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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)

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)

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)

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

All of our dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them. --Walt Disney (in Definitions of Success Down the Ages)

Behold I do not give lectures, or a little charity. When I give, I give myself. --Walt Whitman (in Couple Renounce Wedding To Do Acts of Kindness In 50 States)

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. --Omar Khayyam (in Goals & Happiness: A Virtuous Cycle Infographic)

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. --Confucius (in Four Years of Compassion College)

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. --Benjamin Franklin (in A Classroom With Love At The Center)

Be an opener of doors. --Ralph Waldo Emerson (in Opening Doors and Hearts)

Our human definition of 'everything' gives us, at best, a tiny penlight to help us with our wanderings. --Benjamin Walker (in Living With Mystery In A Certainty-Obsessed Culture)

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. --Demosthenes (in From Forgotten Prisoner to University Graduate)

The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. --Maya Angelou (in My House Is Your House)

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. --Albert Einstein (in Thoughts On Hope, Cynicism & Stories We Tell Ourselves)

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ---Mahatma Gandhi- (in A Brief History of Happiness)

It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it. --Dale Carnegie (in The Contentment Habit)

Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. --Leo Burnett (in How To Retrain Your Brain With Three Words)

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart. --Jonathan Swift (in The Opposite Of Spoiled & How To Get There)

There is no question that the objects that surround us impact our experience of the world. --Katherine Center (in Can Connection Cure Addiction?)

Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor iron bars a cage;
Minds innocent and quiet take
That for an hermitage. --Richard Lovelace
(in How Long Has It Been Since You Smelled A Flower?)

After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world. --Philip Pullman (in The Power of Story)

Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new. --Ursula K. Le Guin (in Bhutan's Living Laboratory For Education)

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. --Margaret Mead (in Why It Pays To Put Kids In Control)

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. --Leo Buscaglia (in Touch as a Form of Nutrition)

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. --Henry Ford (in A Gang You'll Want Your Kid to Join)

Music can minister to minds diseased, pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, raze out the written troubles of the brain, and with its sweet oblivious antidote, cleanse the full bosom of all perilous stuff that weighs upon the heart. --William Shakespeare (in 5 Ways Music Can Make You Healthier)

If I asked you to tell me a memory from high school, you would be able to tell me a memory. But, if you listened to a piece of music from high school, you would actually feel the emotions. --Valorie Salimpoor (in Why We Love Music)

May all who enter as guests leave as friends. --Unknown (in Creating Welcoming Space)

Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened. --Anatole France (in Steve Karlin: When Animals Are Our Teachers)

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. --Tony Robbins (in Going To School With Her Great-Great-Granchildren)

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend. --Martin Luther King Jr. (in Teaching Our Children To Love Their Enemies)

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. --Abraham Joshua Heschel (in My Father's Gift)

It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. -- Mother Teresa (in Sheila Donis: A Life of Giving)

We have powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends. --Mary McLeod Bethune (in Can Kids Teach Themselves?)

Happiness is a choice that I can make no matter how grim circumstances might seem. The joy of being alive is always attainable at some level. --Patti Pansa (in No Regrets: Living With Dying)


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