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Quotes January 29, 2019

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Earth’s crammed with heaven…
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
 
 
 
 
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Albert Schweitzer
 
 
 
 
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
Benjamin Franklin
 
 
 
 
When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
Paulo Coelho
 
 
 
 
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
 
 
 
Suffering = Pain x Resistance
Shinzen Young
 
 
 
 
Doing good holds the power to transform us on the inside, and then ripple out in ever-expanding circles that positively impact the world at large.
Shari Arison
 
 
 
 
Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.
Harold Kushner
 
 
 
 
Everything we love is what we must protect in the final moments while there’s still time. There is still time
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
 
 
 
 
There are 84,000 Dharma doors and they are all number one!
Ron Epstein
 
 
 
 
It’s when I got to college that I realized that, instead of getting to that stressed state and then using meditation to save myself, I found it was better for my health to use it on a daily basis.
Priya Shah
 
 
 
 
Nearly every book has the same architecture — cover, spine, pages — but you open them onto worlds and gifts far beyond what paper and ink are, and on the inside they are every shape and power.
Rebecca Solnit
 
 
 
 
What we get from each moment depends on the attention we give it, and the quality of our experience reflects the quality of our awareness.
Roger Walsh
 
 
 
 
See the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Mother Teresa
 
 
 
 
Presence is not an object. It is the openness that beholds it all.
Joan Tollifson
 
 
 
 
When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.
Malala Yousafzai
 
 
 
 
Community isn’t a particular lifestyle but a universal form of existence. We are community beings by our very nature.
Martin Winiecki
 
 
 
 
Give the wins away.
Greg Tehven
 
 
 
 
No one should ever compromise the dignity of another human being.
Sarah Addison Allen
 
 
 
 
Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.
Mary Oliver

Quotes December 18, 2018

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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin
 
 
 
 
Everyday, I said to myself, “I am still alive! Tomorrow I don’t know what will happen.” And the Sun smiled at me, and I smiled back.
Shin Terayama
 
 
 
 
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
Aristotle
 
 
 
 
We’re all just walking each other home.
Ram Dass
 
 
 
 
Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.
Alice Mackenzie Swaim
 
 
 
 
You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
Jane Goodall
 
 
 
 
There are many ways to pray, and we will each find our own way of tending the Earth within our own hearts.
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
 
 
 
 
The twentieth century will be chiefly remembered by future generations not as an era of political conflicts or technical innovations but as an age in which human society dared to think of the welfare of the whole human race as a practical objective.
Arnold Toynbee 
 
 
 
We are all human beings on this land. We need to learn how to live in reciprocity together.
Corrina Gould

Quotes December 09, 2018

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The soul might be silent but the servant of the soul has always got a voice and it has got one for a reason.
Cormac McCarthy
 
 
 
 
Love is the most ordinary, simplest, and most direct way to uncover what is real — the innermost secrets of life.
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
 
 
 
 
Every second there’s a door to eternity. The door opens by perception.
Rumi
 
 
 
 
Love is space and time measured by the heart.
Marcel Proust
 
 
 
 
The worst approach to suffering is to try to make it go away, and the worst approach to happiness is to try to make it stay.
Max Ritvo
 
 
 
 
Into the void of silence, into the empty space of nothing, the joy of life is unfurled.
C. S. Lewis
 
 
 
 
We each have an inner light — inside of each of us, there is this hidden power that can be unlocked and set free.
Tami Simon
 
 
 
 
We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
Marie Curie
 
 
 
 
Every act of dwelling I’ve experienced has to do with some profound underlying principle of order.
Terrance Galvin
 
 
 
 
What were the things that really challenged me, made me wake up to my way of thinking that presupposed an industrialized system? In five words. Gentle. Small. Humble. Slow. Simple.
Andy Couturier
 
 
 
 
This time, I want the hugs, kisses, and love that comes with a farewell, even if it’s a temporary one.
J.B. McGee
 
 
 
 
The more simple we are, the more complete we become.
August Rodin
 
 
 
 
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
Charles William Eliot
 
 
 
 
In loving ourselves, we love the world.
Mark Nepo
 
 
 
 
Home is a notion that only nations of the homeless fully appreciate and only the uprooted comprehend.
Wallace Stegner
 
 
 
 
Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself.
John O’Donohue
 
 
 
 
Smile at strangers and you just might change a life.
Steve Maraboli
 
 
 
 
One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.
Stephen Hawking
 
 
 
 
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
Victor Hugo
 
 
 
 
When you’re living a committed life, your own small desires start becoming petty. Your commitment wakes you up in the morning and tells you what to wear, who to meet with, why to go here or there.
Lynne Twist
 
 
 
 
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Charles Dickens
 
 
 
 
Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Lao Tzu

 
 
 
 
