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Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired. --Martha Graham (in The 21-Day Challenge: A New Way To Practice Our Values)

All my feelings have the color you desire to paint. --Rumi (in Poems To Color In: Beloved Poems Turned Interactive Art)

We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity. --Maria Montessori (in An Open Letter To The Children Of The World)

Where there's life, there's hope. --Marcus Tullius Cicero (in How One Doctor And His Menagerie Transformed A Nursing Home)

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)

When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace. --The 14th Dalai Lama (in 34 Images of Heart-Warming Humanity)

Once you have glimpsed the world as it might be, as it ought to be, as it's going to be (however that vision appears to you), it is impossible to live compliant and complacent anymore in the world as it is. --Victoria Safford (in What It Really Means To Live Our Mission)

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

Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they're tender. They have to be persistent. --Ralph Fiennes (in Priorities & The Art of Pruning:)

Give your hands to serve and your hearts to love. --Mother Teresa (in One Man's Organized Response To Disaster)

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation. --Rabindranath Tagore (in How One Woman's Love Is Transforming Delhi's Brothels )

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)

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. --Stephen Hawking (in An Incredible Story of a Young Woman's Courage)

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

True art selects and paraphrases, but seldom gives a verbatim translation. --Thomas Bailey Aldrich (in A 19-Year-Old Artist's Book Of Untranslatable Words)

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

True compassion means not only feeling another's pain but also being moved to help relieve it. --Daniel Goleman (in Why a Culture of Compassion Matters)

There is more power in unity, than in division. --Emanuel Cleaver (in Sarah Van Gelder: Unity In Diversity)

Good habits are worth being fanatical about. --John Irving (in The Smart Way To Stick To Habits)

Leap, and the net will appear. --John Burroughs (in Making The Leap)

Love leads us into mystery where no one can say what comes next, or how, or why. --Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg (in Micro Moments Of Love)

To be here is immense. --Rainer Maria Rilke (in Kindness: The First Gift)

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)

You learn things by doing. --Adele Diamond (in The Science Of Attention)

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

History has shown us time and time again that you don't have to know someone to love them with all your heart. --Shannon L. Alder (in A Simple Act of Kindness)

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. ---Thich Nhat Hanh- (in Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella)

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?)

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. --Hippocrates (in FoodShift: Reducing Waste, Fighting Hunger)

Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live. --Jackie Windspear (in The Giving Keys)

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)

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