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The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man --Charles Darwin (in Thomas Ponce: On Behalf of All Living Beings)

Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn't be that women are the exception. --Ruth Bader Ginsburg (in Ode To Women: A Musical Mother's Day Special)

Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been known to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature. --Mahatma Gandhi (in Seed, Soil, Light: A Revolutionary's Journey)

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. --Nelson Henderson (in Graduation: A Song & Speech for the Ages)

Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny. --Ralph Waldo Emerson (in Seeds of Change: Meet A Hero of the Urban Farm Movement)

A drop of ink may make a million think. -- George Gordon Byron (in Robert Bengston: Inspiration Campaign)

Gratefulness is that fullness of life for which we are all thirsting. -- Brother David Steindl-Rast (in Gratefulness: An Opportunity to Practice)

We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths. --Desmond Tutu (in Kay Pranis: The Art of Holding Circle)

The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are moments when we touch one another. --Jack Kornfield (in Why Stories Matter)

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. --Frederick Douglas (in Teri Delane: From Addiction to Academy Founder)

We cannot create a world we can't imagine and stories are the engines of our imaginations. --Josh Stearns (in The True Birthright of the Storyteller)

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. --May Sarton (in Will Rosenzweig: Business Lessons from a Quiet Gardener)

I think most artists in their most personal, private moments in their studio ask, "Whats my purpose on earth as an artist? -- Carl Cheng (in A Conversation with Carl Cheng: The John Doe Company)

At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source. When you are an artist, you are a healer; a wordless trust of the same mystery is the foundation of your work and its integrity. --Rachel Naomi Remen (in Thu Nguyen: The Creative Act of Healing)

The Earth is what we all have in common. --Wendell Berry (in Spotlight on Earth Day)

We have the ability to achieve, if we master the necessary goodwill, a common global society. --Mahnaz Afkhami (in Hello Hijab: Mom Hopes To Create A Better World For Daughter)

Love is the guardian deity of everything. --Morihei Ueshiba (in Jeannie Kahwajy: Catching Everything As Help)

True peace between nations will only happen when there is true peace within people's souls. --Native American Proverb (in The Freedom of Real Apologies)

Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world. --Brene Brown (in Re-Imagining the World: An Artist's Remarkable Life Journey)

The meaning of life is to give life meaning. --Viktor Frankl (in Viktor Frankl & the Search for Meaning)

I think it's important and I think it's true that our life experience is going to be about our attitude, our thoughts, our beliefs, our speech and our actions. We can transform our life experience simply by changing our language. --Jason Mraz (in Belonging Creates & Undoes Us Both)

If people are informed they will do the right thing. It's when they are not informed that they become hostages to prejudice. -- Charlayne Hunter-Gault (in Ask Him Anything)

I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do. --Brene Brown (in Crazywise: A Filmmaker Explores the Heart of Mental Illness)

Some wish blessings, others pray for them. Some send blessings and they become one. --Joyce C. Lock (in Blessing: The Gentle Art & Practice of Pierre Pradervand)

Writing is the painting of the voice. --Voltaire (in Born Baffled:Musings on a Writing Life)

The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others. --Saint John Chrysostom (in For the Love of Bees: A Conversation with Meredith May)

We have to act now. Twenty-five years of research offers us the insight we need in order to start the transition towards the circular economy. We are at the tipping point of an immense system change. --Dr. Annemieke Roobeek (in Designing for the Circular Economy)

When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves.' --Lao Tzu (in Peak Performance: Lessons in Leadership from Mountain Guides)

I continue to keep the cornucopia of technology at arm's length, so that I can more easily remember who I am. --Kevin Kelly (in Why We Need a Secular Sabbath)

Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it. --Vincent Van Gogh (in This Is A Poem That Heals Fish)

Whatever inspiration is, it's born from a continuous 'I don't know.' --Wisława Szymborska (in A Nobel Laureate on the Power of Not Knowing)

Abundance is not something we acquire. It's something we tune into. --Wayne Dyer (in Yoga Shala West: Moving From Transaction to Trust)

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. --John Muir (in Earth Guardians: Responding to Global Crisis)

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. --Mahatma Gandhi (in Sergeant Helps Abandoned Animals in Afghanistan Find Homes)

Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. --Kahlil Gibran (in Luc and the Lovingtons: Music as a Force of Love)

The good man is the friend of all living things. ---Gandhi- (in Honorable Harvest: Indigenous Lessons in Giving Thanks)

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted --William Bruce Cameron (in Are Two Lives Saved Twice as Good as One?)

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson (in More Than Your Average Cup of Joe)

Acceptance of one's life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary it means accepting it as it comes...To accept is to say yes to life in its entirety. --Paul Tournier (in Billy Barr: The Snow Guardian)

The only thing of importance when we depart will be the traces of love we have left behind. --Albert Schweitzer (in The Newscaster Who Wouldn't Give Up On A Foster Child)

The biggest challenge we face is shifting human consciousness, not saving the planet. Because the planet doesn't need saving; we do. --Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez (in Teen Activist Works to Save the Earth)

I am confused by life, and I feel safe within the confines of the theatre. --Helen Hayes (in Broadway Theater Gives Troubled Teens a Second Act)

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. --William Blake (in The Power of the Mindful Minute at Work: One Company's Brave Exp)

Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me? --Walt Whitman (in The Man Who Died and Came Back to Plant Trees)

The end of all education should surely be service to others. --Cesar Chavez (in Anthony Chavez: Continuing a Legacy of Inspiration)

In wildness is the preservation of the world. --Henry David Thoreau (in The Couple Who Turned Barren Land Into a Wildlife Sanctuary)

All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin. --Lord Byron (in Meredith's Joy Jars)

The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart. --Robert Schumann (in Greeting the Light: A Conversation with James Turrell)

Nonviolence is more powerful than violence. --Cesar Chavez (in He Showed Us The Way: A Speech by Cesar Chavez on MLK)

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. --Rumi (in Getting Out of the Way: How a Doctor Learned to Heal)


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