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18 - Heroes know that things must happen when it is time for them to happen. A quest may not simply be abandoned; unicorns may go unrescued for a long time, but not forever; a happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.
--Peter S. Beagle
17 - Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.
16 - It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
15 - A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.
14 - A human being is a part of the whole, called by us "Universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
13 - One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, "What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?"
12 - The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
11 - A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
--Oliver Wendell Holmes
10 - The best way to predict the future is to create it.
9 - Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
--Leo F. Buscaglia
8 - You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
7 - Some people give time, some money, some their skills and connections, some literally give their life's blood. But everyone has something to give.
6 - But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
--George Gordon Byron
5 - Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge, and dares forgive an injury.
4 - I don't believe that the solutions in society will come from the left or the right or the north or the south. They will come from islands within those organizations, islands of people with integrity who want to do something.
3 - It's no coincidence that four of the six letters in health are "heal."
2 - Have compassion for everyone you meet,
even if they don't want it.
What appears bad manners, an ill temper or cynicism
is always a sign of things no ears have heard,
no eyes have seen.
You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets
1 - For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
29 - Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free.
28 - Peace, my heart, let the time for the parting be sweet.
Let it not be a death but completeness.
Let love melt into memory and pain into songs.
Let the flight through the sky end in the folding of the wings over the nest.
Let the last touch of your hands be gentle like the flower of the night.
Stand still, O Beautiful End, for a moment, and say your last words in silence.
I bow to you and hold up my lamp to light you on your way.
27 - To learn through listening, practice it naively and actively. Naively means that you listen openly, ready to learn something, as opposed to listening defensively, ready to rebut. Listening actively means you acknowledge what you heard and act accordingly.
26 - Long after a deed is done, the trace or momentum of the intention left behind it remains as a seed, conditioning our future happiness or unhappiness.
25 - When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing -- then we truly live life.
24 - If those who owe us nothing gave us nothing, how poor we would be.
23 - Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand.
22 - By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.
21 - Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.
20 - If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.
--Anthony J. D'Angelo
19 - Our tendency to create heroes rarely jibes with the reality that most nontrivial problems require collective solutions.
18 - You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
--John J. Plomp
17 - We can all be angels to one another. We can choose to obey the still small stirring within, the little whisper that says, Go. Ask. Reach out. Be an answer to someone's plea. You have a part to play. Have faith.
--Joan Wester Anderson
16 - Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
15 - Eliminate physical clutter. More importantly, eliminate spiritual clutter.
14 - I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.
--Vincent Van Gogh
13 - I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.
12 - A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
11 - Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.
--Jean Luc Picard
10 - You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind.
--Darwin P. Kingsley
9 - I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
8 - Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
7 - The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
6 - Love is a force that connects us to every strand of the universe, an unconditional state that characterizes human nature, a form of knowledge that is always there for us if only we can open ourselves to it.
5 - Learn and grow all you can; serve and befriend all you can; enrich and inspire all you can.
--William Arthur Ward
4 - To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.
3 - Our understanding of the world is now shaped not just by the newspapers and television, but also by each other.
--Citizen Media: An Introduction
2 - Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
1 - The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, 'Is there a meaning to music?' My answer would be, 'Yes.' And 'Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?' My answer to that would be, 'No.'
31 - The joy is that we can take back our bodies, reclaim our health, and restore ourselves to balance. We can take power over what and how we eat. We can rejuvenate and recharge ourselves, bringing healing to the wounds we carry inside us, and bringing to fuller life the wonderful person that each of us can be.
30 - It does not seem to be true that work necessarily needs to be unpleasant. It may always have to be hard, or at least harder than doing nothing at all. But there is ample evidence that work can be enjoyable, and that indeed, it is often the most enjoyable part of life.
29 - The final piece of reaching for authentic power is releasing your own to a higher form of wisdom.
28 - Every day I gained more and more pleasure from this listening and looking, always seeing and hearing more clearly. As time went on, I appreciated how glorious and beautiful existence is, living. I saw how busy, preoccupied were most people with doing, making. Existence was already so much to enjoy, so grand and lovely, so exquisite.
27 - We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.
26 - Anything else you're interested in is not going to happen if you can't breathe the air and drink the water. Don't sit this one out. Do something. You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet.
25 - Dogs give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
24 - If you think there's a problem in the world, you don't wait for other people to fix it. You have to try to fix it yourself.
--Jack Davis, age 11
23 - A single question can be more influential than a thousand statements.
22 - Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.
21 - If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator. He will not be striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of the day.
--W. Beran Wolfe
20 - Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. When we really listen to people there is an alternating current, and this recharges us so that we never get tired of each other. We are constantly being re-created.
19 - Essentially, a story expresses how and why life changes.
18 - Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum.
17 - Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
16 - A flower's appeal is in its contradictions -- so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect.
15 - Much of what we've seen so far suggests that a large group of diverse individuals will come up with better and more robust forecasts and make more intelligent decisions than even the most skilled "decision maker."
14 - What you truly acknowledge
Truly is yours.
Invite your heart to be grateful
And your thank yous will be heard
Even when you don't use words.
13 - The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and, like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it.
12 - An act of peace, no matter how small, is an act of hope.
11 - A person's world is only as big as their heart.
--Tanya A. Moore
10 - All the statistics in the world can't measure the warmth of a smile.
9 - Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
8 - One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
7 - There is a universe in the sound of every voice, and if you're a patient listener, you can often sense the heartbeat in the long silences between the words.
6 - You never change something by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
5 - Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.
--John D. Rockefeller Jr.
4 - Use your mind. Remember. Observe.
You are not different from others.
Most of their experiences are valid for you too.
Think clearly and deeply,
go into the structure of your desires
and their ramifications.
They are a most important part of your mental
and emotional make-up
and powerfully affect your actions.
Remember, you cannot abandon what you do not know.
To go beyond yourself, you must know yourself.
3 - The truth is ... everything counts. Everything. Everything we do and everything we say. Everything helps or hurts; everything adds to or takes away from someone else.
2 - You may be whatever you resolve to be. Determine to be something in the world, and you will be something. "I cannot," never accomplished anything; "I will try," has wrought wonders.
1 - The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions.
--William F. Scolavino