The fact that more people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than any other single reason. That, that my friends, that is true perversion!
More quotes by Harvey Milk
It takes no compromise to give people their rights … it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give them freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.
All men are created equal. No matter how hard they try, they can never erase those words. That is what America is about.
All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.
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It is a naked city. Faith is not pampered, nor hope encouraged; there is no place to lay one’s exhaustion: but instead pinnacles skewer it undisguised against vacancy.
Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting the bowl to my lips is eternity itself transcending time and space?
To study Buddhism is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be awakened by all things.
A miracle is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles. Frauds deceive. An event which creates faith does not deceive: therefore it is not a fraud, but a miracle.
The concept known as bal tashchit – ‘Do no destroy’ – has a special significance in Jewish tradition…We are constantly being warned in our faith that the capricious, thoughtless, wasteful destruction of the elements and creatures of the earth is wrong…We should remind ourselves daily of our responsibility to all aspects of creation.
When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains understanding, he is an ordinary man.
For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command or faith a dictum. I am my own God. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.