"It often happens that when a person possesses a particular ability to an extraordinary degree, nature makes up for it by leaving him or her incompetent in every other department."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Robert Shea on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Robert Shea on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Robert Shea on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Robert Shea on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Robert Shea on Abraham Lincoln
"Just as predatory animals follow a similar general design and behave in similar ways, so organizations, especially those in competition with one another, must follow certain design principles if they are to succeed and prevail."
"Ultimately we may still ask, why can't humans design a perfect society?"
"One simple way to keep organizations from becoming cancerous might be to rotate all jobs on a regular, frequent and mandatory basis, including the leadership positions."
"To reject even one major tenet of the religion or to violate one major rule of behavior is enough to get one kicked out - or worse."
"Organized religion provides a model of the way all organizations, from the state down to the village garden club, end a price in terms of a member's freedom of thought and action."