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As the world community develops in peace, it will open up great untapped reservoirs in human nature. --Emily Greene Balch (in Casa De Paz: Oakland's House of Peace)

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn --Ralph Waldo Emerson (in The Forest Man of Majuli Island)

Music is what feelings sound like. --Georgia Cates (in Songwriting With Soldiers)

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. --Albert Einstein (in A Stranger's Life-Saving Gift)

Home is knowing. Knowing your mind, knowing your heart, knowing your courage. If we know ourselves, we're always home, anywhere. --Glinda, the Wizard of Oz (in What 'Home' Means To The Homeless)

The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved. --Mother Teresa (in The Innovation of Loneliness)

We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness. --Albert Schweitzer (in Kindness In An Age of Connected Disconnection)

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. -- Mother Teresa (in From Hero To Host)

The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return.


--Maria Edgeworth
(in An Icebox, A Live Heart And The Man Who Drove & Drove)

If you see a whole thing -- it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. --Ursula K. Le Guin (in How Life Has Transformed Our Planet)

The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand. --Robert Valett (in Look With Your Heart: Lessons From My Grandmother)

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. --Kahlil Gibran (in Because I Said I Would)

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood --Fred Rogers (in The Science of Play)

Healing yourself is connected with healing others. --Yoko Ono (in 7 Ways To Inspire Healing After Disaster)

Hope is the thing with feathers.That perches in the soul. And sings the tune without the words. And never stops at all. --Emily Dickinson (in Towards A Psychology of Hope)

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. --Thich Nhat Hanh (in Why The Capacity For Boredom Is A Good Thing)

A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera. --Dorothea Lange (in Tools Of Our Tools: The Role Of Technology In Our Lives)

We arrive on this planet empty handed. We all will soon leave empty handed. So then, how and in what spirit do we want to spend the time in between? --Nimo (in Empty Hands, Full Heart: Music for the Soul)

If mourning is denied outlet, the result will be suffering. --Geoffrey Gorer (in How We Grieve: Learning To Live With Loss)

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. --Khalil Gibran (in 4 Ways Sadness May Be Good For You)

Growing food was the first activity that gave us enough prosperity to stay in one place, form complex social groups, tell our stories, and build our cities. --Barbara Kingsolver (in America's Most Tenacious Gardeners)

Thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste. --GK Chesterton (in Eating Outside the Box)

Be a ladder, not a leader. --Jayesh Patel (in Jim Hunter on Servant Leadership)

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 A New Model of School Reform)

People who don't have a concept of the whole, can do very unfortunate things. --Joseph Campbell (in Teaching Kids About Living Systems)

Most of us think of ourselves as thinking creatures that feel, but we are actually feeling creatures that think. ---Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor- (in Balancing The Brain And The Power of Choice)

Life is more fun if you play games. --Roald Dahl (in 10 Life Lessons Kids Can Teach Us)

Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto. --Dale Carnegie (in The Power of Hobbies)

I don't even think about whether I love music or not because my connection to music is deeper than love. --David France (in Music For Social Change)

You more likely act yourself into feeling than feel yourself into action. ---Jerome Bruner- (in The 6 Essential Conditions of Creativity)

In the fullness of Love blossoms the beautiful, fragrant flower of compassion. --Amma (in James Doty's Helper's High)

Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear. --Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (in A Physicist Speaks On Randomness & Choice)

I've always had the feeling that life loves the liver of it. You must live and life will be good to you. --Maya Angelou (in Maya Angelou On Identity & The Meaning of Life)

The key to success, the key to happiness, is opening your mind and your heart to love. ---John Legend- (in All In On Love)

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds. --Jack Kornfield (in Finding Treasure In A Thrift-Store Couch)

It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones --Nelson Mandela (in Guiding Rage into Power)

Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. --Howard Thurman (in Slomo: The Neurologist Turned Slow Motion Skater)

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you. --Langston Hughes (in Humor As A Tool In Non-Violent Conflict Resolution)

How lovely this world is, really: one simply has to look. --Joyce Carol Oates (in Joyce Carol Oates On the Art of Beholding Beauty)

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. --Confucius (in An Illustrated Poster For People Who Love Their Work)

The opposite of loneliness is not togetherness, it's intimacy. --Richard Bach (in The Lost Voice of A Generation)

Creativity is not found just in the chosen few who exhibit artistic talent. It is a force that flows through every single one of us, allowing us to dream things up and make them happen. --Peggy Taylor and Charlie Murphy (in Ten Things Creative People Know)

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. --Leonardo da Vinci (in 10 Creative Rituals To Learn From)

Character -- the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life -- is the source from which self-respect springs. --Joan Didion (in Letters To A Young Artist)

An artist is a nourisher and a creator who knows that during the act of creation there is collaboration. We do not create alone. --Madeleine L'Engle (in The Realness of Who We Are: Thoughts On Life & Crafting)

Without the fundamentals, the details are useless. --James Clear (in The Courage to Master Fundamentals)

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become." --The Buddha (in Calling Out The Delusions Of A Techno-Industrial Society)

There is more to life than merely increasing its speed. ---M.K. Gandhi- (in Cartographies of Time)

I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization. --Roger Ebert (in The Age of Outrospection)

Life is much less a competitive struggle for survival than a triumph of cooperation and creativity. --Fritjof Capra (in Fritjof Capra On Life & Leadership)


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