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That best portion of a good man's life; his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. --William Wordsworth (in A Town Rallies To Make A Local Store Owner's Day)

Though the road's been rocky, it sure feels good to me. ---Bob Marley- (in Riders For Health: Motorcycles That Save Lives)

Whatever you do, make it an offering to me. ---Bhagavad Gita- (in Finding Those Three Magical Words)

I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be; and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. --Martin Luther King, Jr. (in The Only Way We Really Change)

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. --Victor Borge (in The Healing Power Of Joy)

When I am silent, I fall into the place where everything is music. --Rumi (in The Splendid Practice of Silence)

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people. --Chinese Proverb (in Healthy Habits of Heart & Mind In Leadership)

Not all those who wander are lost. --J.R.R. Tolkien (in When's The Last Time You Unfolded A Map? )

Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else. --Mitch Albom (in Skipping Lunch To Feed The Hungry)

What art can do is start conversations. --Gina Reichert (in Public Art: A Path To Safer, Stronger Neighborhoods)

The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. --Eric Hoffer (in 7 Ideas For Compassionate Communities)

Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free. --Thich Nhat Hanh (in Is There A Right Way To Get Angry?)

The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less. --Socrates (in The Dean Who Lives In A Dumpster)

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. --Albert Schweitzer (in Vancouver's Pop-Up Shelters)

Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is. --Gary Zukav (in Dr. Bob's Clinic of Compassion)

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. --Ben Franklin (in A Healing Poem From Haiti)

In separateness lies the world's great misery, in compassion lies the world's true strength. --Albert Schweitzer (in The Compassionate Instinct)

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. --Confucius (in Jane Goodall On How To Reach Our Highest Potential)

The prevalent sensation of oneself as a separate ego enclosed in a bag of skin is a hallucination which accords neither with Western science nor with the experimental philosophy-religions of the East --Alan Watts (in Alan Watts On The Art of Timing)

Let your capital be simplicity and contentment. --Henry David Thoreau (in How To Realize True Wealth)

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics. --Plutarch (in From Personal To Planetary Transformation)

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. --Robert Louis Stevenson (in The Pollination Project: Gifting A $1000 A Day)

There are those who forget that death comes to everyone. For those who remember, all quarrels come to an end. --Buddha (in How We Die: The Art of Living & Dying Meaningfully)

There must exist a paradigm, a practical model for social change that includes an understanding of ways to transform consciousness that are linked to efforts to transform structures. --bell hooks (in Turning The Soup Kitchen Upside Down)

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. --The Dalai Lama (in 5 Ways Science Says Kindness Will Change Your Life)

If I keep a green bough in my heart, then the singing bird will come. --Chinese Proverb (in New Guinea's Birds of Paradise)

Storytelling is part of human continuity. --Robert Redford (in Wisdom In The Age of Information)

We are mosaics. Pieces of light, love, history, stars...Glued together with magic and music and words. --Anita Krizzan (in The Mosaic Man)

I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act. --Bill Gates (in From Silos To Solution EcoSystem)

Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. --Bob Kerrey (in Fluro Zebra (Age 10) Is Making The World Smile)

Transformation in the world happens when people are healed and start investing in other people. --Michael W. Smith (in Father Rocky's Safe Haven For Street Children)

If your compassion does not include yourself it is incomplete. --Jack Kornfield (in How To Practice Self-Compassion)

Innovation is taking two things that already exist and putting them together in a new way. --Tom Freston (in Trash Into Treasure: 6 Cool Things Made From Sea Plastic)

No one is born hating another person...People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. --Nelson Mandela (in Eight Keys To End Bullying)

The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous. --Carl Sagan (in 7 Ways To Exercise Your Brain & Why You Should)

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try. --Dr. Seuss (in Creative Compulsive Disorder: Remembering Zina Nicole Lahr)

Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul. --Dorothy Day (in DailyBread: A Simple Idea That's Feeding The Hungry)

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. --Anne Frank (in What I Wish I Knew When I Was A Freshman)

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness. --Seneca (in Hairstylist For The Homeless)

As the world community develops in peace, it will open up great untapped reservoirs in human nature. --Emily Greene Balch (in Casa De Paz: Oakland's House of Peace)

Listen to the joy in your heart and look at how much peace you have brought into the world before you. --Francesca (5 years old) (in The Extinction of Quiet)

To maintain the state of doubt and to carry on systematic and protracted inquiry -- these are the essentials of thinking. --John Dewey (in How We Think: John Dewey on the Art of Reflection )

They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. ---Prophet Isaiah- (in Moral Courage & The Story of Sister Megan Rice)

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ---Edith Wharton- (in Sources of Light)

When you're very lonely, or when you're hungry, or when you're poor, a large portion of the day is spent entertaining thoughts related to the source of your scarcity. --Eldar Shafir (in This Is Your Brain On Scarcity)

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn --Ralph Waldo Emerson (in The Forest Man of Majuli Island)

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. --Martin Luther King, Jr. (in 35 Images of Kindness Within Conflict)

Real living is living for others. --Bruce Lee (in A Father's Letter To His Five-Year-Old Daughter)

The secret in caring for the patient is caring for the patient --Victoria Sweet (in Slow Medicine: An Interview With Victoria Sweet)

Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted. --George Kneller (in An Innovation That Is Lighting India's Villages)


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