Quintessential Quaker

A quote chosen by a member for discussion each Sunday. April’s quotes chosen by Clarence K.

April 11 There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution. ~ Aldous Huxley, 1962.

April 4 No bemoaning what has been and what is. Even the negative aspects are inevitable parts of the whole. All is as it is, and must be, and we have all woven in. Negative experiences force us to grow.  ~ Phillis Kristal

March 28 “I think everyone has been created with the potential to be a solution to another person’s life.  I believe that God has given us all gifts.  He makes sure we are all unique in our own way.  But God’s goal is for each of us to be in this 21st century.  We are part of something much bigger than ourselves.”  ~ Etienne Paul Mungombe, African Refugee Journeys:  Listen, Love, Learn and Act.

March 21  “War is a mind-set, and all action that comes out of such a mind-set will either strengthen the enemy, the perceived evil, or, if the war is won, will create a new enemy, a new evil equal to and often worse than the one that was defeated.” ~  Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

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