The 09/11/13 Joy Jar

11 Sep

On one of the sacred days in the history of America, moi reflects about what it is she loves about this country, there are many things. BUT, what she loves most is the incredible spirit and resilience of Americans. WE MUST NEVER FORGET 9/11, but we can never lose our spirit.

“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”

George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones


In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitzer

Life, Time, Thankful Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
Calvin Coolidge

Peace, Time, Christmas My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Albert Einstein

Religion, Mind, Humble I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Khalil Gibran

Love, Religion, Church Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hate, Him, Violence If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Death, Free, Pay Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.
Abraham Lincoln

Men, Liberty, Destroy Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
Mahatma Gandhi

True, Violence, Growth O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.
William Shakespeare

Wine, Devil, Call Man can never be a woman’s equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her.
Mahatma Gandhi

Nature, Woman, Service The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.
Oscar Wilde

Critical, Creates, Imitates The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Thomas Jefferson

Government, Wish, Alive A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
Thomas Jefferson

Coward, Quarrels, Exposed The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.
Mahatma Gandhi

Change, Heart, Democracy Humans are amphibians – half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
C. S. Lewis

Time, Half, Animal I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice.
Mahatma Gandhi

Woman, Sacrifice, Living The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force.
Thomas Jefferson

Country, Military, Force Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
Mahatma Gandhi

Joy, Service, Nor No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
Helen Keller

Human, Stars, Secret There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.
Ronald Reagan

Mind, Human, Progress Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
Khalil Gibran

Friendship, Purpose, Save There are four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.
Lord Byron

Life, Love, Living Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
Khalil Gibran

Life, Liberty, Body I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
John Steinbeck

Great, Teacher, Mind A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Good, Friends, Writer Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature, Colors, Wears Every spirit makes its house, and we can give a shrewd guess from the house to the inhabitant.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give, Makes, House It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Against, Few, Says Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it is even becoming mob.
Friedrich Nietzsche

God, Once, Becoming Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.

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