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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Sunday Apr 27, 2008

“Were it not for hope the heart would break.”

Scottish Proverb

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Jul 07, 2008

“I can live for two months on a good compliment.”

Mark Twain (1835-1910);
[Samuel Clemens] Humorist, Essayist, Novelist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Aug 18, 2008

“Dreams come in a size too big so that we may grow into them.”

Josie Bisset (born 1970);
Television Actress

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Aug 25, 2008

“Within sorrow is grace. When we come close to those things that break us down, we touch those things that also break us open. And in that breaking open, we uncover our true nature.”

Wayne Muller Author, Therapist, Minister

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Sunday Apr 26, 2009

“Hope is the dream of a soul awake.”

French Proverb

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“Our success as a nation is not measured by how many years we have governed or how many wars we have won. It is measured by the quality of life which we have created for the society that our ideals were founded upon.”

Mathew Morgan (born 1988);

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“As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser.”

Plato (428-348);
Classical Greek Philosopher, Mathematician

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“Religions are many and diverse, but reason and goodness are one.”

Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915);
Philosopher, Author, Publisher

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“Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.”

Anaïs Nin (1903-1977);
Author, Diarist

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“In union there is strength.”

Aesop Fabulist

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“We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.”

Unknown

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“So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.”

Bahaullah (1817-1892);
Prophet Founder Of The Baha

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“The world is my country, all mankind are my bethren, and to do good is my religion.”

Thomas Paine (1737-1809);
Scholar, Intellectual, Writer

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“There never is but one opportunity of a kind.”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862);
Naturalist, Author, Philosopher

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“We belong to the community. It is not the tailor alone who is the ninth part of a man; it is as much the preacher, and the merchant, and the farmer. Where is this division of labor to end? and what object does it finally serve? No doubt another may also think for me; but it is not therefore desirable that he should do so to the exclusion of my thinking for myself.”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862);
Naturalist, Author, Philosopher

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“For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.”

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936);
Poet, Author

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“While the spirit of neighborliness was important on the frontier because neighbors were so few, it is even more important now because our neighbors are so many.”

Lady Bird Johnson (1912-2007);
U.S. First Lady (1963 1969)

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“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.”

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950);
Playwright, Nobel Prize Winner

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“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.”

Herman Melville (1819-1891);
Novelist, Poet

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“The strongest bond of human sympathy outside the family relation should be one uniting working people of all nations and tongues and kindreds.”

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865);
16th U.S. President

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“Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free.”

Starhawk (born 1951);
Author

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“The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.”

Jane Addams (1860-1935);

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“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.”

Halford E. Luccock

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“One piece of log creates a small fire, adequate to warm you up, add just a few more pieces to blast an immense bonfire, large enough to warm up your entire circle of friends; needless to say that individuality counts but team work dynamites.”

Jin Kwon

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“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.”

John Donne (1572-1631);

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“Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.”

Kenyan Proverb

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“It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races.”

Mark Twain (1835-1910);
[Samuel Clemens] Humorist, Essayist, Novelist

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“There are realities we all share, regardless of our nationality, language, or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment: love, kindness, appreciation, and support from others. We need to understand our environment and our relationship to it. We need to fulfill certain inner hungers: the need for happiness, for peace of mind -- for wisdom.”

Swami Kriyananda [J. Donald Walters] (born 1926);
Author, Founder Of Ananda

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“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

Helen Keller (1880-1968);
Author, Lecturer, Activist

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“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu (born 1931);
Nobel Peace Prize Winner

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“Open the doors of opportunity to talent and virtue and they will do themselves justice.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882);
Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

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“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.”

Sun Tzu (544-496);
Chinese General

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“Although we are in different boats you in your boat and we in our canoe we share the same river of life.”

Chief Oren Lyons (born 1930);
Ona Ndaga Nation, Faithkeeper

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“Don't let slip an opportunity; it may never come again.”

Chinese Proverb

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“Difference is of the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace: respect for diversity.”

John Hume (born 1937);
Winner Of The Nobel Peace Prize

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“[People] may be said to resemble not the bricks of which a house is built, but the pieces of a picture puzzle, each differing in shape, but matching the rest, and thus bringing out the picture.”

Felix Adler (1851-1933);
Intellectual, Founder Of The Society For Ethical Culture

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“We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.”

