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Wisdom. Love. Service. Sincerity. Quote most popular global celebrities: Pope Francis & UK's longest-reigning Queen Elizabeth II
New York Times, Wednesday September 23, 2015 - News and features on Pope Francis’ visit to Washington, New York and Philadelphia in September, his first visit ever.
"When Pope Francis speaks, millions listen." "the English translation of Pope Francis’ speech to United States bishops at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, as prepared for delivery and released by the Vatican"
Wisdom quoted from the full speech –
- I am well aware of the immense efforts you have made to welcome and integrate those immigrants who continue to look to America, like so many others before them, in the hope of enjoying its blessings of freedom and prosperity.
- I realize how much the pain of recent years has weighed upon you and I have supported your generous commitment to bring healing to victims – in the knowledge that in healing we too are healed – and to work to ensure that such crimes will never be repeated.
- What does work is the combination of the epic struggle of the pioneers and the homely wisdom and endurance of the settlers. As one of your poets has put it, “strong and tireless wings” combined with the wisdom of one who “knows the mountains”. read more »
"Mind may be a mirror reflecting actual reality, pretty or ugly, warm or chilly. Mind may be a mirage of the desired..."
Mind may be a mirror
reflecting actual reality, pretty or ugly, warm or chilly.
Mind may be a mirage
of the desired or gulped, the coded or assumed.
Good deed ripples far: barbers give free haircut to homeless in Dublin, Melbourne, Philippines, Costa Rica, Jamaica, NYC, LA, TX
For Bustos, now 30, it all started in 2012, where he gave free haircuts to needy children at a local barbershop. "It made such a strong positive impact on me that I decided to bring it back home to NYC," said Bustos. Calling him "angel", Ray said, "When someone comes along and gives you something you never get… it makes me wanna cry." read more »
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."
- Benjamin Franklin
"Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
"How many are the things I can do without!"
"No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world."
"I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.."-Leonardo da Vinci
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
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