Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.
~ St. Therese of Lisieux ~
One of the deepest longings
of the human soul
is to be seen.
~ John O’Donohue ~
For in truth, in this world,
hatred is not appeased by hatred.
Hatred is appeased by love alone.
This is the eternal law.
~ Dhammapada ~
The day of my spiritual awakening was the day I saw —
and knew I saw — all things in God
and God in all things.
~ Mechthild of Magdebur ~
The Earth, its life am I,
The Earth, its feet are my feet,
The Earth, its legs are my legs,
The Earth, its body is my body,
The Earth, its thoughts are my thoughts,
The Earth, its speech is my speech.
~ Navajo Chant ~
There is one common flow,
one common breathing,
all things are in sympathy.
~ Hippocrates ~
For everything that lives is holy.
~ William Blake ~
In the deeper reality beyond space and time,
we may be all members of one body.
~ Sir James Jeans ~
True prayer and love are really learned
in the hour when prayer becomes impossible
and your heart turns to stone.
~ Thomas Merton ~
Believe nothing because a wise man said it.
Believe nothing because it is generally held.
Believe nothing because it is written.
Believe nothing because it is said to be divine.
Believe nothing because someone else believes it.
But believe only what you yourself judge to be true.
~ The Buddha ~
Peace to my brother, who is one with me.
Let all the world be blessed with peace through us.
~ A Course in Miracles ~
Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life
and repeat to yourself the most comforting words of all:
“This, too, shall pass.”
~ Ann Landers ~
What is the use of living if it not to be
to strive for noble causes and to make
this muddled world a better place
for those who will live in it
after we are gone?
~ Winston Churchill ~
Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers;
powers that would astonish him,
that he never dreamed of possessing;
forces that would revolutionize his life
if aroused and put into action.
~ Orison Swett Marden ~
Life is no brief candle to me,
it is a sort of splendid torch
which I’ve got hold of for the moment
and I want to make it burn
as bright as possible
before handing it on
to a future generation.
~ George Bernard Shaw ~
Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings,
hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.
~ Elie Wiesel ~
It takes courage to live —
courage and strength and hope and humor.
And courage and strength and hope and humor
have to be bought and paid for with
pain and work and progress and tears.
~ Jerome P. Fleishman ~
Keep away from people
who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
~ Mark Twain ~
When the first light of sun — bless you.
When the long day is done — bless you.
In your smiles and your tears — bless you.
Through each day of your years — bless you.
~ Irish Blessing ~