Not what we give, but what we share,
For the gift without the giver is bare:
Who gives himself with his alms feeds three,
Himself, his hungering neighbor, and me.
James Russell Lowell (Unitarian, diplomat, poet, reformer) quoted by William & Mary Gannett, A Little Child At The Breakfast Table (1915) p.43
It is a feeling that no matter what the ideas or conduct of others, there is a unique rightness and beauty to life which can be shared in openness, in wind and sunlight, with a fellow human being who believes in the same basic principles
Sylvia Plath (Unitarian Universalist, poet, literary critic, novelist)
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.
Margaret Fuller Ossoli (Unitarian, Transcendentalist, author, editor)
Religion is the fullest sharing of life with others
Kenneth Patton, Beyond Doubt (1946) p. 15. (Unitarian Universalist, minister, poet)
We can never make the world safe by fighting.
Every nation must learn that the people of all nations are children of God, and must share the wealth of the world.
You may say this is impracticable, far away, can never be accomplished, but it is the work we are appointed to do.
Sometime, somehow, somewhere, we must ever
teach this great lesson.
Olympia Brown (Universalist, minister, social reformer), on Mother’s Peace Day (the foundation of Mother’s Day)
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles of it.
Margaret Fuller (Unitarian, Transcendentalist, author)