"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
"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
"There was never yet a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous." Benjamin Franklin
"We have a call to do good, as often as we have the power and occasion." William Penn
"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."
"If you wish to be loved, love." Seneca
"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'
"What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity….scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable." Addison
"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
"He who loves best his fellow-man is loving God the holiest way he can." Alice Cary
"Whatever is to make us better and happy, God has placed either openly before us or close to us." Seneca
"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'
"We are shaped and fashioned by what we love." Goethe
"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
"Riches take wings, comforts vanish, hope withers away, but love stays with us. Love is God." Lew Wallace
"All our dignity consists in thought. Let us labor, then, to think well. That is the principle of morality." Pascal
"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'
"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
"We might still see God everywhere, if we had not been mistakenly seeking for him apart from us, instead of in us; away from the laws of nature, instead of in them. And we become united, not by mystical absorption, but by partaking of that truth and justice and love which He himself is." Plato
"Slowly, through all the universe, the temple of God is being built." Phillips Brooks, 'As The Master Wills'
"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
"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
"The seeds of the Divine mind [are] sown in man." Ovid
"Labour to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire – conscience." George Washington