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A Parliament of Quotes

Owls Owls Owls Owls
Henry Beston The Holiness and Beauty of Night
From "The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod",
by Henry Beston
“Our fantastic civilization has fallen out of touch with many aspects of nature, and with none more completely than with night ..." more
Sister Wendy Sister Wendy Beckett:
"My Love for Art is ... a Way of Loving God"
“My love for art is for me a way of loving God. I do not usually speak of Him explicitly since religious language can sometimes put people off. But art is essentially beauty that draws us into the truth of our own being, and whenever we have truth and beauty, we have God." more
The Untethered Soul "Pay Attention When You Feel Love and Enthusiasm"
~ From "The Untethered Soul," by Michael Singer ~
"If you really want to stay open, pay attention when you feel love and enthusiasm. Then ask yourself why you can’t feel this all the time. Why does it have to go away?" more
Leo Tolstoy Leo Tolstoy - "Everything I Understand, I Understand Because I Love"
“Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone." more
Eudora Welty Listening for Stories – Eudora Welty
“Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories. Listening for them is something more acute than listening to them. I suppose it’s an early form of participation in what goes on." more
Nelson Mandela - From Prison to President Nelson Mandela - From Prison to President
“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.” more
When will our consciences grow tender? When will our consciences grow tender?
~ Eleanor Roosevelt ~
“When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?” more
The Spiritual is not the Religious The Spiritual is not the Religious
~ Rachel Naomi Remen, MD ~
"Religion is a bridge to the spiritual, but the spiritual lies beyond religion.”
Rachel Naomi Remen MD more
The Threshold of Your Mind The Threshold of Your Mind
~ Khalil Gibran ~
"The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind." more
Courage is the Foundation of Virtue Courage is the Foundation of Virtue
~ Maya Angelou ~
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. more
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