Category Archives: PRINCIPLES

I have never yet met a healthy person who worried very much about his health, or a really good person who worried much about his own soul. John B. S. Haldane


Place Your Healing Touch In My Hands 

Unknown Author 

Help me as I care  for my patients today, 
Be there with me, 
O Lord, I pray 
Make my words kind   
it means so much
And in my hands place 
Your healing touch 
Let your love shine  through all that I do, 
So those in need  may hear and feel You.

The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”  ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos


A woman once came to Mahatma Gandhi with her little boy.  She asked, “Mahatma-ji, tell my little boy to stop eating sugar.”        
“Come back in three days,” said Gandhi.     
In three days the woman and the little boy returned and Mahatma Gandhi said to the little boy, “Stop eating sugar.”     
The woman asked, “Why was it necessary for us to return only after three days for you to tell my little boy that?”     
The Mahatma replied: “Three days ago I had not stopped eating sugar.

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

Warren Buffett

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In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president (1743-1826)



“I shall never be a dangerous woman; I can make men love, but I cannot make them suffer. It would be much better the other way about. I have seen women able to make men suffer who could not make them love. The more they suffered the more they hung around for a showdown. In the end they did better than I, for it is strange what people will do to be able to suffer and say to themselves, in the night, “I have suffered, I have lived indeed.

Christina Stead, Letty Fox: Her Luck



Look, these are desperate and chaotic times. History has left us no operating manual, no step-by-step instructions. Nothing is promised, nothing is guaranteed, everything we have ever fought for is in danger or already in ruins. We have to find our own way — maybe a new way. That can be scary, that can definitely be lonely.
But there is a way in which we are not alone. When we stand on principle — no matter how unpopular that principle may be, no matter how much it separates us from the crowd — and I mean principles like socialism, like racial and gender justice — we are sending a message to people we do not know — to people who are far away (as far as Chiapas or Nigeria perhaps) and to people who are not born yet. And that message is: You are not alone. We too have worked and dreamed for something better. That message is: Never give up

Barbara Ehrenreich

She says nothing at all, but simply stares upward into the dark sky and watches, with sad eyes, the slow dance of the infinite stars.”

― Neil Gaiman, Stardust

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“Ideals are like stars,
you will not succeed in touching them with your hands,
but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters,
you choose them as your guide,
and following them, you reach your destiny.”

– Carl Schurz


“You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.” C.S. Lewis


“Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour … If at my convenience I might break them, what would be their worth?”

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre