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"No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted" ~ Aesop

"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them" ~ The Dalai Lama

"It may be that some little root of the sacred tree still lives. Nourish it then, that it may leaf and bloom and fill with singing birds" ~ Black Elk

"You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent them from nesting in your hair" ~ Swedish proverb

"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself" ~ Rumi

"No-one has ever become poor by giving" ~ Anne Frank

"Riches are not from worldly goods, but from a contented mind" ~ Mohammed

"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream." ~ Vincent van Gogh

"A jug fills drop by drop." ~ Buddha

"Our primeval Mother Earth is an organism that no science in the world can rationalize. Everything on her that crawls and flies is dependent upon Her and all must hopelessly perish if that Earth dies that feeds us." ~ Viktor Schauberger

"There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness." ~ Dalai Lama

"Nature is man's teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence." ~ Alfred Billings Street

"Every walk to the woods is a religious rite, every bath in the stream is a saving ordinance. Communion service is at all hours, and the bread and wine are from the heart and marrow of Mother Earth. There are no heretics in Nature's church; all are believers, all are communicants. The beauty of natural religion is that you have it all the time; you do not have to seek it afar off in myths and legends, in catacombs, in garbled texts, in miracles of dead saints or wine-bibbing friars. It is of today; it is now and here; it is everywhere." ~ John Burroughs, Accepting the Universe

"The elders were wise. They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard ~ they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too" ~ Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

"The way to change minds is with affection, and not anger" ~ Dalai Lama

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." ~ Mahatma Gandh

"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet". ~   James Oppenheim

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair' ~ Kahlil Gibran

"It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop" ~ Confucius

"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed"~ Mahatma Gandhi

"We must become the change we want to see" ~ Mahatma Gandhi

"God has no religion" ~ Mahatma Gandh

"What is will be, is is, and will be was" ~ Blackhawk

"The earth laughs at him who calls a place his own" ~  Hindu Saying

"Everything you can imagine is real" ~ Pablo Picasso

"Nature is not a place to visit, it is home."   ~ Gary Snyder

"There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more" ~  Lord Byron

"You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind" ~   Anonymous

"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset." ~ Crowfoot

"Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence" ~ Mourning Dove Salish

"The Great Spirit is in all things, he is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother. She nourishes us, that which we put into the ground she returns to us..." ~ Big Thunder

"We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can't speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees." ~ Qwatsinas

"The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration" ~ Claude Monet

"The sun, with all those plantets revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do" ~ Galileo

"A weed is no more than a flower in disguise" ~ James Russell Lowell

"Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life" ~ John Muir

"The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery" ~ Anais Nin

"I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey~work of the stars" ~ Walt Whitman

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." ~ Mahatma Gandh

"When we Indians kill meat, we eat it all up. When we dig roots, we make little holes. When we build houses, we make little holes. When we burn grass for grasshoppers, we don't ruin things. We shake down acorns and pine nuts. We don't chop down the trees. We only use dead wood. But the white people plow up the ground, pull down the trees, kill everything. ... the White people pay no attention. ...How can the spirit of the earth like the White man? ... everywhere the White man has touched it, it is sore." ~ Wintu Woman 19th Century

"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity ... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself." ~ William Blake

"Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye — it also includes the inner pictures of the soul" ~ Edvard Munch

"Nature always takes her time. Great oaks don't become great overnight. They also lose a lot of leaves, branches and bark in the process of becoming great" ~ Andrew Matthews

"Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way." ~ John Muir

"If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience" ~ Woodrow Wilson

"Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind" ~ Samuel T. Coleridge

"All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small" ~ Lao~Tzu

"To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower... hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour..". ~ William Blake

"Spirit is an invisible force made visible in all life." ~ Maya Angelou

"To appreciate prayer, you must realise its purpose. The mere mouthing of words, the mere repetition of a formula achieves nothing. " ~ Silver Birch

"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." ~ William Shakespeare

"Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself." ~ Chief Seattle

"Sometimes the worst answer to your prayer would be to give you that for which you asked." ~ Silver Birch

"It has often occured to me that a seeker after truth has to be silent." ~ Gandhi

"No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem." ~ Booker T. Washington

"..“when you are following your personal legend the whole universe conspires to help you....”


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