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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)

Surrendering reminds me that my way is always inferior to the way of life. --Anna-Zoe Herr (in Surrendering and Opening to Hope in Times of Crisis)

Such a marvel, the tenacity of the buds to surge with life every spring, to greet the lengthening days and warming weather with exuberance, no matter what hardships were brought by winter. --Suzanne Simard (in Suzanne Simard: Forests are Wired for Wisdom)

Nonviolence is not a tactic to be taken out of the box when it seems fit to use. It is a way of life. --Sami Awad (in Sami Awad: A Holy Land for All)

If we're not paying attention through our own senses, we have disengaged from the primary mode in which every creature since the origin of life has connected to its environment. --David George Haskell (in Listening and the Crisis of Attention)

(...)I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer. --F. Scott Fitzgerald (in Stonehenge: A Summer Solstice Experience)

All life is fermentation. --Richard P. Feynman (in Fermentation as Metaphor)

Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life? --Mary Oliver (in The Lost Art of Breathing)

We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning. --Henry Ward Beecher (in The Nettle Dress)

I do not want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. --Diane Ackerman (in Women on the Road)

We've forgotten what the child understands intuitively: that language comes from the deep wilderness of life itself, that it comes from play, and that the unsuspected appears from nowhere again and again. --Andy Couturier (in Andy Couturier: Writing Open the Mind)

I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
I may never complete this last one,
but I give myself to it. --Rainer Maria Rilke, translation Joanna Macy, Anita Barrows
(in Widening Circles: An Interview with Joanna Macy)

All life-forms are in fact processes not things. --Merlin Sheldrake (in Merlin Sheldrake: Entangled Life)

What gives me hope is that life unfailingly responds to the advances of love. --Nipun Mehta (in Nipun Mehta: A Deeper Thanksgiving)

No matter what life throws at you, or how unfair you think it is, never give up. Pick yourself up and go on. -- (in The Queen of Basketball)

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