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Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. --Erich Fromm (in Making Mother's Day)

As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way. --Mary Anne Radmacher (in The Prison Freedom Project: Transforming Lives Through Yoga)

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. --Khalil Gibran (in David Whyte on the True Meaning of Friendship, Love & Heartbreak)

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. --Victor Frankl (in The 21-Day Technology Challenge)

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. --Harriet Tubman (in 5 Ways To Kill Your Dreams)

To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour. --William Blake (in 4 Steps To A Healthier Relationship With Technology)

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice; but for those who love, time is not. --Henry van Dyke (in 10 Timeframes For Measuring Life)

Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities. --Kristin Armstrong (in Is Your Web Browser a Credit Card for Your Time?)

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. ---William Shakespeare- (in The Magic of Spinning)

Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. --Mother Teresa (in Stitches of Hope)

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 Reforming The Prison System: Shaka Senghor & #Cut50)

To pray is to pay attention to something or someone other than oneself. Whenever a man so concentrates his attention -- on a landscape, a poem, a geometrical problem, an idol, or the True God -- that he completely forgets his own ego and desires, he is praying.
--W. H. Auden
(in A Secular Person's Search For Prayer)

The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organization and participation in a meaningful society. --Noam Chomsky (in Are You Cultivating Knowledge Or Consuming Information?)

Food is our common ground, a universal experience. --James Beard (in The Real Junk Food Project)

I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book. --Groucho Marx (in The Netherlands' Record-Breaking Library)

I go among trees and sit still. All my stirring becomes quiet around me like circles on water. --Wendell Berry (in Wendell Berry: To Save the Future, Live in the Present)

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. --Margaret Mead (in RLabs: From Dropouts to Innovators)

While poverty persists, there is no true freedom. --Nelson Mandela (in What Fosters True Freedom?)

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination.
--Mary Oliver
(in A Seizure of Happiness: Mary Oliver On Life's Magic)

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. --Dorothy Thompson (in Can I Be Fearless?)

Life is only available in the present moment. --Thich Nhat Hanh. (in How To Focus A Wandering Mind)

Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. --Rumi (in Why Finding Your Purpose Is Good For Your Brain)

No water, no life. No blue, no green. --Sylvia Earle (in 3 Stories that Will Change the Way You Look at Water)

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. --Greek Proverb (in The Blind Man & Armless Friend Who Planted Over 10,000 Trees)

People want something they can hold onto that says: 'You're not thrown away. You're not the trash.' --Reverend Violet Little (in Rev. Violet Little's Welcome Church)

While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see. --Dorothea Lange (in Project 562: Photographing Beyond Stereotypes)

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.

--Albert Camus
(in The Inner Life of Rebellion)

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. --William Arthur Ward (in What Makes A Teacher Great?)

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering. --Ben Okri (in What Does It Mean To Be Fully Human)

Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health. --Dalai Lama (in Grow a Key Inner Strength)

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. --Nelson Mandela (in Is There a Fingerprint for Compassion?)

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. --Confucius (in What Makes A Great Workplace?)

When human beings gather...a depth of awareness and insight, a type of transcendent knowing, becomes available to us that can inform wise action and extraordinary results. --Alan Briskin (in The 5 Conditions for the Emergence of Collective Wisdom)

The mentors in my life, inspired me to fulfill my highest potential. --Lailah Gifty Akita (in How To Forge A Mentoring Relationship)

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. --Thich Nhat Hanh (in The Trouble With Mindfulness)

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. --Anonymous (in How to Run a Company with (Almost) No Rules)

Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger. --Ben Okri (in Old Skool Cafe)

If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough. --Meister Eckhart (in How Gratitude Beats Materialism)

Society is the total network of relations between human beings. The components of society are thus not human beings but relations between them. --Arnold Joseph Toynbee (in The Lifecycle of Emergence & Scaling Social Innovation)

If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together. --Lilla Watson (in How I Work To Protect Women From Honor Killings)

Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. --Franz Kafka (in What Are Your Non-Negotiables?)

It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It's what we do consistently. --Tony Robbins (in The Benefits of Consistency)

You can do two things at once, but you can't focus effectively on two things at once. -- Gary Keller (in 7 Ways To Help Kids Unplug From Technology)

Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been. --Alan Alda (in 14 Surprising Ways To Boost Your Creativity)

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. --Mahatma Gandhi (in The Science of Forgiveness)

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. --Mahatma Gandhi (in Black Madonna: A Song of Forgiveness)

Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality, and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky. --John Grogan (in The Girl Who Gets Gifts From Birds)

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once. --Albert Einstein (in Before I Go: A Neurosurgeon's Final Reflections On Mortality)

If most species are to survive, we must recognize Earth as a living being. --David Korten (in Replace The Gospel of Money)

Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before. --Audre Lorde (in Mary Oliver: Listening to the World)


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