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We're all just walking each other home. --Ram Dass (in What Borders Are Really About)

A building is not just a place to be but a way to be. --Frank Lloyd Wright (in Repairing the Fabric of the World)

In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves. --Rumi (in One Square Inch of Silence)

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (in Quincy Troupe: A Poet's Journey)

Cooking is good citizenship. --Barbara Kingsolver (in Cooking Stirs the Pot for Social Change)

Do I prefer to grow up and relate to life directly, or do I choose to live and die in fear? --Pema Chodron (in Little Panic: What It Takes to Break Free from Anxiety)

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. --Albert Einstein (in The Spiritual Diplomat)

If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees. --Hal Borland (in The Lonely Patience of Creative Work)

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. --Lewis B. Smedes (in Kelly Orians: Getting Out and Staying Out)

It is only logical that the pauperization of our soul and the soul of society coincide with the pauperization of the environment. One is the cause and the reflection of the other. --Paolo Soleri (in Paolo Soleri: Architecture as Salvation)

History is the essence of innumerable biographies. --Thomas Carlyle (in Nicholas Winton: Father of 669)

The Zuni maps remind all of us that we, too, must take the time to deeply listen, to hear and share stories in which we and the land have equal voice. --Adam Loften & Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee (in Counter Mapping)

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly --Richard Bach (in Milan Rai: The Butterfly Effect)

Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
--Thomas Henry Huxley
(in Where Do Camels Really Come From?)

To burn out is to let one's light languish until it disappears. As interdependent beings, we are responsible for making sure our flame is fueled. --Jennifer Jean (in Avoiding Volunteer Burnout With Mindful Self Care)

Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children. --Walt Disney (in Be Still, Life )

Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past. --T. S. Eliot
(in Circles of Time)

The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who's going to stop me. --Ayn Rand (in I Will Teach You: Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim)

Based on this goal of accumulation, industrial society practices conspicuous consumption. Indigenous societies, on the other hand, practice..."conspicuous distribution." We focus on the potlatch, the giveaway, an event which carries much more honor than accumulation does. --Winona LaDuke (in Keewaydahn: Going Home)

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. --Audrey Hepburn (in The Wisdom of South Korea's Garden Hacking Grandparents)

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. --Robert Louis Stevenson (in From Bomb Site to Medicine Garden)

But the beauty is in the walking -- we are betrayed by destinations. --Gwyn Thomas (in The Practice of Walking)

I shut my eyes in order to see. --Paul Gauguin (in Unu Spiro: One Breath Meditation Paintings)

Life is like getting into a boat that's just about to sail off to sea and sink. --Shunryu Suzuki Roshi (in How to Befriend the Universe)

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess. --Margaret Mead (in Dare to Be Astonished)

If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original. --Sir Ken Robinson (in The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers)

There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate. --Robert Frost (in Alabama's Four-Year-Old Superhero)

Only in quiet waters do thing mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. --Hans Margolius (in The Importance of Quiet Time)

Surrender isn't a sacrifice of the known, but rather a celebration of the infinite. --Nipun Mehta (in Embrace the Grace, Celebrate the Infinite)

In the tapestry of life, we're all connected. Each one of us is a gift to those around us, helping each other be who we are, weaving a perfect picture together --Anita Moorjani (in Designed by Masters, Woven with Dignity)

Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. --Shel Silverstein (in Ann Medlock: Sticking Her Neck Out for Our Common Humanity)

Rest is the original transformative technology. Through rest we rebuild, rewire and renew ourselves - literally. --Matthew Edlund (in The Rejuvenating Power of Rest)

Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together
--Thomas Dekker
(in Are You Walking Through Life in an Underslept State?)

I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization. --Roger Ebert (in I Feel You: The Surprising Power of Extreme Empathy)

Whatever is held and listened to will show us where it lives in the world and in us. --Mark Nepo (in Nature, Joy and Human Becoming)

I now see the soul as that wild creature way back there in the woods that knows how to survive in very hard places. --Parker Palmer (in The Soul in Depression)

Being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure. --Bob Marley (in Looking for the Light in Vulnerability)

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
--Rabindranath Tagore
(in Nature is Medicine -- Even in a Prison Cell)

I have been circling for thousands of years,
and I still don't know: am I a falcon,
a storm, or a great song? --Rainer Maria Rilke
(in The Focus of the Storm)

The path is not long, but the way is deep. You must not only walk there, you must be prepared to leap. --Hildegard of Bingen (in The Efficiency of Inefficiency)

When there is so much to be known, when there are so many fields of knowledge in which the same words are used with different meanings, when everyone knows a little about a great many things, it becomes increasingly difficult for anyone to know whether he knows what he is talking about or not. --T.S. Eliot (in How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds)

He who rules himself rules over the whole world. --Vinoba Bhave (in The Strangest Social Justice Story)

Once we view the economy as supporting a meaningful, comfortable life for everyone in a sustainable world, then we can use economic growth to provide the goods and services we actually want, that actually benefit the people and the planet. --Clair Brown (in Creating a Compassionate Economy)

When we grow in spiritual consciousness, we identify with all that is in the world. And there is no exploitation. It is ourselves we are helping. It is ourselves we are healing. --Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy (in Healing the Eyes of the World)

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. --Kahlil Gibran (in The Moment I Knew Gratitude is the Answer to Every Question)

Nature is too big, too unknowable and multidimensional to be contained within a picture frame. --David Ulrich (in My Song to Nature)

The paradox of trauma is that it has both the power to transform and resurrect. --Peter A. Levine (in Peter Levine on Freedom from Pain)

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. --Loren Eiseley (in The Sunray Peace Village)

We seek a restorative justice, not a retributive justice. --Desmond Tutu (in Spotlight on Restorative Justice)

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. --Dalai Lama (in HumanKinda)


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