Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I was reading the back page of an old back issue of The Sun that was lying around my house, and I thought I would share some Sunbeams:

"It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem." ~ G.K. Chesteron.

"It wasn't the Exxon Valdez captain's driving that caused the Alaskan oil spill. It was yours." ~ Greenpeace

"It takes time to ruin a world, but time is all it takes." ~ Bernard de Bovier de Fontenelle

"Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment." R. Buckminster Fuller

"To people who think of themselves as God's houseguests, American enterprise must seem arrogant beyond belief. Or stupid. A nation of amnesiacs, proceeding as if there were no other day but today. Assuming land could also forget what had been done to it." ~ Barbara Kingsolver

"Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance." ~ Margaret Mead

i thank You God for most this amazing
day; for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes.
~ e.e. cummings

and the most ironic one, which at least admits there is hope for the Palestinians yet:

"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives." ~ Abba Eban


20th Century Woman said...

About 55 years ago I heard Abba Eban make a stirring speech on 2000 years of persecution. Now the persecuted have themselves become the persecutors. How sad.

northshorewoman said...

indeed. I guess the speech you heard was one of many made to gather the world to support the fledging nation of Israel. It would be interesting to see how the discourse has changed over the years -- if indeed it has.