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1 "Humanity's destiny is to fulfill the function of the World Savior. Think about the implications of that! Humanity must save itself! Humanity must save itself, must choose to manifest its own wholeness, its groupness, before it can save the world." Frances Adams Moore, 'Group Life – a New Age Reality' Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

2 "Every situation represents a choice: do we prefer to stay with ego-based patterns of thought and behavior, or do we choose to play life in a higher, more loving way? Will we tread the path of limitation and fear, though that path has grown painful and boring and old, or do we choose to give birth to a higher mode of expression?" The Gift of Change, Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life (Marianne Williamson)

3 "Life is a choice, and who we demonstrate ourselves to be is who we choose to be." Questions and Answers on Conversations With God (Neale Donald Walsch)

4 "Each choice against good is a choice against God and His Laws of Love." The Light of Love (Patricia Devlin)

5 "At times it may appear we are chosen by our thoughts or emotions, but this is only because we have permitted the mind or the heart to move without conscious direction, a choice which can be reversed whenever we decide to determine consciously what thoughts will occupy the mind or what feelings will be harbored in the heart." 'Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony', Quest 1984, foreword Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony (Virginia Hanson and Rosemarie Stewart, editors)

6 "The still, small Voice for God is not drowned out by all the ego's raucous screams and senseless ravings to those who want to hear It. Perception is a choice….For on the voice you choose to hear, and on the sights you choose to see, depends entirely your whole belief in what you are." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

7 "The future is truly in our hands. Our choices now and in the next few years will make all the difference for generations to come." Saint Germain's Prophecy for the New Millennium (Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

8 "Because we have free will, we can choose to behave in ways that either enhance or hinder the movement of creation toward perfect completion in the divine." Spiritual Genius, The Mastery of Life's Meaning (Winifred Gallagher)

9 "This is the law from the beginning, that he who would have virtue must choose it." Clement of Alexandria, 'On Spiritual Perfection' Alexandrian Christianity (John E. L. Oulton, editor)

10 "The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." Anne Frank (1929-1945), 'The Diary of a Young Girl', July 15, 1944 Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

11 "Your decisions come from your beliefs as certainly as all creation rose in His Mind because of what He knows." The Religion Book, The Encyclopedia of Places, Prophets, Saints, and Seers (Jim Willis)

12 "We can choose to develop awareness,…. which allows us to be responsible agents instead of helpless victims." Tenzin Palmo, English Buddhist nun Spiritual Genius, The Mastery of Life's Meaning (Winifred Gallagher)

13 "We choose the god-like splendor Of the best-beloved Sun To inspire us; May the shining Sun Brighten your life!" Ramayanna The Sunfood Diet Success System (David Wolfe)

14 "We always have a choice. We can let the garden of our life grow wild and unattended until it fills with weeds, or we can take up the proper tools and tend to our garden until we create a place of unimaginable loveliness." Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles (John Marks Templeton)

15 "Perception rests on choosing." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

16 "At this cross-roads where we cannot stop and wait because we are pushed forward by life – and obliged to adopt an attitude if we want to go on doing anything whatsoever – what are we going freely to decide?" The Phenomenon of Man (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

17 "The consciousness of mankind is being prepared for great leaps and discoveries – in a gentle way wherever possible…God is giving man a great change…..Now man must choose." Mother Meera (b. 1960) Revelations: The Wisdom of the Ages (Paul Roland)

18 "If we become aware that forgiveness is the higher path than vengeance, a part of our psyche and soul becomes relentless in reminding us of that truth whenever we must choose forgiveness or vengeance. When it comes to soul knowledge, 'We are born already knowing what we need to know.'" Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential (Caroline Myss)

19 "We are drenched in awareness, in experience, and have no choice but to go with it on some profound level." Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber (Ken Wilber)

20 "The exterior acts of virtue proceed from interior choice." Thomas Aquinas, In Ethics II, L. 5, p. 136 Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

21 "Every choice we make, every thought and feeling we have, is an act of power that has biological, environmental, social, personal, and global consequences." Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing (Caroline Myss)

22 "We choose our lives, we make them, we cocreate them, we give birth to them by the 'inward' choices we make." Matthew Fox Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

23 "The greatest thing about us is our freedom, or power to choose, to love." Centering Prayer, Renewing an Ancient Christian Prayer Form (M. Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O.)

24 "We shall be saved by an option that has chosen the whole." Science and Christ (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

25 "Of all the powers that you possess as a human being, the greatest power is the power to CHOOSE. What you are right now is the sum total of the choices you have made in your life. The power to choose is also a power, or ability, to create WHO YOU ARE!" Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles (John Marks Templeton)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite