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Matthew Catlett
Seek not the good in external things; seek it in yourselves. - Epictetus
Seek not the good in external things; seek it in yourselves. - Epictetus

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'The world now has the first-ever treaty to ban all nuclear weapons, and the U.S. remains steadfast in their contempt of the possibility of peace. In a statement released by the U.S., UK, and France, the three nations asserted that they “do not intend to sign, ratify or ever become party to it” alleging that “this initiative clearly disregards the realities of the international security environment.”'

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'"We might not, in the state of California, be able to tell ICE what to do," said Michael Young, legislative advocate with the California Labor Federation which, together with SEIU California, sponsored AB 450. "We can't regulate federal immigration law. But we can regulate employer behavior. We can say that employers have an obligation to protect their workers and they have to take certain actions to make sure those rights are protected."'

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'Many of us protesters – Catholic Workers and Jewish grandmothers alike – take our cue from anti-war activist Rabbi Heschel, who braced us all with this admonition: “When injustice takes place, few are guilty, but all are responsible. Indifference to evil is more insidious than evil itself.”'

"Remember that thou are dust, and unto dust thou shall return."

-from the liturgy of Ash Wednesday

"Hospitality is one form of worship."

The Talmud

"We have a choice. We can spend our whole life suffering because we can’t relax with how things really are, or we can relax and embrace the open-endedness of the human situation, which is fresh, unfixated, and unbiased."

Pema Chödron

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"Wherever you go, go with all your heart."

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"The pull of the self means reorienting your attention from external situations, but that doesn't imply that you ignore the outer world or resist it, either. To ignore is a form of denial. To resist strengthens the hold of what you are trying to push away."

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"Peace has a dividend. Economic peace, political peace, interpersonal peace. It gives us room to dream, to get restless and to make things even better."
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