Saturday, February 11, 2012

Walt Whitman Quotes

I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
- Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman

"Talk not so much, then, young artist, of the great old masters, who but painted and chisell’d. Study not only their productions. There is a still higher school for him who would kindle his fire with coal from the altar of the loftiest and purest art. It is the school of all grand actions and grand virtues, of heroism, of the death of patriots and martyrs — of all the mighty deeds written in the pages of history — deeds of daring, and enthusiasm, devotion, and fortitude. "
Walt Whitman
I think of few heroic actions, which cannot be traced to the artistical impulse. He who does great deeds, does them from his innate sensitiveness to moral beauty.
 - Walt Whitman

Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.

 - Walt Whitman , Song Of The Open Road
O to make the most jubilant song!
Full of music-full of manhood, womanhood, infancy!
Full of common employments-full of grain and trees.
 - Walt Whitman , Song Of Joys
Come said the Muse,
Sing me a song no poet yet has chanted,
Sing me the universal.
 - Walt Whitman , Song Of The Universal
Let me have my own way,
Let others promulge the laws, I will make no account of the laws,
Let others praise eminent men and hold up peace, I hold up agitation
and conflict,
I praise no eminent man, I rebuke to his face the one that was
thought most worthy.
 - Walt Whitman , Myself And Mine

Young man I think I know you- I think this face is the face of the
Christ himself,
Dead and divine and brother of all, and here again he lies.
 - Walt Whitman , A Sight In Camp In The Daybreak Grey And Dim

Friday, February 10, 2012

Suggest Someone Who Has Made A Difference

Suggest someone who has made a positive contribution to the world.

It can be in any field

  • Arts
  • Politics
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Sport
  • Humanitarian

They can be a nomination for:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Famous Charity Quotes

"Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go. "
- Mother Teresa

“The 'Third World' is a term I don't like very much, because we're all one world. I want people to know that the largest part of humanity is suffering."
- Audrey Hepburn

"It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive."
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
Winston Churchill

“Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.”
St. Francis of Assisi

"Charity begins at home, but should not end there."
Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.

"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us finish the work we are in."
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

"Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is to love them as God does."
Simone Weil (1910-1943) French Philosopher

"You are much surer that you are doing good when you pay money to those who work, as the recompense of their labor, than when you give money merely in charity."
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

"Charity sees the need, not the cause."
German proverb

"Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven.
Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

"Be charitable and indulge to everyone, but thyself."
Joseph Joubert (1754-1824) French moralist.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Mahatma Gandhi