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

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

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

3 "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'

4 "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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11 "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

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

13 "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'

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

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 "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

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

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

19 "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

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

21 "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

22 "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."

23 "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

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

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite