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One Thousand Inspirational Things
Audrey Stone Morris, Compiler
A collection of wisdom from all times and places

1 "The more a man knows, the more he forgives." Anonymous

2 "In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; rejoice in it; as you can, try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes." Ruskin

3 "To the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself. As a man is, so he sees." William Blake

4 "Our great thoughts, our great affections, the truths of our life, never leave us. Surely they can not separate from our consciousness…and are of their nature divine and immortal." William Makepeace Thackeray

5 "What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity….scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable." Addison

6 "The seeds of the Divine mind [are] sown in man." Ovid

7 "There is a destiny that makes us brothers; none goes his way alone: all that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own." Edwin Markham, 'A Creed'

8 "The love you liberate breeds greater love everywhere it goes. It's contagious. In the long run it travels around the world." George Matthew Adams, 'The Love You Liberate'

9 "No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness." Phillips Brooks

10 "Great forces are in process of endeavouring to turn to constructive ends the apparent chaos of our time and are even using our confusion and despair for the furtherance of the Divine Plan."

11 "Love is the salt that savors the whole and drives away the mists so that the sun may eternally shine." George Matthew Adams, 'The Love You Liberate'

12 "We might still see God everywhere, if we had not been mistakenly seeking for him apart from us, instead of in us; away from the laws of nature, instead of in them. And we become united, not by mystical absorption, but by partaking of that truth and justice and love which He himself is." Plato

13 "We are shaped and fashioned by what we love." Goethe

14 "He who loves best his fellow-man is loving God the holiest way he can." Alice Cary

15 "When we consider we are bound to be serviceable to mankind, and bear with their faults, we shall perceive there is a common tie of nature and relation between us." Marcus Aurelius

16 "Slowly, through all the universe, the temple of God is being built." Phillips Brooks, 'As The Master Wills'

17 "If you wish to be loved, love." Seneca

18 "Guided by One Mind, our lesser minds unite."

19 "Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds." Goethe

20 "You and I [are] even now at home in immortality." Louise Driscoll, 'Hold Fast Your Dreams'

21 "Love is the greatest thing in the world and the most important ingredient that enters into life and work." George Matthew Adams, 'The Love You Liberate'

22 "Truth never yet fell dead in the streets: it has such affinity with the soul of man, the seed however broadcast will catch somewhere and produce its hundredfold." Theodore Parker

23 "There was never yet a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous." Benjamin Franklin

24 "We meet on the broad pathway of good faith and good will; no advantage shall be taken on either side, but all shall be openness and love." William Penn

25 "Love of truth shows itself in this, that a man knows how to find and value the good in everything." Goethe

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite