Sunday, February 6, 2011

Food for thoughts; February 2011;

"The strength of a civilization is not measured by its ability to fight wars, but rather by its ability to prevent them."  Gene Roddenberry

This I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits
or destroys the individual.-John Steinbeck

"Civilization can only revive when there shall come into being in a number of individuals a new tone of mind, independent of the prevalent one among the crowds, and in opposition to it -- a tone of mind which will gradually win influence over the collective one, and in the end determine its character. Only an ethical movement can rescue us from barbarism, and the ethical comes into existence only in individuals. - Albert Schweitzer

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be". -Thomas Jefferson


Stephanie said...

Lovely family photos! I wish for an ethical society and that every individual respects and care for each other ;-)

Elfe said...

Dear Titania

What lovely pictures! Wie ein Engel beschützt die Mutter ihre Kinder am Strand. Diesen Zitaten kann ich voll und ganz zustimmen, es braucht in jedem einzelnen Menschen einen inneren Aubruch um das Gute im eigenen Geist zu fördern und zum Ausdruck zu bringen. Wir sind es, die diese Erde gestalten.
Liebe Grüsse in Deinen Tag und danke für Deinen Besuch in meinem Blog

Titania said...

Stephanie; thank you so much for your comment it is greatly appreciated.

Elfe; so good to read your lovely comments. Thank you so much. I am glad you are back.