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Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. --The Dalai Lama (in 5 Ways Science Says Kindness Will Change Your Life)

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try. --Dr. Seuss (in Creative Compulsive Disorder: Remembering Zina Nicole Lahr)

As the world community develops in peace, it will open up great untapped reservoirs in human nature. --Emily Greene Balch (in Casa De Paz: Oakland's House of Peace)

To maintain the state of doubt and to carry on systematic and protracted inquiry -- these are the essentials of thinking. --John Dewey (in How We Think: John Dewey on the Art of Reflection )

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn --Ralph Waldo Emerson (in The Forest Man of Majuli Island)

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. --Martin Luther King, Jr. (in 35 Images of Kindness Within Conflict)

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. --Norman Vincent Peale (in Tom Carter's Epic Journey Through China)

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. --John Muir (in Of Webs, Boxes and Boundaries)

What becomes available to us when we greet one another as fully human? --Margaret Wheatley (in Margaret Wheatley: On Working With Human Goodness)

Music is what feelings sound like. --Georgia Cates (in Songwriting With Soldiers)

Happiness is a warm puppy. --Charles M. Schulz (in An Act of Dog: An Artist's Effort To Foster Compassion)

Our brains have been designed to blur the line between self and other. It is an ancient neural circuitry that marks every mammal, from mouse to elephant. --Frans de Waal (in The Amazing Story of Lilica: A Dog Who Lets No Animal Go Hungry)

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. --Albert Einstein (in A Stranger's Life-Saving Gift)

Home is knowing. Knowing your mind, knowing your heart, knowing your courage. If we know ourselves, we're always home, anywhere. --Glinda, the Wizard of Oz (in What 'Home' Means To The Homeless)

I will live for love and the rest will take care of itself. --Marina Keegan (in Marina Keegan & The Opposite of Loneliness)

Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life. --Jackie Robinson (in 9 Ways In Which The Culture of Watching Is Changing Us)

There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. --Dalai Lama (in Radical Kindness: The Banker Who Gave It All Away)

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. --Winston Churchill (in Discipline With Dignity)

The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved. --Mother Teresa (in The Innovation of Loneliness)

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. --Thich Nhat Hanh (in How To Help Kids Listen To Their Minds)

The secret of happiness is, find something more important than you are dedicate your life to it. --Daniel Dennet (in Rethinking the Placebo Effect)

When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways--either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. --His Holiness the Dalai Lama (in Newtown Victim's Dream Becomes A Reality)

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. --Lao Tzu (in Good Night Margaret: A Love Story Against The Odds)

We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness. --Albert Schweitzer (in Kindness In An Age of Connected Disconnection)

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. --Benjamin Franklin (in The Importance of Mindfulness In Children)

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. --Kahlil Gibran (in A Guide To Love, Loss ... and Lucky Socks)

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. -- Mother Teresa (in From Hero To Host)

All works of love are works of peace. --Mother Teresa (in Elizabeth Gilbert On Big Magic)

Art is not a thing -- it is a way --Elbert Hubbard (in Julia Cameron On How To Get Out Of Your Own Way)

The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return.


--Maria Edgeworth
(in An Icebox, A Live Heart And The Man Who Drove & Drove)

If you see a whole thing -- it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. --Ursula K. Le Guin (in How Life Has Transformed Our Planet)

We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now. --Martin Luther King, Jr. (in Who Fixed The Refrigerator?)

The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand. --Robert Valett (in Look With Your Heart: Lessons From My Grandmother)

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. --Kahlil Gibran (in Because I Said I Would)

Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love. --Rumi (in How To Make Hard Choices)

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood --Fred Rogers (in The Science of Play)

Healing yourself is connected with healing others. --Yoko Ono (in 7 Ways To Inspire Healing After Disaster)

Hope is the thing with feathers.That perches in the soul. And sings the tune without the words. And never stops at all. --Emily Dickinson (in Towards A Psychology of Hope)

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. --Thich Nhat Hanh (in Why The Capacity For Boredom Is A Good Thing)

A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera. --Dorothea Lange (in Tools Of Our Tools: The Role Of Technology In Our Lives)

We arrive on this planet empty handed. We all will soon leave empty handed. So then, how and in what spirit do we want to spend the time in between? --Nimo (in Empty Hands, Full Heart: Music for the Soul)

If mourning is denied outlet, the result will be suffering. --Geoffrey Gorer (in How We Grieve: Learning To Live With Loss)

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. --Khalil Gibran (in 4 Ways Sadness May Be Good For You)

Growing food was the first activity that gave us enough prosperity to stay in one place, form complex social groups, tell our stories, and build our cities. --Barbara Kingsolver (in America's Most Tenacious Gardeners)

Thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste. --GK Chesterton (in Eating Outside the Box)

Be a ladder, not a leader. --Jayesh Patel (in Jim Hunter on Servant Leadership)

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. --Margaret Mead (in A New Model of School Reform)

People who don't have a concept of the whole, can do very unfortunate things. --Joseph Campbell (in Teaching Kids About Living Systems)

Most of us think of ourselves as thinking creatures that feel, but we are actually feeling creatures that think. ---Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor- (in Balancing The Brain And The Power of Choice)

Life is more fun if you play games. --Roald Dahl (in 10 Life Lessons Kids Can Teach Us)


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