Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the
consciousness that we deserve them.
nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money,
more than honor..."
well-being and the hopes of the peoples of the world
can never be served until peace - as well as freedom,
honor and self-respect - is secure.
intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind
is a faithful servant. We have created a society that
honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing
imperative. Together we must learn how to compose
differences, not with arms, but with intellect and
decent purpose." -- Dwight
purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful,
to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make
some difference that you have lived and lived well."
of trying to be responsible for all the problems in
the world, we should take on what we love and care
about. Then we honor both our inner world and the
outer world at the same time. There’s no separation
between the two, and there is no hesitation, no self-doubt.
This will help us develop great faith that others
are taking care of their piece. People who don’t know
the details about climate change may care deeply about
the forests, the animals, and the children. It is
very important that we share, not only our merit,
but also the responsibilities. Somehow we have to
relieve ourselves of the enormity, which is so debilitating.
not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize
to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
-- Hermann Hesse
"To me, love, spirituality and life are all the same
thing. To me they're all about honoring the circle,
and they're just different ways of defining the same
understanding. Our society as a whole, because we
have placed our love for money above our love for
life, has devalued the sacred and devalued love."
I pledge to protect the earth
And respect the Web of Life upon it
And to honor the dignity of every member of our global
One planet, one people, one world in harmony
With peace, justice and freedom for all.
on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but
as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging
as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded
the best I could bring to it."
-- Rose Kennedy
are the unusual individuals, the daring pioneers,
who will devote their lives to making a better history
for humanity? In order to create a new history for
mankind, human beings will first have to create a
new history within themselves. They will have to liberate
themselves from national, religious, racial, and class
prejudices and from enslavement to honor, fame, and
must remain hopeful that for our children and our
children’s children, that we are not a warring nation,
but we will embrace and practice true compassion and
honor the ideals of peace and freedom, and we will
not give up.
is no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy.
There is nothing good in war. Except its ending.
of martial glory or warrior's renown is this; no pageant
pomp of war-like conquest, no glory of fratricidal strife
attend this day. It is dedicated to peace, civilization
and the triumphs of industry. It is a demonstration of fraternity
and the harbinger of a better age--a more chivalrous time,
when labor shall be best honored and well rewarded.
-- Peter J. McGuire, Father of Labor Day
all the people in the world love one another, then the strong
will not overpower the weak, the many will not oppress the
few, the wealthy will not mock the poor, the honored will
not disdain the humble, and the cunning will not deceive
-- Motsi (463-401 BC)
all the rocks upon which we build our lives, we are
reminded today that family is the most important.
we are called to recognize and honor how critical
every father is to that foundation. They are teachers
and coaches. They are mentors and role models. They
are examples of success and the men who constantly
push us toward it. But if we are honest with ourselves,
we'll admit that what too many fathers also are is
missing – missing from too many lives and too many
homes. They have abandoned their responsibilities,
acting like boys instead of men. And the foundations
of our families are weaker because of it.
"I want my child to walk in a world guided by
love. This means that everybody will have a job, or
the resources to take care of basic needs. A world
where families are not oppressed and are connected
to their neighbors and their communities, where the
best in humanity is honored. That's when we will truly
be at peace."
"I would like the church to be a place where the questions
of people are honored rather than a place where we
have all the answers. The church has to get out of
propaganda. The future will involve us in more interfaith
dialogue. ... We cannot say we have the only truth."
John Shelby Spong
crushes with bloody heel all justice, all happiness, all
that is Godlike in man.
In our age there can be no peace that is not honorable;
there can be no war that is not dishonorable.
-- Charles Sumner
want to praise activists through the years. I praise
those of the past as well, to have them honored.
"I honor the path each person is on. I believe that
all of our prayer paths lead to the Great Mystery,
or Spirit, or God."