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America
Alexis DeTocqueville

I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers, and it was not there; in her fertile fields…

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Be Kind
Philo of Alexandria

BE KIND for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle. Philo of Alexandria

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Beer
Benjamin Franklin

BEER is living PROOF that GOD LOVES us and wants us to be HAPPY. Benjamin Franklin

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Blossom
Anais Nin

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin

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Buechner
Listen to your Life

LISTEN to your life. SEE it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness:…

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Color
John Ruskin

The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most. John Ruskin

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Dance (blue)
Martha Graham

Dance is the hidden language of the soul. Martha Graham

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Dance (pink)
Martha Graham

Dance is the hidden language of the soul. Martha Graham

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Dawn
Henry David Thoreau

Only that day dawns to which we are awake. Thoreau

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Elie Wiesel

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. Elie Wiesel

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Enso
Zen Circle, Mizuta Masahide

Barn's burnt down - now I can see the moon. Mizuta Masahide

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Follow your Bliss
Joseph Campbell

Follow your Bliss!, Joseph Campbell

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Four Quartets
T. S. Eliot

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, and to know the place for the first time. Four Quartets, T. S. Eliot

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Hammarskjold
Thanks - Yes!

For all that has been ... Thanks. For all that will be ... Yes! Dag Hammarskjold

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Islands (Plaid Version)
John Donne

No man is an island, entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. John Donne

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John Donne

No man is an island, entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. John Donne

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Just a Minute
Benjamin E. Mays

I've only just a minute, Only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can't refuse it, Didn't seek it, didn't choose it, But it's up to me to use it. I must suffer if I lose it, Give an account if I abuse it, Just a tiny little minute, But eternity is in it. Dr. Benjamin E. Mays

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Little Book
Thomas a Kempis

I have sought for happiness everywhere, but I have found it nowhere, except in a little corner with a little book. Thomas a Kempis

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Merely Players
William Shakespeare

All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. William Shakespeare

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Picasso

It has taken me a lifetime to learn to draw like a child. Pablo Picasso

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Reading
John Wesley

It cannot be that the people should grow in grace unless they give themselves to reading. A reading people will always be a knowing people. John Wesley

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So Fresh
Charles Dickens

How can we not love one So Fresh from God! Adapted from Charles Dickens

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Success
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of…

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Talents
Henry van Dyke

Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best. Henry van Dyke

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The Individual
Rudyard Kipling

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. Rudyard Kipling

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Vocation
Frederick Buechner

Neither the hair shirt nor the soft berth will do. The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet. Frederick Buechner

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Window
Thomas Merton

We are living in a world that is absolutely transparent, and God is shining through it all the time. Thomas Merton

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