This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. (-Elmer Davis)
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. (-Harry S Truman)
"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path."- Agatha Christie
Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.
Always say "yes" to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is?
Surrender to what is. Say "yes" to life -- and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.
Why does the mind habitually deny or resist the Now? Because it cannot function and remain in control without time, which is past and future, so it perceives the timeless Now as threatening. Time and mind are in fact inseparable.
Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of those options, and you must choose now. Then accept the consequences.
-Eckhart Tolle "The Power of Now"
What is America? What makes our country more than any other piece of land and water on the globe? Nothing – except our ideal of human freedom, freedom for the individual! Because we have this ideal we, almost alone among the peoples today, have hope. We still dare to hope.
You can easily see that ideals are the most important things in the world. Indeed they are. They are the food of the soul, which nourishes the spirit with faith and with hope. When hope and faith are gone, when we say, “ideals are only talk,” the soul dies and the spirit grows weak and then the tyrants take over. We must keep our ideals alive, we cannot let them die, for they alone give us the strength of hope and faith to other peoples.
-PEARL S. BUCK