I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.
Tracy Chapman

 
 
 
 
The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Quotes October 28, 2018

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The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
Dalai Lama
 
 
 
 
Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.
Thomas Merton
 
 
 
 
Grief is not a feeling, it is a capacity. It is not something that disables you, we are not on the receiving end of grief we are on the practicing end of grief.
Stephen Jenkinson
 
 
 
 
I like to see art as humanity’s capacity to increase awe in the universe.
Matthew Fox

 
 
 
 
When there is communication without need for communication, merely so that someone may earn the social and intellectual prestige of becoming a priest of communication, the quality and communicative value of the message drop like a plummet.
Norbert Wiener
 
 
 
 
Wisdom is knowing I am nothing,
Love is knowing I am everything,
And between the two my life moves.
Nisargadatta Maharaj
 
 
 
 

As I get older, the more I stay focused on the acceptance of myself and others, and choose compassion over judgment and curiosity over fear.
Tracee Ellis Ross
 
 
 
 
As much as any creature on the planet, bees provide a win-win situation with their actions… I suppose we could all take a lesson from them.
Jay Ebben
 
 
 
 
Fear has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.
Zig Ziglar
 
 
 
 
The first step to building a new world is to start living it, but don’t stop there.
Jason Angell

Quotes October 16, 2018

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In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.
Rachel Carson
 
 
 
 
We are all working on ourselves to be better human beings, but I do think that it starts with the idea that we have to quiet our minds. We need to learn how to move slower.
Myron Eshowsky
 
 
 
 
The firecracker cries aloud, “I am the light!” and is finished in a moment. The diamond, shining its light constantly, never says a word about its light.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
 
 
 
 
Where words fail, music speaks.
Hans Christian Andersen
 
 
 
 
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear
Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
 
 
 
We are the children of this forest, and our lifestyle does no harm, it supports the green. The forest is still here, and so are we
Paniya tribals of Wayanad, India
 
 
 
 
Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops.
Norman Maclean
 
 
 
 
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
Kahil Gibran
 
 
 
 
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
Dr. Seuss

Quotes October 11, 2018

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Compassion is the basis of morality.
Arthur Schopenhauer
 
 
 
 
A horse doesn’t care how much you know until he knows how much you care. Put your hand on your horse and your heart in your hand.
Pat Parelli
 
 
 
 
I’m searching for knowledge
I can’t find on a newsfeed.
Knowledge found through intuition.
Knowledge found through fasting and dancing.
Lyla June
 
 
 
 
Every day you play with the light of the universe.
Pablo Neruda
 
 
 
 
Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.
The Dalai Lama
 
 
 
 
tell them
i stood
side by side
the doctors and the dreamers
a poem in my left hand
a scalpel in the right
tried and tried to funnel
lilies and light
from poems
into the tip of my scalpel
cut a slice of bread
for the hungry.
Sriram Shamasunder
 
 
 
 
Eventually you will come to understand that
love heals everything, and love is all there is.
Gary Zukav
 
 
 
 
Civilization tries to persuade us we are going towards something, a distant goal. We have forgotten that our only goal is to live, to live each and every day, and that if we live each and every day, our true goal is achieved.
Jean Giono
 
 
 
 
Deal ye one with another with the utmost love and harmony, with friendliness and fellowship … This goal excelleth every other goal, and this aspiration is the monarch of all aspirations.
Baha’i Scriptures
 
 
 
 
There is a Power within that knows beyond
Our knowings; we are greater than our thoughts,
And sometimes earth unveils that vision here.
To live, to love are signs of infinite things.
Sri Aurobindo
 
 
 
 
There is force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results.
Mahatma Gandhi
 
 
 
 
In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing.
About the dark times.
Bertolt Brecht

Quotes September 18, 2018

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Imperfection and perfection go so hand in hand, and our dark and our light are so intertwined, that by trying to push the darkness or negative aspects of our life to the side… we are preventing ourselves from the fullness of life.
Jeff Bridges
 
 
 
 
Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.
Dennis Prager
 
 
 
 
We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.
Elizabeth Gilbert
 
 
 
 
The first and most important choice a leader makes is the choice to serve, without which one’s capacity to lead is severely limited.
Robert Greenleaf
 
 
 
 
Even when life challenges us, it’s a gift beyond all measure.
Parker Palmer
 
 
 
 
Imperfection inspires invention, imagination, creativity. It stimulates. The more I feel imperfect, the more I feel alive.
Jhumpa Lahiri
 
 
 
 
Start with a small step and don’t give up.
Giang Dang
 
 
 
 
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Arthur Schopenhauer
 
 
 
 
You can’t be neutral on a moving train.
Howard Zinn
 
 
 
 
Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.
Thomas Merton
 
 
 
