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When our life ceases to be inward and private, conversation degenerates into mere gossip. --Henry David Thoreau (in Hamlet's Blackberry: To Surf Or Not To Surf?)

Enough words have been exchanged; Now at last let me see some deeds!...What does not happen today, will not be done tomorrow. --Goethe (in Sprouting Seeds of Compassion)

Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength. --St. Francis de Sales (in The Woman Who Saved 200 Sloths)

Healing yourself is connected with healing others. --Yoko Ono (in Owen & Haatchi: A Boy And His Dog)

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art. ---Leonardo da Vinci- (in Learning From Leonardo: Decoding The Notebooks Of A Genius)

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important. --Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (in The Honest Truth About Dishonesty)

A leader sees greatness in other people. You can't be much of a leader if all you see is yourself. --Maya Angelou (in 10 Extraordinary People & Their Lessons For Success)

As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way. --Mary Anne Radmacher (in Vancouver's Duck Lady)

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. --Thomas Edison (in The Daily Routines of Geniuses)

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe. --John Muir (in How Wolves Change Rivers)

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment; full effort is full victory.
--M.K. Gandhi
(in The Power of 1% Shifts: Or How One Coach Beat the Odds)

I've got nothing to do today but smile. --Paul Simon (in Because I'm Happy)

Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you. --Mother Teresa (in A Father's Love & Heroism)

Invisible threads are the strongest ties. --Friedrich Nietzsche (in I'm Just Like You)

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. --Bill Gates (in What Does A Grateful Organization Look Like?)

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. --Maya Angelou (in The 3-Year-Old Who Decided To Donate Her Hair)

Service doesn't start when you have something to give; it blossoms naturally when you have nothing left to take. --Nipun Mehta (in A 25-Year-Old's Stunning Talk On Selfless Service)

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom. --Socrates (in Wonder: When & Why The World Appears Radiant)

With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now. --Ralph Waldo Emerson (in A Radical Homemaker Celebrates 40)

May the beauty you love be what you do. --Rumi (in Pamela Sukhum & The Beautiful Project)

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. --Winston Churchill (in The Nature of the Self: How We Know Who We Are)

You gotta be willing to fail...if you're afraid of failing, you won't get very far. --Oprah Winfrey (in Overcoming the Creative Block: Advice From Artists)

Habitual recurrence to the harmony will increase your mastery of it. --Marcus Aurelius (in Timeless Wisdom From Marcus Aurelius)

His high endeavors are an inward light, that makes the path before him always bright. --William Wordsworth (in 18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently)

If you believe in the power of the pursuit of the truth, no story is ever done. --Paul Van Slambrouck (in Truth & Journalism: Reflections From A Pulitzer Prize-winner)

Things don't change. You change your way of looking, that's all. --Carlos Castaneda (in Three Short Pieces To Reframe Your Day)

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. --Tennessee Williams (in Moin Khan: A Man, A Motorcycle & A Mission)

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. --Denis Waitley (in 6 Habits of Highly Grateful People)

Sometimes it's easy to walk by because we know we can't change someone's whole life in a single afternoon. But what we fail to realize is that simple kindness can go a long way. --Mike Yankoski (in Pop-Up Clothing Swap For the Homeless)

You cannot open a book without learning something. ---Confucius- (in A Place For Generosity Based Publishing)

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. --Arthur C. Clarke (in 21 Technologies That Will Decentralize The World)

The most important thing in life is knowing the most important things in life. --David F. Jakielo (in The Difference Between Meaning & Happiness)

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give --Winston Churchill (in 12-Year Old Musician With A Big Heart)

Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun. --John Lennon (in Birdman & The Shining Fire Hydrant)

The reason why love is eternal is that it does not exist for itself, but gives life to those it transforms. --Jeffrey Fry (in A 29-Year-Old's Undying Legacy of Love)

Imagining what it is like to be someone other than yourself is at the core of our humanity. It is the essence of compassion, and it is the beginning of morality. --Ian McEwan (in The Empathy Library)

Enduring a little bracing indecision might be just what we need to navigate a busy, confusing world of choices. --Steve Fleming (in The Power of Hesitation)

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. --Nelson Mandela (in Insights From Photographing Spiritual Giants)

We do not see through our eyes alone. --David Ulrich (in 10 Scientific Insights That Could Change Your Year!)

Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger. --Ben Okri (in The Spellbinding Effect of Stories)

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects --Herman Melville (in Guy Kawasaki On Ways To Connect More Deeply)

Behind all your stories is always your mother's story. Because hers is where yours begin. --Mitch Albom (in My Mother's Last Words To Me)

Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom. --William James (in Helpful Tips For Your Inner Critic)

You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you. --Heraclitus of Ephesus (in On Navigating Stuckness)

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. --Father James Keller (in Politics & The Sharing Economy)

Walk with me for a while, my friend --you in my shoes, I in yours -- and then let us talk. --Richelle E. Goodrich (in Are You an Empathizer or a Sympathizer? )

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. --Martin Luther King Jr. (in Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech)

The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives. --Anthony Robbins (in A Mother, A Son & An iPad)

I had an inheritance from my father, it was the moon and the sun. And though I roam all over the world, the spending of it's never done. --Ernest Hemingway (in Giftivism: Reclaiming Our Priceless Inheritance)

Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger. --Ben Okri (in Tell Me A Story)

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