"It is a courage to go beyond known limits, a daring refusal to settle down, a Promethean urge to redeem the human condition." — The Aquarian Almanac

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January 9, 2015 Theme for Contemplation: The Forward Impulse

” Take courage, the race of men is divine.”

– Pythagoras

” We shall take our plan

from the new world of man,

and our work will be called the Promethean.”

– Percy Bysshe Shelley

January 10, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: The Forward Impulse

“Strength to step forward is the primary need of him who has chosen his path… Its source is profound conviction.“

— H.P. Blavatsky

“Progress precludes finality.”

— Robert Crosbie

January 11, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: The Forward Impulse

“There is but one unconditional commandment, which is that we should seek incessantly with fear and trembling, so to vote and to act as to bring about the very largest total universe of good which we can see.”

— William James

January 12, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: The Forward Impulse

“People will look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.”

— Edmund Burke

“The future belongs even more to hearts than to minds. Loving is the only thing which can occupy and fill the immensity, for the infinite needs the inexhaustible.”

— Victor Hugo

January 13, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: The Forward Impulse

“But the bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it.“

— Thucydides

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.“

— Isaac Newton

January 14, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: The Forward Impulse

” The godlike power to do, the godlike aim to know.”

— John Greenleaf Whittier

” The power of ideals is incalculable. We see no power in a drop of water. But let it get into a crack in the rock and be turned to ice, and it splits the rock.”

— Albert Schweitzer

January 15, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: The Forward Impulse

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” — Proverbs

“Let us be those creative dissenters who will call our beloved nation to a higher destiny, to a new plateau of compassion, to a more noble expression of humaneness.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.