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

1 "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

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

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

4 "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

5 "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'

6 "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

7 "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

8 "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

9 "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

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

11 "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

12 "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'

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

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

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

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

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

18 "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

19 "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'

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

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

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

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 "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."

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite