We shape the clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside
that holds whatever we want.
~ Tao Te Ching ~
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.
They are but trifles, to be sure, but,
scattered along life’s pathway,
the good they do is inconceivable.
~ Joseph Addison ~
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.
For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it.
For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
~ Ivan Panin ~
The day, water, sun, moon, night…
I do not have to purchase
these things with money.
~ Plautus ~
It’s not what you look at that matters;
it’s what you see.
~ Henry David Thoreau ~
Turn your face to the sun
and the shadows fall behind you.
~ Maori Proverb ~
We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path
without brightening our own.
~ Ben Sweetland ~
There are no wrong turnings.
Only paths we had not known
we were meant to walk.
~ Guy Gavriel Kay ~
This is my simple religion.
There is no need for temples;
no need for complicated philosophy.
Our own brain, our own heart
is our temple;
the philosophy is kindness.
~ His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama ~
Too old to plant trees for my own gratification,
I shall do it for my posterity.
~ Thomas Jefferson ~