“Unitarian Universalists share a religious conviction that history is a human project in which we are both the changers and the changed.”

-Rev. Richard Gilbert

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“I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past.”

-Edward Gibbon

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“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”

-Buddha

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“One of the hardest lessons that men of good will have to learn is that peace is not an end in itself. It comes as a by-product of doing good.”

-Harry Scholefield

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“Unitarian Universalists search for the universal, person by person, path by path.”

-Jill McMullen

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“Perhaps we should realize that our need is not to 'find something to believe'—but rather to discover that our lives indicate what we believe right now. This is the place to start.”

-Edith Hunter

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“You may possess only a small light, but uncover it, let it shine, use it in order to bring more light and understanding to the hearts and minds of men and women. Give them not Hell, but hope and courage.  Do not push them deeper into their theological despair, but preach the kindness and everlasting love of God.”

-John Murray

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“The Church of Tomorrow will not be of uniform doctrine or of identical organization. There will be unity of spirit, but not uniformity of creed or rite or polity. There will be variety, but not intolerance. There will be cooperation for holiness, but not conformity of theological opinion. There will be identity of ethical enthusiasm but diversity of administrations.”

-Florence Kollock Crooker

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“We Unitarian Universalists have inherited a magnificent theological legacy. In a sweeping answer to creeds that divide the human family, Unitarianism proclaims that we spring from a common source; Universalism, that we share a common destiny.”

-Forrest Church

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“Every religious tradition on which we draw has a reverence for life. We are a part of an intricate web of life. Every tradition on which we draw teaches that the ultimate expression of our spirituality is our action. Deep spirituality leads to action in the world. A deep reverence for life, love of nature's complex beauty and sense of intimate connection with the cosmos leads inevitably to a commitment to work for environmental and social justice.”

-Peter Morales

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“I call that church free which enters into the covenant with the ultimate source of existence. It binds together families and generations, protecting against the idolatry of any human claim to absolute truth or authority.”

-James Luther Adams

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“History is a symphony of echoes heard and unheard. It is a poem with events as verses.”

-Charles Angoff

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“Spiritual greatness lies not in extraordinary capacities and deeds, but in doing ordinary things among ordinary people with certain qualities of faith, hope, and love.”

-Harry C. Meserve

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“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

-Dalai Lama

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“We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.”

-Thich Nhat Hanh

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“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”

-Henry Brooks Adams

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“An authentic life is the most personal form of worship. Everyday life has become my prayer.”

-Sarah Ban Breathnach

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“To care for anyone else enough to make their problems one's own, is ever the beginning of one's real ethical development.”

-Felix Adler

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“When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.”

-Henry David Thoreau

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“The freedom of the mind is the beginning of all other freedoms.”

-Clinton Lee Scott

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“What lies behind you and what lies before you are tiny matters compared to what lies within you.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Worship in a Unitarian setting becomes a shared act of celebration expressing our love for things of worth - those values by which and for which we live.”

-Phillip Hewett

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“It's a blessing each of us was born. It matters what we do with our lives. What each of us knows about God is a piece of the truth. We don't have to do it alone.”

-Laila Ibrahim

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“There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community.”

-M. Scott Peck

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“If we agree in love, there is no disagreement that can do us any injury, but if we do not, no other agreement can do us any good.”

-Hosea Ballou

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“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

-Buddha

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“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.”

-Thomas Jefferson

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“We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we made.”

-Senator Ted Kennedy

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“Let's keep the wind singing in both ears, and pray for the courage to interpret and act upon what it brings to us.”

-Angus H. MacLean

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“The citizen can bring our political and governmental institutions back to life, make them responsive and accountable, and keep them honest. No one else can.”

-John Gardner

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“I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.”

-Mohandas Gandhi

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“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”

-Maya Angelou

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“You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free.”

-Clarence Darrow

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“The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.”

-Anais Nin

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“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

-Anne Frank

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A candle must give itself away. In the giving, the spending, the spreading, the sending, it finds itself.

-John Wood

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“The freedom of the mind is the beginning of all other freedoms.”

-Clinton Lee Scott

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“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.”

-Margaret Fuller

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"Justice is sweet and musical; but injustice is harsh and discordant.”

-Henry David Thoreau

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Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.

-Jimi Hendrix

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“Hope is a small coal of fire that lives in old ashes. It is the glowing seed of warmth and light to come.”

-Kenneth Patton

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“Don’t count every hour in the day, make every hour in the day count.”

-Anonymous

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Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

-Lao Tsu

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“Perhaps we should realize that our need is not to 'find something to believe'—but rather to discover that our lives indicate what we believe right now. This is the place to start.”

-Edith Hunter

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“Hope is a small coal of fire that lives in old ashes. It is the glowing seed of warmth and light to come.”

-Kenneth Patton, Unitarian Universalist minister

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“The generosity of beauty is astounding. It is ever available. It exists regardless of our gaze or opinion.”

-Lisa Ward, UU Minister

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“Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears your signature.”

-Thich Nhat Hanh

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UU's in San Diego

San Diego Unitarian Universalists
www.uusandiego.org

Area Congregations

Chalice UU Congregation
Escondido, CA
www.chaliceuu congregation.org

 

First UU Church of San Diego
San Diego, CA
www.firstuusandiego.org

 

First Church - South Bay
Chula Vista, CA
www.firstuusandiego.org

 

Summit UU Fellowship
Santee, CA
www.summitarian.org

 

UU Fellowship of San Dieguito
Solana Beach, CA
www.uufsd.org

 


 

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