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Quotes November 23, 2020

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We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world — the company of those who have known suffering
Helen Keller
Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.
Serbian Proverb
Being highly sensitive does not at all rule out being, in your own way, a tenacious survivor.
Elaine N. Aron
What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
We owe our loyalty to each other and to our children’s children, not to party politics.
DaShanne Stokes
A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world.
Leo Buscaglia
Never does love’s compassionate eye turn from us.
Julian of Norwich
If you have built castles in the air; your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.
Florence Nightingale
We’re the promise of one people, one breath declaring to one another: I see you. I need you. I am you.
Richard Blanco
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C.S. Lewis
Natural farming is more than just a revolution in agricultural techniques. It is the practical foundation of a spiritual movement, of a revolution to change the way man lives.
Masanobu Fukuoka
Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes.
Theodore Dreiser
To bless all without distinction is the ultimate form of giving, because those you bless will never know from whence came the sudden ray that burst through the clouds of their skies, and you will rarely be a witness to the sunlight in their lives.
Pierre Pradervand
Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well, can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
Pema Chodron
After all, what are any of us after but the conviction of belonging?
Wallace Stegner
When the earth is sick and dying,
There will come a tribe of people
From all races
Who will put their faith in deeds,
Not words, and make the planet
Green again.
Cree Prophecy

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.
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.
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.
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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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