Saturday, October 2, 2010

A Very Special Birthday

I didn't see the war-promoting corporate media making a big issue of it:

"Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth. --source--" 

How prophetic because it's so true 62 years after his death.    

"Let the Jews who claim to be the chosen race prove their title by choosing the way of non-violence for vindicating their position on earth.....  What is going on in Palestine today cannot be justified by any moral code of conduct. --source--"  

A prophet in his own right.


"On this second day of October, we honor the man with the plan as we celebrate his life and the lessons he shared with the world. In loving memory, here are a few of Gandhi’s most famous quotes: 
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”

“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”    

“Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.”  

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

“You must be the change that you want to see in the world.”


I need to work on that anger bit (and a few others he mentioned).

Also seeQuotes That Make Me Cry

The Most Difficult Essay I Have Ever Read