Quotes

Listening is the beginning of peace. – Elise Boulding

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. – Lao Tzu

I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. – Galileo

Cynicism is not revolutionary – Amiri Baraka

Be brave enough to break your own heart. – Cheryl Strayed

Use what language you will, you can never say anything but what you are. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The truth of a thing is in the feel of it, not in the think of it. – Stanley Kubrick

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. – Mohandas Gandhi

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. -Marilyn Vos Savant

We don’t become fully human until we give ourselves to each other in love. – Thomas Merton

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. – Albert Einstein

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. – Joseph Campbell

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. – Anaïs Nin

No one educates anyone, and nobody is self educated; all of us learn from each other, mediated by the world we live in. – Paulo Freire

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. – Carl Rogers

What is the essence of life? To serve others and do good. – Aristotle

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. – e.e. cummings

Hope is not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. – Vaclav Havel

It is with the heart that one sees rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. – Buckminster Fuller

Paths come into being by walking them. – Franz Kafka

In times of change, the learners inherit the world, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. – Eric Hoffer

There is no love which does not become help. -Paul Tillich

What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love. – Martin Luther King Jr.,  1967, SCLC presidential address

If we own the story, we can write the ending – Brené Brown

Africans have this thing called UBUNTU. It is about the essence of being human, it is part of the gift that Africa will give the world. It embraces hospitality, caring about others, being able to go the extra mile for the sake of others. We believe that a person is a person through another person, that my humanity is caught up, bound up, inextricably, with with yours. When I dehumanize you, I inexorably dehumanize myself. The solitary human being is a contradiction in terms and therefore you seek to work for the common good because your humanity comes into its own in belonging. – Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town

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  1. Thanks for this page! My mind and spirit absolutely needed to read this today. Because I feel so empowered, I’ve shared it with others.

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