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Love is not patronizing and charity isn't about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same -- with charity you give love, so don't just give money but reach out your hand instead. --Mother Teresa (in The Chicken Lady)

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. -- (in How Great Leaders Inspire Action)

Life is all about breaking those mental barriers: leaping across and clean over those little invisible fences. --Prakash Iyer (in 50 Years Ago She Did Something No Woman Ever Had)

The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter --Norman Cousins (in Housecalls for the Homebound)

Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious. --Jean Cocteau (in Beyond the Known Territory)

There's no separation between self and other, and everything is interconnected. Once you are aware of that you are no longer caught in the idea that you are a separate entity. --Thich Nhat Hanh (in The DNA Journey)

Each of us is truly unique, not just in our genetic makeup, but even in the way our brains change over time. --Robert Epstein (in Your Brain is Not a Computer)

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. --Plato (in The Lady in Number Six)

Optimism represents the spontaneous flow of love. Also optimism represents trust in love. Therefore it is love trusting love which is optimism. --Hazrat Inayat Khan (in Optimism in the Dark Night)

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. --Lewis B. Smedes (in Does Forgiveness Make Kids Happier?)

To us, the ashes of our ancestors are sacred and their resting place is hallowed ground. --Chief Seattle (in The Hour of Land)

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.
--Walt Whitman
(in The Great Unknown Is Me, Myself)

Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence. -- George F. Will (in Olympians Without Nations: Refugees Head to Summer Games)

Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger. --Ben Okri (in The Science of the Story)

Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone. --Wendell Berry (in Whitefoot: Wendell Berry Tells the Story of a Mouse)

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art. --Leonardo da Vinci (in New Trail of Hope)

For a long time I have known that our interior world is the soil in which the seeds of art take root. Without this seed in which the magic part of life is hidden, and from which a work of art can be born, there is no art, there is no music. --Thomas de Hartmann (in On Art & Mindfulness )

Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning. --Gloria Steinem (in Inspiring the Future: Redraw the Balance)

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. --W.B. Yeats (in Why We Feel Awe)

Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colors; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow. --Kahlil Gibran (in Allow Breathe Curious: A Coloring Book for Mindfulness)

The first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind. Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world. --Normal Borlaug (in The Sandwich Man)

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. --Marianne Williamson (in Rising to the Occasion: Unleashing Our True Potential)

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. --Plato (in The Lullaby Project: Homeless Mothers Make Music)

Nature does not hurry, and yet everything is accomplished. --Lao Tzu (in #MakeVirtueViral: A Graduation Speech for Uncertain Times)

Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear? --Lao Tzu (in Translating Meaning Into Life: A Taoist Parable)

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in. --Isaac Asimov (in The Brightness of a Greyhound Journey)

When we understand the needs that motivate our own and others behavior, we have no enemies. --Marshall Rosenberg (in Outsmart Your Next Angry Outburst)

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. --Dalai Lama (in The Thank You Project)

Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity. --Hippocrates (in The Art of Medicine: W.H Auden & Oliver Sachs)

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. --Simone Weil (in A Life-Saving Coat for the Homeless)

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. --Maya Angelou (in India's Youngest Single Parent to Adopt a Special Needs Child)

The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace --Mahatma Gandhi (in How to Avoid Abusing Power)

You really can change the world if you care enough. -- Marian Wright Edelman (in Billions in Change: The Man Who Gifts 99% of His Wealth)

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. --Mother Teresa (in Forward the Smile)

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' --Martin Luther King, Jr. (in Learning Generosity from a Homeless Child)

Writing humbles us in a way that is vital for our character growth, by reminding us about the limits of the self and our appropriate place in the vast flow of life. --Homaira Kabir (in Finding Meaning in a Digital Age)

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains un-awakened. --Anatole France (in The Woman Who Rescued Over 200 Sloths)

There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions and no peace among the religions without dialogue. --Hans Kung (in Moina Shaiq's Meet A Muslim Initiative)

Everything you can imagine is real. --Pablo Picasso (in Grafitti Grandma)

It is forbidden to taste of the pleasures of this world without a blessing. --The Talmud (in Pronounce a Silent Blessing)

We will not know our own injustice if we cannot imagine justice. We will not be free if we do not imagine freedom. We cannot demand that anyone try to attain justice and freedom who has not had a chance to imagine them as attainable. --Ursula K. Le Guin (in How Imaginative Storytelling Expands Our Scope of the Possible)

Purpose is the place where your deep gladness meets the world's needs. ---Frederick Buechner- (in 7 Lessons About Finding the Work You Were Meant to Do)

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light. --Helen Keller (in Iris Grace & Thula: A Girl & Her Cat)

Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, when I give I give myself. --Walt Whitman (in Yoo-Mi Lee: Giving the Gift of Time)

Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect. --J.K. Rowling (in The Strange Beautiful Side of Death)

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought. --Peace Pilgrim (in Peace Pilgrim: The Four Relinquishments)

Nothing is yours. It is to use. It is to share. If you will not share it, you cannot use it. --Ursula K. Le Guin (in The Library of Things: Sharing More Than Books)

We are not cisterns made for hoarding; we are channels made for sharing. --Billy Graham (in How One Woman's App is Feeding Thousands)

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. --Audrey Hepburn (in Smart By Nature: Schooling for Sustainability)

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. --Socrates (in What Would A Slow School Movement Look Like?)


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