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There is no path to peace. Peace is the path. --Mahatma Gandhi (in Spotlight on Peacemakers)

To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work. --Mary Oliver (in Mind the Stream: Where Mindfulness and Technology Meet)

With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things. --William Wordsworth (in Finding Your Moment of Obligation)

Our brokenness is also the source of our common humanity, the basis for our shared search for comfort, meaning, and healing. Our shared vulnerability and imperfection nurtures and sustains our capacity for compassion. --Bryan Stevenson (in On Death Row: Creating Art from Pain)

My generation is now the door to memory. That is why I am remembering. --Joy Harjo (in Grandmother Power)

Wisdom is knowing I am nothing,
Love is knowing I am everything,
and between the two my life moves. --Nisargadatta Maharaj
(in The Man Who Wasn't There: Explorations at the Edge of Self)

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. --Helen Keller (in A Visit to the Possibility Alliance)

The temple bell stops but the sound keeps coming out of the flowers. --Matsuo Basho (in French Lessons)

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is. ---German Proverb- (in What Fear Can Teach Us)

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. --Albert Einstein (in The Why Behind Asking Why: The Science of Curiosity)

Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations. --Paramahansa Yogananda (in The Kindness Bus)

Many of the things you can count, don't count. Many of the things you can't count, really count. --Albert Einstein (in From Big Data to Deep Data)

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. --Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (in People Helped You Whether You Knew It Or Not)

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
--Bryant H. McGill
(in Yoav Peck: Encountering Others in Their Full Humanity)

The next message you need is always right where you are. --Ram Dass (in Two Words That Change Lives)

We accept the love we think we deserve. --Stephen Chbosky, (in As Worthy as You Are)

Be like the bamboo. The higher you grow, the deeper you bow. --Chinese Proverb (in Bowing in Service: A Short Film with Unlikely Stars)

Technology can greatly assist human capability, but it cannot produce compassion. --Dalai Lama (in Algorithms & Love: Dancing with the Creative Tension of Our Time)

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man --Mahatma Gandhi (in Six Principles of Non-Violence)

I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things. --Mother Theresa (in Gothenburg: The World's Most Sociable City)

When you focus on someone's disability you'll overlook their abilities, beauty and uniqueness. Once you learn to accept and love them for who they are, you subconsciously learn to love yourself unconditionally. --Yvonne Pierre (in Looking Past Limits: The Remarkable Story of Caroline Casey)

It's an offering. So we worked to do our best and then just watched for the signs to show us where this was supposed to go. The only intention we've had is to try to have some healing. --Silas Hagerty (in To Try to Have Some Healing: A Conversation with Silas Hagerty)

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. --Dalai Lama (in Let Compassion Heal Us: An Intern Examines Suffering)

We're all just walking each other home. --Ram Dass (in An Unexpected Friend at Our Awakin Circle)

The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world. --Susan B. Anthony (in Spotlight on Seniors Who Are Changing the World)

Neuroscience research shows that the only way we can change the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience and learning to befriend what is going on inside ourselves. --Bessel van der Kolk (in How Trauma Lodges in the Body)

Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay. --Sallust (in Snakes and Strawberries)

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. --Margaret Mead (in The Three Sacred Tasks: A Climate Scientist & Father Reflects)

When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or whether you take them with gratitude. --G.K.Chesterton (in Getting to Cleveland: Seth Godin on Gratitude)

If you break open a seed, there is no tree inside, there is only spirit; living energy in the form of potential. --Don Mateo Sol (in Tending to Your Inner Weeds)

We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole of which these are the shining parts, is in the soul. --Ralph Waldo Emerson (in To Honor the Sacred)

There are, strictly speaking, no enlightened people, there is only enlightened activity. --Shunryu Suzuki (in Zen TV)

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. --William Bruce Cameron (in What We Measure. What We Value. And Why the Difference Matters.)

I see a very dim future if man does not realize that he's fooling himself. --Andrei Tartovsky (in Enrique Martinez Celaya: Self and Beyond Self)

If you are working from a clean, true need to paint, there's a kind of focus that forces you to be honest. We think we're making the paintings, but the paintings are also making us. --Leigh Hyams (in This Incredible Fact of Being Alive: )

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
--Marcel Proust
(in Spaceman: Mike Massimino's First Spacewalk)

The greatest delight the fields and woods minister is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and the vegetable. I am not alone and unacknowledged. They nod to me and I to them. --Ralph Waldo Emerson (in Life Lessons from Masterchef Nun Jeong Kwan)

I don't mean the mechanical part of art -- but just trying to figure out something you care about and that you can really dig into. Maybe that's the point of art. --Dickson Schneider (in Free Art -- A Conversation with Dickson Schneider )

"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others" --Nelson Mandela (in Joserra Gonzalez: A Re-Love-Ution Blooms in Spain)

The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are moments when we touch one another. --Jack Kornfield (in Change Yourself, Change Your Story)

Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving. --Madeleine L'Engle (in Kristin Pedemonti: Blower of Bubbles, Teller of Stories)

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. --Henry Ward Beecher (in The Remarkable Story of An Artist Who Never Spoke a Word)

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
--John Bunyan
(in Nightshift at the Marriott)

Miracles can happen when we can keep our consciousness away from analyzing and classifying one another. --Marshall Rosenberg (in Thom Bond: Changing the Conversation with NVC)

We have to drop our creative, competitive hostilities and form the kind of cooperative that the whole Earth is already. Humans have to create our cooperative within Nature. --Elisabet Sahtouris (in Elisabet Sahtouris on Ecosophy)

Love the giver more than the gift. --Brigham Young (in Medicine Baba: When a Man Becomes a Movement)

What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action. --Meister Eckhart (in Living In Deep Time)

'Enough' is a feast. --Buddhist proverb (in To Be Content Is to Be Grateful)

It is time for us to turn to each other, not on each other. --Jesse Jackson (in I, Who Did Not Die)

The only way to change other people's minds is with affection, and not anger. --Dalai Lama (in Choosing Authentic Conversations)

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