believe that the world was created and approved
by love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures
by love, and that, insofar as it is redeemable,
it can be redeemed only by love.
laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent
people and the affection of children; to earn
the appreciation of honest critics and endure
the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty;
to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy
child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to know that even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
-- Ralph Waldo
help the young soul, to add energy, inspire hope,
and blow the coals into a useful flame; to redeem
defeat by new thought and firm action, this, though
not easy, is the work of divine man”
~ Ralph Waldo
even more than things, have to be restored, renewed,
revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw
even more than things,
have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed,
never throw out anyone.
can think of no better way of redeeming this tragic
world today than love and laughter. Too many of
the young have forgotten how to laugh, and too
many of the elders have forgotten how to love.
Would not our lives be lightened if only we could
all learn to laugh more easily at ourselves and
to love one another."
-- Theodore Hesburgh
has within it a redemptive power. And there is
a power there that eventually transforms individuals.
Just keep being friendly to that person. Just
keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too
long. Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning.
They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes
they’ll hate you a little more at that transition
period, but just keep loving them. And by the
power of your love they will break down under
the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive..."
is his capacity for self-improvement and self-redemption
which most distinguishes man from the mere brute.
-- Aung San Suu Kyi
the long run, the power of kindness can redeem beyond
the power of force to destroy.
There is a vast reservoir of kindness that we can no
longer afford do disregard.
-- John A. MacAulay
comes to those who wait, forgiveness is the key.
-- Tom Petty