Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Words to Live By: My Ethical Curtiledge

We all have our compass. I wrap my framework with the words of friends and those whom I admire. A brief sampling:

Don’t be so tolerant that you tolerate intolerance.

Noble is man
Rich is the earth
Where there is hunger or need there is betrayal. – Nordahl Grieg

All lives unfold in steps and stages. For both individuals and organizations, transition points are inevitable and necessary.

The Challenge is in the moment, the time is always now. - James Baldwin

Whatever else his long, unprecedented life might had been, it had been fun. Fun! If others should find that appraisal shallow, frivolous, so be it. To him, it seemed now to largely have been some form of play. And he vowed that in the future he would strive to keep that sense of play more in mind, for he’d grown convinced that play - more than piety, more than charity or vigilance - was what allowed human beings to transcend evil. - Alobar

There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don't expect you to change the world, I do not think it's asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect. - Nikki Giovanni

It all depends.
And you never can tell. - Shep Root

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