men see things as they are and say why.
things that never were and say why not.
discouraging to try and penetrate a mind like yours.
to get it out and dance on it.
would take some of the rigidity out of it.
of history and its enigmatic
lesson consist in the fact that, from age to
age, nothing changes and yet everything is
is when I cut my finger. Comedy is
when you fall into an open sewer and die.
is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while.
of discovery lies not in finding new
but in having new eyes.
be free indeed when your days
without a care nor your nights with-out a want and a grief,
when these things girdle your
and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.
can not answer a man's argument, all is not lost;
still call him vile names.
amidst fierce flames the golden lotus can be planted.
of Sylvia Plath-Hughes
what I could with what I had.
Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
what sunflowers do.
you settle for less than you deserve, you get even
than you settled for.
beauty of what you love, be what you do.
is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have and only you can
determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend
it for you.
will work great injury to the cause of temperance . . .
it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a
appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are
crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles
which our government was founded.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from
to be a free spirit. Some don't like that, but that's the way I am.
It will be generally found that those who sneer habitually at human
and affect to despise it, are among its worst and least pleasant examples.
Everyone is a freak to somebody else.
the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
very careful what you put into that head,
you will never, ever get it out.
does it profit a man to be a Scribe to the Gods when the Scribes of
do nothing, yet are paid better wages?
- Omar in the Honest Book of Truth
is a kind of ORGANIZATION, which, though
big things badly, does small things badly too.
a human being and not a cabbage or something?
- from a Discordian initiation rite
amused you've discovered that we've taken over the Rock Music business.
still so naive. We took over the business in the 1800s. Beethoven
Omar, using the Do-It-Yourself Conspiracy Kit, in a letter to the
Christian Anti-Communist Crusade
not how many fish are in the sea
. . if
you don't have any bait on your hook.
there is no enemy within, the enemies
outside cannot hurt you.
fight forces; use them.
man take no thought about what is at a
he will find sorrow near at hand.
you have no choice, mobilize the spirit of courage.
- Proverb, Jewish
on your present blessings, of which
every man has many, not on your past
misfortunes, of which all men have some.
of superior man is three-fold: Virtuous, he is free from anxieties;
he is free from perplexities; bold, he is free from fear.
is the elixir of those who seek to eradicate freedom.
comfort the afflicted if you do not afflict the comfortable.
aren't any leaders, honey.
people are banging their heads against a stone wall.
does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
has two ways of crushing us -- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling
or thy tongue will keep thee deaf.
is a dead politician. Lord knows, we need more statesmen.
music in the sighing of a reed; There's music in the gushing of a rill;
There's music in all things, if men had ears: Their earth is but an echo
not! Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty
and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.
of friendship is not words but meanings.
knoweth the precepts by heart,
but faileth to practice them,
Is like unto one who lighteth a lamp
and then shutteth his eyes.
are two ways of passing from this world - one in light and one in
darkness. When one passes in light, he does not come back; but when one
passes in darkness, he returns.
not that events should happen as you wish, but wish them to happen
as they do, and you will go on well.
of water has the tastes of the water of the seven seas: there is no need
to experience all the ways of worldly life. The reflections of the moon
thousand rivers are from the same moon: the mind must be full of light.
is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.
taboos and inhibitions there are in the world,
the people become...
articulate the laws and ordinances,
robbers and thieves arise.
Tzu, Tao Teh Ching
go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?!?
to lose honor to save the lives of men than tis to gain honor by taking
not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more;
less, love more; And all good things are yours.
who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast;
beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
you can't recycle is wasted time.
cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Luther King, Jr.
angers you conquers you.
is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.
desires a change, one must be that change before that change can take place.
country has come to feel the same when congress is in session as when a
hold of a hammer.
flabbiness born of the bitch-goddess SUCCESS. That -- with the squalid
interpretation put on the word success -- is our national disease.
of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness,
indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And
the opposite of
is not death, it's indifference.
great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan,
strengthens authority so much as silence.
a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public
to be the most
anxious for its welfare.
better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible
discreet sheep; we wait to see how the drove is going, and then go with
the drove. (not me!)
the test of courage is not to die but to live.
is like love; it must have hope to nourish it.
the risk you take if you change: that people you've been involved with
won't like the
new you. But other people who do will come along.
courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence.
is one, essential vital quality for those who seek to change a world that
painfully to change.
hear our cry with the urgency it speaks to your soul, your heart if you
Most of us have exhausted every means through a system that is not responding
insists to keep us warehoused as the living dead.
of a prisoner in jail wrongly accused of drug trafficking
know the truth and the truth will make you mad.
we lose the right to be different,
the privilege to be free.
is the only known vessel that leaks from the top.
man is already ninety per cent water,
are not yet satisfied.
are like roaches--where you find one , there are thousands
hiding in the closet.
will they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?
(Bob) Nesta Marley
who won't die for something is not fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
he like a madman lived,
he like a wise one died.
who would give up essential liberty to purchase
temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human
beings. I am so
absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think
of heaven and angels.
got the guns, but we've got THE NUMBERS!
made men a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it,
the well-disposed are daily made the agents of injustice.
our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.
richness of human experience would lose something
joy if there were no limitations to overcome.
my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.
images- I conjure memories of freedom that can still be reached- like the
can only open the doors, we can't drag people through. I can't free them
unless they want
free. Maybe primitive people have less bullshit to let go of, to give up.
A person has to be
to give up everything- not just wealth. All the bullshit that he's been
taught- all society's
You have to let go of all that to get to the other side.
people aren't willing to do that.
service which can be rendered any country is to add
plant to its culture.
had been blasted, and the shadow of deep disapointment
upon us. We had no alternative except prepare for DIRECT ACTION,
we would present our very bodies as a means of laying
before the conscience of the local, national, (and the international) community.
Martin Luther King Jr.
who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event but sorrow,
to measure time by throbs of pain, and the record of bitter moments.
is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it,
as a temporary measure, is to betray it.
moves confidently in the direction of his/her dreams and endeavors to live
imagined, one will meet with success unexpected in common hours and begin
with the license of a higher order of being.
time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others.
. .they send forth a
of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy
ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression
who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
you are the big tree,
me tell you that
the small axe
to put you down--
to put you down...
his own star; and the soul that can
an honest and a perfect man (or woman)
all light, all influence, all fate;
to him falls early or too late.
has always shone among the rest,
the boldest way, if not the best,
men freely of their faults,
at their vain deeds and vainer thoughts.
be the change you wish to see in the world!
begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Luther King, Jr.
is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.
value wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better
the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek
your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you
may posterity forget ye were our countrymen.
happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance
us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health,
and freedom in all just pursuits.