Some Great Quotes to
Inspire our Lives
"We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust,
swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is
eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other,to
meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little
parenthesis in eternity." - Paulo Coelho, "The Alchemist"
"The more you know, the less you need." - Cody Lundin
"There is no path to peace; peace is the path." - Mahatma Gandhi
"In the 24 hours since this time yesterday, over 200,000 acres of
rainforest have been destroyed in our world. Fully 13 million tons of
toxic chemicals have been released into our environment. Over 45,000
people have died from starvation, 38,000 of them children. And more
than 130 plant and animal species have been driven to extinction by the
actions of humans. And all this just since yesterday." Thom
"Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around us in
awareness." - James Thurber
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." - Plato
"...A REVOLUTION IS COMING....a revolution which will be peaceful if we
are wise enough, compassionate if we care enough, successful if we are
fortunate enough, but a revolution which is coming wether we will it or
not. We can affect its Character, we cannot alter its inevitability. "
- John F. Kennedy
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the
only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.
And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you
haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle."-
"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the
barriers within yourself that you have built against it." - Rumi
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act
- George Orwell
"If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not
care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see."
Henry David Thoreau
Move perceptively and smoothly in the sphere of life. Be one whose
heart embraces friendship; free of hypocrisy and generous without
ostentation. Face adversity with a serene and open mind, fulfilling
duty without despair. Remain free of superstition and infidelity;
resolute in the hour of danger.
Lay hold of an appointed task without pretension, but with composed
courage, watchful resolution, remorseless energy and power of mind.
Embrace fortune without pompous presumption, but regard property or
even life as not too dear for the protection of innocence, virtue, and
the defense of justice.
Be a relentless judge of self, but tolerant of the limitations of
others. Endeavor to oppose error without arrogance, and promote
intelligence without impatience. Properly understand how to reckon and
employ appropriate resources. Acknowledge those worthy of merit,
regardless of social status. Honor virtue however humble and disfavor
vice despite its illustrious facade.
Be fair and compassionate, assisting others without selfishness. Humbly
acknowledge the hand of God and pursue the higher purpose of
consciousness; holding faith and hope as more than words without
So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
And we never even know we have the key.
Lyrics from Already Gone, peformed by the Eagles for their 1974 On the
In the language of the Dine (what the Navajo call themselves), the word
for "star" is "sitsoi yoo." But that word means more than just "star."
According to Nancy Maryboy of the Indigenous Education Institute,
sitsoi yoo means something closer to "my ancient relation from which I
came," a reference to a traditional Dine belief that humans were born
from stars. Remind you of anything?
"Reasonable people," wrote Shaw, "adapt themselves to the world.
Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All
progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people."