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Laurence Overmire

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LAURENCE OVERMIRE, said to be a descendant of an uncle of the iconic Scottish poet Robert Burns, is a "true sennachie, a genealogist as well as a bard," according to Scottish historian Ted Cowan (University of Glasgow) .

Overmire is known as the author of "The One Idea That Saves The World: A Call to Conscience and A Call to Action" which has been updated, revised and released as a 2nd Edition with a new subtitle: "A Message of Hope in a Time of Crisis." The book has received widespread acclaim for its inspiring message of hope despite the dire issues that now threaten all life on our planet. Written in prose with a few poems interspersed, this book is speaking to people from all walks of life from all over the world by appealing to our com
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The One Idea That Saves The...

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“To be compassionate requires great strength of character. It is never weakness. The people who stand for compassion and love often do so at the risk of their own lives. They are the people we admire most who remain true to themselves at all costs and true to the highest principles of human decency in the face of unspeakable cruelty.”
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“I reserve the right to evolve. What I think and feel today is subject to revision tomorrow.”
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“Life is a poem most people never read.”
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“History remembers only the celebrated, genealogy remembers them all.”
Laurence Overmire, One Immigrant's Legacy: The Overmyer Family in America, 1751-2009: A Biographical Record of Revolutionary War Veteran Capt. John George Overmire and His Descendants

“We need to embrace the truth of the One Idea. We are all brothers and sisters. That is always worthy of respect at the deepest core of our humanity. Holding onto that truth is where integrity lives.”
Laurence Overmire, The One Idea That Saves The World: A Message of Hope in a Time of Crisis

“To be compassionate requires great strength of character. It is never weakness. The people who stand for compassion and love often do so at the risk of their own lives. They are the people we admire most who remain true to themselves at all costs and true to the highest principles of human decency in the face of unspeakable cruelty.”
Laurence Overmire, The One Idea That Saves The World: A Call to Conscience and A Call to Action

“All of us are part of a beautiful pageantry of human experience. Let us make the most of this life in all we do.”
Laurence Overmire, A Revolutionary American Family: The McDonalds of Somerset County, New Jersey

“There are basically two kinds of people: those who have empathy and care about others and those who don't. The ones who don't are creating most of the problems in the world.”
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“Wisdom is finding the path that is best for all - considering the options, the positives and the negatives - and having the courage to change what must be changed for the sake of the entire world.”
Laurence Overmire, The Ghost of Rabbie Burns: An American Poet's Journey Through Scotland




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