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Pearls of 2005

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The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave, his fetters fall. Freedom and slavery are mental states. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ~Margaret Mead


Words have wings... so speak good things. ~Anon


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


This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. ~The Dalai Lama


Disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future. ~Kathleen Norris


Wherever there is lasting love, there is a family. ~Shere Hite


If one is out of touch with oneself, then one cannot touch others. ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh


When you first awaken or before drifting off to sleep, quiet your mind, lift up your heart, muse, mull over, make discoveries. Consider, conceive, create, connect, concede that it all starts within. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach

Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus


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


A person needs at interval to separate from family and companions and go to new places.  One must go without familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.  ~Katherine Butler Hathaway


We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.  ~Maria Mitchell


Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding, and that there is always tomorrow.  ~Dorothy Thompson


We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.  ~Marcus Aelius Aurelius


"The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart away from nature becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  ~Luther Bear, [Standing Bear]


"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."  ~John Muir








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