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1 "No man can rise superior to his feelings, without lifting, be it ever so little, the whole body of which he is an integral part." H. P. Blavatsky Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony (Virginia Hanson and Rosemarie Stewart, editors)

2 "Perfect love casts out fear. Perfect love is right within you, ready to be sent forth in ever-widening circles. Learn how to release that perfect love within that casts out fear." Drawing the Larger Circle, How to Love and Be Loved (Jack and Cornelia Addington)

3 "No man lives within his own psychic sphere like a snail in its shell, separated from everybody else, but is connected with his fellow-men by his unconscious humanity." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

4 "Healthy individuals make their culture more healthy. Improving individual health is one approach to making a better world." Toward A Psychology of Being (Abraham Maslow)

5 "A person of wisdom and generosity can lift the entire level of behavior around him by the assumption of goodness that he projects upon his associates. He looks upon what he finds good in them with love, and they are favorably affected." Creative Vision for Art and for Life (Richard Guggenheimer)

6 "The soul is in some manner all things." Introduction to Saint Thomas Aquinas (Anton C. Pegis, editor)

7 "At a deep level we are all united and interdependent." The Transforming Mind (Laurence and Phoebe Bendit)

8 "The divine Mind spins the thread of connecting light and relates all beings into Itself." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

9 "We are all part of a global mind network." Who Do You Think You Are? The Healing Power of Your Sacred Self (Carlos Warter, M.D., Ph.D.)

10 "I do think we're all connected. When a part of society does something special, there are ripples." Rosalie Bertell, Grey Nun of the Sacred Heart Spiritual Genius, The Mastery of Life's Meaning (Winifred Gallagher)

11 "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' One Thousand Inspirational Things (Audrey Stone Morris, Compiler)

12 "God is love, and man is made in God's image….Even in the midst of our busy world there are saints and sages working ceaselessly to infuse these simple truths into our complex lives. These noble souls radiate the divinity that is the inner basis of man's existence." Oneness: Great Principles Shared By All Religions (Jeffrey Moses)

13 "As I be lifted into new glimpses of Light, the world I see is lifted likewise." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

14 "Meditate for a moment on the web of light streams that connects your soul, mind, and physical body to the universe. Realize that through the divine inner light of your consciousness you are participating in the creation of this tapestry of light and life." Mandala, Luminous Symbols for Healing (Judith Cornell, Ph.D.)

15 "We've discovered that matter is interconnected and resonates in some mysterious manner throughout the entire universe, and that patterns repeat themselves as though a template were being used over and over again on different scale sizes." The Way of the Explorer, An Apollo Astronaut's Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds (Dr. Edgar Mitchell, with Dwight Williams)

16 "Individuals can affect the world by becoming a model or an example in their small circle of influence. Just as a rock thrown into a pond causes ripples to gradually keep going out until eventually they are very small, so our acts influence the ecology of the entire human race…..We are all part of one another and so, interwoven; it's a kind of divine architectural ecology that encompasses us all and cannot be violated." Stephen R. Covey, Ph.D., 'Love Enough For All' Handbook for the Heart, Original Writings on Love (Richard Carlson and Benjamin Shield, editors)

17 "All parts of the world communicate with one another and form one whole." Agrippa Von Nettesheim Revelations: The Wisdom of the Ages (Paul Roland)

18 "St. John of the Cross was struck by what we might call a symphonic oneness seen as a result of the divine light. Each being gives 'voice to what God is in it', and all of them together produce a marvelous harmony." Fire Within: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel - on Prayer' (Thomas Dubay, S.M.)

19 "Since all minds are joined, conflict between any two of us contributes to war, and reconciliation between any two of us takes us closer to world peace. Our smallest judgment adds to war, and our smallest forgiveness adds to peace….The butterfly's wing in South America affect the wind patterns at the North Pole, and thoughts of true peace in Idaho affect plans for peace in Palestine. What an extraordinary opportunity as well as responsibility we have, to try to get it right." The Gift of Change, Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life (Marianne Williamson)

20 "Photographs taken through electron microscopes and far-ranging telescopes reveal that images from vastly different scales evoke a feeling of similarity and recognition. A spiral nebula that measures hundreds of light-years across looks remarkably similar to something that measures a thousandth of a centimeter, say the eye of a firefly. One can be seen as the fractal resonance of the other, the resonance of the microcosm to the macrocosm." A Mythic Life, Learning to Live our Greater Story (Jean Houston)

21 "Let a man in a garret but burn with enough intensity and he will set fire to the whole world." Antoine DeSaint-Exupery (1900-1944), French author, 'Wind, Sand, and Stars' The Great Thoughts (George Seldes, compiler)

22 "And as the soul within your dust, through members differing and conformed to divers powers, doth diffuse itself, so doth the Intelligence deploy its goodness, multiplied through the stars, revolving still on its own unity." Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) The Soul Afire, Revelations of the Mystics (H. A. Reinhold, editor)

23 "Like the pebble thrown into the pond, every act we perform spreads out in ever widening circles, embracing everything in its growing path." Born For Love: Reflections on Loving (Leo F. Buscaglia, Ph.D.)

24 "Do whatever stirs the chords of genuine We-feeling. Seek to set them vibrating more and more until they become the dominating or sole satisfactions in your experience." Fritz Kunkel (1889-1956), American psychiatrist, 'How Character Develops' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

25 "Symbolism adds a new value to an object or an act, without thereby violating its immediate or historical validity. Once it is brought to bear, it turns the object or action into an 'open' event: symbolic thought opens the door on to immediate reality for us, but without weakening or invalidating it; seen in this light the universe is no longer sealed off, nothing is isolated inside its own existence: everything is linked by a system of correspondences and assimilations." A Dictionary of Symbols (J. E. Cirlot)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite