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

1 "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

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

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

4 "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

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

6 "Riches take wings, comforts vanish, hope withers away, but love stays with us. Love is God." Lew Wallace

7 "Labour to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire – conscience." George Washington

8 "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

9 "I walk the meadows by some gliding stream, and there contemplate the lilies that take no care, and those very many other little living creatures that are not only created, but fed by the goodness of the God of Nature, and therefore I trust in Him." Izaak Walton

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

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

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

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

14 "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

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

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

17 "I am not dreaming. I am not deluded. Nearer to the grave new light streams for me. We shall continue to exist. We shall see each other again." Goethe

18 "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

19 "All our dignity consists in thought. Let us labor, then, to think well. That is the principle of morality." Pascal

20 "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'

21 "We have a call to do good, as often as we have the power and occasion." William Penn

22 "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

23 "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

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

25 "Whatever is to make us better and happy, God has placed either openly before us or close to us." Seneca

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite