Faith In Humanity Quotes

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Individual cultures and ideologies have their appropriate uses but none of them erase or replace
“Individual cultures and ideologies have their appropriate uses but none of them erase or replace the universal experiences, like love and weeping and laughter, common to all human beings.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Our greatest power as nations and individuals is not the ability to employ assault weapons,
“Our greatest power as nations and individuals is not the ability
to employ assault weapons, suicide bombers, and drones
to destroy each other. The greater more creative powers
with which we may arm ourselves are grace and compassion
sufficient enough to love and save each other.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Eastward and westward storms are breaking,--great, ugly whirlwinds of hatred and blood and cruelty. I
“Eastward and westward storms are breaking,--great, ugly whirlwinds of hatred and blood and cruelty. I will not believe them inevitable.”
W.E.B. Du Bois, The Wisdom of W.E.B. Du Bois

There is nothing sane, merciful, heroic, devout, redemptive, wise, holy, loving, peaceful, joyous, righteous, gracious,
“There is nothing sane, merciful, heroic, devout, redemptive, wise, holy, loving, peaceful, joyous, righteous, gracious, remotely spiritual, or worthy of praise where mass murder is concerned. We have been in this world long enough to know that by now and to understand that nonviolent conflict resolution informed by mutual compassion is the far better option.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Making the choice to exercise compassion is an expression of Love for Humanity and Life
“Making the choice to exercise compassion is an expression of Love for Humanity and Life itself.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

If the idea of loving those whom you have been taught to recognize as your
“If the idea of loving those whom you have been taught to recognize as your enemies is too overwhelming, consider more deeply the observation that we are all much more alike than we are unalike.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

There is within the human heart a quality of intelligence which has been known to
“There is within the human heart a quality of intelligence which has been known to surpass that attributed to the human mind.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

It can be difficult to speak truth to power. Circumstances, however, have made doing so
“It can be difficult to speak truth to power. Circumstances, however, have made doing so increasingly necessary.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Simple shifts in points of view can open doors to expansions of consciousness as easily
“Simple shifts in points of view can open doors to expansions of consciousness as easily as rigid dispositions can close hearts and minds to such elevated awareness. It generally depends on whether you allow fear and violence to rule your actions or whether you give wisdom, courage, and compassion the authority to do so.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Samantha Shannon
“She was adamant that any organisation that labelled one group of people as evil would eventually do the same to others. That to treat any one person as less than human was to cheapen the very substance of humanity.”
Samantha Shannon, The Song Rising

“Cleave ever to the sunnier side of doubt.”
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

At the different stages of recognition, reflection, and redress, practicing compassion provides potentially world-saving opportunities
“At the different stages of recognition, reflection, and redress, practicing compassion provides potentially world-saving opportunities which otherwise likely would not exist.”
Aberjhani, Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I.

Émile Zola
“Her son would be incomparably handsome, good and powerful. He would be the expected Messiah; it is fortunate for humanity that all mothers have this pathetic faith, without it mankind would not have the ever-renascent strength to go on living.”
Émile Zola, Le Docteur Pascal

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