A Quote by Starhawk on mystery, creating, celebration, support, pronoia, and resolution

Our way out involves both resistance and renewal: saying no to what is, so that we can reshape and recreate the world.  Our challenge is communal, but to face it we must be empowered as individuals and create structures of support and celebration that can teach us freedom.  Creation is the ultimate resistance, the ultimate refusal to accept things as they are.  For it is in creation that we encounter Mystery...


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A Quote by B. C. Forbes on resolution, happiness, and elixir

Happiness is normally the prime search of every rational human being. One way to derive increasing happiness during the year we have just entered is to strive diligently to promote the happiness of others, to think of them first, yourself second. Happiness is the greatest tonic, the greatest elixir, of all. Worry is among the worst poisons. One sensible New Year resolution: I will do my utmost to have consideration for others, to exercise usefulness, to radiate happiness, to conquer worrying over things I cannot possibly remedy.

B. C. Forbes (1880 - 1954)

Source: B.C. Forbes (1951) via Forbes Magazine: Thoughts on Business Life, January 9, 2006 Issue

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on defeat, goodwill, peace, resolution, victory, and war

In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Goodwill.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: The Second World War: Moral of the Work, vol. I, The Gathering Storm, 1948

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on conscience, cowardice, resolution, and thought

Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is slicked o'er with the pale cast of thought,

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 1

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on action, conscience, country, cowardice, death, delay, dreams, fortune, heart, laws, life, love, merit, mind, mortality, patience, questions, resolution, respect, sleep, suffering, thought, time, trouble, and wishes

To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; No more; and, by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die: to sleep; To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause. There's the respect That makes calamity of so long life; For who would bear the whips an scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of dispriz'd love, the law's delay, The insolence of office, and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will, And makes us rather bear those ills we have, Than fly to others that we know not of? Thus conscience doth make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pitch and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action. Soft you now! The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons Be all my sins remember'd.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet, Act 3, scene 1.

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A Quote by Wendell Lewis Willkie on danger, direction, honesty, resolution, and work

In no direction that we turn do we find ease or comfort. If we are honest and if we have the will to win we find only danger, hard work and iron resolution.

Wendell Lewis Willkie (1892 - 1944)

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A Quote by Vivian R. Cline on god and resolution

I urge you to join me in this resolution: We will "stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places"-and at all costs.

Vivian R. Cline

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A Quote by unknown on remorse, repentance, and resolution

That great word repentance has five "r's": 1) recognition, 2) remorse, 3) resolution, 4) restitution, and 5) reformation.


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A Quote by unknown on aim, difficulty, direction, effort, goals, purpose, quality, and resolution

Goal: an aim or objective, the end toward which effort is directed. Resolution: The quality of not allowing difficulties or opposition to affect one's purpose.


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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on character, difficulty, and resolution

It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate - to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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