Quotes That I Have Recently Discovered That Speak to Me


           

                                    –Neal Lemery

            “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.”

                                    –Amelia Earhart

            “You are not your mistakes. They are what you did, not who you are.”

                                    –Lisa Lieberman Wang

            “Be the person who breaks the cycle. If you were judged, choose understanding. If you were rejected, choose acceptance. If you were shamed, choose compassion. Be the person you needed when you were hurting, not the person who hurt you. Vow to be better than what broke you, to heal instead of becoming bitter so you can act from your heart, not your pain.”

                                    –Bright Vibes

            “For poems are not words, after all,  but fires for the cold, ropes let down for the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.”

                                    –Mary Oliver

            “Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb.”

                                    –Pythagorus

            “To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a special heart that listens.”

                                    –Amazing (Facebook post 8/22)

            “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

                                    –Rumi

            “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

                                    –Tolstoy

            Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

                                    –Margaret Mead

            “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

                                    –Albert Einstein

            “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

                                    –George Bernard Shaw

            “Change will not come if we wait for another person. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

                                    –Barack Obama

            “The world we see today is the world we’ll see tomorrow if we fail to do something now to change the things we don’t like about it.”

                                    –Mayor Deah

            ‘If you are willing to look at another person’s behavior as a reflection of the stater o relationship with themselves rather than a statement about your value as a person, then you will, over a period of time, cease to react at all.”

                                    –Yogi Bhajan

            “A child not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth.”

                                    –African proverb

            “But to rescue a soul is as close as anyone comes to God. Think of Noah lifting a small black bird from its nest. Think of Joseph raising a son that wasn’t his.”

                                    —The Same City, Terrance Hayes

            “I look at fatherhood not as biology, but as an emotional and spiritual mission.”                                                        –Neal Lemery

8/9/2022

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