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Quotes to Inspire

Our ability to heal, on any level, begins in a loving place. And that place is within you. 

– Debbie Jenae


A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark. 

– Chinese proverb


Surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy! 

– Louise A. Bogan, US lyric poet, critic


Your sense of meaning, like a compass needle, always points in the direction your soul wants to go. 

– Zukov and Francis, The Mind of the Soul

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bow-lines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. 

– Mark Twain, American Writer


It is not how much we do, but how much love we put into doing it.

It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving. 

– Mother Teresa, Humanitarian


We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us is valuable,

worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit. 

– e.e. cummings, poet, painter


And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. 

– Anais Nin, author


It is you - who know something about both justice and injustice, about abuse and respect, about suffering and about healing - who have the clarity, courage, and compassion to contribute to the quality, and the very continuation, of life. 

- The Courage To Heal, Ellen Bass and Laura Davis


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