I find I am divided between here and there and them and you and me.
— Ben Rector
I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I always knew who I wanted to be.
— Diane Von Furstenberg
I believe there is only one truly courageous thing we can do with our lives: to love unconditionally. Absolutely, with all of ourselves, so much that it hurts and then more.
— Katie Davis
Give to the world the best you have. And the best will come back to you.
— Madeleine Bridges
Once we truly know that life is difficult—once we truly understand and accept it—then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.
— M. Scott Peck
One of the hardest lessons we have to learn in this life,
and one that many persons never learn, is to see the divine,
the celestial, the pure in the common, the near at hand—
to see that heaven lies about us here in this world.
— John Burroughs
People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
All my life I have lived and behaved very much like the sandpiper - running down the edges of different countries and continents, looking for something.
— Elizabeth Bishop
That becomes the revolution, to be idealistic enough that you think you can change the world, and what you find is you can’t change anything but yourself.
Oh, there are so many lives. How we wish we could live them concurrently instead of one by one by one. We could select the best pieces of each, stringing them together like a strand of pearls. But that’s not how it works. A human’s life is a beautiful mess.
For no right comes without a responsibility, and being born luckier than most of the world’s millions, I am also born more obligated.
— Wallace Stegner
…Remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.
— Alan Cohen
Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary.
— Mother Teresa
Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it.
— Dan Dennett
Be old enough to appreciate your freedom and young enough to enjoy it.
— Kristin Armstrong