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Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. --Anais Nin (in The Butterfly Child)

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens. --Carl Jung (in From Mindfulness to Heartfulness)

There is no force in the world better able to alter anything from its course than love. --Father Greg Boyle (in What If We Believed No Lives Mattered Less Than Other Lives?)

Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings. --Victor Hugo (in Lessons in Resilience: The Stories We Tell and Why They Matter)

During times of radical change, how do we hold both the magnificence and tragedy of the world? --Geneen Marie Haugen (in Wild Faith)

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

There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. --Martin Luther King, Jr. (in When Someone Threw Coffee at My Face)

Everyone has been made for some particular work and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. --Rumi (in How to Help Teens Find Their Purpose)

In the dark times Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times. --Bertoldt Brecht (in Photographing the Beauty of Life in the Shadow of War)

Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go. --Herman Hesse (in When Things Fall Apart)

It isn't more light we need, it's putting into practice what light we already have. When we do that, wonderful things will happen within our lives and within our world. --Peace Pilgrim (in Peace Pilgrim's Last Interview)

Everything the power of the world does is done in a circle. --Hehaka Sapa (Black Elk) (in Spirit of the Earth: Indian Voices on Nature)

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. --Albert Camus (in A Winter Walk: An Excerpt)

The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality. --T.S. Eliot (in Literature's Legacy of Honorable Failure)

We are either going to have a future where women lead the way to make peace with the Earth or we are not going to have a human future at all. ---Vandana Shiva- (in The Town that Fought Big Ag and Won)

We are so achievement-oriented that we often surge right by the true value of relating to what's before us, because we think that accomplishing things will complete us, when it is experiencing life that will. --Mark Nepo from (in The Secret to Happiness Around the World)

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. -- Rumi (in Cotton and Silk: Reflections of a Seamstress)

In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence. --Robert Lynd (in Hummingbirds: Bubbles Wrapped in Feathers)

Look for beauty in everyone you meet, and you'll find it. Everyone carries divinity within them. --Richard Paul Evans (in Poets and Sages Behind Closed Doors)

Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind. --Henry James (in David Fryburg: Inspiring Kindness Through Images)

Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. --Pablo Picasso (in Innovation Means Relying on Everyone's Creativity)

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. --Maya Angelou (in Love Liberates: Maya Angelou's Words to Live By)

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. --Mother Teresa (in It's Never Too Late to Grow a Garden)

The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy. --Kalu Ndukwe Kalu (in The Healing Place)

The greatest peril of misplaced worry is that in keeping us constantly tensed against an imagined catastrophe, it prevents us from fully living. --Seneca (in Seneca on the Antidote to Anxiety)

Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light. --Theodore Roethke (in Richard Feynman's Ode to a Flower)

All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking. --Friedrich Nietzsche (in Walking as Creative Fuel)

True redemption is when guilt leads to good. --Khaled Hosseini (in Spotlight on Redemption)

There is more to life than increasing its speed. --Mahatma Gandhi (in The Empty Promise of Productivity and the Art of Slowing Down)

Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity. --Hippocrates (in A Doctor For Life: Ann Petru)

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature. ---Joseph Campbell- (in The Heartbeat of a Drum)

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there. --Rumi
(in The Spirit of Restorative Justice )

The forest is not a collection of entities... it is a place entirely made from strands of relationship. --George Haskell (in The Songs of Trees)

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals. --Martin Luther King, Jr. (in Why the Moral Argument for Non-Violence Matters)

If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it. --Mother Teresa (in Jean Vanier: The Wisdom of Tenderness)

Self-awareness, intelligence, and the search for meaning that have --erroneously-- been ascribed as belonging only to human beings, are in fact general conditions for every life-form -- and particularly for plants. --Stephen Harrod Buhner (in The Intelligence of Plants)

For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice. ---T.S. Eliot- (in Ninety-Six Words for Love)

Do we really need much more than this? To honor the dawn. To visit a garden. To talk to a friend. To contemplate a cloud. To cherish a meal. To bow our heads before the mystery of the day. Are these not enough? --Kent Nerburn (in Small Graces by Kent Nerburn)

The essential joy of being with horses is that is brings us into contact with the elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire. --Sharon Ralls Lemon (in 21 Lessons on Leadership and Love from an Uncommon Master)

There are not strangers here. Only friends you haven't yet met.
--William Butler Yeats
(in We are All the Other: A Conversation with Denise Zabalaga)

If you wait, all that happens is that you get older --Larry McMurty (in The Right Stuff: A Conversation with Jim Brooks)

Our lives are formed not just by the conflicts that we've experienced, but by the ones we've not resolved

--Ken Cloke
(in Ken Cloke: There Is No Them. There Is Just Us.)

Water is life. Without water there could be no life. --Justin Rowland, Wounded Knee (in Cheryl Angel: Water Is Life)

When I see that my thought is incapable of understanding, that its movement brings nothing, I am open to the sense of the cosmic, beyond the realm of human perception. --Jeanne de Salzmann (in Seeing is Not Thinking)

Surrender is the inner transition from resistance to acceptance, from no to yes. --Eckart Tolle (in Living from a Place of Surrender)

Words are the tools of 'to be' of expression. They are completely built on the fact that you 'are,' and in order to express it, you have built a little alphabet, and you make your words from it.
--Marcel Duchamp
(in Great Writers on the Letters of the Alphabet)

Little by little, bit by bit, family by family, so much good can be done on so many levels --Elinor Ostrom (in Open Source Seeds)

The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action. --Herbert Spencer (in Head, Heart and Hands: 25 Years of Schumacher College)

Trust is the first step to love. --Munshi Premchand (in How to Build Trust and Lead Effectively)

While earning your daily bread, be sure you share a slice with those less fortunate. --H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (in Social Bite: Cafes Helping People Out of Homelessness)

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