home is a place of warmth and love. No one should
be denied a home.'
-- Gail Porter
"Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that
will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows,
the children will be educating the parents. Lets face
it; the children who do that are the hope of tomorrow."
after all, do universal human rights begin? In small
places, close to home - so close and so small that
they cannot be seen on any maps of the world ...
Such are the places where every man, woman and child
seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity
without discrimination. Unless these rights have
meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere.
parents give their children Roots and Wings. Roots
to know where home is, wings to fly away and exercise
what's been taught them."
are all longing to go home to some place we have never
been - a place half-remembered and half-envisioned
we can only catch glimpses of from time to time. Community.
Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with
passion without having the words catch in our throats.
Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us,
eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate
with us whenever we come into our own power. Community
means strength that joins our strength to do the work
that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter.
A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace
where we can be free.
don't need bombs and guns to destroy, to bring peace
- just get together, love one another, bring that
peace, that joy, that strength of presence of each
other in the home. And we will be able to overcome
all the evil that is in the world.
We want for our children, as we want for ourselves,
lives at home, at work and at play to be lives of
joy and peace.
The human heart is the first home of democracy. It
is where we embrace our questions: Can we be equitable?
Can we be generous? Can we listen with our whole beings,
not just our minds, and offer our attention rather
than our opinion? And do we have enough resolve in
our hearts to act courageously, relentlessly, without
giving up, trusting our fellow citizens to join us
in our determined pursuit—a living democracy?