(156 Posts)
knightofalbion Mon 14-Nov-11 08:43:29

This thread is for inspirational quotations, poems and short stories. If there is something that has touched your soul, led you to a higher path or given you strength in a time of adversity, then please add it here.
If it has inspired you, the chances are it will inspire others too and to help each other along is the duty of every soul.
Into the light!

All this talk of religion, but it's how you live your life that is the all-important thing.
If you set out each day to do all the goodness and kindness that you can, and to do no harm to man or beast, then you are walking the highest path.
And when your time is up, if you can leave the earth a better place than you found it, then yours will have been a life well lived.

knightofalbion Tue 19-May-15 16:37:24

Never, never hate.
I don't hate the Germans, they are wonderful people, no worse than others.
Evil has always existed and always will, it is part of our life.
I never hate. I will never hate. Hatred brings only hatred.
- Alice Herz-Sommer (Holocaust survivor)

knightofalbion Tue 19-May-15 16:33:30

Believe with all your heart that how you live your life makes a difference
- Colin Beavan

(Because it does ...)

knightofalbion Tue 19-May-15 16:31:51

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up
- John Holmes

knightofalbion Tue 19-May-15 16:29:58

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everybody else.
- Margaret Mead

knightofalbion Tue 19-May-15 16:28:28

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection
- Gautama Buddha

knightofalbion Tue 19-May-15 16:26:37

'There is no greater bar to spiritual progress than hardness of heart' ...

knightofalbion Tue 19-May-15 16:24:33

Some of you say "Joy is greater than sorrow" and others say "Nay, sorrow is the greater".
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed
- Kahlil Gibran

knightofalbion Tue 19-May-15 16:21:10

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children
- Kahlil Gibran

knightofalbion Thu 23-Apr-15 16:54:20

If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?
- Kahlil Gibran

knightofalbion Thu 23-Apr-15 16:53:06

A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world
- Kahlil Gibran

knightofalbion Thu 23-Apr-15 16:51:54

That is your legacy on this earth when you leave this earth: how many hearts you touched
- Patti Davies

knightofalbion Thu 23-Apr-15 16:49:45

Legacy of love:
"The only thing of importance, when we depart, will be the traces of love we have left behind"
- Albert Schweitzer

knightofalbion Thu 23-Apr-15 16:47:43

Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment and know that everything happens for a reason
- Albert Schweitzer

knightofalbion Thu 23-Apr-15 16:43:10

Takes twenty years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.
If you think about that, you'll do things differently
- Warren Buffett

knightofalbion Thu 23-Apr-15 16:41:29

We build too many walls and not enough bridges
- Sir Isaac Newton

knightofalbion Thu 23-Apr-15 16:40:21

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy
- Jesus

knightofalbion Thu 23-Apr-15 16:39:18

'Faith without charity is dead. Love is the fulfilling of the Law.'

knightofalbion Thu 23-Apr-15 16:37:25

Sometimes I want to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice when He could do something about it, but I'm afraid He might ask me the same question
- Unknown

missqwerty Wed 22-Apr-15 12:45:56

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain

gatewalker Sat 04-Apr-15 15:02:52

No More Leaving

Some point
Your relationship
With God
Become like this:

Next time you meet Him in the forest
Or on a crowded city street

There won't be anymore


That is,

God will climb into
Your pocket.

You will simply just take



~ Hafiz

knightofalbion Sat 04-Apr-15 14:50:33

'I remember your kindness'

Be remembered ...

knightofalbion Sat 04-Apr-15 14:47:44

'The greatest treasure is within'

knightofalbion Sat 04-Apr-15 14:47:18

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life
- King Solomon

knightofalbion Sat 04-Apr-15 14:46:08

By hating that person you have lost something very sweet in yourself
- Sri Chinmoy

knightofalbion Sat 04-Apr-15 14:44:31

There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen.
- Rumi

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