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Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me? --Walt Whitman (in The Man Who Died and Came Back to Plant Trees)

The end of all education should surely be service to others. --Cesar Chavez (in Anthony Chavez: Continuing a Legacy of Inspiration)

All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin. --Lord Byron (in Meredith's Joy Jars)

For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding: it is the deepest part of autobiography. --Robert Penn Warren (in Marjorie Maddox: Writing Across Genres)

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. --Henry Ford (in Designing Companies that Are Loved)

He could tell by the way animals walked that they were keeping time to some kind of music. Maybe it was the song in their own hearts that they walked to --Laura Adams Armer (in Liz Mitten Ryan: One With The Herd)

Little girls with dreams become women with vision. --Unknown (in Spotlight on Women Who Are Changing the World)

Still the noise in the mind: that is the first task - then everything else will follow in time. --R. Murray Schafer (in Recording the Sounds of Extinction)

Dancing is poetry with arms and legs. --Charles Baudelaire (in Where Dance, Design & Inner Transformation Meet)

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language. --Martin Buber (in Esther the Wonder Pig)

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. --Martin Luther King, Jr. (in Active Hope)

When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But...that is not what great ships are built for. --Clarissa Pinkola Estes (in Do Not Lose Heart: We Were Made For These Times)

Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world. --Nelson Mandela (in Shai Reshef: The Man Educating the World)

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. --Mother Teresa (in She Lost A Daughter. Today She Shelters 800 Girls)

Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. --Clarissa Pinkola Estes (in Eight Ways to Stand up to Hate)

Once I knew the depth of where no hope was and darkness lay on the face of things. Then love came and set my soul free. --Helen Keller (in A Call to Revolutionary Love)

To believe in a child is to believe in the future. --Henry James (in A Champion for Every Foster Child)

Let yourself be surrounded by nature at its best, calm yourself, focus, and let magic do the rest. --Sally Walker (in Become Your Own Greenspace)

It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. --Brother David Steindl-Rast (in When Kids Say Thanks)

To travel is to take a journey into yourself. --Danny Kaye (in For the Traveler: By John O'Donohue)

Fear is the glue that keeps you stuck. Faith is the solvent that sets you free. -- Shannon L. Alder (in Getting Unstuck: The Art of Possibility)

Men build too many walls and not enough bridges. --Joseph Fort Newton (in Keys to Building Solidarity Across Our Differences)

With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance. --Norman Mailer (in On Walls, Cultural Resistance and the Artistry of Lily Yeh)

The best art, I would say, is to give form to more sublime instincts or sublime states of mind. So, we give form to our spiritual condition, our spiritual state. This is what it means to give form to the formless. --Ron Nakasone (in Ron Nakasone & the Art of Sho)

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. --Albert Camus (in In the Midst of Winter an Invincible Summer)

If it's painful, you become willing not just to endure it but also to let it awaken your heart and soften you. You learn to embrace it. --Pema Chodron (in This Foster Father Takes in Only Terminally Ill Children)

Only love can be divided endlessly and still not diminish. --Anne Morrow Lindbergh (in A Spotlight on Love)

I believe that the world was created and approved by love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love, and that, insofar as it is redeemable, it can be redeemed only by love. --Wendell Berry (in Removing Weeds, Tending Flowers: Reflections from a Changemaker)

Love is the most powerful energy in the world. When you have that, you're not weaker; you're actually a lot stronger. That's the narrative that's missing out there and needs to be told. --John Mackey (in Manifesting Love at Work)

I do know there's a miracle going on. We can tamp that down and be asleep, but I sense there's an intuitive knowing that something is wanting to be birthed through each of us. --Mark Dubois (in How Do We Wake Up?: A Conversation with Mark Dubois)

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. --John F. Kennedy (in This Woman's Novel Approach to Poverty Is A Game Changer)

What will matter is the good we did, not the good we expected others to do. --Elizabeth Lesser (in Say Your Truths & Seek Them In Others)

The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge --Thomas Berger (in How Behavioral Science Helps Tackle Big Issues)

Creativity is intelligence having fun. --Albert Einstein (in Combating a Creativity Crisis)

Listening has the quality of the wizard's alchemy. It has the power to melt armor and produce beauty in the midst of hatred. --Brian Muldoon (in How to Listen with Compassion in the Classroom)

If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten. --Rudyard Kipling (in Welcome to Canada: A Refugee's Story)

Highly educated young people are tutored, taught and monitored in all aspects of their lives, except the most important, which is character building. When it comes to this, most universities leave them alone. --David Brooks (in Should You Live for Your Eulogy or Your Resume?)

I think there is just one kind of folks. Folks. --Scout Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird (in The Human Library: Talking to Books)

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. --Johann Wolfgang van Goethe (in Why Be Kind?)

Children who develop strong, caring relationships with all the people and living things around them will be more grounded and ultimately more prepared to function in, and meaningfully contribute to, an increasingly complex society. --Mark Sorensen (in Peacemaking the Navajo Way)

Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself. --Mohsin Hamid (in To Heal the Human Heart)

Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer. --Rainer Maria Rilke (in When Cancer Calls Everything Into Question)

It is a happy talent to know how to play. --Ralph Waldo Emerson (in Let Them Be: Reclaiming Childhood for Our Children)

When your intention is clear, so is the way. --Alan Cohen (in The Boy In The Magic Shop)

I wanted to think about bars differently and redefine what can be served at a bar. The idea was to have multiple bars that served books, vegan foods and even causes. It was all about serving things that were feeding your soul in different ways. --John Chambers (in Bloombars: A Conversation with John Chambers)

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. --Lao Tzu (in Are You A Leader or a Follower?)

Another word for creativity is courage. --Henri Matisse (in The Art & Inspiration of Laurel Burch)

Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen! --Jalaluddin Rumi (in Quiet Justice & the Mindful Lawyer)

In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it. --Marianne Williamson (in Heal the World: Child Prodigy Cover)

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. --Eleanor Roosevelt (in Generation Waking Up)

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