My Thoughts
Ancient thoughts
distant drums

image from an old book
Roofs of soft, thick thatch ...
fading to thin tin.

Humans -
Too many, too greedy, too blind.
- BelizeHank


Religions should stress love, tolerance, understanding - not hatred, not fear...  
- BelizeHank

(most from Sunbeams, see Books)

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.
–Anne Morrow Lindbergh

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.
Tao Te Ching

The poor long for riches and the
rich for heaven, but the wise long
for a state of tranquility.
-Swami Rama

One is not rich by what one owns,
but more by what one is able to
do without with dignity.
-Immanuel Kant

Somewhere, and I can’t find where, I read about an Eskimo hunter who asked the local missionary priest,
 "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?" "No," said the priest, "not if you did not know." 
"Then why’" asked the Eskimo earnestly, "did you tell me?"
-Anne Dillard
Pilgrim At Tinker Creek

...the usual missionary and his wife, going to make bad Christians
out of good heathens...
-Harold H. Noice
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There is an artistry of experience which precedes the artistry of creation.
-Matthew Lipman

The real voyage of discovery consists
not in seeking new landscapes, but
in having new eyes.
-Marcel Proust

…The consumption society has made
us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.
-Elise Boulding