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By discovering nature, you discover yourself. --Maxime Lagacé (in A Look at the Rise of Nature Prescriptions)

A library should not shush; it should roar! --Catherynne M. Valente (in ‘If there’s nowhere else to go, this is where they come’)

All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them. --Magic Johnson (in Families in One Town Adopt 77 Children. This Couple Led the Way.)

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. --Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching (in Cultivation and Practice: Q&A with Rev. Heng Sure)

The most organizing conversation starter is “What do we want to create together?” --Peter Block (in When People Reach Out To Help Their Neighbors...)

Life comes from the earth and life returns to the earth. --Zhuangzi (in Bringing France’s Waste Prevention Plan to Life)

But I know a greater reality and a greater awareness exists. I know there is a truth that cannot be thought, only received. --Tracy Cochran (in The Night I Died)

I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening. --Larry King (in Four Steps to Help People Feel Listened To)

Our hearts are actually designed to empty and fill at the same time, receiving and sending lifeblood with every pulse. If the heart does not empty, it cannot fill. --Cynthia Li (in Infinity of an Open Heart)

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. --John Lennon (in The Solutionary Way)

It doesn't matter where I'm from, where our past is, or what our future might be. We are here now. So let's relate with one another. --Sister Marilyn Lacey (in Sister Marilyn: To Come and See)

We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads form one to another that creates something. --Sandra Day O'Connor (in I Double Dare You)

When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower. --Alexander Den Heijer (in Why Age Diversity Is a Strength at Work)

We can find awe, then, in eight wonders of life: moral beauty, collective effervescence, nature, music, visual design, spirituality and religion, life and death, and epiphany. --Dacher Keltner (in Exploring the Science of Everyday Wonder)

If not for reverence, if not for wonder, if not for love, why have we come here? --Raffi (in The Whisper of Reverence)

Life doesn't move in straight lines, and neither does a good conversation. --Margaret Wheatley (in How the Pandemic Led One Photographer to Greater Collaboration)

What you see in others is a reflection of who you truly are. --Wakanyi Hoffman (in Captioning Ubuntu)

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. --Oprah Winfrey (in Five Keys to Managing Intrusive Thoughts)

There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness. --Mahatma Gandhi (in Popular Sneaker Shop Returns -- With A Twist)

Real power is usually unspectacular, a simple setting aside of fear that allows the free flow of love. But it changes everything. --Martha Beck (in Standing in Authentic Power)

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' --Fred Rogers (in The Good News You Might Have Missed)

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. --Audrey Hepburn (in Weathering the Storm: How Horses Teach Us Community)

If we are to use our tools in the service of fitting in on Earth, our basic relationship to nature--even the story we tell ourselves about who we are in the universe--has to change. --Janine M. Benyus (in Breathing with the Forest)

Our lives are themselves random: chance encounters, events and the accumulation of accidents being the defining features of our span upon this earth. --James Bridle (in How Luck and Chance Shape Our Lives)

Many people have trouble with forgiveness because they have been taught it is a singular act to be completed in one sitting. That is not so. Forgiveness has many layers, many seasons. --Clarissa Pinkola Estes (in Mastering the Art of Forgiveness)

The cost of doing anything is life because our time, our energy, our attention, all of those things are finite. Our choice to do anything has a cost, and that cost is our life. --Adii Pienaar (in What Should I Do Today?)

There are no strangers here; only friends you haven't yet met. --W. B. Yeats (in 6 Ways to Make New Friends as an Adult)

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet. --James Oppenheim (in If You Haven’t Found Your Purpose, How to Feel Good Anyway)

A person's a person, no matter how small. --Dr. Seuss (in 50 Eye-Opening Questions To Ask A Child)

Communication is merely an exchange of information, but connection is an exchange of our humanity. --Sean Stephenson (in People Dread This Type Of Social Interaction But It Has Benefits)

You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it's important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages. --Michelle Obama (in When Birds Nest in the Doorway, Go Out the Window)

To know a tree best, it’s important to move beyond biology and to the emotions and sensations it stirs. Beauty as a branch of biology is underrated. --Daniel Lewis (in Extraordinary Lives of Coast Redwoods)

We need a nobler economics not afraid to discuss spirit and conscience, moral purpose and the meaning of life. --Theodore Roszak (in What If Money Expired?)

Don't ask the mountain to move; just take a pebble each time you visit. --John Paul Lederach (in The Cities Stripping Concrete for Plants)

The more social media we have, the more we think we're connecting, yet we are really disconnecting from each other. --JR (in How Luddite Teens of New York Changed My View of Social Media)

Sound is a primordial form of conveying complex ecological information; a vast range of species — even those without ears — are remarkably sensitive to sound. --Karen Bakker (in The Sounds of Invisible Worlds)

Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul. --Linda Solegato (in Learning the Language of Plants)

When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life. --Eckhart Tolle (in Becoming a Possibilist)

We build the road, and the road builds us. --Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne (in Sri Lanka's Untold Story of Resilience)

What one loves in childhood stays in their heart forever. --Mary Jo Putney (in Small Sounds of the Past)

We build the road and the road builds us. --Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne (in The Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka)

Rather than giving us answers, generative AI could help take them away. --Dana Karout (in ChatGPT: A Partner in Unknowing)

The most fundamental feature of the universe is information -- other physical qualities are more like incidentals. --John Wheeler (in Listening to Stones)

Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation. --Rumi (in Sanctuaries of Silence)

We have become, by the power of a glorious evolutionary accident called intelligence, the stewards of life's continuity on earth. We did not ask for this role, but we cannot abjure it. We may not be suited to it, but here we are. --Stephen Jay Gould (in Jane Goodall on What It Takes to Save the Earth)

There is a kind of insubstantiality to clouds, and a softness, a yielding…. In a way, everything is a cloud. --Rick Hanson (in Mountain Vapors)

Spiritual literacy is recognizing the sacred in everything around us. Everything around you and everything you do has spiritual significance. The point is that it's all around us. You just have to have the eyes to see. --Mary Ann Brussat (in Mary Ann Brussat: Everyday Sacred Renaissance)

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. --Antoine de Saint-Exupery (in Beethoven: Art Has No Limits)

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. --Rachel Carson (in Between Earth & Sky)

Patience is being at peace with the process of life. --Louise Hay (in How Patience Can Help You Find Your Purpose)


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