Thursday, February 27, 2014

Virtuous Judging of Others

"Judging individuals and organizations is not inherently wrong, but doing so out of bigoted prejudice, is. Yes, too many authority figures are actually bad and too many people are actually criminals or racists. But, the first step in solving any problem is being aware of it and giving it a name."
~ David Satterlee

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Give Honor to All Sentience

"Do you think you could glance at all those numbers and then touch the places where they had been in numeric order? Don't underestimate the rational and  emotional capacity  of other species."
~ David Satterlee

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Key to Relationships

"Even the poorest people can have wonderful relationships without transactional gift-giving.
Go do something wonderful for someone you have, or would like to have, in your life."
~ David Satterlee

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Answer to Our Problems

"Yes Virginia, the answer to so many of our problems is extending love ever-further - from self to family to neighbors to unknown strangers to feared enemies."
~ David Satterlee

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Traditional Virtue of Liberality

"Liberality is not so much a political identification as a personal disposition toward empathy and selflessness. This is the mark of our most inspiring and honored teachers, leaders, heroes ... and saints."
~ David Satterlee

Monday, February 3, 2014

The Collective Power of Will

"We are undergoing a mobilization of the will in human affairs. Collectively, individual will will will-out. We are not alone and impotent when we share a common vision."
~ David Satterlee