The following are quotes from the email signature lines of different friends and colleagues, many of them UU ministers. I realized one day, that my inbox is it’s own little Wayside Pulpit and decided to start collecting it’s wisdom and proverbs. Here’s volume 1:
“Go ahead, push your luck, find out how much love the world can
“The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for
anything but love.” ~William Sloane Coffin
“Give them not Hell, but hope and courage. Preach of kindness and everlasting love.” ~ John Murray (adapted)
“Love is the question …and the answer.”
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
There are some things in our social system to which all of us ought to be maladjusted.”
“Another Godless atheist for peace and world harmony.”
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the
overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller
“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
Dr. Seuss, -from The Lorax
“When we look into the heart,
May our eyes have the kindness
And reverence of candlelight.”
“It’s hard to know when to respond to the seductiveness of the world and when to respond to its challenge. If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I rise in the morning torn between the desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” – E.B. White
“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
“Everything is futile but we must do it anyway.
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment.
Full effort is full victory.”
“It is the around-the-corner brand of hope that prompts people to action,
while the distant hope acts as an opiate.” – Eric Hoffer