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Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror. --Kahlil Gibran (in Betty Peck's Magic Mirror)

Return to the most human, nothing less
Will nourish the torn spirit, the bewildered heart,
The angry mind: and from the ultimate duress,
Pierced with the breath of anguish, speak for love. --May Sarton
(in Jason Sowell & The Laundry Project)

You can't be neutral on a moving train. --Howard Zinn (in Ms. Liz's Allies)

Compassion is the basis of morality. --Arthur Schopenhauer (in Opening Your Heart to Bhutan)

Start with a small step and don't give up. --Giang Dang (in Giang Dang: A Happy Soul Serves Happily)

Imperfection inspires invention, imagination, creativity. It stimulates. The more I feel imperfect, the more I feel alive. --Jhumpa Lahiri (in Sacred Imperfection)

The first and most important choice a leader makes is the choice to serve, without which one's capacity to lead is severely limited. --Robert Greenleaf (in Servant Leadership in Business)

There is a moon inside every human being. Learn to be companions with it. ---Rumi- (in An Astronaut's Life-Changing Lesson from a Moment in Orbit)

We don't realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace. --Elizabeth Gilbert (in Embracing JOMO, The Joy of Missing Out)

You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one. --John Lennon (in Live Unbound: Above All Else)

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. --Dalai Lama XIV (in What Does a Compassionate Workplace Look Like?)

Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition. --James Baldwin (in Even the Walls)

I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels. --Pearl S. Buck (in Laura Grace Weldon: Four Poems)

Imperfection and perfection go so hand in hand, and our dark and our light are so intertwined, that by trying to push the darkness or negative aspects of our life to the side... we are preventing ourselves from the fullness of life.
--Jeff Bridges
(in Rachel Callender Sees Superpowers)

Come forth into the light of things,
Let Nature be your teacher. --William Wordsworth
(in Barbara Kingsolver: My Crazy Summer of Squash)

Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.
--Dennis Prager
(in Why Looking for the Good in Others Matters)

You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man. --Seth Parker (in The Price on Everything is Love)

Ecology and spirituality are fundamentally connected, because deep ecological awareness, ultimately, is spiritual awareness. --Fritjof Capra (in Change the Worldview, Change the World)

Our origins are of the earth. And so there is in us a deeply seated response to the natural universe, which is part of our humanity. --Rachel Carson (in Nature and the Serious Business of Joy)

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. --Rumi (in Welcome to Our Shared Humanity)

The inner work can be so much harder than the outer work and so underrated. But its so necessary. --Eliza Ramos (in Eliza Ramos: Into the Real)

A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more --Rosabeth Moss Kantor (in The World I Want to Live In )

We are dependent on each other. Therefore, replenishing the soil, replenishing society and being part of one continuum -- that is the new story. --Satish Kumar (in Satish Kumar: Pilgrim of Peace)

Stress is not what happens to us. It's our response to what happens. And response is something we can choose. --Maureen Killoran (in 4 Ways to Train Your Brain to Feel Better)

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. --Oliver Wendell Holmes (in Burning Insight)

We are human beings, beings whose fundamental food is the experience of truth. --Jacob Needleman (in Toward a New Conception of God)

The stars we are given. The constellations we make. That is to say, stars exist in the cosmos, but constellations are the imaginary lines we draw between them, the readings we give the sky, the stories we tell --Rebecca Solnit (in Rajni Bakshi: Stories of Modern Day Gandhians)

Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present. --Albert Camus (in Today is a Gift)

Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change -- it can not only move us, it makes us move. --Ossie Davis (in Green Museum)

Which drop of water constituting an ocean is unimportant? --Pierre Pradervand (in You Are Me and I Am You)

Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets, but humbler folk may circumvent this restriction if they know how. To plant a pine, for example, one need be neither god nor poet; one need only own a good shovel. ---Aldo Leopold- (in Eager: The Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter)

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. --Maya Angelou (in The Man with the Halo)

We're all just walking each other home. --Ram Dass (in What Borders Are Really About)

A building is not just a place to be but a way to be. --Frank Lloyd Wright (in Repairing the Fabric of the World)

In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves. --Rumi (in One Square Inch of Silence)

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (in Quincy Troupe: A Poet's Journey)

Love is the only way to rescue humanity from all of its ills. --Leo Tolstoy (in Getting Proximate to Pain and Holding the Power of Love)

You are an important person just the way you are. --Fred McFeely Rogers (in Mister Roger's Message of Love)

Cooking is good citizenship. --Barbara Kingsolver (in Cooking Stirs the Pot for Social Change)

If you want to build a ship don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. --Antoine de Saint-Exupery (in Healing Civilization Nature's Way)

The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness. --Dalai Lama (in Muhammad Yunus: Revolutionized Banking)

Do I prefer to grow up and relate to life directly, or do I choose to live and die in fear? --Pema Chodron (in Little Panic: What It Takes to Break Free from Anxiety)

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. --Albert Einstein (in The Spiritual Diplomat)

Creative thinking inspires ideas. Ideas inspire change. --Barbara Januszkiewicz (in In the Business of Change)

If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees. --Hal Borland (in The Lonely Patience of Creative Work)

All the buried seeds crack open in the dark the instant they surrender to a process they can't see. --Mark Nepo (in A Miraculous Life of More)

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. --Lewis B. Smedes (in Kelly Orians: Getting Out and Staying Out)

There's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. --Scott Adams (in What I Regret Most Are Failures of Kindness)

Home is not where you live, but where they understand you. --Christian Morganstern (in Seven Ways Our Businesses Can Help Refugees)

It is only logical that the pauperization of our soul and the soul of society coincide with the pauperization of the environment. One is the cause and the reflection of the other. --Paolo Soleri (in Paolo Soleri: Architecture as Salvation)


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