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Prayers, Affirmations, and Words of Wisdom

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Welcome to a page of favorite quotes, affirmations, and excerpts from authors whose writings have touched my soul and made a difference in my life.

Quotable quotes

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
-- Anais Nin
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
Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.
The love of God is passionate. He pursues each of us even when we know it not.
- William Wordsworth
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
- Jesus
God can thread an elephant through the eye of a needle. As God, he can do anything he likes.
-J. Krishnamurti
Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you're doing. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself.
- Alan Alda
How hard it is to escape from places! However carefully one goes, they hold you - you leave little bits of yourself fluttering on the fences, little rags and shreds of your very life.
- Katherine Mansfield
We must become the change we want to see.
- Mahatma Gandhi
It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis.
- Margaret Bonnano
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
- Desiderius Erasmus
I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington
Mankind is engaged in an eternal quest for that "something else" he hopes will bring him happiness, complete and unending. For those individual souls who have sought and found God, the search is over: He is that Something Else.
Paramahansa Yogananda
If you think well of others, you will also speak well of others and to others. From the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. If your heart is full of love, you will speak of love.
Mother Teresa
We sow our thoughts, and we reap our actions;
We sow our actions, and we reap our habits;
We sow our habits, and we reap our characters;
We sow our characters, and we reap our destiny.

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