Jimmy Carter (born 1924);
39th President Of The United States, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

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“Man was born rich, or inevitably grows rich by the use of his faculties; by the union of thought with nature.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882);
Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

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“If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help made the world safe for diversity.”

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963);
35th Us President

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“The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion.”

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963);
35th Us President

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“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”

Edmund Burke (1729-1797);
Statesman, Author, Philosopher

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“Unity is power.”

Arabic Proverb

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“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968);
Minister, Civil Rights Activist

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“Much of the success of life depends upon keeping one's mind open to opportunity and seizing it when it comes.”

Alice Foote MacDougall (1867-1945);
Author, Businesswoman

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“Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968);
Minister, Civil Rights Activist

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“The wise person understands that his own happiness must include the happiness of others.”

Dennis Weaver (1924-2006);
Actor

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“Our happiness is completely and utterly intertwined with other people: family, friends, neighbors and the woman who you hardly notice who cleans your office.”

Eric Weiner Author, National Public Radio Correspondent

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“A mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one.”

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881);
Essayist, Satirist, Historian

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“The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much. In public affairs, in the rebuilding of civilization, something less dramatic and emotional is needed, namely tolerance.”

E. M. Forster (1879-1970);
Novelist, Essayist

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“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”

Anne Frank (1929-1945);
Diarist

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“Weakness is nothing more than an opportunity to grow.”

Rod Williams Musician

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“For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.”

Captain Donald Williams (born 1942);
Astronaut

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“I think the authors of that notable instrument [the Declaration of Independence] intended to include all men.”

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865);
16th U.S. President

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“Opportunity knocks, but doesn't always answer to its name.”

Mason Cooley (1927-2002);
U.S. Aphorist

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“If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each person's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882);
Poet

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“There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.”

Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964);
American General And Field Marshal

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“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”

Anthony Robbins (born 1960);
Self Help Writer, Speaker

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“Equal laws protecting equal rights...the best guarantee of loyalty and love of country.”

James Madison (1751-1836);
4th U.S. President

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“We can most safely achieve truly universal tolerance when we respect that which is characteristic in the individual and in nations, clinging, though, to the conviction that the truly meritorious is unique by belonging to all of mankind.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832);
Philosopher, Scientist, Author

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“There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.”

George Burton Adams (1851-1925);
Educator, Historian

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“The crest and crowning of all good, Life's final star, is Brotherhood.”

Edwin Markham (1852-1940);
Poet

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“I love to hear a choir. I love the humanity...to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when I see them cooperating like that.”

Paul McCartney (born 1942);
Singer, Songwriter

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“Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.”

Joshua Loth Leibman (1907-1948);
Rabbi, Author

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“Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.”

Albert Einstein (1879-1955);
Theoretical Physicist, Philosopher, Nobel Prize Winner

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“Opportunity is a bird that never perches.”

Claude McDonald

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“Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along.”

Hugh Allen

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“So we grew together, Like to a double cherry, seeming parted, But yet a union in partition.”

William Shakespeare (1564-1616);
Dramatist, Poet

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“If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.”

Margaret Mead (1902-1978);
Cultural Anthropologist

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“This is a exciting world. It is cram-packed with opportunity. Great moments wait around every corner.”

Richard David De Vos

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“Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.”

Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001);
Aviator, Author

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“Our strength is a contented and intelligent community.”

Rutherford Hayes (1822-1893);
19th U.S. President

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“Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.”

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886);
Poet

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“Civilizations should be measured by the degree of diversity attained and the degree of unity retained.”

W.H. Auden (1907-1973);
Poet

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“The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.”

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983);
Philosopher

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“The symbol in Chinese for crisis is made up of two ideographs: one means danger, the other means opportunity. This symbol is a reminder that we can choose to turn a crisis into an opportunity or into a negative experience.”

Anonymous

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Nov 16, 2010

“If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945);
32nd U.S. President

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Dec 22, 2010

“Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together.”

Unknown

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Mar 10, 2011

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will never be shortened. Happiness never ceases by being shared.”

Chinese Proverb

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Oct 26, 2011

“I believe in the essential unity of all that lives. Therefore, I believe that if one person gains spiritually, the whole world gains, and that if one person falls, the whole world falls to that extent.”

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948);
Indian Political And Spiritual Leader

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Jul 04, 2013

“If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.”

Margaret Mead (1902-1978);
Cultural Anthropologist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

“Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.”

Nancy Astor (1879-1964);
First Female Member Of Parliament (Mp) In The English House Of Commons