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The greatest danger, as I see it in myself, is the danger of withdrawal into private worlds. We have to keep the channels in ourselves open to pain. At the same time it is essential that true joys be experienced, that the sunrise not leave us unmoved, for civilization depends on the true joys, all those that have nothing to do with money or affluence — nature, the arts, human love.
May Sarton (Unitarian Universalist, essayist, diarist, poet, novelist, critic)
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
No man can be happy without imparting a share of happiness to others; no man can be miserable without reflecting a portion of his misery upon others. Hence, let us cultivate happiness and root out misery, as we would a poisonous weed, from the world!
James Eddy, Thoughts on Religion and Morality, p. 40 (Unitarian, Free Religious Movement, entrepreneur, engraver, art curator, abolitionist, temperance advocate, social reformer)
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)