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Thursday Quote

*Sometimes you just need to step back and listen to someone else, someone who speaks beyond words*

Language is, in other words, not necessary, but voluntary. If it were necessary, it would have stayed simple; it would not agitate our hearts with ever-present loveliness and ever-cresting ambiguity; it would not dream on its long white bones, of turning into song.

Mary Oliver

Mercy Otis Warren

*As dedicated protestors of all races continue to gather on behalf of change, I can’t help sharing a few quotes from one of the amazing women I’ve been reading about lately*

Mercy Otis Warren


The rights of the individual should be the primary objective of all governments.


Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition.


A superfluity of wealth and a train of domestic slaves naturally banish a sense of general liberty and nourish the seeds of that kind of independence that usually terminates an aristocracy.


Every domestic enjoyment depends on the unimpaired possession of civil and religious liberty.

*Wishing you sweetness and Love always…along with the liberty and courage of conviction to embody them!*