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Play is the work of the child. --Maria Montessori (in Barefoot Skateboarders of Janwar)

Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes. --Theodore Dreiser (in Two Words That Can Change a Life)

Childhood is the world of miracle and if creation rose, bathed in the light, out of the darkness, utterly new and fresh and astonishing. --Eugene Ionesco (in How to Awaken Joy in Kids)

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. --Emily Dickinson (in Mary Oliver on the Third Self)

What you give, you will receive, although it might sometimes come from the place you least expect. --Paulo Coelho (in The Giving Season)

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. --Nelson Mandela (in Whistling in the Wind: Preserving a Language Without Words)

To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace. -- Morihei Ueshiba (in The Gift of Danger: Lessons from Aikido)

If we apply our minds directly and competently to the needs of the earth, then we will have begun to make fundamental and necessary changes in our minds. --Wendell Berry (in Lessons from the Garden: Harvest & Gratitude)

Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind. Their leaves are telling secrets. --Vera Nazarian (in The Secret Life of Trees)

Whether we live in poverty or prosperity, we can still live generously. --Dillon Burroughs (in This Van Delivers Human Kindness)

Choosing Must is the greatest thing we can do with our lives --Elle Luna (in Elle Luna: The Crossroads of Should & Must)

No one must shut his eyes and regard as nonexistent the suffering of which he spared himself the sight. --Albert Schweitzer (in Teen Creates App So Bullied Kids Never Have to Eat Alone)

Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart. -- Abraham Joshua Heschel (in Zilong Wang: Medicine Journey)

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. --Martin Luther King Jr. (in A Bible Belt Church's Response to a Mosque)

This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. --William Shakespeare (in A Filmmaker, a Mountain and a Moment of Truth)

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. --Albert Einstein (in Parker Palmer on the Heart of a Teacher)

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. --Bryant McGill (in Forgiving My Brother's Killer)

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important. --Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (in Small is Better)

Prisons of stone and iron may hold the body for long and painful years in darkness, but they cannot shut out the light of truth from the truth-loving soul; they cannot destroy the peace of the dutiful spirit. --Hubbard Winslow (in Fleet Maull: Waking Up in Prison)

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. --Ralph Waldo Emerson (in Lessons from Living in Nature)

The human heart is the first home of democracy. --Terry Tempest Williams (in 5 Habits to Heal the Heart of Democracy)

We build too many walls and not enough bridges. --Sir Isaac Newton (in Why We Shut People Out, and What to Do Instead)

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. --Carl Jung (in How to Talk to Strangers)

He who puts an end to former crimes, by taking up the way of peace, illuminates the world like the moon freed from a veil of clouds. --Buddha (in Seeking Better Ways of Thinking & Being)

Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known. --King James Bible (in Love's Footprints: A Bittersweet Tale of Lost & Found)

Nurturing is not complex. It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you and offering small gestures toward what they need at that time. --Mary Anne Radmacher (in Anne-Marie Bauer: An Ethic of Care)

Trouble makes us one with every human being in the world - and unless we touch others, we're out of touch with life. --Oliver Wendell Holmes (in Breathing Love into a Community)

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. --C.S. Lewis (in A Special Kind of Grace: The Remarkable Story of the Devadosses)

We see what we are doing with the pipeline as another way to be teachers. --Sister Antoinette Doyle (in Fierce Contemplation: The Nuns Who Stopped a Pipeline)

Humility in response to an experience of failure, then, is at its core a form of therapy, the beginning of a healing process. --Costica Bradatan (in On the Relationship Between Failure, Humility and Wisdom)

A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it. --Chinese Proverb (in The Man Who Transformed a Wasteland)

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way -- things that I had no words for. --Georgia O'Keefe (in Artistic Noise: Transforming the Lives of Incarcerated Youth)

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. --Albert Einstein (in From Royalty to Relics: India's Dinosaur Princess)

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything. --Thomas Carlyle (in Back on My Feet: Running to End Homelessness)

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. --Virginia Woolfe (in The First Allergy-Friendly Food Bank)

If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive. --Mother Theresa (in The Power of Forgiveness at Work)

Children are not things to be molded, but people to be unfolded. --Jess Lair (in Gifts for Gifted Children)

If we could surrender to Earth's intelligence, we would rise up rooted, like trees. --Rainer Maria Rilke (in Perseverance is Willingness, Not Will)

Satisfactions are fulfillment of the heart. Dissatisfactions are the rumblings of the mind. --Duane Elgin (in A Fun Way to Stop Buying Things You Don't Need)

Nobody sees a flower -- really -- it is so small it takes time -- we haven't time -- and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time. --Georgia O'Keeffe (in The Fine Art of Taking Time)

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have. --Margaret Mead (in 'Love Rounds' at Loma Linda)

Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. --Rumi (in The Effortless Effort of Creativity)

A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect. --Jonathan Lockwood Huie (in The Present)

We tend to overvalue the things we can measure and undervalue the things we cannot. --John Hayes (in Measuring What Makes Life Worthwhile)

The world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed. --Mahatma Gandhi (in The Left Shoe)

I propose that one attribute of the production of those makers we call artists, historically and culturally, constitutes a kind of prosthetic activity to address an unforgettable and irreconcilable absence. --Richard Berger (in To All Artists Known and Unknown)

That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent. --Chinese Proverb (in How a Yellow Car Saved Me)

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. -- Aristotle (in Reclaiming Friendship)

Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see. --Jimmy Buffett (in Running as Spiritual Practice)

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. --Desmond Tutu (in How Do You Heal From Sorrow Beyond Compare?)

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