Americans are good people, and at times we can be wise. But we’re often under-informed by media, misinformed by our government and ill-served by both.
Our task, in the aftermath of September 11, was and continues to be the transformation of the effects of evil into something beautiful and good.
In most of our situations in life, if we take a good honest look at our lives, we are holding to small, limiting thoughts, cynical thoughts.
I’ve known Dennis Kucinich for a long time, and I don’t think I have illusions about him. Sometimes I find him pompous, male chauvinistic, intellectually unbending. But he is a good man, and a serious one.
Try to see the good in others. When you’re tempted to judge someone, make an effort to see their goodness. Your willingness to look for the best in people will subconsciously bring it forth.
The only work that will ultimately bring any good to any of us is the work of contributing to the healing of the world.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
The whole Obama phenomenon brings up memories from my distant past: the good-looking guy who talks real good, whose line you don’t buy immediately but whose charm is so dazzling that he gradually convinces you that this time it will be different.
Americans are good with to-do lists; just tell us what to do, and we’ll do it. Throughout our history, we have proven that. Colonize. Check. Win our independence. Check. Form a union. Check. Expand to the Pacific. Check. Settle the West. Check. Keep the Union together. Check. Industrialize. Check. Fight the Nazis. Check.
There is nothing I love as much as a good fight.