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If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. --Mother Teresa (in The Radical Power of Humility)

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. --Thomas Merton (in The Art Pioneer Once Expelled for 'Doodling')

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. --Audrey Hepburn (in Unlikely Mechanic Gives the Needy a Lift)

Young hearts, young leaves, flowers, animals, the winds and the streams and the sparkling lake, all wildly, gladly rejoicing together! --John Muir (in Getting Hands On With Nature)

Does a place have consciousness, such that it can receive gratitude for what it has given just by being itself? --Trebbe Johnson (in Uncommon Gratitude)

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. --Malcolm S. Forbes (in Stop Worrying About How Much You Matter)

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. --Khalil Gibran (in Grace Paley: On the Value of Not Understanding Everything)

Children help us to mediate between the ideal and the real. --Juliet Kinchin (in Where Children Play: Photographs of Playgrounds of the World)

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being. --Mahatma Gandhi (in Martin Luther King on the 6 Pillars of Non-Violent Resistance)

The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye. --Jimi Hendrix (in Saying Farewell To A Family Pet)

The revolution of consciousness is connected to the food revolution. --Bryant McGill (in Just Eat It: Eating Trash For A Cause)

The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself...you cannot move forward --Steve Maraboli (in Just One Thing: Forgive Yourself)

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. --Alphonse Karr (in 4 Practices For Deepening Gratefulness)

Everyone has something they can do. Whatever means you have to make the world a better place, you need to do it. Even if we won't see the fruits of this in our lifetime, start now. --Daniel Goleman (in Can Compassion Change the World?)

For it is in giving that we receive. --St. Francis of Assissi (in Pablo Neruda's Greatest Lesson from Childhood)

I think we all know our outer lives are only as good as our inner lives. --Pico Ayer (in Pico Iyer on Bringing Calm Into the Motion of the World)

I bet that reality will end up turning out to be more fascinating and unexpected than we've ever imagined. --Donald Huffman (in Do We See Reality As It Is?)

Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger. --Ben Okri (in Everyone Has A Story The World Needs To Hear)

There is a certain part of all of us that lives outside of time. Perhaps we become aware of our age only at exceptional moments and most of the time we are ageless. --Milan Kundera (in I Like Being 98)

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
--Friedrich Nietzsche
(in One Hundred Thank Yous)

The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs. --Joan Didion (in Moving Beyond the Blame Game)

Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second. --Marc Riboud (in 19 Uplifting Photos That Capture The Human Spirit)

Anybody who succeeds is helping people. The secret to success is find a need and fill it; find a hurt and heal it; find a problem and solve it. --Robert H. Schuller (in The Life You Could Save)

Earth's crammed with heaven...But only he who sees, takes off his shoes. --Elizabeth Barrett Browning (in Home: The Movie)

The care of human life and happines is the only legitimate object of good government. --Thomas Jefferson (in The Top 10 Happiest Countries)

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. --Joseph Addison (in Building a Reading Revolution)

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. --Charles Spurgeon (in The Gift of Being Sincerely Enthusiastic)

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. --Albert Schweitzer (in 15 People Who Saved the Lives of Millions)

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. --H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (in The Heartwarming Sidewalk Project)

We all have a treasure inside us. That treasure is a spirit. That spirit is a beauty, peace, enjoyment: a happiness. My creativity is a kind of digging tool for searching out that treasure. --Zoshi (in Spirit Carver: A Conversation with Zoshi)

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it. --Hannah Arendt (in Nancy Mellon: Storytelling as a Healing Art)

The greatest gift I can conceive of having from anyone is to be seen by them, to be understood and touched by them. The greatest gift I can give is to see, hear, understand and to touch another person --Virginia Satir (in A Common Humanity: A Conversation with Bob Sadler)

Beautify your inner dialogue. Beautify your inner world with love light and compassion. Life will be beautiful. --Amit Ray (in Eulogy Vs Resume Virtues)

There are no secrets that time does not reveal. --Jean Racine (in Cartographer of Meaning in a Digital Age)

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. --Henry David Thoreau (in Jacob Needleman on Money and the Meaning of Life)

Words are finite organs of the infinite mind.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
(in The Power of Landspeak)

The only thing better than singing is more singing.
--Ella Fitzgerald
(in The Music In You)

Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. --Desmond Tutu (in How Our Bodies React To Seeing Goodness)

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. --Mahatma Gandhi (in How to Transform Stress Into Courage and Connection)

No one is self-sufficient. And it's not a one-way thing -- the generosity of spirit from one side provokes a response in kind from the other side. --Desmond Tutu (in Desmond Tutu & His Daughter: On Ubuntu and More)

Each day is a journey, and the journey itself home. --Matsuo Basho (in What to Focus on Instead of Goals)

For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate. --Margaret Heffernan (in Dare to Disagree)

The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions. --Marcus Tullius Cicero (in Gorgeous Portraits of the World's Vanishing People)

More than kisses, letters mingle souls. --John Donne (in Lunchbox Letters: A Mom's Handwritten Advice To Her Daughter)

One love, one heart, one destiny. --Bob Marley (in Street Cuts)

You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. --Richard Branson (in Start Before You Feel Ready)

There are two paths in life: should and must. We arrive at this crossroads over and over again. And every day, we get to choose. --Elle Luna (in The Cross Road of Should & Must)

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. --Erich Fromm (in Making Mother's Day)

As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way. --Mary Anne Radmacher (in The Prison Freedom Project: Transforming Lives Through Yoga)

These grassroots efforts are like a global immune system in that they are drawn to the wounded places and they begin to work. --Michael Lerner (in Michael Lerner: Whispers of a Wounded Healer)


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