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The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life. --Muhammad Ali (in Alicia Doyle: Fighting Chance)

In life and art it's better to be an enthusiastic amateur than a jaded professional. --Robert Genn (in The Really Terrible Orchestra)

Every human being is called to solidarity in a world battling between life and death. --Ignacio Ellacuria (in A World Held Sacred...)

The planet will never come alive for you unless your songs and stories give life to all the beings, seen and unseen, that inhabit a living Earth. --Amitav Ghosh (in Darkness Rising)

We dwell in the house of the body, but its perfection and intricate life are the work of a wisdom which never relaxes dominion over a single cell. --George William Russell (in Oncology Yoga: Tapping into the Wisdom of the Body)

Only in quietness do we possess our own minds and discover the resources of the Inner Life. --Helen Keller (in Conserving Quiet)

There is a great difference between comprehending the knowledge of things and tasting the hidden life of them. --Isaac Penington (in The Missing Piece)

Living simply is not about living in poverty or self-inflicted deprivation. It's about living an examined life where one has determined what is truly important and enough... and then just let go of all the rest. --Duane Elgin (in Being Simply Beautiful)

The inner life of a Black child, I think, is one of the most sacred places on Earth. --Major Jackson (in To Observe that Kind of Devotion)

Nothing can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness. --Leo Tolstoy (in Small Kindnesses)

We have the opportunity to lay the foundations for a way of life more aligned with the deeper truths of the Earth and our own sacred nature. --Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee (in Watching River Otters)

To realize that prophecy in the people is like fruit in the tree is to know the unity of life.

--Kahlil Gibran
(in Prophets Without Robes or Staffs)

I may not be in total control of what happens in my life, but I certainly am in charge of how I choose to perceive my experience. --Jill Bolte Taylor (in Meet the Four Characters of Your Brain)


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