(96 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 Thu 18-Dec-14 14:44:59

No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion.
People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart
- Nelson Mandela

knightofalbion Wed 03-Dec-14 16:15:53

Somewhere within the soul there is silence. Attain unto it, it is a pearl of great price
- Thomas Dowding

knightofalbion Wed 03-Dec-14 16:11:14

It's a wonderful world. Open your eyes, open your heart and marvel.

knightofalbion Wed 03-Dec-14 16:08:07

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it
- Confucius

knightofalbion Thu 20-Nov-14 14:37:45

You did right my boy, wheter the fellow gets a summons or not. Many folks would have ridden by and said 'twas not their business to interfere.
Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it
- Anna Sewell

knightofalbion Thu 20-Nov-14 14:33:18

We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words
- Anna Sewell

bigbluestars Wed 19-Nov-14 17:10:21

“Beware of organizations that proclaim their devotion to the light without embracing, bowing to the dark; for when they idealize half the world they must devalue the rest.”
― Starhawk

knightofalbion Wed 19-Nov-14 14:34:51

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things ...
- Robert Brault

knightofalbion Wed 19-Nov-14 14:33:43

Do not educate your child to be rich. Educate him to be happy, so that when he grows up, he knows the value of things, not the price.
- Unknown

knightofalbion Wed 19-Nov-14 14:31:56

Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don't want it. What seems conceit, bad manners or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen.
You do not know what wars are going on where the spirit meets the bone
- Miller Williams

knightofalbion Wed 19-Nov-14 14:29:13

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Kahlil Gibran

knightofalbion Wed 19-Nov-14 14:27:46

There is a candle in your heart, waiting to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
You feel it, don't you?
- Rumi

knightofalbion Wed 19-Nov-14 14:26:21

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful
- Malala Yousafzai

knightofalbion Wed 19-Nov-14 14:25:07

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him
- Albert Schweitzer

knightofalbion Wed 19-Nov-14 14:23:19

Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain
- Helen Keller

knightofalbion Wed 19-Nov-14 14:18:58

It ill behoves us to invoke in our daily prayers the blessings of God, the Compassionate, if we in turn will not practice elementary compassion towards our fellow creatures
- Mahatma Gandhi

knightofalbion Wed 19-Nov-14 14:16:09

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to
- Kahlil Gibran

knightofalbion Wed 19-Nov-14 14:14:24

Where mercy, love and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too
- William Blake

knightofalbion Wed 15-Oct-14 13:52:20

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow
- Mary Anne Radmacher

knightofalbion Wed 15-Oct-14 13:50:28

Even if things don't unfold the way you expected, don't be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end
- Daisaku Ikeda

knightofalbion Wed 15-Oct-14 13:46:55

It's difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It's a wonder I haven't abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical, Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart
- Anne Frank

knightofalbion Wed 15-Oct-14 13:43:37

If not you, who?

knightofalbion Wed 15-Oct-14 13:43:17

The greatest tragedy is indifference
- Red Cross slogan

knightofalbion Wed 15-Oct-14 13:41:16

In oneself lies the whole world, and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

knightofalbion Wed 15-Oct-14 13:38:50

Forgiveness sets two souls free ....

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