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

1 "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

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

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

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

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

6 "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

7 "The most disastrous times have produced the greatest minds. The purest metal comes of the most ardent furnace, the most brilliant lightning comes of the darkest clouds." Chateaubriand

8 "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."

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

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

11 "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

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

13 "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'

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

15 "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'

16 "As you grow ready for it, somewhere or other you will find what is needful for you, in a book, or a friend, or, best of all, in your own thoughts, the eternal thought speaking in your thought." George Macdonald

17 "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

18 "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'

19 "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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite