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Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all. --William Faulkener (in Gratitude: Good for the Soul -- and Heart)

Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries. --Corita Kent (in Choosing Suffering Over Safety)

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. --A.A. Milne (in 10 Ways to Become More Grateful)

What this world needs is a new kind of army -- the army of the kind. --Cleveland Amory (in Kindness Includes Everything)

I don't know. We're each of us alone, to be sure. What can you do but hold your hand out in the dark? --Ursula K. Le Guin (in American Bear: An Adventure in the Kindness of Strangers)

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe to match your nature with Nature. --Joseph Campbell (in 20 Amazing Pictures from Outer Space)

If you want to make a difference in someone's life, you don't need to be gorgeous, rich, famous, brilliant or perfect. You just have to care. --Karen Salmansohn (in A Small Town's Beautiful Gift to a Child)

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. --Albert Schweitzer (in The Life We Spend at Work)

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. --Mother Teresa (in One Man's Journey Back from the Brink)

Dogs are constant reminders that life reveals the best of itself when we live fully in the moment and extend our unconditional love. --Maira Kalman (in An Illustrated Love Letter to Canine Companions)

We are lightened when our gifts rise from pools we cannot fathom. Then we know they are not a solitary egotism and they are inexhaustible. --Lewis Hyde (in The Power of Gift Culture)

We've replaced what we thought of as superstition with a new superstition, which is the myth of progress. --Peter Kalmus (in Peter Kalmus: The Question of Progress)

Bring whatever we have to offer, and it is more than enough. This is true regardless of how much money we have. Our real capital is the fundamental wholeness of the human spirit. --Wayne Muller (in Can We Create Social Change Without Money)

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. --Viktor E. Frankl (in Two Little Pieces of Chocolate)

The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. --Maya Angelou (in Three German Students Surprise a Homeless Guy)

All we know is still infinitely less than all that remains unknown. --William Harvey (in The Power of Not Knowing)

Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of another. --Alfred Adler (in Should We Train Doctors for Empathy?)

A rebirth out of spiritual adversity causes us to become new creatures. --James E. Faust (in The Couple Who Feeds Hundreds Each Day)

It's better to go slow in the the right direction than to go fast in the wrong direction. --Simon Sinek (in The Problem of Precrastination)

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses. --George Eliot (in Battling Bullying With Positive Post-Its)

The fundamental law of human beings is interdependence. A person is a person through other persons. --Archbishop Desmond Tutu (in Conversational Leadership: Thinking Together for a Change)

We design human nature by designing the institutions within which people live and work. --Barry Schwartz (in The Way We Think About Work Is Broken)

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. --Henry Van Dyke (in BJ Miller: What Really Matters at the End of Life)

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next. --Abraham Lincoln (in 4 Ways to Build a Positive School )

Take on big jobs worth doing -- jobs like the spread of love, peace, and justice. That means refusing to be seduced by our cultural obsession with being effective as measured by short-term results. --Parker Palmer (in Six Pillars of the Wholehearted Life)

Whosoever loves much -- performs much and can accomplish much; and what is done in love is well done. --Vincent Van Gogh (in The Little Gardener: A Parable On The Power of Working with Love)

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal. --John F. Kennedy (in Kid Warrior for the Earth)

To find yourself in the infinite,
You must distinguish and then combine;
Therefore my winged song thanks
The man who distinguished cloud from cloud. --Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
(in Goethe's Poems for the Skies)

True solitude is found in the wild places, where one is without human obligation. One's inner voices become audible...In consequence, one responds more clearly to other lives. --Wendell Berry (in Desert Solitaire: A Love Letter to Solitude)

Stories are genuinely symbiotic organisms that we live with, that allow human beings to advance. --Neil Gaiman (in Neil Gaiman on How Stories Last)

When you're doing something you love and are drawn to it, you want to do it all the time. --Ra Paulette (in The Cave Digger)

Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. --Eddie Cantor (in Slowness is an Act of Resistance)

When your fear touches someone's pain, it becomes pity, when your love touches someone's pain, it become compassion. --Stephen Levine (in Why These Kids Love School)

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. --George Bernard Shaw (in A Recipe for Change)

Blessed are you when you enjoyed the company of elderly people. They are always ready to share their rich experience and wisdom with young people. --Lailah Gifty Akita (in Boston's High School & Senior Center in One)

The line between good and evil is permeable and almost anyone can be induced to cross it when pressured by situational forces. --Philip Zimbardo (in How Science Helps Us Find the Good)

Rules for happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for. --Immanuel Kant (in The Secrets to a Happy Life)

To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work. --Mary Oliver (in How To Pay Attention)

Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. --Louise L. Hay (in The 5 Myths of Self-Compassion)

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. --Chili Davis (in The Nursing Home That Is Also a Dorm)

An idea is salvation by imagination. -- Frank Lloyd Wright (in Where Good Ideas Come From)

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. --Kahlil Gibran (in The Beauty We Can't See )

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. --Albert Einstein (in Ten Words Technology Borrowed from Nature)

It is such a secret place, the land of tears. --Antoine de Saint-Exupery (in The Noble Art of the Manly Cry)

Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day. --Friedrich Nietzsche (in The Science of Why We Sleep)

Bloom where you are planted. --Mary Engelbreit (in Vegetable Seller to Reputed Oncologist)

The greatest gift that you were ever given was the gift of your imagination. --Wayne W. Dyer (in The People Who Make Last Wishes Come True)

Freedom is the kite's response to the wind. --Marty Rubin (in 7200 Kites Flying for Peace and Dignity)

For it is in giving that we receive. --St. Francis of Assisi (in Nicholas Kristof's Path to More Effective Giving)

Enemies were teachers in disguise. --Eiji Yoshikawa (in Stretching Identity: A Conversation with Gabriel Meyer)

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