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Poetry is an act of peace. --Pablo Neruda (in Changing the World One Word at a Time)

No, it won't all go the way it should. But I know the heart of life is good. --John Mayer (in Living Reverence: There is a Spark in Everything)

We are all born to be a blessing.
--Rachel Naomi Remen
(in House Calls for the Homeless)

Simple, genuine goodness is the best capital to found the business of this life upon. It lasts when fame and money fail, and is the only riches we can take out of this world with us. --Louisa May Alcott (in Unlocking Multiple Forms of Wealth)

Could a greater miracle take place, than for us to look through each others' eyes for an instant? --Henry David Thoreau (in How to Cultivate Global Compassion)

By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world. By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive. --Albert Schweitzer (in 8 Great Writers On Why Reverence Matters)

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. --Jane Goodall (in The Paper Bag Boy of Abu Dhabi)

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man. --Stewart Udall (in Eat Your Spoon)

To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well. --John Marshall (in Everyday Conversations to Heal Racism)

Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything. --Rainer Maria Rilke (in 4 Reasons to Cultivate Patience)

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. --Nelson Henderson (in Planting Seeds: )

The most interesting thing in the environment is your own mind. --Sherry Turkle (in The Capacity for Successful Solitude)

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. --Dalai Lama (in 5 Things Science Says Will Make You Happier)

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. --Audrey Hepburn (in Prison Gardens: Food for Body and Soul)

Everyone you will ever meet knows something that you don't. --Bill Nye (in 10 Ways to Have A Better Conversation)

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. --Herman Melville (in The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers)

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. --Pablo Picasso (in Generosity: The Most Powerful Animating Force of Art)

Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul. --Linda Solegato (in The Intelligence in All Kinds of Life)

Enjoy the little things in life because one day you`ll look back and realize they were the big things. --Kurt Vonnegut (in How Happy Brains Respond to Negative Things)

The Internet is in its infancy and it's up to all of us to grow it up. --Krista Tippett (in Growing Up the Internet)

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 Path to Freedom: A Former Prison Monk's Amazing Work)

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. --Confucius (in Remember to Remember)

There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts. --Mahatma Gandhi (in A Prosecutor's Vision For A Better Justice System)

Laughter is the closest distance between two people. --Victor Borge (in Be The Punchline)

Events don't cause stress. What causes stress are the views you take of events. --Epictetus (in Science of Mindlessness and Mindfulness)

To believe in a child is to believe in the future. Through their aspirations they will save the world. --Henry James (in Camden Sophisticated Sisters)

For the visible world in combination with our inner selves provides the realm where we may seek infinity for the individuality of our own souls. In the best art this search has always existed. --Max Beckman (in Understanding of the Heart: A Conversation with Irene Sullivan)

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 Gulabi Gang: We Are Fire)

I've begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own. --Chaim Potok (in Why Silence Is Good for Your Brain)

The best way out is always through. --Robert Frost (in Reframing Our Relationship to That We Don't Control)

The human brain has 100 billion neurons, each neuron connected to 10 thousand other neurons. Sitting on your shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe. --Michio Kaku (in The Magic Shop of the Brain)

You can't test courage cautiously. --Annie Dillard (in Teach Girls Bravery Not Perfection)

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. --Carl Sandburg (in The Poet Sarah Kay on How We Measure Creative Success)

Wholeness -- a state in which consciousness and the unconscious work together in harmony. --Daryl Sharp (in Seeking Wholeness)

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. --Warren Buffett (in Six Cities Designed for Health)

Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It's not about nutrients and calories. It's about sharing. It's about honesty. It's about identity. --Louise Fresco (in Seed-Saving Farmers Who Pass Land Down to Their Daughters)

Power comes not from the barrel of a gun, but from one's awareness of his or her own cultural strength and the unlimited capacity to empathize with, feel for, care, and love one's brothers and sisters. --Addison Gayle (in Ten Counterproductive Behaviors of Well-Intentioned People)

The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives. --Armistead Maupin (in Six Ways to Help People Change)

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. --John Muir (in How Nature Can Make You Kinder and Happier)

If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat with him... the people who give you their food give you their heart. --Cesar Chavez (in Serving Up Dignity: A Soup Kitchen Set Up Like a Restaurant)

It is a seeing of every moment of life against the horizon of death, and a challenge to incorporate that awareness of dying into every moment so as to become more fully alive. --David Steindl-Rast (in Learning to Die)

The answer to peace is simple; it begins with you. --Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock (in An Open Letter to the Next Generation of Artists)

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. --Confucius (in To the Child Who Gets My Little Brother's Heart)

The most important question to ask on the job is not "What am I getting?" The most important question to ask is "What am I becoming?". --Jim Rohn (in Three Surprising Ways to Feel Less Busy)

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. --Viktor E. Frankl (in The Quest for Control Over Our Own Lives)

I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. --Rosa Parks (in Rising Women Rising World)

Humans are just the sort of organisms that interpret and modify their agency through their conception of themselves. This is a complicated biological fact about us. --Amelie Rorty (in What Makes A Person?: Identity's 7 Layers)

Photography helps people to see. --Bernice Abbott (in GivePhotos: Portraits for People Who've Never Been Photographed)

The best way to make children good is to make them happy. --Oscar Wilde (in Estella's Brilliant Bus)

When all your desires are distilled;
You will cast just two votes:
To love more,
And be happy. --Hafiz
(in College Happiness Clubs)


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