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Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been. --Alan Alda (in 14 Surprising Ways To Boost Your Creativity)

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. --Mahatma Gandhi (in Black Madonna: A Song of Forgiveness)

Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality, and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky. --John Grogan (in The Girl Who Gets Gifts From Birds)

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once. --Albert Einstein (in Before I Go: A Neurosurgeon's Final Reflections On Mortality)

If most species are to survive, we must recognize Earth as a living being. --David Korten (in Replace The Gospel of Money)

Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before. --Audre Lorde (in Mary Oliver: Listening to the World)

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. --Omar Khayyam (in Goals & Happiness: A Virtuous Cycle Infographic)

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. --Benjamin Franklin (in A Classroom With Love At The Center)

Be an opener of doors. --Ralph Waldo Emerson (in Opening Doors and Hearts)

Our human definition of 'everything' gives us, at best, a tiny penlight to help us with our wanderings. --Benjamin Walker (in Living With Mystery In A Certainty-Obsessed Culture)

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. --Demosthenes (in From Forgotten Prisoner to University Graduate)

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 My House Is Your House)

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. --Albert Einstein (in Thoughts On Hope, Cynicism & Stories We Tell Ourselves)

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ---Mahatma Gandhi- (in A Brief History of Happiness)

It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it. --Dale Carnegie (in The Contentment Habit)

Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. --Leo Burnett (in How To Retrain Your Brain With Three Words)

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart. --Jonathan Swift (in The Opposite Of Spoiled & How To Get There)

There is no question that the objects that surround us impact our experience of the world. --Katherine Center (in Can Connection Cure Addiction?)

Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor iron bars a cage;
Minds innocent and quiet take
That for an hermitage. --Richard Lovelace
(in How Long Has It Been Since You Smelled A Flower?)

After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world. --Philip Pullman (in The Power of Story)

Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new. --Ursula K. Le Guin (in Bhutan's Living Laboratory For Education)

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. --Margaret Mead (in Why It Pays To Put Kids In Control)

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. --Leo Buscaglia (in Touch as a Form of Nutrition)

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. --Henry Ford (in A Gang You'll Want Your Kid to Join)

Music can minister to minds diseased, pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, raze out the written troubles of the brain, and with its sweet oblivious antidote, cleanse the full bosom of all perilous stuff that weighs upon the heart. --William Shakespeare (in 5 Ways Music Can Make You Healthier)

If I asked you to tell me a memory from high school, you would be able to tell me a memory. But, if you listened to a piece of music from high school, you would actually feel the emotions. --Valorie Salimpoor (in Why We Love Music)

May all who enter as guests leave as friends. --Unknown (in Creating Welcoming Space)

Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened. --Anatole France (in Steve Karlin: When Animals Are Our Teachers)

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. --Tony Robbins (in Going To School With Her Great-Great-Granchildren)

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend. --Martin Luther King Jr. (in Teaching Our Children To Love Their Enemies)

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. --Abraham Joshua Heschel (in My Father's Gift)

Happiness is a choice that I can make no matter how grim circumstances might seem. The joy of being alive is always attainable at some level. --Patti Pansa (in No Regrets: Living With Dying)

I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person. --Walt Whitman (in 5 Essential reads On Empathy)

Life is available only in the present. That is why we should walk in such a way that every step can bring us to the here and the now. --Thich Nhat Hanh (in Are You An Adrenaline Addict?)

It is now becoming increasingly clear that the universe is more like a great thought than a great machine. --J. Robert Oppenheimer (in Ecosophy: Nature's Guide to a Better World)

Kindness, I've discovered, is everything in life. --Isaac Singer (in Top 10 Kindness Stories of 2014)

Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. --Leonard Cohen (in Lily Yeh: Healing Our Broken Places Through Art)

All good things are wild and free. --Henry David Thoreau (in SpiritHorse: Helping Children With Disabilities Soar)

At the end of the day it's not about what you have accomplished...it's about who you've lifted up, who you've made better. --Denzel Washington (in Three Ways to Be a More Mindful Leader)

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. --William Arthur Ward (in The Gift Of Invisible Kindness)

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. --Leonardo da Vinci (in Duane Elgin On Voluntary Simplicity)

Hugs are the universal medicine. --Author Unknown (in Can Hugs Help Keep You Healthy?)

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. --John Dewey (in The Difference Between Education & Training)

Walking is man's best medicine. --Hippocrates (in Walking Our Way To Health & Happiness)

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly. --George MacDonald (in The Dinner Party: Breaking Bread, Healing Hearts)

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float. --Alan Watts (in The Gifts of Hibernation)

See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls. --Mother Theresa (in The Endangered Sounds of Silence)

There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth. --Leo Tolstoy (in 10 Ways To Live Simply In 2015)

It occurs to me that we allow ourselves to imagine only such messages as we need to survive --Joan Didion (in A Letter From Your 14-Year-Old Self)

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. --Mother Teresa (in Tiny Living: Making it Work)


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