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.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.
It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’
Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
It is trying time for people who lived both in Ukraine and Russia. I am one of these people. That’s why I decided to reblog this post today.
Long ago I came to two conclusions: 1. Life is wonderful! 2. You have to pay for happiness. The very best is not given for nothing!
Some years ago I thought that it was not fair that I worked very hard for many years but I have no property.
I never had a bird like below or a horse like below. I never had a castle like below either.
Then I reminded myself that I have a wonderful family, that God gave me an opportunity to live a new life in the USA, freedom to think and choose, ability to learn, appreciate and travel.
I have no property but we visited more than 50 countries and enjoyed beauty of many places including the magical Hawaiian island Maui (see the last photo below).
It is clear that we can easily do without a macaw or a gorgeous horse or a beautiful castle.
There are many pleasures in life each day. A smile, a kiss, a good word, a flower, a cup of coffee, a good book. We just need to…
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