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Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in. --Isaac Asimov (in The Brightness of a Greyhound Journey)

When we understand the needs that motivate our own and others behavior, we have no enemies. --Marshall Rosenberg (in Outsmart Your Next Angry Outburst)

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. --Dalai Lama (in The Thank You Project)

Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity. --Hippocrates (in The Art of Medicine: W.H Auden & Oliver Sachs)

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. --Simone Weil (in A Life-Saving Coat for the Homeless)

The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace --Mahatma Gandhi (in How to Avoid Abusing Power)

You really can change the world if you care enough. -- Marian Wright Edelman (in Billions in Change: The Man Who Gifts 99% of His Wealth)

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. --Mother Teresa (in Forward the Smile)

Writing humbles us in a way that is vital for our character growth, by reminding us about the limits of the self and our appropriate place in the vast flow of life. --Homaira Kabir (in Finding Meaning in a Digital Age)

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains un-awakened. --Anatole France (in The Woman Who Rescued Over 200 Sloths)

There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions and no peace among the religions without dialogue. --Hans Kung (in Moina Shaiq's Meet A Muslim Initiative)

Everything you can imagine is real. --Pablo Picasso (in Grafitti Grandma)

It is forbidden to taste of the pleasures of this world without a blessing. --The Talmud (in Pronounce a Silent Blessing)

We will not know our own injustice if we cannot imagine justice. We will not be free if we do not imagine freedom. We cannot demand that anyone try to attain justice and freedom who has not had a chance to imagine them as attainable. --Ursula K. Le Guin (in How Imaginative Storytelling Expands Our Scope of the Possible)

Purpose is the place where your deep gladness meets the world's needs. ---Frederick Buechner- (in 7 Lessons About Finding the Work You Were Meant to Do)

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light. --Helen Keller (in Iris Grace & Thula: A Girl & Her Cat)

Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, when I give I give myself. --Walt Whitman (in Yoo-Mi Lee: Giving the Gift of Time)

Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect. --J.K. Rowling (in The Strange Beautiful Side of Death)

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought. --Peace Pilgrim (in Peace Pilgrim: The Four Relinquishments)

Nothing is yours. It is to use. It is to share. If you will not share it, you cannot use it. --Ursula K. Le Guin (in The Library of Things: Sharing More Than Books)

We are not cisterns made for hoarding; we are channels made for sharing. --Billy Graham (in How One Woman's App is Feeding Thousands)

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. --Audrey Hepburn (in Smart By Nature: Schooling for Sustainability)

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. --Socrates (in What Would A Slow School Movement Look Like?)

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. --Albert Einstein (in Everything is Incredible)

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. --Kahlil Gibran
(in 5 Life Lessons from My Specially-Abled Son)

Sometimes I think there are only two instructions we need to follow to develop and deepen our spiritual life: slow down and let go. --Oriah Mountain Dreamer (in Slow Down to Get Ahead)

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious --the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. --Albert Einstein (in Art & Science Fusion)

Poetry is an act of peace. --Pablo Neruda (in Changing the World One Word at a Time)

No, it won't all go the way it should. But I know the heart of life is good. --John Mayer (in Living Reverence: There is a Spark in Everything)

We are all born to be a blessing.
--Rachel Naomi Remen
(in House Calls for the Homeless)

Simple, genuine goodness is the best capital to found the business of this life upon. It lasts when fame and money fail, and is the only riches we can take out of this world with us. --Louisa May Alcott (in Unlocking Multiple Forms of Wealth)

Could a greater miracle take place, than for us to look through each others' eyes for an instant? --Henry David Thoreau (in How to Cultivate Global Compassion)

By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world. By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive. --Albert Schweitzer (in 8 Great Writers On Why Reverence Matters)

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. --Jane Goodall (in The Paper Bag Boy of Abu Dhabi)

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man. --Stewart Udall (in Eat Your Spoon)

To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well. --John Marshall (in Everyday Conversations to Heal Racism)

Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything. --Rainer Maria Rilke (in 4 Reasons to Cultivate Patience)

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. --Nelson Henderson (in Planting Seeds: )

The most interesting thing in the environment is your own mind. --Sherry Turkle (in The Capacity for Successful Solitude)

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. --Dalai Lama (in 5 Things Science Says Will Make You Happier)

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. --Audrey Hepburn (in Prison Gardens: Food for Body and Soul)

Everyone you will ever meet knows something that you don't. --Bill Nye (in 10 Ways to Have A Better Conversation)

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. --Herman Melville (in The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers)

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. --Rumi (in We Are All Criminals)

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. --Pablo Picasso (in Generosity: The Most Powerful Animating Force of Art)

Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul. --Linda Solegato (in The Intelligence in All Kinds of Life)

Enjoy the little things in life because one day you`ll look back and realize they were the big things. --Kurt Vonnegut (in How Happy Brains Respond to Negative Things)

The Internet is in its infancy and it's up to all of us to grow it up. --Krista Tippett (in Growing Up the Internet)

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 Path to Freedom: A Former Prison Monk's Amazing Work)

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. --Confucius (in Remember to Remember)


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