 
Which drop of water constituting an ocean is unimportant?
Pierre Pradervand
 
 
 
 
We are dependent on each other. Therefore, replenishing the soil, replenishing society and being part of one continuum — that is the new story.
Satish Kumar
 
 
 
 
Return to the most human, nothing less
Will nourish the torn spirit, the bewildered heart,
The angry mind: and from the ultimate duress,
Pierced with the breath of anguish, speak for love.
May Sarton
 
 
 
 
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.
Dalai Lama XIV
 
 
 
 
Come forth into the light of things,
Let Nature be your teacher.
William Wordsworth
 
 
 
 
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.
Kahlil Gibran
 
 
 
 
The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
W.B. Yeats
 
 
 
 
There is a moon inside every human being. Learn to be companions with it.
Rumi
 
 
 
 
I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.
Pearl S. Buck

Quotes July 10, 2018

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Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
Margaret Mead
 
 
 
 
I have been circling for thousands of years,
and I still don’t know: am I a falcon,
a storm, or a great song?
Rainer Maria Rilke
 
 
 
 
I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.
Roger Ebert
 
 
 
 
Based on this goal of accumulation, industrial society practices conspicuous consumption. Indigenous societies, on the other hand, practice…”conspicuous distribution.” We focus on the potlatch, the giveaway, an event which carries much more honor than accumulation does.
Winona LaDuke
 
 
 
 
Cooking is good citizenship.
Barbara Kingsolver
 
 
 
 
To burn out is to let one’s light languish until it disappears. As interdependent beings, we are responsible for making sure our flame is fueled.
Jennifer Jean
 
 
 
 
When your kid walks in the room, does your face light up?
Toni Morrison
 
 
 
 
Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
Rabindranath Tagore
 
 
 
 
Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
T. S. Eliot
 
 
 
 
But the beauty is in the walking — we are betrayed by destinations.
Gwyn Thomas
 
 
 
 
There is always going to be obstacles. The thing is you don’t let those obstacles determine where you are going.
Pearl Fryer
 
 
 
 
I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.
J.R.R. Tolkien
 
 
 
 
If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.
Hal Borland
 
 
 
 
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
Meister Eckhart

Quotes June 23, 2018

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Classics

 
 
 
 
Surrender isn’t a sacrifice of the known, but rather a celebration of the infinite.
Nipun Mehta
 
 
 
 
The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.
Ayn Rand
 
 
 
 
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
 
 
 
 
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
Richard Bach
 
 
 
 
What at first glance what may appear to be messy and inefficient may actually be life experimenting — discovering what is possible.
Margaret Wheatley
 
 
 
 
Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.
Walt Disney
 
 
 
 
Being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure.
Bob Marley
 
 
 
 
He who rules himself rules over the whole world.
Vinoba Bhave
 
 
 
 
I now see the soul as that wild creature way back there in the woods that knows how to survive in very hard places.
Parker Palmer
 
 
 
 
History is the essence of innumerable biographies.
Thomas Carlyle
 
 
 
 
What makes things memorable is that they are meaningful, significant, colorful.
Joshua Foer
 
 
 
 
Once we view the economy as supporting a meaningful, comfortable life for everyone in a sustainable world, then we can use economic growth to provide the goods and services we actually want, that actually benefit the people and the planet.
Clair Brown
 
 
 
 
It is only logical that the pauperization of our soul and the soul of society coincide with the pauperization of the environment. One is the cause and the reflection of the other.
Paolo Soleri

Quotes June 11, 2018

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There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.
Robert Frost
 
 
 
 
The paradox of trauma is that it has both the power to transform and resurrect.
Peter A. Levine
 
 
 
 
Art is a harmony parallel with nature.
Paul Cezanne
 
 
 
 
Whatever is held and listened to will show us where it lives in the world and in us.
Mark Nepo
 
 
 
 
If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.
Sir Ken Robinson
 
 
 
 
We’re impermanent as ripples in a lake and bubbles in a river. But our true nature is the water that pours down.
Joanna Macy
 
 
 
 
I shut my eyes in order to see.
Paul Gauguin
 
 
 
 
If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.
Loren Eiseley
 
 
 
 
Rest is the original transformative technology. Through rest we rebuild, rewire and renew ourselves – literally.
Matthew Edlund
 
 
 
 
Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together
Thomas Dekker
 
 
 
 
Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.
Kahlil Gibran
 
 
 
 
Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.
Rabindranath Tagore
 
 
 
 
To respect the cat is the beginning of aesthetic sense.
Erasmus Darwin
 
 
 
 
Nature is too big, too unknowable and multidimensional to be contained within a picture frame.
David Ulrich
 
 
 
 
Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
 
 
 
 
Life is like getting into a boat that’s just about to sail off to sea and sink.
Shunryu Suzuki Roshi