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To believe in a child is to believe in the future. --Henry James (in A Champion for Every Foster Child)

To travel is to take a journey into yourself. --Danny Kaye (in For the Traveler: By John O'Donohue)

Fear is the glue that keeps you stuck. Faith is the solvent that sets you free. -- Shannon L. Alder (in Getting Unstuck: The Art of Possibility)

Men build too many walls and not enough bridges. --Joseph Fort Newton (in Keys to Building Solidarity Across Our Differences)

The best art, I would say, is to give form to more sublime instincts or sublime states of mind. So, we give form to our spiritual condition, our spiritual state. This is what it means to give form to the formless. --Ron Nakasone (in Ron Nakasone & the Art of Sho)

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. --Albert Camus (in In the Midst of Winter an Invincible Summer)

If it's painful, you become willing not just to endure it but also to let it awaken your heart and soften you. You learn to embrace it. --Pema Chodron (in This Foster Father Takes in Only Terminally Ill Children)

Only love can be divided endlessly and still not diminish. --Anne Morrow Lindbergh (in A Spotlight on Love)

I believe that the world was created and approved by love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love, and that, insofar as it is redeemable, it can be redeemed only by love. --Wendell Berry (in Removing Weeds, Tending Flowers: Reflections from a Changemaker)

Love is the most powerful energy in the world. When you have that, you're not weaker; you're actually a lot stronger. That's the narrative that's missing out there and needs to be told. --John Mackey (in Manifesting Love at Work)

I do know there's a miracle going on. We can tamp that down and be asleep, but I sense there's an intuitive knowing that something is wanting to be birthed through each of us. --Mark Dubois (in How Do We Wake Up?: A Conversation with Mark Dubois)

What will matter is the good we did, not the good we expected others to do. --Elizabeth Lesser (in Say Your Truths & Seek Them In Others)

Creativity is intelligence having fun. --Albert Einstein (in Combating a Creativity Crisis)

Listening has the quality of the wizard's alchemy. It has the power to melt armor and produce beauty in the midst of hatred. --Brian Muldoon (in How to Listen with Compassion in the Classroom)

If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten. --Rudyard Kipling (in Welcome to Canada: A Refugee's Story)

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. --Johann Wolfgang van Goethe (in Why Be Kind?)

Children who develop strong, caring relationships with all the people and living things around them will be more grounded and ultimately more prepared to function in, and meaningfully contribute to, an increasingly complex society. --Mark Sorensen (in Peacemaking the Navajo Way)

Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself. --Mohsin Hamid (in To Heal the Human Heart)

Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer. --Rainer Maria Rilke (in When Cancer Calls Everything Into Question)

When your intention is clear, so is the way. --Alan Cohen (in The Boy In The Magic Shop)

I wanted to think about bars differently and redefine what can be served at a bar. The idea was to have multiple bars that served books, vegan foods and even causes. It was all about serving things that were feeding your soul in different ways. --John Chambers (in Bloombars: A Conversation with John Chambers)

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. --Lao Tzu (in Are You A Leader or a Follower?)

Another word for creativity is courage. --Henri Matisse (in The Art & Inspiration of Laurel Burch)

Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen! --Jalaluddin Rumi (in Quiet Justice & the Mindful Lawyer)

In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it. --Marianne Williamson (in Heal the World: Child Prodigy Cover)

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. --Eleanor Roosevelt (in Generation Waking Up)

The war against hunger is truly mankind's war of liberation. --John F. Kennedy (in The Robin Hood Army)

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. --Mahatma Gandhi (in Gandhi 3.0: Bridging the Internet and the Inner-Net)

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. --Mark Twain (in Rise and Shine: A Morning Pep Talk from Marcus Aurelius)

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. --Helen Keller (in Where Strangers Become Family)

Responsible global behaviour is ultimately an act of self-preservation of, by, and for the global beast that modern technological humanity has become. --David Grinspoon (in Welcome to Terra Sapiens)

To keep impermanence always before your eyes makes everything sacred, because it always could be otherwise. --Kristi Nelson (in Grateful Living as a Practice for Every Moment)

Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else. --Leonardo da Vinci (in Fritjof Capra: We're All In This Together)

Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. --George Bernard Shaw (in How to Find and Support Trustworthy Journalism)

It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless. --L.R. Knost (in Kindful Kids: Top 10 of 2016)

I, who have never willfully pained another, have no business to pain myself. --Marcus Aurelius (in Coming in Peace, 2017)

You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. --Roald Dahl (in Inner Beauty )

Listen to the music.
I am the concert that flows from the mouth of every creature,
singing with the myriad chords. --Hafiz
(in Singing to Tomatoes)

You can have no greater or lesser dominion than the one over yourself. The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions. --Leonardo da Vinci (in How Mindfulness Can Defeat Racial Bias)

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world. --William Shakespeare (in Top 10 Kindness Stories of 2016)

For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding: it is the deepest part of autobiography. --Robert Penn Warren (in Barbara Crooker: Poetry as a Form of Love)

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

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (in What Will The Theme Of Your Life Be In 2017?)

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. --Joseph Chilton Pearce (in Physicist David Bohm on Creativity)

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. --Ralph Waldo Emerson (in Orchestra for Ghaza)

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
--John Bunyan
(in Madrid's Robin Hood Restaurants)

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. --Alan Watts (in An Artist's Take on How to Deal With Heavy Things)

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. --William James (in Two Blind Brothers: A Cause Driven Clothing Brand)

A little magic can take you a long way. --Roald Dahl (in Kids in Hospital Receive Magical Christmas Surprise)

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. --Dan Millman (in From Stands with Fists to Dances with Wolves)


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