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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 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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

When you really remember the value of deep listening and respect and love, you get addicted to it because you realize the power behind that thought. --Piya Sorcar (in Teach Aids: Breaking Taboos for the World for Free)

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. --George Bernard Shaw (in Change Leader, Change Thyself)

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. --Khalil Gibran (in David Whyte on the True Meaning of Friendship, Love & Heartbreak)

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. --Henry Adams (in I Wish My Teacher Had Known...)

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. --Buddha (in Love After Love: An Ode to Being at Home in Ourselves)

Without great solitude, no serious work is possible. --Picasso (in How To Resist Social Distractions)

Everything you've ever wanted is one step out of your comfort zone. --Anonymous (in Life Starts at the Edge of Our Comfort Zone)

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. --Victor Frankl (in The 21-Day Technology Challenge)

Hurt people hurt people; healed people heal people. --Warlock and Brother G, San Quentin State Prison (in It's About Your Stance Not Circumstance)

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. --Harriet Tubman (in 5 Ways To Kill Your Dreams)

I do not want art for a few anymore than education for a few or freedom for a few. --William Morris (in Lily Yeh & Barefoot Artists)

Wherever you are --if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time. --Joseph Campbell (in Joseph Campbell on How To Find Your Bliss)

We humans look rather different from a tree. Without a doubt we perceive the world differently than a tree does. But down deep, at the molecular heart of life, the trees and we are essentially identical. --Carl Sagan (in Nature Needs A New Pronoun)

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. --Steve Jobs (in The Biggest Reason We Steal Other People's Ideas)

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 Science Helps Us Find the Good)

To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour. --William Blake (in 4 Steps To A Healthier Relationship With Technology)

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice; but for those who love, time is not. --Henry van Dyke (in 10 Timeframes For Measuring Life)

Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities. --Kristin Armstrong (in Is Your Web Browser a Credit Card for Your Time?)

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. --William Penn (in Design For Amplifying Human Potential)

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. ---William Shakespeare- (in The Magic of Spinning)

Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. --Mother Teresa (in Stitches of Hope)

It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.
-- Nelson Mandela
(in Reforming The Prison System: Shaka Senghor & #Cut50)

To pray is to pay attention to something or someone other than oneself. Whenever a man so concentrates his attention -- on a landscape, a poem, a geometrical problem, an idol, or the True God -- that he completely forgets his own ego and desires, he is praying.
--W. H. Auden
(in A Secular Person's Search For Prayer)

Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. --Paul J. Meyer (in The Science of Productivity)

The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organization and participation in a meaningful society. --Noam Chomsky (in Are You Cultivating Knowledge Or Consuming Information?)

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. --H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (in Turning To Gift To Cure His Cancer & Society)

Food is our common ground, a universal experience. --James Beard (in The Real Junk Food Project)

I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book. --Groucho Marx (in The Netherlands' Record-Breaking Library)

I go among trees and sit still. All my stirring becomes quiet around me like circles on water. --Wendell Berry (in Wendell Berry: To Save the Future, Live in the Present)


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