Suffering, Empowerment and Unity

September 10, 2010 | filed under goodness in the blogosphere, inspiring, moment of truth, rewritable words, watch this | Leave a Comment 

Harry O’Brien is a truly pheonomenal young man I’ve written about before. Recently, he gave a speech at the United Nations DPI/NGO conference that inspires, causing you to think and feel. Watch, and as Harry says, “live for hope.” 🙂

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Great words…

July 2, 2009 | filed under rewritable words | Leave a Comment 

“When we recognize that unity of all living things,
then at once arises the question —
how can we support this life of ours
with the least injury to the lives around us;
how can we prevent our own life
adding to the suffering of the world
in which we live?”

– Annie Besant

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who
points out how the strong man stumbles or
where the doer of deeds could have done them
better. The credit belongs to the man who is
actually in the arena, whose face is marred by
dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly,
who errs and comes short again and again
because there is no effort without error and
shortcomings, who knows the great devotion,
who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at
best knows in the end the high achievement
of triumph and who at worst, if he fails while
daring greatly, knows his place shall never be
with those timid and cold souls who know
neither victory nor defeat.”

– Theodore Roosevelt