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

1 "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'

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

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

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

5 "If you wish to be loved, love." Seneca

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

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

8 "We have a call to do good, as often as we have the power and occasion." William Penn

9 "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

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

11 "Love is the greatest thing in the world and the most important ingredient that enters into life and work." George Matthew Adams, 'The Love You Liberate'

12 "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

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

14 "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

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

16 "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

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

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

19 "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

20 "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'

21 "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'

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

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

24 "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

25 "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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite