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How shall we speak of love, except in the splurge of roses? --Mary Oliver (in A Feast of Flowers)

We rise by lifting others. --Robert Ingersoll (in Day Jobs for Panhandlers)

Real fearlessness is the product of tenderness. It comes from letting the world tickle your heart, your raw and beautiful heart. --Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (in David Whyte on Courage)

We can do no great things; only small things with great love. --Mother Teresa (in Spotlight on Kids Who Are Changing the World)

The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them. --Stanley Coren (in An Act of Dog)

How strange the change From major to minor, Every time we say goodbye. --Cole Porter (in The Vibrations of Conflict)

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man --Charles Darwin (in Thomas Ponce: On Behalf of All Living Beings)

Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn't be that women are the exception. --Ruth Bader Ginsburg (in Ode To Women: A Musical Mother's Day Special)

Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been known to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature. --Mahatma Gandhi (in Seed, Soil, Light: A Revolutionary's Journey)

Every life speaks to the power of what can be done. --Oprah Winfrey (in Give That Which is Organic To You: A Recipe to Avoid Burnout)

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. --Nelson Henderson (in Graduation: A Song & Speech for the Ages)

When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in. --Kristin Armstrong (in Resilience After Unimaginable Loss)

Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master. --Christian Lous Lange (in How to Kick Your Digital Addiction)

No one can give you better advice than yourself. --Marcus Tullius Cicero (in How to Age Gracefully)

Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny. --Ralph Waldo Emerson (in Seeds of Change: Meet A Hero of the Urban Farm Movement)

A drop of ink may make a million think. -- George Gordon Byron (in Robert Bengston: Inspiration Campaign)

Gratefulness is that fullness of life for which we are all thirsting. -- Brother David Steindl-Rast (in Gratefulness: An Opportunity to Practice)

You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result. --Mahatma Gandhi (in She Gave Street Children Her Cell Phone Number and That Changed )

There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about. --Helen Frankenthaler (in The Bicycle Machines of Guatemala)

I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine. --Emily Dickinson (in Ursula Le Guin: Inner Preacher vs Inner Teacher)

We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths. --Desmond Tutu (in Kay Pranis: The Art of Holding Circle)

Books are humanity in print. --Barbara Tuchman (in My Year Reading a Book from Every Country in the World)

Every saint has a bee in his halo. --Elbert Hubbard (in A Sacred Steward of Honey Bees)

Acts of kindness, even in the simplest ways, are what make our lives meaningful, bringing happiness to ourselves and others. --The Dalai Lama (in The Privilege of Sharing Abundance)

The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are moments when we touch one another. --Jack Kornfield (in Why Stories Matter)

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. --Frederick Douglas (in Teri Delane: From Addiction to Academy Founder)

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. --Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (in Helping Young Adults Successfully Transition out of Foster Care )

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. --Helen Keller (in The Women in Spiti Valley who are Saving the Snow Leopard)

There is something so enchanting in the smile of melancholy. It is a ray of light in the darkness, a shade between sadness and despair, showing the possibility of consolation. --Leo Tolstoy (in In Praise of Melancholia)

We cannot create a world we can't imagine and stories are the engines of our imaginations. --Josh Stearns (in The True Birthright of the Storyteller)

We are all connected: to each other -- biologically, to the earth -- chemically, and to the rest of the universe -- atomically. --Neil DeGrasse Tyson (in Life is the Network Not the Self)

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. --May Sarton (in Will Rosenzweig: Business Lessons from a Quiet Gardener)

I avoid grandiose plans. I start with a small piece that I can do. I go to the root of the problem and then work around it. It's building brick by brick. --Muhammad Yunus (in Bringing Fresh Produce to the Underserved)

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. --William Shakespeare (in The Axis & the Sycamore)

I think most artists in their most personal, private moments in their studio ask, "Whats my purpose on earth as an artist? -- Carl Cheng (in A Conversation with Carl Cheng: The John Doe Company)

At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source. When you are an artist, you are a healer; a wordless trust of the same mystery is the foundation of your work and its integrity. --Rachel Naomi Remen (in Thu Nguyen: The Creative Act of Healing)

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.
--Marcus Aurelius
(in Red Onions: Transformed by Beauty)

The Earth is what we all have in common. --Wendell Berry (in Spotlight on Earth Day)

We have the ability to achieve, if we master the necessary goodwill, a common global society. --Mahnaz Afkhami (in Hello Hijab: Mom Hopes To Create A Better World For Daughter)

Love is the guardian deity of everything. --Morihei Ueshiba (in Jeannie Kahwajy: Catching Everything As Help)

True peace between nations will only happen when there is true peace within people's souls. --Native American Proverb (in The Freedom of Real Apologies)

Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world. --Brene Brown (in Re-Imagining the World: An Artist's Remarkable Life Journey)

The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art. --John Lasseter (in Hack the Hood Connects Bay Area Youth With Tech Opportunities )

The meaning of life is to give life meaning. --Viktor Frankl (in Viktor Frankl & the Search for Meaning)

I think it's important and I think it's true that our life experience is going to be about our attitude, our thoughts, our beliefs, our speech and our actions. We can transform our life experience simply by changing our language. --Jason Mraz (in Belonging Creates & Undoes Us Both)

It's a bizarre but wonderful feeling, to arrive dead center of a target you didn't even know you were aiming for. --Lois McMaster Bujold (in When Serendipity Touches a Journey)

If people are informed they will do the right thing. It's when they are not informed that they become hostages to prejudice. -- Charlayne Hunter-Gault (in Ask Him Anything)

I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do. --Brene Brown (in Crazywise: A Filmmaker Explores the Heart of Mental Illness)

Some wish blessings, others pray for them. Some send blessings and they become one. --Joyce C. Lock (in Blessing: The Gentle Art & Practice of Pierre Pradervand)

Writing is the painting of the voice. --Voltaire (in Born Baffled:Musings on a Writing Life)


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