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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 Fri 22-Apr-16 18:18:32

Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden
- Robert Brault

knightofalbion Fri 22-Apr-16 17:59:18

I like to envision the whole world as a jigsaw puzzle with all the pieces of the puzzle scattered all over the place. If you look at the whole picture it is overwhelming and terrifying, but if you work on your little part of the jigsaw and know that people all over the world are working on their little bits of it, that's what will give you hope
- Jane Goodall

knightofalbion Fri 22-Apr-16 17:53:54

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make
- Jane Goodall

knightofalbion Fri 22-Apr-16 17:51:26

As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew that If I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison
- Nelson Mandela

knightofalbion Fri 22-Apr-16 17:49:26

When you forgive, you love. And when you love, God's light shines upon you
- Jon Krakauer

knightofalbion Fri 22-Apr-16 17:47:22

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves
- William Arthur Ward

knightofalbion Fri 22-Apr-16 17:45:15

Never, never, be afraid to do what's right, especially when the well-being of a person or animal is at stake.
Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way
- Dr Martin Luther King Jr

knightofalbion Fri 22-Apr-16 17:33:22

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness
- Dr Martin Luther King Jr

knightofalbion Fri 22-Apr-16 17:31:14

Be not afraid. We start again an ancient journey long ago begun that but seems new. We have begun again upon a road we travelled on before and lost our way a little while. And now we try again.
- A Course In Miracles

knightofalbion Fri 22-Apr-16 17:25:47

'Many are called, but few are chosen' should be
'All are called, but few choose to listen'
- A Course In Miracles

knightofalbion Fri 22-Apr-16 17:22:23

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knightofalbion Fri 22-Apr-16 17:20:53

Second chances are rare, use your first wisely
- Unknown

knightofalbion Fri 22-Apr-16 17:19:31

Do not judge by appearances. A rich heart may be under a poor coat
- Scottish proverb

knightofalbion Fri 22-Apr-16 17:17:29

I understood at a very early age that in nature I felt everything I should feel in church but never did.
Walking in the woods, I felt in touch with the universe and with the spirit of the universe
- Alice Walker

knightofalbion Fri 22-Apr-16 17:15:09

Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week
- Alice Walker

knightofalbion Fri 22-Apr-16 17:12:34

He that flings dirt at another dirties himself most
- Thomas Fuller

knightofalbion Fri 22-Apr-16 17:11:27

Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do
- Voltaire

SecretWitch Thu 11-Feb-16 07:11:15

In the midst of winter, I found within me, there was an invincible summer..

knightofalbion Thu 14-Jan-16 17:09:24

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world
- Robin Williams

knightofalbion Thu 14-Jan-16 17:07:48

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours, and let every new year find you a better man
- Benjamin Franklin

knightofalbion Thu 14-Jan-16 17:06:09

To believe in the heroic makes heroes
- Benjamin Disraeli

knightofalbion Thu 14-Jan-16 17:05:11

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think
- Benjamin Disraeli

knightofalbion Thu 14-Jan-16 17:03:39

If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity
- Albert Einstein

knightofalbion Thu 14-Jan-16 15:09:14

The sadness which reigned everywhere was but an excuse for unfailing kindness
- Victor Hugo

knightofalbion Thu 14-Jan-16 15:08:02

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me
- Henry Ford

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