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Happy spring!

Wishing you a spring filled with hope. “The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day she created spring.”—Bernard Williams (edited)

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Wishing you a happy day—and sending you an Irish blessing! “May your paths bloom with shamrocks, and your heart ring with songs, and the sky smile with bright sunshine all this happy day long.”

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Recognize your rights

“Women, wake up; the tocsin of reason sounds throughout the universe; recognize your rights,” wrote Olympe de Gouges in her Declaration of the Rights of Woman and Citizen, which was published in 1791 in France. Two years after she wrote her declaration, de Gouges was arrested, condemned to death for her views and sent to […]

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Indolence?

I have spring fever—and it’s not spring yet. That’s why I like this quote from Bernard Williams. “I like the word ‘indolence.’ It makes my laziness seem classy.” –Joy

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Anticipation

“’Well,’ said Winnie the Pooh, ‘what I like best,’ and then he had to stop and think. Because although eating honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.”

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The love of Christ

William Sloan Coffin once said: “It is not Scripture that creates hostility to homosexuality, but rather hostility to homosexuals that prompts some Christians to recite a few sentences from Paul and retain passages from an otherwise discarded Old Testament law code. In abolishing slavery and in ordaining women, we’ve gone beyond biblical literalism. “It’s time […]

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Eat cookies

“Today I will live in the moment—unless it’s unpleasant in which case I’ll eat cookies.” I found this quote in the latest FemaleCreations catalog. I found it the day I felt a bit lethargic because I had eaten too many cookies the day before. I enjoyed the cookies, but I ate too many!

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A female liver?

“There is no female mind,” declared Charlotte Perkins Gilbert, who was born in 1860 and died in 1935. “The brain is not an organ of sex. As well speak of a female liver.” I found this quote in Sarah Herman’s book Feminism in 100 Quotes. –Joy

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Compounds of good and evil

“Idealism is too oblivious of the ironic perils to which human virtue, wisdom and power are subject,” writes Reinhold Niebuhr, in his book The Irony of American History. “It is too certain that there is a straight path toward the goal of human happiness; too confident of the wisdom and idealism that prompt men (and […]

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Saved by love

“Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime,” writes Reinhold Niebuhr, in his book The Irony of American History. “Therefore, we must be saved by hope. “Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we […]

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