Here are some quotes that serve me well. I treasure them and thank the one who raised me and who provided the framework for my thinking in those crucial formative years. I intend to keep adding to them over time.
"People mistakedly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it."
... Anthony De Mello
"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it."
... John Ruskin
I'm not a self-made man. I cannot forget those who have sacrificed for me to get where I am today. --Jessie Hill
“Let's face it. In most of life we really are interdependent. We need each other. Staunch independence is an illusion, but heavy dependence isn't healthy, either. The only position of long-term strength is interdependence: win/win.” --Greg Anderson
"...and then she did the thing they said could not be done." anon
"I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace." -- Helen Keller
"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit." -- Helen Keller
"“It demands great spiritual resilience not to hate the hater whose foot is on your neck, and an even greater miracle of perception and charity not to teach your child to hate." --James Arthur Baldwin
“A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.” William Shedd
“The key to change... is to let go of fear.” -- Rosanne Cash