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We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. --Martin Luther King Jr. (in A Bible Belt Church's Response to a Mosque)

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important. --Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (in Small is Better)

Prisons of stone and iron may hold the body for long and painful years in darkness, but they cannot shut out the light of truth from the truth-loving soul; they cannot destroy the peace of the dutiful spirit. --Hubbard Winslow (in Fleet Maull: Waking Up in Prison)

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. --Ralph Waldo Emerson (in Lessons from Living in Nature)

He who puts an end to former crimes, by taking up the way of peace, illuminates the world like the moon freed from a veil of clouds. --Buddha (in Seeking Better Ways of Thinking & Being)

Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known. --King James Bible (in Love's Footprints: A Bittersweet Tale of Lost & Found)

Nurturing is not complex. It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you and offering small gestures toward what they need at that time. --Mary Anne Radmacher (in Anne-Marie Bauer: An Ethic of Care)

Trouble makes us one with every human being in the world - and unless we touch others, we're out of touch with life. --Oliver Wendell Holmes (in Breathing Love into a Community)

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. --C.S. Lewis (in A Special Kind of Grace: The Remarkable Story of the Devadosses)

We see what we are doing with the pipeline as another way to be teachers. --Sister Antoinette Doyle (in Fierce Contemplation: The Nuns Who Stopped a Pipeline)

Humility in response to an experience of failure, then, is at its core a form of therapy, the beginning of a healing process. --Costica Bradatan (in On the Relationship Between Failure, Humility and Wisdom)

A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it. --Chinese Proverb (in The Man Who Transformed a Wasteland)

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. --Albert Einstein (in From Royalty to Relics: India's Dinosaur Princess)

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything. --Thomas Carlyle (in Back on My Feet: Running to End Homelessness)

If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive. --Mother Theresa (in The Power of Forgiveness at Work)

Children are not things to be molded, but people to be unfolded. --Jess Lair (in Gifts for Gifted Children)

If we could surrender to Earth's intelligence, we would rise up rooted, like trees. --Rainer Maria Rilke (in Perseverance is Willingness, Not Will)

Satisfactions are fulfillment of the heart. Dissatisfactions are the rumblings of the mind. --Duane Elgin (in A Fun Way to Stop Buying Things You Don't Need)

Nobody sees a flower -- really -- it is so small it takes time -- we haven't time -- and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time. --Georgia O'Keeffe (in The Fine Art of Taking Time)

Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. --Rumi (in The Effortless Effort of Creativity)

A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect. --Jonathan Lockwood Huie (in The Present)

We tend to overvalue the things we can measure and undervalue the things we cannot. --John Hayes (in Measuring What Makes Life Worthwhile)

The world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed. --Mahatma Gandhi (in The Left Shoe)

I propose that one attribute of the production of those makers we call artists, historically and culturally, constitutes a kind of prosthetic activity to address an unforgettable and irreconcilable absence. --Richard Berger (in To All Artists Known and Unknown)

That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent. --Chinese Proverb (in How a Yellow Car Saved Me)

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. -- Aristotle (in Reclaiming Friendship)

Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see. --Jimmy Buffett (in Running as Spiritual Practice)

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. --Desmond Tutu (in How Do You Heal From Sorrow Beyond Compare?)

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. --Helen Keller (in Is Artistic Inspiration Contagious?)

A man travels the world for what he needs and returns home to find it. --George Edward Moore (in The Loneliness of the Modern Nomad)

Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. --Elie Wiesel (in When the Boss Flunked)

Words are windows, or they're walls,
They sentence us, or set us free.
When I speak and when I hear,
Let the love light shine through me. --Ruth Bebermeyer
(in 10 Tips for Effective Communication)

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness. --George Sand (in Color Your World With Kindness)

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. --Lao Tzu (in Martin Levya: Don't Ever Give Up)

When you commit an act of violence, you are basically disconnecting yourself. You are putting yourself outside the circle. --John Malloy (in All Life is Sacred: A Conversation with John Malloy)

Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower. --Shigenori Kameoka (in Buddhas on Death Row: A Bridge of Art and Friendship)

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. --Emile Zola (in The Magic Flute)

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. --Pablo Picasso (in Earthscapes: Art that Goes Out with the Tide)

The earth has music for those who listen. --William Shakespeare (in We Save What We Love: Gordon Hempton)

In all these years I've learned, I hope, "not to take what is not given." --Brother David Steindl-Rast (in Caught Red-Handed)

If there was an abundance of misery in the world, there was also sufficient joy, yes -- as long as one knew where to look for it. --Rohinton Mistry (in Sagar Kabra: A Doctor Who Strove to Light the World)

And we will continue together until the road vanishes. --Che Guevara (in Togetherness: A Wedding Blessing)

He explained to me with great insistence that every question possessed a power that did not lie in the answer. --Elie Wiesel (in Jane Hirshfield:Living by Questions)

Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity. --Hippocrates (in The Big Idea Behind Integrative Medicine)

I know what I have given you... I do not know what you have received. --Antonio Porchia (in Giving To People Who Give)

There is a hard law. When an injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive. --Alan Paton (in A Tale of Two Americas and the Mini-Mart Where They Collided)

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. --Albert Einstein (in How Smartphones Are Killing Conversation)

We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. --Native American Proverb (in James George: If Not Now, When?)

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. --Morrie Schwartz (in Letting Love Come In: Lessons from a Nursing Home)

One single gift acknowledged in gratefulness has the power to dissolve the ties of our alienation. --Brother David Steindl-Rast (in Three Steps to Living a Life of Gratefulness)


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