A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword. Robert Burton (1577 – 1640) English scholar, writer, clergyman

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Some men of a secluded and studious life have sent forth from their closet or their cloister, rays of intellectual light that have agitated courts and revolutionized kingdoms; like the moon which, though far removed from the ocean, and shining upon it with a serene and sober light, is the chief cause of all those ebbings and flowings which incessantly disturb that restless world of waters.

Charles Caleb Colton, author and clergyman (1780-1832)

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The power of prayer does not lie in its ability to change the world we live in as much as in its potential to change we who live in the world.

George Tyger (Unitarian Universalist; Chaplain, U.S. Army)War Zone Faith

War has no eyes ~ Swahili

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“I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.”

― Robert A. Heinlein

 

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Hope (A Poem Dedicated To The Australian Prisoners Of War WWII) (Poetry)

by Prudence Wheeler, Star of the Sea College – Australia

Why do we dread the dawn,
If Hope is but a light.
If hope is but a comfort,
Take comfort in the night.

Hope is in the Summer birds,
In every breath they sing.
Hope vanishes as they flee,
as they spread their two free wings.

Hope is in our loved ones,
Or so we are told.
It is a chill when we are hot,
and warmth when we are cold.

But then I suddenly realise,
As I hear that morning call.
Hope here does not live in birds.
It does not live at all.

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