• We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately. -Benjamin Franklin, Freedom Fighter

  • We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. -Martin Luther King, Jr., Freedom Fighter

  • Let us be cautious in making assertions and critical in examining them, but tolerant in permitting linguistic forms. -Rudolf Carnap, Philosopher

  • A clash of doctrines is not a disaster—it is an opportunity. -Alfred North Whitehead, Philosopher

  • If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Poet

  • Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. -Rumi, Mystic

  • If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. – Rene Descartes, Philosopher

  • A house divided against itself cannot stand. -Abraham Lincoln, President

  • Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. -Albert Einstein, Scientist

  • Be the change you want to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi, Freedom Fighter

Holiday Season, 2006

Peace on Earth. Good will to all. Christmas Blessing In 1956, nine years into the Cold War, President Dwight Eisenhower launched a cultural exchange program with the Soviet Union. His goal was to forge a bond of Read more »

Thanksgiving, 2006

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to understand the mind of other men and women; the spirit of Read more »

September 11, 2006

These are the times that try men’s souls. Thomas Paine December 23, 1776 On October 13, 1998, less than five years before 9/11, I landed in Dubai, one of five Kingdoms making up the United Arab Emirates. Read more »

Independence Day, 2006

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That Read more »

Memorial Day, 2006

It is for us the living … to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us … that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last Read more »

Passover, 2006

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door! Emma Lazarus Read more »

Martin Luther King Day, 2006

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. … Read more »

Holiday Season, 2005

On May 21, 1944, with the outcome of the Second World War very much in doubt a vast “I Am an American Day” ceremony was held in Central Park, New York City. Thousands of people were present, Read more »

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