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Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles
John Marks Templeton

1 "Through the ages, the wise and thoughtful among us have said that there is good in everything and everyone if we just take the time to look for it."

2 "It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness." Motto of the Christophers

3 "Your answers lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust. You'll tend to forget all this. You can remember anytime you wish." Author unknown

4 "Everyone on the face of the globe is worthy of being loved."

5 "Love is the true nature of every soul. It's the nature of your soul to live and create experiences of love, because love originates in the essence of your being. The power, force, and energy of love reside self-existent withn us as our very life's blood. And it is so important to express that love!"

6 "In 'Man's Search for Meaning', Victor Frankl tells of his experience in a Nazi concentration camp. He reflects on the irony that he never felt so free as he did during that dreadful period. How could that be true? Even though all obvious freedoms had been taken away from him and he was living in constant threat of sickness, torture, and death, he discovered a depth of freedom inside of himself that he had never before experienced. We are free spirits, and our minds are not bound to anything unless we think we are."

7 "Every single atom in the universe responds and yields its deepest secrets to unconditional love."

8 "When we recognize our roots in the human family, we no longer feel a need to stand in judgment of others. Judgment only condemns and separates people. It places one person or group against another, whereas compassion and empathy can bring people together and promote clearer communication. 'I care about you and I want to support you' is the clear message."

9 "Without the Divine Being, I cannot succeed. With that assistance, I cannot fail." Abraham Lincoln

10 "The truly important ingredients of life are still the same as they always have been – true love and real friendship, honesty and faithfulness, sincerity, unselfishness, the concept that it is better to give than to receive, to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. These principles are still around; they haven't gone away." Nancy Reagan

11 "Our thoughts are, most assuredly, things. They are conceived in the mind and travel through time and space like ripples in a pond affecting all that they touch."

12 "In our uniqueness and diversity there is a deep unifying, underlying unity that moves in and through all people."

13 "All conditions and circumstances in affairs and body are attracted to us to accord with the thoughts we hold steadily in consciousness."

14 "Love, founded on truth and not on someone's mood, knows by its own fires of devotion how to make calamities serve a useful purpose."

15 "Love is the vital essence that pervades and permeates, from the center to the circumference, the graduating circles of all thought and action. Love is the talisman of human weal and woe – the open sesame to every human soul." Elizabeth Cady Stanton, speech at tenth National Woman's Rights Convention

16 "To be a happy and useful person, it is important to understand and practice the Laws of Life. These laws are simply the set of rules by which we should live. They come from a vast array of sources – the major Scriptures of the world; various schools of philosophical thought, both ancient and modern; storytellers, such as Aesop; scientists, such as Isaac Newton; and from various artists and historians – to name a few."

17 "There is no one without love to give."

18 "The true universal, 'higher' self within us is an individualized center of God-consciousness."

19 "As you begin to realize that God is lovingly in charge of your life, you may also understand that there is really nothing to fear."

20 "Love is the 'spiritual glue' that holds everything together."

21 "Every time we hold our tongue instead of returning the sharp retort, show patience for another's faults, show a little more love and kindness; we are helping to stockpile more of these peace-bringing qualities in the world." Constance Foster

22 "It's important to realize that there's good in everything and everyone."

23 "It is important to rise to the place where we are able to see the perfect image and likeness of God in all people."

24 "Beauty is inherent within the soul of each person, and this beauty can be made more apparent as we affirm it within our life and world and focus our minds to comprehend more clearly."

25 "When we truly understand that no one can make us think or feel anything unless we give them permission, we begin to understand the vastness of our freedom. No person or circumstance has the power to change that truth."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite